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Special Issue on
Sustainable Solutions for the Internet of Things using B5G/6G-aware Edge/Fog Networks
Aims and Scope
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been one of the most researched aspects in the last decade due to its vast-area of applications and convergence with different emerging technologies. Due to some integral system limitations compared to the 5G’s earlier promise, the 5G network is experiencing a parallel envision of Beyond 5G (B5G)/6G network paradigm. The target year of deployment is 2030. The existing applications like smart manufacturing, agriculture, machinery, business, and healthcare have benefited a lot from the integration of IoT with the 5G framework. Parallelly, a massive change in climate and the global environment results in the requirement of more sustainable solutions for digitalized and industrialized society. Though IoT helps to reduce energy consumption in different applications, environmental concern regarding IoT components has been raised recently since the modern electronics and IoT devices are often difficult to recycle. Thus, sustainable solutions for the B5G/6G enabled IoT applications are highly in demand in this scenario.
The upcoming 6G network is likely to be capable of supporting dynamic and ever-changing circumstances and requirements. Thus, apart from extending its capability by 10–100 times on 5G, it must also be intelligent enough for adapting the newly required services of IoT and cloud/edge/fog platform, where a convergence of Communication, Computing, and Caching (3C) is needed. Another field where 5G Ultra-Wideband could affect and improve IoT applications is enhancing augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR). 5G Ultra-Wideband ultra-low latency can improve the AR/VR experience and opens possibilities for such technology in education, business, and many more. As the cloud requires a long time to offload a massive amount of environmental data for processing to its server, that is where Edge/Fog computing has been adopted to meet the demand of low latency and energy consumption, intensive computing simultaneously. Despite different promising tools existing to improve 6G’s intelligence and openness, more effort is required to realize the expected 6G capable of self-evolving to satisfy dynamic requirements.
The special issue's target is to gather novel contributions from researchers belonging to academics and industry in the domain of sustainable IoT solutions using the B5G/6G aware edge network. The focus will be on some core technologies for minimizing traffic congestion of 5G in B5G/6G as the global data traffic has been predicted to increase exponentially in the next decade. Security and privacy aspects and the reliability and availability of the newly introduced platforms will be key subjects to explore. The main three technical points in this issue for research contribution will include Edge computing, B5G/6G based IoT platform, and Sustainable solutions to address the challenges of B5G/6G networks.
List of contents:
The topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not limited to:
● Latency aware B5G/6G communication protocol for sustainable industrial automation
● Delay sensitive, intelligent transmission inducing B5G/6G
● Privacy and security aware sustainable IoT application
● 3C based IoT framework enabling intelligent B5G/6G
● Sustainability as a challenge of the smart city using 6G cellular network
● Intelligence in Blockchain-based IoT applications using B5G/6G
● Energy-efficient agricultural IoT for the network Edge/Fog
● Experimental prototyping of smart transport based on B5G/6G
● 6G enabled real-time edge/fog communication for intelligent living
● Edge/Fog computing for smart living applications
● Enabling Edge/Fog-6G integration for sustainable and smart healthcare
● Scalable IoT infrastructure for mobile Edge/Fog computing
● Mobile Edge/Fog computing for sustainable eco-cities
● Crowdsensing and crowdsourcing for scalable B5G enabled edge in smart cities
● Ubiquitous sensing and actuation in distributed IoT platform
● Testbeds and validation of 6G protocols for smart decision making
● Advanced algorithms for domain specific IoT applications using B5G/6G
● QoS challenges in autonomous networks beyond 5G/6G
● Congestion control schemes for traffic management in wireless 6G network
● Service aware dynamic resource allocation in IoT-Edge/Fog framework
Each paper for submission shall strictly follow the instructions given in the “Guide for Authors” at https://www.elsevier.com/journals/computer-communications/0140-3664/guide-for-authors. Note that published papers and those currently under review by other journals or conferences are prohibited. Each paper will be reviewed rigorously by three or more domain experts depending on the decision of assigned associate editor, and possibly in two rounds, i.e., minor/major revisions will undergo another round of review. Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers directly via the online submission system at https://www.editorialmanager.com/comcom/default.aspx. For more information, please contact the Guest Editors.
Submission portal opens: May 15th, 2021
Deadline for paper submission: October 1st, 2021
Reviewing: Continuous basis
Revision deadline: January 1st, 2022
Latest acceptance deadline for all papers: March 1st, 2022
Mainak Adhikari (Lead Guest Editor), University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia.
Jimson Mathew, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, Bihar, India.
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Satish Narayana Srirama, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India.
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Deepsubhra Guha Roy, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia.