Wireless Communications Applications for Developing Smart City Networks

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903). This special issue belongs to the section "Internet of Things".

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Department of Innovation Engineering, University of Salento, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: design of electronic boards; firmware programming of microcontroller-based boards; sensors and energy-harvesting applications; development of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) and body area networks (BANs); wearable devices for health monitoring
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Departament of Innovation Engineering, University of Salento, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: design and testing of IoT-based electronic systems; smart remote control of facilities; electronic systems for automation and automotive; energy harvesting systems for sensors nodes; wearable devices for health monitoring; new materials and advanced sensors
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Wireless communications are widespread, with the development of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies (e.g., Bluetooth, Bluetooth low energy, WiFi, LoRa, Zigbee, LTE, etc.) enabling us to transfer and share data between devices. Indeed, an essential aspect of Industry 4.0 is the increased connection and cooperation between workers, machines, processes, and products thanks to industrial IoT systems and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. This goal demands a fast transfer of information across the supply chain, as well as the engineering, sales, and operations sectors; each of these sectors needs reliable, scalable network connectivity. For these reasons, several companies are considering the transition from wired to wireless M2M communications, integrating IoT smart sensors into machinery, and improving their reconfigurability and self-diagnosis capability. Additionally, various wireless technologies, such as cellular standards for short and long range (WiMAX, LTE, and 5G), are constantly developing, significantly improving the communications between automobiles (V2V) and roadside infrastructure (V2I). Furthermore, artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly applied to wireless communications, covering different application areas, such as interface management, smart signaling, location, and mobility management.

This Special Issue will discuss these trending topics and present innovative solutions and systems involving wireless communication technologies (i.e., Bluetooth, Zigbee, LoRa, etc.) applied to smart environments, as well as NB-IoT and heterogeneous systems. Notably, the topics covered in this Special Issue include:

  • Smart solutions applied to IoT systems for intelligent resource and network management;
  • Algorithms and applications for distributed machine learning via wireless networks;
  • Application of wireless communication systems in a wide range of applications, from Industrial IoT to smart homes;
  • New communication technologies and architecture for improving network performance, efficiency, and security in IoT systems;
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT applications;
  • Security in cloud connection for IoT scenarios;
  • NB-IoT architectures and applications;
  • QoS communication in IoT-based systems;
  • Hardware and software algorithms for implementing any services in V2V and V2I communication;
  • Communication methods and architecture for custom and sensor networks;
  • Security and safety of data and network;
  • Cognitive radio and smart systems;
  • Application wireless communication for developing smart city networks;
  • Innovative solutions and architecture for smart grid and metering;
  • Performance assessment for wireless communication systems.

Dr. Roberto de Fazio
Dr. Paolo Visconti
Guest Editors

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  • artificial intelligence
  • 5G
  • machine learning
  • vehicle-to-vehicle communication
  • smart cities
  • Internet of Things
  • NB-IoT
  • wireless sensor networks
  • smart grid
  • smart metering
  • network security

Published Papers

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