Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Recent Advances and Potential Applications for 6G-Enabled Internet of Things

Publishing date
01 Jan 2023
Submission deadline
09 Sep 2022

Lead Editor

1Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China

2Lviv Polytechnic University, Lviv, Ukraine

3Nanchang Institute of Technology, Nanchang, China

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Recent Advances and Potential Applications for 6G-Enabled Internet of Things

This issue is now closed for submissions.


The Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging paradigm that can provide services for mobile devices, machines, and users with various quality-of-service (QoS) requirements. It is considered to have a wide range of applications in industrial and civil fields, such as transparent factories, smart cities, power grids, and intelligent agriculture. Meanwhile, the sixth-generation (6G) communication system is designed to support ultra-dense users’ connectivity, multi-gigabits transmission rate, and high information privacy, which is able to provide a better platform for IoT applications. As a result, research into 6G-enabled IoT has begun in recent years, in order to expand future IoT functions and applications.

6G-enabled IoT can make a great contribution to society by providing and promoting intelligent services for human beings. However, how to design a reasonable network structure to efficiently realize smart interconnection and handle the huge amount of unstructured/semi-structured data generated by resource-constrained IoT users in 6G networks is an important issue to be solved. Along with the development of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), how to organically integrate them into the framework of the 6G-enabled IoT and explore various practical applications in real life still requires large-scale research and exploration.

This Special Issue aims to provide a platform for academic researchers and industry professionals to report and discuss recent technology advances and future potential applications for 6G-enabled IoT. We welcome original research and review articles with a focus on addressing network framework design, system multivariate conformity evaluation analysis, 6G-enabled IoT application mining and expansion, and the integration of 6G-enabled IoT and emerging technologies.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Self-organization and self-healing techniques for sustainable 6G-enabled IoT
  • AI-based cloud/fog/mist service discovery and recommendation in 6G-enabled IoT
  • Energy-aware ultra-massive MIMO systems with physical layer security in 6G-enabled IoT
  • Multi-agent-based service and secure computing in 6G-enabled IoT
  • Trustworthy blockchain-based secure network structure design and system evaluation in 6G-enabled IoT
  • Edge service resource reconstitution, management, and migration policies in 6G-enabled IoT
  • Energy harvesting-enabled secure architectures/topologies for hierarchical 6G-enabled IoT
  • Parametric model-based channel estimation and system performance analysis in intelligent reflecting surface (IRS)-assisted 6G-enabled IoT
  • Intelligent reconfigurable network slicing management and challenges in 6G-enabled IoT
  • Machine-to-Machine/Peer-to-Peer/Peer-to-Machine connectivity with high mobility and security in 6G-enabled IoT
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