Calls for papers


International Journal of Environment and Waste Management
International Journal of Environment and Waste Management


Special Issue on: "Internet of Things in Environment, Agriculture and Waste Management"

Guest Editors:
Dr. R.Varatharajan, Sri Ramanujar Engineering College, India
Dr. Xiao-Zhi Gao, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Dr.V. Khanaa, Bharath University, India
Dr. Yung-Tse Hung, Cleveland State University, USA

The recent advances in Internet of Things offer vast opportunities for research, development and innovation in the environment, agriculture and waste management. The imagine pattern will need to address significant complexity. On the one hand, billions of smart objects will be submerged in the environment, sensing, interacting, and co-operating with each other to enable efficient services that will bring real benefits to the environment, agriculture and waste management of the economy and the society as a whole. On the other hand, they will be extremely diverse and heterogeneous in terms of resource capabilities, lifespan and communication technologies, further complicating the structure. As a result, new problems and challenges arise spanning different areas: agriculture, smart cities, environmental monitoring, etc.

The special issue will provide a publication medium for articles that either address the review of existing IoT-based smart environments such as smart cities, smart homes, smart transport systems, and smart grids that will be deeply impacted by the research progress.

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

  • IoT sensors, actuators, and consumer electronics
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Smart healthcare
  • Network architecture and system design in IoT
  • Smart cities
  • Smart transport systems
  • Social networks 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 Dr. R. Varatharajan at, Prof. Dr.Xiao-Zhi Gao at, Prof. Dr.V. Khanaa at and Dr. Yung-Tse at

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 28 February, 2017

Notification to authors: 30 March, 2017

Final versions due by: 30 May, 2017