Next Generation computing and communication capabilities for massive IoT networks



The Internet of Things (IoT) generally refers to the vast number of devices that are connected by means of Internet across the globe forming an IoT network. These devices perform various functions such as sensing the physical parameter, processing and communicates the processed data to the end users and/or systems. Artificial Intelligence (AI) embedded with all these networked devices provides enormous supports to digital marketing and intelligence and creates huge demand in the digital world. Moreover, it is also estimated that there will be 152,200 IoT devices connecting to the internet per minute and companies could invest a total of up to $15 trillion in IoT. Hence, providing smart and intelligent solutions to the digital users is increasing exponentially in the field of IoT which primarily targets on computing and communication capabilities for Massive IoT Networks. Based on the requirement of the above said computing and communication issues, this special issue mainly targets the challenges and solutions in computing and communication capabilities for massive IoT networks. 


List of topic areas 

  • IoT architectures and cross layer design issues in IoT networks 
  • Communication protocols and algorithms for IoT networks 
  • Mobile edge computing for IoT networks 
  • Real-time data analytics for IoT networks 
  • Middleware platforms for IoT networks 
  • Machine learning and deep learning methodologies for IoT networks 
  • Industrial IoT computing applications 
  • Communication schemes for IoT networks 
  • Security and privacy issues for IoT networks 
  • Blockchain theories and algorithms for IoT networks 
  • Efficient scheduling mechanisms in cloud for IoT networks 
  • Edge computing in VANET/FANET/UAV 


Guest Editors  

Dr. Maheswar Rajagopal (Lead Guest Editor),
Associate Director – CFRD & Head - Centre for IoT and AI (CITI), KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, India.
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Dr. Vigneswaran Dhasarathan,
Department of Applied Cybernetics, Faculty of Science, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.
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Dr. Jose Manuel Gimenez-Guzman,
Universitat Politècnica de València, València, Spain.
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Submissions Information 

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Key Deadlines 

Opening date for manuscripts submissions: 1 June 2023 
Closing date for manuscripts submission: 15 October 2023