Smart Green Applications: QoS and Security-Aware Solutions in Collaborative Wireless Networks (VSI-cwn)

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Submission Deadline: Sat 15 Aug 2020
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In recent years, we have witnessed increasing interest in so-called green themes. In particular, most of this is aiming to search for concrete and efficient energy-aware approaches for new issues that have emerged as a result of the explosive growth of wireless scenarios.

Smart solutions for reducing power consumption in wireless protocols has motivated us to develop and integrate new technologies and methods for intelligent ambient applications. The goal is to rapidly adapt and respond to existing changes in users’ (or environments’) demands for high-quality services. In fact, smart green application solutions are always deployed at core areas to meet or establish a good compromise between deadlines and Quality of Service (QoS)-aware requirements. The most challenging issue is that systems need real-time communication support to achieve strict latency requirements or deadlines. For instance, critical events in smart cities, smart home, and smart factories have proposed promising visions which are calling for industrial productions with rapid responses to demands. On the other hand, smart green application solutions can be vulnerable to various security threats and attacks if they are not secured. Consequently, it is necessary to study security aspects of those applications.

Advanced technologies and approaches play important roles in the development of innovative solutions and/or optimization methods to achieve QoS and security-aware requirements. They also enable higher levels of adaptability and flexibility in collaborative wireless networks.


This special section solicits high-quality unpublished work on recent advances in smart green applications which take into account QoS and security requirements in collaborative wireless networks. The main topics of interest include:

● Applications for smart space (city, home, industry, …)

● Green communication architectures

● Smart green protocol designs

● Smart industrial IoT applications

● Sustainable design and solutions for green IoT

● System on-chip and network on-chip architectures

● Automation systems for real-time networks

● Resource-constrained IoT devices optimizations

● Test-bed, prototype, and practical systems for green communication

● Security requirements and models in smart green applications

● Authentication and key management in smart green applications

● Security protocol and formal analysis in smart green applications

Submission Guidelines:

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 Guide for Authors available at

Authors should submit their papers through the journal’s web submission tool at by selecting “VSI-cwn” from the “Issues” pull-down menu during the submission process. For additional questions, contact the lead guest editor.


Important Dates

● Manuscript submission deadline: August 15, 2020

● First notification: November 15, 2020

● Submission of revised manuscript: December 15, 2020

● Notification of the re-review: January 15, 2021

● Final Notification: January 31, 2021

● Final paper due: 1 March 2021

● Publication date: June 2021


Guest Editors

● Mario Collotta (lead guest editor)

Engineering and Architecture Faculty, Kore University of Enna, 94100 Enna, Italy.


● Ilsun You

Soonchunhyang University, Asan, South Korea

● Sherali Zeadally

University of Kentucky, USA


● Fei Song

Beijing Jiaotong University, 100044, Beijing, China.



Short Bio of Guest editors

Mario Collotta received the MD in Telecommunications Engineering (Kore University of Enna – Italy) , and Ph.D. degrees in Computer and Telecommunications Engineering from University of Catania, Italy, in 2007 and 2011 respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering with the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Kore University of Enna, Enna, Italy. He was the Chair of the BD course in computer science engineering and of the MD course in telematics engineering with the Kore University of Enna. He is scientific responsible of the Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory. His current research focuses on the study of innovative solutions and approaches in expert systems and networks, focused on real-time and secure application.

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Ilsun YOU received the MS and PhD degrees in computer science from Dankook University, Seoul, Korea, in 1997 and 2002, respectively. He received the second PhD degree from Kyushu University, Japan, in 2012. From 1997 to 2004, he was at the THINmultimedia Inc., Internet Security Co., Ltd. and Hanjo Engineering Co., Ltd. as a research engineer. Now, he is an associate professor at Department of Information Security Engineering, Soonchunhyang University. He has served or is currently serving as a General Chair or a Program Chair of international conferences and workshops such as WISA’19-20, MobiSec’16-19, AsiaARES’13-15, MIST’09-17, MobiWorld’08-17, and so forth. Dr. YOU is the EiC of Journal of Wireless Mobile Networks, Ubiquitous Computing, and Dependable Applications (JoWUA). He is in the Editorial Board for Information Sciences (INS), Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA), IEEE Access, Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing (AutoSoft), International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC), Computing and Informatics (CAI), and Journal of High Speed Networks (JHSN). Especially, he has focused on 4/5G security, security for wireless networks & mobile internet, IoT security and so forth while publishing more than 180 papers in these areas. He is a Fellow of the IET and a Senior member of the IEEE.


Fei Song is a full Professor with the National Engineering Laboratory for Next Generation Internet Technology and the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University. He is also with China University of Petroleum-Beijing at Karamay. His current research interests include network architecture, system security, protocol optimization, and cloud computing. He serves as a technical reviewer for several journals including IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, etc.

Sherali Zeadally earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Cambridge, England. He also received a doctoral degree in computer science from the University of Buckingham, England, followed by postdoctoral research at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. He is currently an Associate Professor in the College of Communication and Information, University of Kentucky. His research interests include Cybersecurity, privacy, Internet of Things, computer networks, and energy-efficient networking. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and the Institution of Engineering Technology, England. He is currently serving on the editorial boards of over 25 peer-reviewed scholarly journals and he has previous guest-edited over 40 Special issues of peer-reviewed academic journals.

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