[CFP] Elsevier FGCS Journal [IF=2.43] -- SI on "Internet of Things (IoT): Operating System, Applications and Protocols Design, and Validation Techniques"

Yousaf Bin Zikria <yousaf.bin.zikria@...>

Dear All, 

Please find below a call for papers for Special Issue in Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems Journal.

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Special Issue in Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems Journal.
" Internet of Things (IoT): Operating System, Applications and Protocols Design, and Validation Techniques"

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2017


Internet of Things (IoT) connects durable goods, cars and trucks, industrial and utility components, and sensors to Internet with data analytics capabilities. IoT is flourishing due to technology advancements. The key features of IoT Operating Systems (OSs) are modularity, energy-efficient scheduler, hardware support, architecture, network stacks, reliability, interoperability, unified APIs, generic interfaces, and real-time capabilities. The applications for IoT service scenarios are diverse and challenging. These range from smart energy, transportation, etc. to big data analysis. The integration of all these applications is essential to eventually make everything smart. The memory and energy efficient IoT protocols are desirable. The validation of IoT protocols and applications is a key to success. Therefore, an IoT OS requires to support not only a huge variety of  heterogeneous hardware, but also simulators and emulators as well as testbed facilities Further, it should provide the capability to perform small scale to large scale testing with heterogeneous physical devices and communication technologies. The availability of variety of IoT OSs, low-cost IoT devices, heterogeneous telecommunications technologies, big data technologies and standardization is a key of success for IoT deployment. To fully exploit these technological advancements, there exists many issues related to applications, protocols, testing, interoperability; time bounded big data processing and analysis, heterogeneous communication technologies and platform support.

This Special Issue focuses on the most recent advancement in interdisciplinary research areas encompassing IoT OSs, applications and protocols design, development, and validation domain. This Special Issue will bring together researchers from diverse fields such as communication engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical and electronics engineering, bio-informatics and mathematics. Through this Special Issue, we invite researchers from industry, academia and government organizations to discuss innovative ideas and contributions, demonstrate results and share standardization efforts on the IoT OSs and related areas.

Topics of interest include, but not limited to the following:

                      ·         IoT Operating Systems (OSs)

o    Energy and memory efficient approaches

o    Sensors, IoT platform support and limitations in IoT OSs

o    Interoperability of IoT OSs protocols and devices

o    Simulation, emulation and testbed support, limitations and Solutions

o    Resource management for IoT OSs

o    Memory management for resource constrained IoT devices

o    Security issues and solutions for privacy in IoT OSs

o    Co-existence of technologies, limitation and solutions

o    Standard API specifications for IoT OSs


                   ·          Applications for IoT Service Scenario

o    Smart energy

o    Smart transportation

o    Smart waste management

o    Smart buildings

o    Smart physical safety and security

o    Smart health care

o    Smart education

o    Smart Personal Network (SPN)

o    Edge Computing

o    Cooperative and smart sensing approaches

o    Sensor data collection and management

o    Efficient big data techniques, processing, and analysis


               ·         Protocol overview, issues and solutions

o    IoT physical layer protocols 

o    IoT MAC layer protocols

o    IoT network layer protocols

o    IoT transport layer protocols

o    IoT applications

o    Radio Duty Cycling (RDC)

o    Cross layer protocol design


              ·         Modeling of IoT heterogeneous wireless technologies, protocols and applications

              ·         Simulator/Emulator issues and  improvements

             ·         Testbed deployment and testing

Submission Guidelines:

All submissions have to be prepared according to the Guide for Authors as published in the Journal website at 
http://ees.elsevier.com/fgcs/. Authors should select “IoT:OS,App,Proto,Valid”, from the “Choose Article Type” pull-down menu during the submission process at EVISE. All contributions must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. A submission based on one or more papers that appeared elsewhere has to comprise major value-added extensions over what appeared previously (at least 30% new material). Authors are requested to attach to the submitted paper their relevant, previously published articles and a summary document explaining the enhancements made in the journal version.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline (Full Paper): 30 June 2017

Notification of Acceptance/Revisions: 30 Oct 2017

Final paper production deadline: 30 Dec 2017

Expected publication of Special IssueFeb 2018


Yousaf Bin Zikria, Lead Guest Editor

Yeungnam University, South Korea.



Heejung Yu

Yeungnam University, South Korea.

Email: heejung@...


Muhammad Khalil Afzal

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

Email: khalilafzal@....pk

Mubashir Husain Rehmani

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan.

Email: mshrehmani@...


Oliver Hahm

Inria, France,

                Email : oliver.hahm@... 

Warm Regards
Yousaf Bin Zikria, Ph.D.
Managing Guest Editor
Future Generation Computer Systems
Information and Communication Engineering
College of Engineering, Yeungnam University

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