Accurate Synchronization in IoT

A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708). This special issue belongs to the section "Wireless Control Networks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021) | Viewed by 296

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Computer Science, ETSE, Universitat de València, 46100 Burjassot, Valencia, Spain
Interests: WSN; IoT; routing protocols; networks; SDN; slicing; orchestration
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Computer Science Department, University of Valencia, 46010 Valencia, Spain
Interests: synchronization; WSN; IoT; low-power wide-area networks
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Internet of Things (IoT) combined with Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) have experienced a great evolution in the last decade, opening the door to new and enhanced applications that in some scenarios can require  high accurate synchronization, such as real time monitoring, ranging, collaborative beamforming, etc. Notice that these networks are set up with small distributed nodes, based on low cost components, that have limited power supply, processing, memory and communications. Due to their poor performance and quality of their clocks, usually time synchronization is in the order of milliseconds and a higher precision is a great challenge.  However, using advanced synchronization protocols, emergent communication technologies, such as Ultra Wide Band (UWB), and/or tuning slightly these nodes, we can achieve this time accuracy. This Special Issue on “Accurate synchronization in IoT" aims to gather all these recent developments and advances to share with the research community.

Submissions are expected to focus on both theoretical and practical aspects and applications. New ideas proposing disruptive approaches are also welcome.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Ultra Wide Band communications
  • IoT applications requiring accurate synchronization
  • Network timing
  • Synchronization protocols
  • Modulations and symbol correlation
  • IEEE 802.15.4 transceivers
  • Open source solutions
  • Real deployments with high synchronization
  • Alternative solutions to high synchronization

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Sensors.

Dr. Santiago Felici-Castell
Dr. Juan J. Perez Solano
Guest Editors


  • time synchronization
  • ultra-wideband
  • wireless sensor network
  • network timing
  • modulations and symbol correlation

Published Papers

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