Internet of Things and Augmented Reality in the age of 5G

in Special Issue   Posted on March 6, 2020 

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In the past few decades, people have made great efforts on the Internet of Things, which makes it possible or accessible to be applied in various fields, including home robotics, intelligent cities and Augmented Reality (AR). Therefore, these applications have captured the attention and enhanced aspirations of researchers in fields of machine vision, computer graphics and computer vision.

The 5G network is a technology which is intrinsically featured with high bandwidth, ultra-low latency and high speed in a wireless communication network. In particular, 5G will facilitate establishing the Internet of Things as an essential part in our life through laying the foundation for releasing its full potential. With huge improvements over the present functions of the 4G, 5G guarantees a more IoT-friendly ecosystem. Though it remains a long way before 5G becomes a mainstream, companies should begin to develop and re-imagine products and services to utilize the better functions of 5G. Through generating digital twins, 5G combined with IoT will bring all items on the shelf to the internet. If there are billions of hardware-connected devices, the potential for regular consumer goods with digital twins to become components of the new Internet of Things will be higher.

Augmented Reality refers to a crucial technology which promotes a major paradigm shift in the way that users interact with data. This has just been known as a feasible solution to different critical needs recently. Moreover, augmented reality (AR) technology can be utilized to visualize data from hundreds of sensors concurrently, overlaying related and actionable information over your environment via a headset. With much more data flow, 5G helps AR technology to be much faster. Featured with easier and more reachable use, it is more likely to be widely applied in various different functions (including video gaming).

In conclusion, the convergence of IoT and AR in the age of 5G is actually cool forthcoming wave which will be related with IoT, where the great data storage will enable an AR lens into the scenes in the ways that offer almost immediate insight at a level of depth unthinkable before.

Hence, this part intends to introduce the latest findings to the Internet of Things and Augmented Reality technologies for different applications in the age of 5G. It can promote technologists to quicken the latest technical progress.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

= Novel IoT techniques

= Human, IoT and AI Communication Protocols

= 5G and Its applications

= Augmented reality

= 5G-based video transfer techniques for IoT

= Novel IoT devices

= IoT for augmented reality

= IoT device search in the era of 5G

= Knowledge-based discovery of devices, data and services in the IoT

=Real-world Applications of IoT: security; healthcare; advertising; and government


Important Dates

Submission of manuscript: March 30 2020.

First notification: June 30 2020.

Submission of revised manuscript: July 30 2020.

Notification of the re-review: August 30, 2020.

Final notification: November 30, 2020

Final paper due: December 30, 2020

The acceptance deadline: January 30 2021

Publication: March 30, 2021


Guest Editors

Dr. Zhihan Lv (Lead GE)

Professor Qingdao University, China

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Jaime Lloret

Professor, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain.

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Houbing Song

Assistant Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA.

Email: [email protected]

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