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Special Issue on Industrial IoT and Future Generation Revolution

The advent of modern digital technology has sparked the fourth industrial revolution. Known as Industry 4.0. (I4.0), it uses technologies such as Cloud, Big Data Analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) to capture, connect and analyse data. This, in turn, supports the development of faster, more versatile and more effective processes to generate products and services of higher quality at lower costs.  

I4.0 has not only had a significant effect on manufacturing, but on many other aspects of everyday life. The completely integrated, and highly customisable, smart home systems and e-health monitoring platforms are outstanding examples of creative technologies receiving a boost from I4.0.  However, due to the large number of devices and the high volume of data usage, the new architecture powered by the Industry 4.0 revolution offers not only benefits, but also great challenges. For this purpose, it is important to design unique solutions to deal with traditional IoT-related problems, such as energy and storage constraints and other challenging scenarios.

Topics covered:

  • IoT edge and cloud architectures
  • Web of Things (WoT)
  • AI and machine learning for the IoT
  • IoT communication technologies
  • Societal impact of the IoT
  • Energy efficiency and sustainability in the IoT
  • Sensing, signal processing, actuation and analytics
  • Security, privacy and trust in the IoT
  • Wireless sensors internet and mobile communication networks 5G and their impact on the IoT
  • Cost optimisation of WSN (wireless sensor network) technology
  • Potential of IoT health monitoring and management systems (WoT)
  • IoT in water resource management
  • IoT in agriculture challenges with interoperability
  • Wireless communication systems
  • Cloud computing heterogeneous nodal architectures in the IoT
  • Smart healthcare IoT in supply chain management CoAP (constrained application protocol) solving complexities of the IoT network infrastructure
  • Utilisation of RFID technology in IoT applications
  • IoT in monitoring and improving manufacturing process applications
  • IoT in food quality and food safety applications
  • IoT in groundwater resource monitoring smart grids M2M (machine-to-machine)
  • Wireless sensor systems WSNs (management of wireless sensor networks)
  • Shared mode IoT networks
  • Heterogeneous computing big data and management of the IoT
  • Data repositories wireless access control systems
  • Improving the scalability of the IoT infrastructure
  • Web communication technology application of the IoT in greenhouse monitoring systems
  • Data partitioning for IoT frameworks smart cities IoT

Important Deadlines:

  • Submission deadline: 28 April 2021
  • Publication date: 10 August 2021

Submission Instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online, please select VSI: Industrial IoT on submission.

Submissions must not be currently under review or published elsewhere. Conference papers may be submitted only if the paper is completely re-written or substantially (70%) extended. For additional questions, please contact the guest editors. All submitted papers will be peer reviewed using the normal standards of International Journal of Intelligent Networks.

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