Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

Software-Defined Industrial Internet of Things

Publishing date
01 Aug 2018
Submission deadline
13 Apr 2018

Lead Editor

1South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

2National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan

3Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, USA

4King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

5University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Software-Defined Industrial Internet of Things


Despite the progress of embedded systems and the development of information and communication technology in recent decades, the industrial systems are still expected to evolve due to the constant science advancement. As we know, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are Industry 4.0 enablers. In the context of Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is promoting and advertising the industrial upgrading.

In order to implement the flexible, customizable, and efficient industrial systems, all related enabling technologies (e.g., industrial wireless networks, cloud computing, bigdata, and social networks) or devices (e.g., intelligent robots and flexible conveyors) must be developed as well for being integrated into IIoT systems. However, we still face some challenges: (1) how to realize the efficient interaction and coordination between IIoT for the Industry 4.0 production; (2) how to design a configurable data acquisition node in order to meet more application scenarios; and (3) how to fully utilize heterogeneous network to transfer all kinds of information. Fortunately, Software-Defined Networking (SDN) possesses the feature that can manage network services through abstraction of higher-level functionality. Therefore, enlightened by SDN, there is a new idea for the information interaction of industrial environment by introducing software-defined IIoT to make the network more elastic.

This special issue targets innovative and validated solutions for improving the information interaction of IIoT.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Information interaction and coordination in IIoT
  • Software-defined IIoT architecture
  • Software-defined wireless and networked sensors
  • Programmable control layer for sensors
  • Software-defined controller for IIoT
  • Software-defined data acquisition nodes for IIoT
  • Novel hardware for software-defined IIoT
  • Security for software-defined IIoT
  • Performance assessment and simulations for software-defined IIoT
  • Big sensory data storage, processing, and analysis in IIoT
  • Technology standardization for IIoT
  • Applications and test beds for software-defined IIoT


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 7947638
  • - Editorial

Software-Defined Industrial Internet of Things

Jiafu Wan | Chin-Feng Lai | ... | Dongyao Jia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3051204
  • - Research Article

Impact of Packet Size in Adaptive Cognitive Radio Sensor Network

Mohammed Al-Medhwahi | Fazirulhisyam Hashim | ... | A. Sali
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6951318
  • - Research Article

Analyzing Critical Failures in a Production Process: Is Industrial IoT the Solution?

Shafiq Ahmad | Ahmed Badwelan | ... | Ammar Moohialdin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2946575
  • - Research Article

Software Architecture Solution Based on SDN for an Industrial IoT Scenario

José L. Romero-Gázquez | M. Victoria Bueno-Delgado
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6934825
  • - Research Article

Pipeline Leak Aperture Recognition Based on Wavelet Packet Analysis and a Deep Belief Network with ICR

Xianming Lang | Zhiyong Hu | ... | Hong Ren
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5713913
  • - Research Article

LAB: Lightweight Adaptive Broadcast Control in DSRC Vehicular Networks

Linsheng Ye | Linghe Kong | ... | Shahid Mumtaz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8589343
  • - Research Article

TTEthernet Transmission in Software-Defined Distributed Robot Intelligent Control System

Caibing Liu | Fang Li | ... | Xin Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1857202
  • - Research Article

Industrial Internet of Things Based Efficient and Reliable Data Dissemination Solution for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks

Shahid Latif | Saeed Mahfooz | ... | Kijun Han
Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Publishing Collaboration
More info
Wiley Hindawi logo
 Journal metrics
Acceptance rate33%
Submission to final decision81 days
Acceptance to publication37 days
Journal Citation Indicator0.390
Impact Factor2.336

Article of the Year Award: Outstanding research contributions of 2020, as selected by our Chief Editors. Read the winning articles.