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Hindawi-SI 2018 : Special Issue on: IoT-Enabled Smart Connected Cities and Survivability Challenges


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Submission Deadline Sep 7, 2018
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Final Version Due Jan 15, 2019
Categories    IOT   network   wireless   security

Call For Papers

Call For Papers
Special Issue on: IoT-Enabled Smart Connected Cities and Survivability Challenges
Hindawi Journal of Computer Networks and Communications

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline Friday, 7 September 2018
Publication Date (approx.) January 2019

Scope and Motivation:
The rapid growth in computation, smart wireless networking, IoT-enabled devices, and hardware miniaturization technologies has led to a major revolution in the smart connected city landscape in recent times. Enabled with IoT, smart connected cities can solve the problem of sharing of information, available resources, scalability, reliability, portability, and platform independence and can facilitate the large number of application areas, for example, autonomous cars and smart transportations systems, e-governance, smart grid, healthcare systems, and entertainment. The above-mentioned vision requires research from multidisciplinary fields including understanding physical systems operation, how they can be networked in a cognitive and wireless manner, and how these systems can learn and cooperate with one another. The integration of IoT into smart cities is also expected to facilitate many new opportunities to make use of the Big Data and the insights derived from the collection of data by the connected devices.

Additionally, the philosophy of “everything being connected” also makes smart cities susceptible to attacks by smart malicious adversaries that could even render the cities disconnected. In order to defend against these kinds of attacks, it is important to understand how various attacks/attackers work in the first place and thereafter investigate defense mechanisms. The broad diversity of skills required makes this both a challenging and an exciting field of study.

Keeping the above related challenging issues in emphasis, this special issue will focus on identifying novel and state-of-the-art solutions to problems related to IoT-enabled smart connected cities and their survivability. The goal of this special issue is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia, industry, and government agencies to focus on understanding modern “IoT and connected city” challenges, security threats, and countermeasures and establishing original contributions and new collaborations in these areas. We also hope to attract high quality review articles which describe the current state of the art.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

IoT devices and protocols in smart cities and crowd-sourcing
Resource management for IoT applications, networking technologies for IoT, NB-IoT in 4G/5G Wireless and its applications in smart cities, WiFi, and small cells for intracity and intercity smart connectivity
Back-end (cloud/edge based) infrastructure based IoT
Green computing for IoT in smart cities, energy efficiency and conservation, energy harvesting, and management
Middleware and system architectures for heterogeneous IoT devices and networks and integration of different IoT platforms (such as autonomous cars and smart transportations systems, e-governance, smart grid, health care systems, and entertainment into smart cities)
Resilient deployment strategies and self-configuration mechanisms for IoTs in smart cities, smart city prototypes, design, modeling, and evaluation
IoT and autonomous cars
Innovative techniques for security, privacy, access control, and trust frameworks for IoT-enabled smart cities, cyber-attack detection, and prevention for smart cities
Low-energy wireless infrastructure for IoT environment and its challenges for coexistence with other wireless technologies
Big data and analytics in smart city, big data, and machine learning applications in enabling robust decision support system for the smart city environments

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Guest Editors of the Special Issue:
Shamik Sengupta, University of Nevada, Reno, USA (Lead Guest Editor)
Kai-Kit Wong, University College London, London, UK
Abhishek Roy, Networks System Design Samsung Electronics, Suwon, Republic of Korea
Suman Bhunia, University of California, Davis, USA
Deepak K. Tosh, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, USA

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