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Wireless Networks (WINET)

Internet of Things for Smart Living


Human beings are always in the pursuit of making their lives as smart and easy as possible. The term ‘smart’ is basically related to the involvement of some sort of intelligence. We cannot say that the people who came before us were not living smart. For instance, in the old ages, for distant communication, people used to use letters, pigeons, arrows, etc. That was then the most modern and smartest of way of doing that. When the wired telephone came, that was the smartest way of communication in that era. When the wireless technologies came and later, Internet became a real impactful way of doing the same types of tasks, we called that the smartest way of doing communication. Similarly, in many aspects of our life, we seek smartness, willingly or unwillingly, just to find some ease in doing the tasks that we must do. Though smartness has been always a part of human lifestyle, in today’s era, in the scientific and technological field, the word has specific connotation. One of the most recent smart concepts is the Internet of Things (IoT), which is supposed to make many things in our life easy (or, a better term, ‘easier’). While many types of theoretical research works are being carried out on different aspects of it, some researchers also amaze the people with their small-scale implementations of the futuristic ideas. There are indeed various barriers to materializing the vision to a reality as such type of interaction and communication among a wide variety of things or objects (as expected, mainly wirelessly) may also incur various kinds of security and privacy loopholes, Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) issues, reliability issues, human and machine interaction issues, etc. The objective of this special issue is to capture and cover the significant latest advancements in all these areas circulating around or based on IoT.


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

  • Smart Grid Cyber Security
  • Smart Home
  • Wireless in everyday life
  • Reliability, availability, resiliency, and robustness of smart systems
  • Architectures and platforms of IoT
  • Security and privacy issues in IoT
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Industrial IoT
  • Control and decision making issues in IoT and smart grid
  • Localization and tracking issues in IoT
  • Sensing, monitoring, analysis of IoT data
  • Quality of Experience (QoE) and Quality of Service (QoS) of IoT

Important Dates:

  • Manuscript submission deadline: 20 August, 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: 20 November, 2018
  • Submission of final revised paper: 20 December, 2018
  • Publication of special issue (tentative): TBA

Submission Procedure:

Authors should follow the WINET Journal manuscript format described at the journal website. Manuscripts should be submitted on-line through http://www.editorialmanager.com/wine/.

A copy of the manuscript should also be sent to the Guest Editors at the following email address(es): sakib.pathan1@gmail.comzfadlullah@ieee.orgsalimur.choudhury@lakeheadu.ca, and guerroumi@gmail.com

The email subject line should be, “WINET-Smart -<Your Paper Title>”

This Special Issue is associated with the SGIoT 2018 conferenceHence, ONLY selected papers from the accepted and registered papers in the conference, after sufficient extension and revision, would be invited for submission to this Special Issue.

NOTE: All submissions must be original and not under review in any other journal. Any duplicate submission would be straight rejected without any review.

Guest Editors:

Dr. Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Southeast University, Bangladesh, Email: sakib.pathan@gmail.com
Dr. Zubair Md. Fadlullah, Tohoku University, Japan. Email: zfadlullah@ieee.org
Dr. Salimur Choudhury, Lakehead University, Canada, Email: salimur.choudhury@lakeheadu.ca
Dr. Mohamed Guerroumi, USTHB University, Algeria, Email: guerroumi@gmail.com

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