Industrial communication networks in smart factory 4.0

in Special Issue   Posted on March 6, 2020 

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Submission Deadline: Sun 30 Aug 2020
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Journal Name : Computer Communications
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Special Issue Call for Papers:

With the rapid development of electronics, information technology and advanced manufacturing technology, the production mode of manufacturing enterprises is shifting from digital to intelligent. These exponentially growing developments have accelerated the emergence of a new era of manufacturing that combines virtual reality technology based on the Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs). Emergence of such an intelligent manufacturing technology gives the ability to respond rapidly to design changes and innovation, which has a huge competitive advantage over traditional manufacturing processes. Europe 2020 strategy, Industry 4.0 strategy and China manufacturing 2025 have been proposed as a direct result of countries focusing their attention on this new technology. United States has gradually accelerated the speed of reindustrialization and manufacturing reflow. The transformation of intelligent manufacturing systems will have a profound and lasting worldwide impact on the future of manufacturing.

Industry 4.0 settings need to handle challenges with ICT tools, cost efficiency, fault tolerance, autonomous decision-making, full lifecycle traceability control, business-intelligence capabilities, new forms of human-machine interaction, higher capacities to handle data processing, energy-efficiency demands, and cooperative tasks. The use of information communication technologies such as Internet of things (IoT), augmented and virtual reality, fog and edge computing, together with wireless sensor networks, will enable novel cyber-secured, resilient, human-centric, and context-aware applications to face these upcoming challenges.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Architecture and protocol design for smart factory 4.0
  • Resource management in industrial IoT systems
  • 5G for future industrial automation
  • Security, safety and privacy issues in industrial wireless networks and applications
  • Performance evaluation, simulation, RF measurements, and modeling of industrial IoT systems
  • Intelligent Machine to machine communications in industrial IoT
  • Cognitive Industrial systems
  • Cloud-based industrial internet of things solutions

Important Dates:

Manuscript due: August 30, 2020

Notification of first round review: October 30, 2020

Revised manuscript due: December 30, 2020

Final decision notification: February 28, 2021

Guest Editors:

Dr. Vyasa Sai,
Intel Corporation, CA, USA
Email: [email protected] (Leading Guest Editor)

Dr.Jun Huang
Professor of Computer Science
School of Computer Science and Technology
Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China,
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Manimurugan Shanmuganathan,
Department of Computer Engineering
Faculty of Computers and Information Technology,
University of Tabuk, Tabuk City, Saudi Arabia.
Email: [email protected]

Dr.Danilo Pelusi
Faculty of Communication Sciences, University of Teramo,
Coste Sant’ Agostino Campus, Teramo, Italy
Email: [email protected]

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