The Introduction of the Special Issue

With the augmentation of the Internet of Things (IoTs) and Fifth Generation (5G) high-speed communication networks is expected not only to make it necessary to rapidly increase the number of communication nodes and generate large amounts of data, but also to change the nature of the network to a more dynamic environment. Within few years, we will be surrounded by a massive amount of sensors, devices, and “things”, which will be able to communicate via 5G, act “intelligently”, and provide green support for users in managing their tasks. The new forms of context-aware green communication between people and things and between things themselves, where power consumption is optimized and bandwidth utilization is maximized. Edge Computing technology is proposed to provide low-delay services by processing large amounts of data quickly in short proximity. However, mobile computing is also a power-hungry technology. Therefore, there is a pressing need for the deployment of sustainable mobile computing and communication which focus on reduced energy consumption of its mobile ICT infrastructure and carbon emissions in order to uphold the three pillars of sustainability: environmental, economic, and social. Recently, with much effort in this area, several green communication approaches are entering into a more mature phase, with exciting applications in various networks. However, it is essential to investigate the trade-off between the energy efficiency for green communications, and the network requirements. Moreover, it is crucial to evaluate the performance concerning the energy consumption,the throughput, and the response time, regarding green communications under different wireless network conditions (e.g., different traffic, different channels)

To address these issues, Information Centric Networking (ICN) technology and sustainable mobile edge computing is proposed to present an energy efficient network structure in the IoT environment and 5G communications. Considering these facts, the aim of this special issue (SI) was to focus on both theoretical and implementation aspects in green next generation networks or networks that can be utilized in providing green systems through IoT enabling technologies.

The scope of this special issue is in line with recent contributions from academia and industry on the recent activities that tackle the technical challenges making mobile computing and IoT networks more sustainable. For the current issue, we are pleased to introduce a collection of papers covering a range of topics such as frameworks for Energy harvesting and management in wireless networks; architectures for IoT with mobile edge computing; energy efficient schemes for wireless communications; Integration of low-power wireless sensor networks into Internet of Things, open technical problems and challenges concerning green communications.


The Research Scope of the Special Issue

·Energy efficient wireless communications and IoT networks

·Sustainable power architecture for wireless networks

·Cross-layer and cooperative mechanisms for green wireless networks

·Green Internet of Things and next generation wireless communications

·Energy efficient computation off-loading and green software design patterns

·Energy efficient edge computing and resource management in edge networks

·Energy efficiency for wireless communication and application of green networks


The Article Title of the Special Issue

1:Sustainable Mobile Edge Computing and Recent Advances on 4G/5G Enabled IoT

2:Information centric green wireless networking for 5G and IoT

3:Roadmap to next generation green wireless communications and IoT networking

4:Sustainable infrastructures, protocols and research challenges for 5G and IoT

5:Emerging trends, potentials and challenges for information centric IoT and 5G networks

6:Emerging computing approaches to green cyber physical system, IoT and wireless networks


Submission guidelines

All papers should be submitted via the Insight-Information submission system: http://insight.piscomed.com/index.php/II

Submitted articles should not be published or under review elsewhere. All submissions will be subject to the journal’s standard peer review process. Criteria for acceptance include originality, contribution, scientific merit and relevance to the field of interest of the Special Issue.


Important Dates

Paper Submission Due: December 31 , 2019


The Lead Guest Editor

Abu Jahid SeTu

Abu Jahid (S’17) received his Bachelor and M.Sc. degree in Electrical Electronic and Communication Engineering from Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2010 and 2018 respectively. During the period of 2010 to 2012, he worked at the Huawei Technologies, where he researches on radio network planning and optimization. Since 2016, he is serving as an assistant professor in the Dept. of EEE in Bangladesh University of Business and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has published over 35 articles in prestigious ISI journals and IEEE conference proceedings. His research interests include modeling of energy efficient green cellular networks and optical networking. He has been serving as TPC member, and reviewer in many reputed international journals and conferences.