Call for Papers: Internet of things: Intelligent networks, communication and mobility (AdHocNets 2020)


Internet of things: Intelligent networks, communication and mobility In conjunction with: 12th EAI International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks (AdHocNets 2020)


The traditional focus of ad-hoc networking technologies and their applications is no longer satisfying the emerging of next-generation networks. An ad-hoc network is a wireless system, in which nodes (Mobile or static) are connected using wireless links and cooperate to self-organize into a network without the requirement for any infrastructure such as access points or base stations. In recent years, the advancements in intelligent network, 5G, IoT, and the huge dependency on Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology have shifted the interest of ad-hoc networks which attracted increased attention from the research and industrial communities.

The aim of the Special Issue of Next-Generation Intelligent Networks (co-located with AdHocNets 2020 conference) is to attract the best technical papers from the accepted papers to provide a forum that brings together researchers, industry, and government to discuss future directions on all aspects of next-generation networks focusing on ad-hoc networks.


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

  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • MANET and VANET technology
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) networks
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Airborne networks
  • Underwater and Underground networks
  • Personal, Body, and Home area networks
  • Network architectural and protocol design
  • MAC, routing, and transport protocols
  • Resource allocation and management
  • Network management Power, Topology control and management
  • QoS provisioning and Service discovery
  • Data Fusion
  • Reliability and fault tolerance
  • Security and privacy
  • Machine learning (or AI) for ad hoc networks
  • Blockchain and Ad-Hoc Networks
  • Massive machine connections for IoT
  • Middleware for ad hoc networks
  • Cross-layer design for ad hoc networks
  • SDN for ad hoc networks
  • NFV for ad-hoc networks
  • Edge computing for ad-hoc networks
  • Performance modeling and analysis for ad hoc networks
  • Tools to design, implement, and evaluate ad hoc network protocols

Important Dates

  • Manuscript submission deadline: January, 31st, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: March, 31st, 2021  
  • Submission of final revised paper: May, 1st,
  • 2021 Publication of special issue (tentative): June, 15th, 2021

Submission Procedure

Authors should follow the MONET Journal manuscript format described at the journal site. Manuscripts should be submitted on-line through

A copy of the manuscript should also be emailed to the Guest Editors at the following email address(es):,,

Guest Editors:

Moayad Aloqaily, Al Ain University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Kobbane Abdellatif, ENSIAS, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco

Feng Yan, Southeast University, China