Special Issue: Selected papers from IoTaas 2017

Theme and Scope

The era of smart homes and cities through the Internet of Things (IoT) has arrived, but it has been challenging to make the IoT with intelligence to achieve various IoT applications. A key question is how we make the most of IoT for all stakeholders, including platform providers, IoT application developers, end-users, large and small organizations (such as city councils, enterprises) that wish to provide better services, and manufacturers of smart devices. The amount of smart devices immersed in everyday life, from manufacturing to clothing, is growing every day in terms of power, processing and network connectivity. The sheer size and variety of contextual data that they produce, along with the actions they can take on their environment, is enormous. It remains to be answered how all this potential will come to bear; The 3rd EAI International Conference on IoT as a Service (IoTaas 2017) will be held in Taichung, Taiwan on 20-21 September, 2017. It brought together the academic and industrial researchers working on different aspects to exchange ideas, and explore new research directions for addressing the challenges in IoT as a Service. The main goal of this special issue is to provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to contribute with original research and review articles. It will publish outstanding papers selected from those accepted by and presented in IoTaas 2017. Each selected paper must be substantially extended, with at least 40% of difference from its conference version. The special issue on "IoTaas 2017" is estimated to be published in the 3rd or 4th Quarter of 2019. Topics appropriate for this special issue include, but are not limited to:

-Cloud computing and big data techniques and applications for the IoT -Data mining applications for the IoT

-Soft computing techniques and applications for the IoT

-Metaheuristic algorithms for the IoT and M2M -IoT on energy management

-Green mechanisms for the IoT -Data communication, computing, fusion techniques for the IoT

-Quality of service enhancement methods for the IoT -Integrated framework of sensor networks, cloud computing, and big data for the IoT

-Mobile computing and sensing techniques and applications for the IoT and M2M

-Intelligent network technologies for the IoT -Network performance metrics for the IoT

-Formulating laws and regulations for IoT services and applications -Applications of the IoT, such as eHealth, energy, industry and ambient assisted living

-Smart objects as a service -Semantic Web technologies for IoT: registry, storage

-Federated IoT support

-Non Functional Requirements (NFR) for IoT

- security, scalability, responsiveness and more

-Protocols and standardization of the IoT -IoT context based analytics

-Mobile First IoT: mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) and Smartphone as data prosuners

-IoT in industry


Instructions for Manuscripts

This special issue aims to foster state-of-the-art research in the IoT. The submitted papers must be written in English and describe original research which is not published nor currently under review by other journals or conferences. Author guidelines for preparation of manuscript can be found at http://jit.ndhu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jit/information/authors. Manuscripts must also be uploaded through the electronic submission system: https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/internet-tech. Please specify that the manuscript is for the IoTaas 2017 special issue.


Important Dates

Manuscript Due: December 15, 2017

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: March 31, 2018

Revise Manuscript Due: April 30, 2018

Final Manuscript Due: May 31, 2018

Tentative Publication Date: 3rd or 4th Quarter, 2019 (Tentative)


Guest Editors

Prof. Der-Jiunn Deng Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan, Email: djdeng@cc.ncue.edu.tw

Prof. Yi-Bing Lin Department of Computer Science National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Email: liny@cs.nctu.edu.tw

Prof. Mohammed Atiquzzaman School of Computer Science, University of Oklahoma, U.S.A., Email: atiq@ou.edu