Future Communication Trends towards Internet of Things Services and Applications
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• 小类 : 计算机：硬件 - 1区
• 小类 : 计算机：信息系统 - 1区
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• 小类 : 电信学 - 1区
As networks continued to gain popularity throughout the 1980s and well into today, communication technologies have taken a critical number of major turns and twists, with a wide variety of wireless technologies, protocols, services and configurations developed and deployed. There have been murmurs of network functions virtualization and software-defined networking in the past ten years, but these technologies have been caught in the spotlight of attention in recent years. Today, network functions, e.g., firewalls, reside in the cloud to increase network agility and scalability while also enabling effective use of network resources. Similarly, mobility has advanced from an employee former luxury to today’s business necessity. Mobile devices and smartphones have not only transformed personal communications but also increased business productivity and revolutionized our societies. Consonantly, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been dominating the technological landscape, from autonomous connected vehicles to wearable devices.
Communication is pivotal to IoT. Networking technologies allow IoT devices to communicate with other devices, applications and services. There exists a broad range of connectivity technologies available for system engineers and developers building IoT products and systems. Depending on the application, requirements such as range, data features, power demands, intermittent connectivity, interoperability and security will mandate the choice of one or more technologies.
With the significant development of intelligent communication technology, IoT is expected to play a major role in several application domains such as e-health, intelligent transportation systems and smart cities. This feature topic focuses on the key challenges and considerations that are related to communications within IoT, including power usage, intermittent connectivity, interoperability, orchestration and security.
In this Feature Topic (FT), researchers from academia and practitioners from industry are invited to submit their innovative research on future communication architectures and protocols to support IoT services and applications. This FT aims at addressing advances in research on future communication and networking technologies, covering topics ranging from enabling technologies to emerging applications and industrial experiences. Potential topics include, but not limited to the following:
IoT communication architectures, standards and protocol stacks
Innovative middleware, frameworks and services for coordinating devices in IoT networks
Communication security and privacy for IoT networks
Interoperability and dynamic adaptation of IoT networks
Practical and innovative applications of IoT networks, including smart cities, intelligent transportation systems and e-health
IoT enabling technologies, including low power and energy harvesting, machine-type communications, radio frequency identification, sensors, wireless sensor networks, real-time systems and embedded software
Things-centric, data-centric and service-centric architecture
Optical communications for IoT
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