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International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology
International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology


Special Issue on: "Novel Architectures and Approaches for Resolving Service Discovery, Communication and Integration Issues in the Internet of Things"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Arun Kumar Sangaiah, VIT University, India
Associate Prof. Michael Sheng, University of Adelaide, Australia

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a model of computing that deals with the usage of standard communication protocols to connect heterogeneous things in the world. Moreover, it enables devices of different functionality, technology and application to identify and effectively communicate with each other to achieve a goal. IoT expands the current internet with the objectives of connecting smart objects, detecting real time changes in the surrounding environment and taking appropriate actions.

Consequently, the technological evolution of IoT-related devices and communication protocols has a significant impact in the modern business world. Furthermore, the emergence of new sets of devices into the industry results in the generation of new types of data and imposes a strong need for gaining efficiency, harnessing intelligence from a wide range of equipment and increasing customer satisfaction. Also, IoT applications are gaining substantial influence in addressing the socio-economical and business needs of the environment.

The aim of this special issue is primarily to bring together the contributions of IoT researchers and disseminate the issues and proposed solutions in improving the communication, control and cost challenges that have a profound impact in business; resolving heterogeneity isses; addressing security threats; and formulating methods for service/device discovery.

The challenging issues in IoT span the disciplines of embedded systems, wireless sensor networks, data analysis and management, intelligence, radio access networks, telecommunication and cloud computing. To address these challenges we need novel analytical tools, processes and methods with appropriate fundamental mathematical connotations to shed light on the performance limits of IoT systems and to lead to the design, implementation development and optimisation of evolving IoT technologies.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Protocols and mechanisms for IoT/M2M (machine-machine) communication
  • IoT interoperability
  • Big data and IoT
  • Architectures for building IoT networks
  • Service-oriented architectures and IoT
  • IoT management and business
  • IoT software as a service (SaaS)/platform as a service (PaaS)
  • Adaptable architectures for IoT systems
  • Middleware for IoT
  • Service/resource discovery
  • Software-defined networking and IoT
  • Safety, security and privacy in IoT/M2M
  • Context awareness, reasoning and extraction
  • Programming models for IoT
  • Energy-efficient algorithms and approaches for large-scale IoT
  • Quality of service (QoS) in IoT
  • New applications and technologies for IoT

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editors:
Prof. Arun Kumar Sangaiah:
Associate Prof. Michael Sheng:

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 1 February, 2016

Review notification: 15 March, 2016

Submission of revised papers: 1 April, 2016

Notification of final review results: 1 May, 2016