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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Internet of Things


The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to become a global networking infrastructure for cyber-physical systems. Technically, the IoT is an emerging paradigm that seamlessly integrates through a large amount of smart objects interlinking the physical and the cyber worlds and keeping them in a tight and continuous interaction. As such, while the envisioned paradigm will need to address significant complexity, the IoT is an exciting, broad, and nascent area spanning a multitude of scientific research communities as well as several areas of applied industrial research and development.     With the introduction of this exciting new paradigm, a variety of new problems and challenges present themselves. Traditional Internet approaches are insufficient to solve these unprecedented issues. 

Scope, Description, and More Information

This special issue focuses on the technical issues we face when designing, engineering, deploying, and maintaining the IoT. We seek high-quality and unpublished papers that push research in all the facets of the IoT. Contributions may present and solve open technical problems, integrate novel solutions efficiently, and focus on the performance evaluation and comparison with existing standards. Both theoretical and experimental studies are welcome. 

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following broad categories in IoT research and development:

  • IoT networking architectures and system design
  • Addressing, naming, and search technologies for the IoT
  • Business models and their realizations in the IoT
  • In situ processing, embedded software, and programming models for the IoT
  • Data analytics and management in the IoT
  • IoT services, applications, standards, and test-beds
  • Testbed, prototype, and practical systems for use cases of the IoT
  • Submissions on how (proposed) IOT technology supports practical cyber-physical systems are also encouraged.


  • Full paper submission deadline:          July 31, 2016
  • First author notification:            December 15, 2016
  • Revised paper due:                       February 15, 2017
  • Final author notification:                  March 31, 2017
  • Expected publication:                         Summer, 2017


Wei Zhao, University of Macau
Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


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