COMCOM IoT 2013 : Elsevier Computer Communications Special Issue on Current and Future Architectures, Protocols, and Services for the Internet of Things
Call For Papers
Special Issue on "Current and Future Architectures, Protocols, and Services for the Internet of Things" published in Elsevier Computer Communications
The Internet of Things (IoT) started as a research topic more than a decade ago and evolved towards partial deployment in the last few years. It describes the integration of magnitudes of smart devices into the current Internet. Those devices challenge Internet architectures and protocols. They may exhibit very limited resources making the direct application of common approaches nearly impractical. On the other hand, they significantly increase heterogeneity, which complicates the extension of the status quo.
The Internet of Things has continuously been discussed. Related compilations of contributions usually miss two important aspects. First, the analysis of IoT approaches that have been deployed or will be available soon in the current Internet. Analyzing those solutions may help to understand relevant aspects of a successful deployment and to identify common pitfalls while IoT approaches have been designed. Second, deployed protocols need a careful revisit. In contrast to well-established Internet protocols and architectures, IoT techniques are fresh and not fully developed on the same level. In addition, new network paradigms emerge, which need to be considered for a sustainable future IoT.
In this special issue we are seeking new and unpublished papers in the field of architectures, protocols, and services for the IoT with a special focus on current and future deployment. They should contribute to at least one of the following aspects. (1) Identifying and solving open technical problems. (2) Performing thorough evaluation and comparison of existing proposals or standards. (3) Addressing integrative aspects towards a full-fledged IoT deployment. (4) Enabling new services.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Wireless, wired, and hybrid networks
IETF proposals such as RPL and 6LoWPAN
Privacy and security
Interconnection between IP and sensor networks
Integration of future Internet paradigms such as ICN
Machine to Machine communications in IoT scenarios
Energy efficiency in smart object scenarios
IoT management and interoperability
Participatory and global sensing
Performance measurement and tuning, scalability
Simulation and analytical studies
Testbed, prototype, and practical systems
Submission deadline: September 15, 2013
Author notification: January 31, 2014
Revised paper due: March 15, 2014
Final author notification: April 15, 2014
Expected publication: Fall 2014
Matthias Wählisch (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
Damla Turgut (University of Central Forida, USA)
Tom Pfeifer (Technical University of Berlin, Germany)
Anura P. Jayasumana (Colorado State University, USA)
Instructions for submission
Manuscripts must not have been previously published nor currently under review by other journals or conferences. If the paper was published in a conference, the submitted manuscript should be a substantial extension of the conference paper. Authors are also required to submit their published conference articles and a summary document explaining the enhancements made in the journal version. Papers must be submitted through the Computer Communications website at http://ees.elsevier.com/comcom, where guidelines for the manuscript preparation can also be found. To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for consideration by the Special Issue, the authors should select "Special Issue: IoT" when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.