Beyond 5G: Evolution of IoT with Intelligent Wireless Communication

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).

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School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of Ottawa, 800 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5, Canada
Interests: Internet of Things; mobile computing; wireless sensor & actuator networks; distributed systems
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NVIDIA Corporation, 2788 San Tomas Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95051, USA
Interests: 5G/6G; AI/ML; non-terrestrial networks; UAV/satellite/HAPS/A2G; NR/NB-IoT/eMTC/LTE
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NVIDIA Corporation, 2788 San Tomas Expressway, Santa Clara, CA 95051, USA
Interests: wireless communication; radio access network; wireless standards
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The realization of pervasive communication through the Internet of Things (IoT) has fundamentally changed the way we perceive and understand our surroundings as well as interact with the world around us. While evolution in technologies related to embedded devices, computing and sensor networks has made it possible to transform everyday objects into smart devices and form the fundamental fabric of the IoT, it is the advancement in wireless communication technology that has truly made the ubiquitous proliferation of IoT a reality. With the advent of 5G, the IoT has witnessed a substantial enhancement in data transfer speed, connection latency and reliability, security, and energy efficiency. This has propelled an unprecedented pace of IoT’s expansion, creating a new paradigm of interconnected devices, systems and data streams. The ongoing technological evolution beyond 5G will usher a new wave of possibilities for the IoT, with artificial intelligence (AI) set to become an integral part of connectivity, infusing intelligence in every layer of the telecommunication fabric. AI will empower other emerging technologies beyond 5G, such as integrated sensing and communication, integration of wireless information and energy transfer, and digital twins, which will help expand the horizon of IoT connectivity through unparalleled latency, power efficiency and coverage.

Standing on the cusp of the next quantum leap in wireless communication, this Special Issue aims to explore the new frontiers of IoT connectivity, showcasing the latest developments, research findings and innovative insights into how IoT will converge with intelligent communication to reshape the way devices interact and collect data. We solicit original, unpublished and complete research works not currently under review by any other journal/magazine/conference. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  1. Novel intelligent communication protocols for IoT connectivity;
  2. Edge intelligence and analytics for real-time IoT data processing;
  3. Distributed intelligence across the IoT network fabric for efficiency and resilience;
  4. Harnessing AI-enabled capabilities beyond 5G for diverse IoT applications;
  5. Impact of emerging 6G technologies on intelligent IoT connectivity and services;
  6. Innovative IoT applications powered by intelligent connectivity;
  7. IoT interoperability, cross-platform communication standards and IoT systems scaling with AI-enabled connectivity;
  8. Evolution of security and privacy in IoT with intelligent connectivity;
  9. IoT connectivity powered by generative AI.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in IoT.

Prof. Dr. Amiya Nayak
Dr. Xingqin Lin
Dr. Lopamudra Kundu
Guest Editors

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  • intelligent IoT connectivity
  • IoT applications and services
  • distributed intelligence for IoT
  • IoT communication protocols
  • AI-enabled wireless technology for IoT
  • generative AI for IoT connectivity
  • integrated sensing and communication for IoT
  • battery-less devices for IoT
  • digital twin network for IoT
  • digital twins for IoT connectivity
  • IoT network architecture
  • wireless standards for IoT
  • IoT security and privacy
  • edge AI for IoT

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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