CSI Transactions on IoT
Invites Technical Papers
Special Issue on “Internet of Things” for Scientific and Business Needs

In our hyper connected world where things/objects are connected over internet, many new possibilities emerge. These could be in any setting like a Factory/Home/Hospital/Retail environment/Airport/etc. Various technologies/tools/methods under Internet of Things (IoT) are coming together and moving IoT from hype to reality. Many analysts including McKinsey, Gartner & IDC predict that there could be anywhere from 26 to 30 Billion things connected internet by 2020. A world with a Trillion connected devices is well within the realm of possibility in the coming decade. McKinsey estimates an economic impact of close to 11 Trillion USD by 2025 and 40% of this value will be could be generated in developing economies.

Some of the common IoT use-cases being deployed in different settings are as follows:

       •  Factories – Predictive maintenance, optimization of equipment use and optimization of inventory
       •  Worksites – Predictive maintenance, health & safety in mining, Oil & gas & construction
       •  Sport and Entertainment – Benchmarking, Content consumption, Customer profiling, Personalization
       •  Agriculture – “smart farming” techniques use sensor data focused on weather, soil conditions, and pest control to help farmers
           boost crop yields
       •  Healthcare – Wearables to improve the lives of the elderly and chronically ill patients, Fitness aids
       •  Retail environment – Self-checkout, Inventory optimization, Supply-chain optimization
       •  Vehicles – Condition based maintenance, Driver assist, safety & security, behavior based insurance
       •  Cities – Adaptive traffic control, Smart meters, Digital Surveillance, Resource management
       •  Home – Security, Energy management, Chore automation

This special issue is devoted to addressing topics in Internet of Things for both business and scientific computing areas. We intend to bring together researchers, practitioners, developers, and users who are interested in Internet of Things to explore new ideas, techniques, and tools, as well as to exchange their experiences. We are calling for original papers on a wide range of IoT topics. Authors are invited to submit original papers not published in the proceedings of conferences and archival journals nor submitted for publication in conferences with published proceedings and journals. The topics are related to but not limited to the following:

       • System architecture for IoT including Sensors, Gateways, IoT Platforms, Fog/Edge computing, addressing requirements like
          QoS, performance, Scalability, Security, Cost and Reliability
       • Sensors – Sensing technology including semiconductor & fabrication, energy harvesting, sensor aggregation
       • Communication protocols pertinent to IoT, Sensor networks, Standards, Interoperability and consolidation– Zigbee, BLE, MQTT,
          CoAP, OIC, Allseen, OneM2M etc.
       • Industrial applications like Asset management, Predictive maintenance, Route optimization, Inventory optimization, Facility
          management, Connected cars, Smart building, Smart traffic, Smart security systems, Intelligent health-care systems, Robotics,
          Drones etc.
       • Security vulnerabilities in IoT and potential solutions and algorithms to combat those
       • Algorithms specific to IoT ; some examples are Inertial navigation, Probabilistic models for clustering, Predictive models on
          stream data, Noise filtering of sensor data on the edge, Secure onboarding of sensors and devices, etc.
       • Software Engineering for Internet of Things

Important Dates

       • Announcement of CFP: 01-Jul-2016
       • Due: 1-Oct-2016
       • 1st Round of Acceptance Notification: 1-Dec-2016
       • Revision: 31-Dec-2016
       • Final Acceptance Notification: 15-Jan-2017
       • Publication of the Special Issue: 1-Feb-2017

Special Issue Editors

       •  Dheemanth Nagaraj, Senior Principal, Intel Technologies, Bangalore
           Email: dheemanth.nagaraj@intel.com
       •  Madhusudhan KM, CTO, Mindtree Ltd, Bangalore
           Email: Madhusudhan.Km@mindtree.com


CSI Transactions on ICT: Other Information

Chief Editor: Prof SV Raghavan Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Chennai, and Former Scientific Secretary to Govt. of India,
Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor

email: sv.raghavan@gov.in

ISSN: 2277-9078 (Print Version)
ISSN: 2277-9086 (Electronic Version)
Journal No. 40012

“CSI Transactions on ICT” is a technology journal, published quarterly, focusing sharp on the research outputs, and disseminating technical knowledge. “CSI Transactions on ICT” propagates the practical implications of advances in information and communication technology for all classes of professionals - researchers, academicians, industry, government and policy makers. The journal also serves domain experts in education, healthcare, management and agriculture in their attempts to deploy ICT to bridge the digital divide.

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