The extensive attention drawn towards development of Internet and shift towards green energy, pioneered the novel concept of Internet of Energy (IoE) by converging the two notions with the aid of Internet of Things (IoT). IoT enables innovative ways to share data, leverage devices, and facilitates remote access. However, problems arise because the infrastructure has not been modernized for implementation. To capitalize on the notion of IoE, physical grids must evolve. The upgrading and automation of electricity infrastructures allow clean energy production with minimal waste. Millions of small renewable energy- generating units are added to the main energy system, in order to achieve maximum efficacy.
Increasing demand for a clean energy intensifies the need of transforming the conventional grids. Even though the solution is renewable energy, the radical shift from existing grids leaves us with tremendous technical challenges that require an entirely new way of managing energy systems. In similar fashion, IoE benefits its stakeholders by increasing efficiency, wireless charging, saving money, and reducing waste production. Further, IoE uses sensors to gather data from various equipment to improve the operational performance, subsequently followed by analysis through domain-specific software. The beauty of IoE is that its benefits are not limited to the large manufacturers, but utility providers, domestic producers, and solar-based companies can also benefit from it. Furthermore, IoE also enables the grid infrastructure to improve energy generation and distribution, while facilitating the integration of renewable energy generators. Simultaneously, IoE ensures grid data collection from the beginning to the very last end of the grid. Such aggregated data will empower utility decision making regarding load balancing, forecasting, and pricing.
For this special section we are soliciting high quality unpublished manuscripts that present original results. The aim is to bring novel research ideas, highlight the open issues, and indicate current research advancements and future directions in the field of IoE-based smart control systems and energy grids, their architectures and various applications in IoT.
Potential topics include:
Next generations of IoE-based smart electronic/embedded devices architectures
New algorithms and architectures for IoE in the context of IoT
New security and privacy models for protecting IoE based infrastructures
Semi and full autonomous architectures of embedded devices based on IoE
The applications and designing of sustainable environments and smart grids based on IoE
IoE and the global demand for clean energy
The applications of Artificial Intelligence and Quantum computing in IoE
Industrial practices and benchmark suites for IoE
Wireless powering of devices over several meters using IoE
Migration from traditional electronics to IoE based electronics
Designing energy harvesting techniques based on IoE
Unpublished manuscripts, or extended versions of papers presented at related conferences, are welcome. Submissions must not be currently under review for publication elsewhere. Conference papers may be submitted only if they are completely re-written or substantially extended (more than 50%), and must be referenced. All submitted papers will be peer reviewed using the normal standards of CAEE. By submitting a paper to this issue, the authors agree to referee one paper (if asked) within the time frame of the special issue.
Before submission, authors should carefully read the journal\’s Author Guidelines available at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/367/authorinstructions. Authors are invited to submit their papers through the journal\’s web submission tool at evise.com/profile/#/COMPELECENG/login by selecting “SI-ioe” from the “Issues” pull-down menu during the submission process. For additional questions please contact the guest editors.
Submission of manuscript: Dec. 31, 2019
First notification: Feb 20, 2020
Submission of revised manuscript: March 31, 2020
Notification of the re-review: April 30, 2020
Final notification: June 10, 2020
Final paper due: June 30, 2020
Publication: Oct. 2020
Dr. Murad Khan (Main Guest Editor – Point of Contact)
Sarhad University of Science and Information Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan
Dr. Khan received the B.S. degree in computer science from university of Peshawar Pakistan in 2008. He completed his Master and Ph.D. degrees both in computer science and engineering from School of Computer Science and Engineering in Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea. Dr. Khan published over 70 International conference and Journal papers along with two books chapters and a book in Springer and CRC press. He also served as a TPC member in world reputed conferences and as a reviewer in numerous journals such as Future Generation Systems, IEEE Access, etc. His area of expertise includes ad-hoc and wireless networks, architecture designing for Internet of Things, and Communication Protocols designing for smart cities and homes, Big Data Analytics, etc.
Jonathan Loo a.k.a. Kok-Keong Loo, received his MSc degree in electronics (with distinction) and the PhD degree in electronics and communications from the University of Hertfordshire, UK, in 1998 and 2003, respectively. Currently, he is a working as a Chair Professor at the School of Computing and Engineering, University of West London, UK. He has successfully graduated 18 PhD students as their principal supervisor, and has co-authored more than 240 journal and conference papers in the aforementioned specialized areas. Prof. Loo has been an Associate Editor for Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems since 2011. He was the Lead Editor of the book entitled Mobile Ad Hoc Networks: Current Status and Future Trends (CRC Press, November 2011).
Dr. Syed Hassan Ahmed
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, USA
Dr. Syed Hassan Ahmed completed his B.S in Computer Science from Kohat University of Science & Technology, Pakistan and Masters combined Ph.D. Degree from School of Computer Science and Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Republic of Korea. Currently, Dr. Hassan is an assistant professor in the Dept. of Computer Science, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, USA. Collectively, Dr. Hassan authored/co-authored over 100 international publications including Journal articles, Conference Proceedings, Book Chapters, and 02 books. Dr. Hassan is an IEEE and ACM member, serving as a TPC Member or Reviewer in 60+ International Conferences and Workshops including IEEE Globecom, IEEE ICC, IEEE CCNC, IEEE ICNC, IEEE VTC, IEEE INFOCOM, ACM CoNEXT, ACM SAC, and much more. Furthermore, he has been reviewing papers for 30+ International Journals including IEEE Magazines on Wireless Communications, Networks, Communications, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Sensors Letters, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Vehicular Technologies, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Big Data and Mobile Computing.