[riot-devel] [CFP] Elsevier FGCS Journal [IF=2.43] -- SI on "Internet of Things (IoT): Operating System, Applications and Protocols Design, and Validation Techniques"

Oleg Hahm oliver.hahm at inria.fr
Tue Apr 18 10:22:18 CEST 2017

Dear researching IOTlers,

please find below a call for papers for Special Issue in Elsevier Future
Generation Computer Systems Journal that might be interesting for some of you.

Apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement.


Special Issue in Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems Journal.
"Internet of Things (IoT): Operating System, Applications and Protocols
Design, and Validation Techniques"

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2017

Internet of Things (IoT) connects durable goods, cars and trucks, industrial
and utility components, and sensors to Internet with data analytics
capabilities. IoT is flourishing due to technology advancements. The key
features of IoT Operating Systems (OSs) are modularity, energy-efficient
scheduler, hardware support, architecture, network stacks, reliability,
interoperability, unified APIs, generic interfaces, and real-time
capabilities. The applications for IoT service scenarios are diverse and
challenging. These range from smart energy, transportation, etc. to big data
analysis. The integration of all these applications is essential to eventually
make everything smart. The memory and energy efficient IoT protocols are
desirable. The validation of IoT protocols and applications is a key to
success. Therefore, an IoT OS requires to support not only a huge variety of
heterogeneous hardware, but also simulators and emulators as well as testbed
facilities Further, it should provide th e capability to perform small scale
to large scale testing with heterogeneous physical devices and communication
technologies. The availability of variety of IoT OSs, low-cost IoT devices,
heterogeneous telecommunications technologies, big data technologies and
standardization is a key of success for IoT deployment. To fully exploit these
technological advancements, there exists many issues related to applications,
protocols, testing, interoperability; time bounded big data processing and
analysis, heterogeneous communication technologies and platform support.  This
Special Issue focuses on the most recent advancement in interdisciplinary
research areas encompassing IoT OSs, applications and protocols design,
development, and validation domain. This Special Issue will bring together
researchers from diverse fields such as communication engineering, computer
engineering, computer science, electrical and electronics engineering,
bio-informatics and mathematics. Through this Special Issue, we invite
researchers from industry, academia and government organizations to discuss
innovative ideas and contributions, demonstrate results and share
standardization efforts on the IoT OSs and related areas.  Topics of interest
include, but not limited to the following:

· IoT Operating Systems (OSs)
    o    Energy and memory efficient approaches
    o    Sensors, IoT platform support and limitations in IoT OSs
    o    Interoperability of IoT OSs protocols and devices
    o    Simulation, emulation and testbed support, limitations and Solutions
    o    Resource management for IoT OSs
    o    Memory management for resource constrained IoT devices
    o    Security issues and solutions for privacy in IoT OSs
    o    Co-existence of technologies, limitation and solutions
    o    Standard API specifications for IoT OSs

· Applications for IoT Service Scenario
    o    Smart energy
    o    Smart transportation
    o    Smart waste management
    o    Smart buildings
    o    Smart physical safety and security
    o    Smart health care
    o    Smart education
    o    Smart Personal Network (SPN)
    o    Edge Computing
    o    Cooperative and smart sensing approaches
    o    Sensor data collection and management
    o    Efficient big data techniques, processing, and analysis

· Protocol overview, issues and solutions
    o    IoT physical layer protocols 
    o    IoT MAC layer protocols
    o    IoT network layer protocols
    o    IoT transport layer protocols
    o    IoT applications
    o    Radio Duty Cycling (RDC)
    o    Cross layer protocol design

· Modeling of IoT heterogeneous wireless technologies, protocols and applications
· Simulator/Emulator issues and  improvements
· Testbed deployment and testing

Submission Guidelines:

All submissions have to be prepared according to the Guide for Authors as
published in the Journal website at http://ees.elsevier.com/fgcs/. Authors
should select “IoT:OS,App,Proto,Valid”, from the “Choose Article Type”
pull-down menu during the submission process at EVISE. All contributions must
not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication
elsewhere. A submission based on one or more papers that appeared elsewhere
has to comprise major value-added extensions over what appeared previously (at
least 30% new material). Authors are requested to attach to the submitted
paper their relevant, previously published articles and a summary document
explaining the enhancements made in the journal version.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline (Full Paper): 30 June 2017

Notification of Acceptance/Revisions: 30 Oct 2017

Final paper production deadline: 30 Dec 2017

Expected publication of Special Issue: Feb 2018


Yousaf Bin Zikria, Lead Guest Editor
Yeungnam University, South Korea.
Email:yousafbinzikria at gmail.com
Heejung Yu
Yeungnam University, South Korea.
Email: heejung at yu.ac.kr
Muhammad Khalil Afzal
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan
Email: khalilafzal at ciitwah.edu.pk

Mubashir Husain Rehmani
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan.
Email: mshrehmani at gmail.com
Oliver Hahm
Inria, France,
Email : oliver.hahm at inria.fr 

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