[ecoop-info] [CFP]Elsevier Computer Networks -- Industrial Technologies and Applications for the Internet of Things

Daqiang Zhang dqzhang at live.com
Fri Jun 12 11:03:13 CEST 2015

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Call for Papers (Deadline: 31 July, 2015) 

Special Issue on Industrial Technologies and Applications for the Internet
of Things 

Elsevier Computer Networks



Recently, the widespread deployment of wireless sensor networks, embedded
computing and inexpensive sensors has fostered the rise of an Industrial
Internet of Things (IIoT). IIoT is the direct motivation and drive for the
industrial upgrading (e.g., the implementation of Industry 4.0). With the
support of emerging technologies, IIoT is capable of continuously capturing
information from various sensors and objects, securely sending sensor
readings to cloud-based data centers, and seamlessly adjusting manufacturing
parameters via a closed loop system. IIoT can effectively detect failures
and trigger maintenance processes, autonomously reacting to unexpected
changes in   production. However, it is very challenging to capture,
semantically analyze and employ data in a coherent manner from
heterogeneous, sensor-enabled devices (e.g., industrial equipment, assembly
lines, and transport trucks) owing to the lack of measurement tools,
collection protocols, standardized APIs and security guidelines.


This special issue aims to bring together the state-of-the-art technical
solutions, tutorials, survey papers and prototype implementations for a
future IIoT. In particular, it focuses on system modelling, design,
architecture, implementation, assessment, adaptation and management of IIoT
applications and services, together with communication protocols and sharing
mechanisms. The possible topics include but are not limited to: 

1)     IIoT data sensing and aggregation protocols

2)     IIoT data inconsistency detection and resolution 

3)     IIoT security techniques for data, subscribers and applications

4)     Concurrent event detection and processing in IIoT

5)     Collective intelligence for IIoT systems

6)     IIoT system design, implementation and deployment 

7)     IIoT Apps for Android or Apple IOS

8)     Cloud-based IIoT processing management

9)     Manufacturing Cyber-Physical Systems (MCPS)

10)  5C architecture (connection, conversion, cyber, cognition, and



Authors should follow the Computer Networks journal manuscript format at the
journal webpage:
rs. The submission must be clearly written and in excellent English, with a
maximum page limit of 20 pages. If an earlier version of the paper was
published at a conference, the submitted manuscript must be a substantial
extension of the conference paper. In this case, authors are also required
to submit their published conference article and a summary document
explaining the enhancements made in the journal version. Manuscripts should
be submitted online through http://ees.elsevier.com/comnet/ with the paper
type as: SI: IIoT. 


Important Dates

Submission deadline: 31th July, 2015

First round notification: 31st October, 2015

Final notification: 30th November, 2015


Guest Editors

Daqiang Zhang, Tongji University, China, dqzhang at ieee.org
<mailto:dqzhang at ieee.org>    

Jiafu Wan, South China University of Technology, China, jiafuwan_76 at 163.com
<mailto:jiafuwan_76 at 163.com>   

Ching-Hsien Hsu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan, chh at chu.edu.tw
<mailto:chh at chu.edu.tw>   

Ammar Rayes, Cisco Systems, USA, rayes at cisco.com <mailto:rayes at cisco.com>  


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