Design Architecture and Applications of Smart Embedded Devices in Internet of Things

in Special Issue   Posted on April 24, 2020 

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Submission Deadline: Tue 01 Sep 2020
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Journal Name : Journal of Systems Architecture
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Special Issue Call for Papers:

Internet of Things (IoT) ‘on the rise’ is a mass-media hot topic and is emerging extensively due to its indispensable constituents of embedded devices, smart objects, and smart users, which are tied together by a communication infrastructure. This results in various paradigms such as smart cities, smart homes, smart transportation systems, smart grids, and smart logistics, just name of few. These embedded devices (sensors, RFID tags, actuators) in IoT are uniquely addressable, interconnected and interlinked in a heterogeneous wireless environment through standard communication protocols. Unlike existing technologies, IoT is the one which enables the loosely-coupled decentralized type of networking leading to an autonomous physical system with sensing/actuating, data processing, decision making, and storing functionalities. In addition, it provides a platform independent of existing technologies to enable user-centricity and provides a stage for performing user dependent actions, like controlling the status of an embedded device via Internet. However, such functionalities are still limited to specific scenarios i.e. controlling smart home appliances, etc. The standardization of IoT is yet to be finalized based on standard protocols and architectures. For this purpose, various other similar fields such as Machine to Machine communication, Cyber Physical System, Wireless Sensor Networks need to be analyzed based on the existing architectures and protocols such as Constrained Application Protocol, Web of Things Model, etc.

The goal is to design an efficient architecture of smart embedded devices for various IoT environments i.e. smart homes, cities, building, vehicles, etc. considering energy consumption, processing power, communication technologies, resiliency, cost, performance, etc. However, keeping everything on a single platform is a challenging job. Therefore, a standard is needed to cover the integration of the embedded devices with the existing technologies in an IoT environment. The recent development shows impressive enhancements in concatenating the existing technologies under an umbrella. However, there is still a lack of designing of universal embedded devices for various type of IoT environments.

Journal of Systems Architecture is soliciting high quality unpublished manuscripts presenting original results for its special issue. The aim of this special issue is to bring novel research ideas, highlight the open issues, and indicate current research advancements and future directions in designing of smart embedded devices, their architectures and various applications in IoT.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Next generations of smart embedded devices architectures
  • New algorithms and architectures for embedded devices in IoT paradigm
  • Embedded devices supporting heterogeneous technologies in IoT
  • Intelligent techniques supporting embedded devices
  • Implementation of decision-making modeling in embedded devices
  • Semi and full autonomous architectures based on embedded devices
  • Integration of embedded devices in smart homes, smart buildings, etc
  • IoT applications specific smart embedded devices
  • Industrial practices and benchmark suites for embedded devices in IoT
  • Practices, Issues and Challenges in migrations from conventional embedded devices to smart embedded devices
  • Protocols supporting existing embedded devices

Important Dates:

Manuscript due: September 1st, 2020

Acceptance/rejection notification: November 1, 2020

2nd round check: January 1, 2021

Final manuscript due: March 1st, 2021

Guest Editors:

Gwanggil Jeon, Incheon National University, Korea,

Awais Ahmad, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy,

Abdellah Chehri, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada,

Marcelo Keese Albertini, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil,


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