Submission Deadline: 31 December 2018
IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Smart Caching, Communications, Computing and Cybersecurity for Information-Centric Internet of Things.
Internet of things (IoT) which supports ubiquitous information exchange and content sharing among smart devices with little or no human intervention is a key enabler for various applications such as smart city, smart grid, smart health, intelligent transportation systems, and so on. With the evolutionary growth of IoT, it is estimated that almost 50 billion devices will be interconnected by 2020. The gap between the rapidly growing demands of data rate and existing bandwidth-limited network infrastructures has become ever prominent. As a novel communication model, information-center networking (ICN) is different from traditional IP address-centric model. In fact, ICN develops from host-to-host to host-to-network, which is a promising architecture to improve the performances of IoT. Therefore, how to explore the inherent nature of the large amount of devices, such as smart caching, communications, computing and cybersecurity capabilities, to build up an efficient and smart information-centric IoT (IC-IoT) paradigm is of great significance.
Together with recent advances in caching, communication, computing, and cybersecurity, a novel smart technical paradigm for IC-IoT is emerging. Communication refers to content-driven wireless technologies and networking protocols that guarantee end-to-end connectivity. Caching and computing refer to the capabilities of the IC-IoT devices to store the data, and execute the edge computing tasks locally. Cybersecurity means to secure and protect the privacy of the content generated from or stored at IC-IoT devices. Fully utilizing all these features can complement the current study of IC-IoT and overcome the current limitations of such a highly distributed network. However, effectively utilizing these existing capabilities for addressing the fundamental challenges in IC-IoT remains nontrivial. Despite the development of IoT, some fundamental problems are still open and require immediate studies, such as:
The aim of this Special Section in IEEE Access is to provide timely and comprehensive overviews of the current state-of-the-art in terms of fundamental theoretical innovations and technological advances and towards exploiting smart caching, communications, computing and cybersecurity for future IoT networks.
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Associate Editor: Jun Wu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
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