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Recent Advances in Internet of Things (IoT): Protocols, Algorithms, and Applications

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The concept of the Internet of things (IoT) is to connect anything at anytime and anywhere with an Internet-like structure. The IoT stresses on the machine type communication or machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, by which all devices, like home appliances, cars, vending machines, industrial instruments, and data collecting sensors, are connected together to provide service without human intervention. IoT technologies are shaping our daily lives; many IoT applications are booming, including logistics management, intelligent transportation, home automation, and personal healthcare.

There are many IoT-enabling technologies, such as RFID-capable, Bluetooth-capable, and Zigbee-capable devices from the device domain aspects, as well as the 3GPP Long Term Evolution/Long Term Evolution-advance (3GPP LTE/LTE-A) networks, Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs), Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), and Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETs) from the network domain aspect. Many excellent studies related to IoT technologies have been made in recent years. However, some open issues are yet to be examined and discussed for realizing the IoT world.

The explosive growth of IoT applications creates many scientific and engineering challenges that call for ingenious research efforts from both academia and industry, especially for the development of efficient, scalable, and reliable IoT. New protocols, architectures, and services are in dire needs to respond for these challenges.

The goal of this special issue is to publish both state-of-the-art research results and prospective ideas that represent advances towards the performance enhancement of IoT. This special issue will serve as a venue for both academia and industry researchers working in this fast-growing research area to share their experiences and state-of-the-art work with the readers. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • IoT architectures, protocols, and algorithms
  • IoT device domain technologies (RFID, Bluetooth,and Zigbee)
  • IoT network domain technologies (GSM, UMTS, LTE/LTE-A, WSN, and VANET)
  • Performance evaluation of IoT technologies
  • Data management in IoT
  • Localization in IoT
  • IoT tagging things technology and applications
  • IoT sensing things technology and applications
  • Cryptography, security, and privacy in IoT
  • Prototypes, test-beds, field trials, simulation platforms, and innovative applications of IoT

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jece/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/jece/communications/iot/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 21 March 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 13 June 2014
Publication DateFriday, 8 August 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Ping Yi, School of Information Security Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Guest Editors

  • Ting Zhu, Department of Computer Science, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, USA
  • Zhengyou Xia, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China
  • Zhe Yang, School of Computer Science and Technology, Soochow University, Suzhou, China
  • Sheng Xiao, College of Information Science and Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha, Hunan, China