Special Issue: “Emerging Techniques and Applications for 5G Networks and IoT Systems”

Themes and Scopes

During the past decades, technologies of mobile Internet, wireless communication and Internet of Things (IoTs) have been dramatically growing. Different kinds of high-tech products are released to the market, consequentially leading us to a new living style. Applications of these technologies such as self-driving vehicles, healthcare monitoring, and live shows are quickly developed everywhere in the world. But these technologies are not completely perfect and mature. Related research has been conducted worldwide. They also pose a much higher security risk than the WiFi and 2G/3G/4G networks did. For example, in 5G networks, different network slices may share the same computer and network resources. Due to security reason, how to isolate tasks that belong to different network slices. When data sent by these tasks go through the same serving gateway, how to individually isolate one’s traffic from others’. Otherwise, data leakage will be serious. Also, when a self-driving car is hacked, it will endanger passengers and roadside people. To safely protect and friendly serve users of these systems, new techniques are required and need to be emergently developed.

Big data analysis, deep learning and some other AI techniques are considered the best approaches to discover new knowledge and methods for problem solving. Of course, if these techniques are applied to uncover and detect malicious behaviors coming from Internet, the accuracy will be higher than before. Perhaps, new attacks can also be found.

For achieving network slicing, NFV and SDN, OS functions, like process management and scheduling, memory partition, inter-process communication, RPC/RMI and file system have to be modified to make sure tasks of a network slice and virtualized functions can be performed based on ACID principles.

On the other hand, the 13th International Conference on Broad-Band Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications and the 13th International Conference on P2P, Parallel, Grid, Cloud and Internet Computing (BWCCA 2018 & 3PGCIC 2018) will be held in Taichung, Taiwan on 27-29 July, 2018. They provide a forum for academic and industrial researchers to exchange ideas and experience, and explore new research directions, particularly for studying challenges and solutions of the mentioned systems.

The main goal of this special issue is to provide an opportunity for all practitioners to contribute with their original research and review papers. Outstanding papers will be selected from those accepted by and presented in BWCCA 2018 & 3PGCIC 2018. Each selected paper ought to be substantially extended, with at least 40% of difference from its conference version. This special issue on "Emerging Techniques and Applications for 5G Networks and IoT Systems" is estimated to be published in Second Quarter in 2020.

Topics of this special issue include, but are not limited to:

- 5G network techniques, including

* Resources Assignment and Management in 5G

* Resource Partition and Monitoring in 5G

* Task isolation and Communication for Network Slicing

* Synchronization Techniques for Network Slicing

* Deadlock Management for Network Slicing

* Other New 5G and B5G Techniques

- IoTs and Applications, including

  * Light-weight Ciphering/Deciphering

  * Edge-computing for IoT data

  * New Applications of Edge Computing

  * Privacy of IoTs Data

  * Different Smart Sensing Techniques, Protocols and Applications

-Security Issues

  * Attacks on Network Slices

  * Cross-layer Security in a Virtualized Network

  * Virus Infection on Virtualized Network Entities

  * Authentication on Untrusted Network Handover

  * Security Migration and Other Function Migration for Mobile Nodes

* Other New Security Vulnerabilities and Threats


Instructions for Manuscripts

Selected Manuscripts must be prepared according to the standards for submission to the Journal of Internet Technology; see instruction for Authors in:


The sample format can be downloaded from


Manuscripts must also be uploaded through the electronic submission system: https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/internet-tech

Please specify that the manuscript is for the “Emerging Techniques and Applications for 5G Networks and IoT Systems” special issue.

Important Dates

Manuscript submission deadline: January 20, 2019

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection/Revision: February 15, 2019

2nd round check: March 31, 2019

Final Manuscript Due: May 15, 2019 (Tentative)

Tentative Publication Date: Second Quarter in 2020 


Guest Editors

Fang-Yie Leu

Department of Computer Science,

Tunghai University, Taiwan



Leonard Barolli

Department of Information and Communication Engineering
Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT), Japan



Francesco Palmieri

Computer Science Department,

University of Salerno, Italy



Hsing-Chung Chen

Computer Science and Information Engineering, Asia University, Taiwan

China Medical University Hospital, China Medical University, Taiwan

cdma2000@asia.edu.tw, shin8409@ms6.hinet.net