Internet of Things in Extreme Environment

in Special Issue   Posted on August 14, 2020 

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Submission Deadline: Sat 03 Oct 2020
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Journal Name : Frontiers of Computer Science
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Special Issue Call for Papers:

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a revolutionary technology having a great impact on our society with numerous applications such as smart health, smart cities, smart building, and smart homes. Not only this, IoT devices, when embedded in extreme environments, such as oceans, mines, oil rigs, and space, can enable various other challenging applications, namely, climate monitoring, space exploration, detecting ground-water contamination, and smart agriculture. For example, the IoT devices in agriculture can generate early warnings to cope with the pests or notify regarding the soil moisture, thus mitigating the threat before it appears a crisis. While this hot topic is motivating researchers to propose different solutions, deploying the IoT devices and connecting them in extreme environments is considerably challenging.

This research topic is soliciting original research articles, reviews, perspectives, and opinions on IoT in extreme environments.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Communication, networking, and localization in Internet of Underwater Things
• Communication, networking, and localization in Internet of Underground Things
• Communication, networking, and localization in Internet of Space Things
• Communication, networking, and localization in In-vivo Health Sensors
• Network architecture for IoT in extreme environments
• Multi-modal sensing techniques
• IoT for Climate monitoring
• IoT for Precision agriculture
• Earth observation and space exploration using tiny satellites
• Bio-degradable IoT devices
• Energy harvesting in IoT networks

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Submission Deadlines

· Abstract: 03rd October 2020

· Manuscript: 03rd February 2021

Guest Editorial Board:

Nasir Saeed (Lead Guest Editor), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA, Email:
Xu Wang (Co-Lead Guest Editor), Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, Email:
Sadia Din, Kyungpook National University, South Korea, Email:
Abdul Salam, Purdue University, United States, Email:
Alexander Vavoulas, University of Thessaly, Greece, Email:
Xin Su, Hohai University, China, Email:

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