Call for Papers: Recent Advance in Information Communications Technologies for Smart Applications (SGIoT 2020)


This special issue focuses on discussing the recent advances in employing novel information communications technologies (ICT), including artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of things (IoT), blockchain, cloud/fog/edge computing, and 5G/6G networks to develop smart applications, including smart energy, smart manufacturing, smart healthcare, smart city, smart transportation, smart supply chain and logistics, smart business model and e-commerce, FinTech, and other smart applications. Recent innovative applications are based on the infrastructure of the IoT, which involves millions of interconnected intelligent devices that can communicate with one another, and thereby control the world around us.

The Internet of energy (IoE) and the smart grid can be considered to be an example of the IoT composed of embedded machines, which sense and control the behavior of the energy world, including conventional energy and renewable energy. The Internet of medical things (IoMT) consisting of enormous interconnected medical facilities can immediately monitor patients’ health conditions, adjust patients’ behavior, and simplify the clinical and information processes. It not only promotes the speed and precision of diagnosis and treatment, but also optimizes the communications of doctors and patients inside and outside medical institutes.

Smart manufacturing employs the IoT to connect machines, collect big data, and optimize the production processes, driving the growth of human resources for mechatronics, quality control, and integrated marketing. In a smart city, advance ICTs are applied to every object of the production or daily-life systems in the city, such as electricity system, water system, transportation system, building, oil and gas pipeline, factory, office, and home life.

The IoT gradually changes the business model. With cloud computing and the IoT, human have been used to share information through smartphones and mobile devices. This behavior has affected innovation in business models, to increase the productivity of businesses and decrease their operating costs. Development of AI with IoT (AIoT) has created smarter financial services, and changed the business model of banks, insurance, and securities industries. Recent smart FinTech applications include robo advisor, risk control, security, identification, smart customer services, regtech, and precise marketing.


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

- IoT enabled architectures and models for smart grid, healthcare, Industry 4.0, and smart cities

- ICT for smart manufacturing

- Communication networks for smart grids and smart metering

- Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) communication and management

- Sensor, actuator, and machine-to-machine (M2M) networks for smart grid and various industries based on the IoT

- Support for storage, renewable or green energy resources, and micro-grids

- ICT for the Internet of energy and smart energy

- Demand side management, demand response, and dynamic pricing for smart grid

- Architectures and models of the Internet of energy with energy trading

- Intelligent transportation system based on the IoT

- Communication techniques for Internet of vehicles and connected vehicles

- Big data analysis for smart grid and various industries based on the IoT

- AI techniques for smart grid and various industries based on the IoT

- Smart grid cyber security

- Information security in smart healthcare

- Secure design for medical IoT devices

- Security and law issues from the IoT applications and services

- Emerging applications, services, and management models of smart grid

- Reliability, availability, resiliency, and robustness of smart grid and various industries based on the IoT

- Simulation and performance analysis of smart grid communications and operations

- Blockchain design for smart services

- Public applications in smart cities

- ICT for smart logistics, supply chain, and transportation

- ICT-assisted business models and e-commerce

- ICT-assisted Fintech development and applications

Important Dates

  • Manuscript submission deadline: March 31, 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2021
  • Submission of final revised paper: August 25, 2021
  • Publication of special issue (tentative): 4th Quarter, 2022

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: When submitting papers, authors should choose article type as “SM 300 – Recent Advance in Information Communications Technologies for Smart Applications (SGIoT 2020)”. Authors need to register to submit their papers. Authors whose selected papers have been accepted and presented at the SGIoT 2020 ( are invited to submit an extended and revised version of their papers to this special issue. The papers must have at least 30% new material compared to the conference paper.

Guest Editors:

Prof. Der-Jiunn Deng, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan (E-mail:

Prof. Mohammed Atiquzzaman, University of Oklahoma, USA (E-mail:

Prof. Alexey Vinel, Halmstad University, Sweden (E-mail:

New Content ItemDer-Jiunn Deng (M’10) received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the National Taiwan University in 2005. He joined the National Changhua University of Education as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering in August 2005 and then became a Distinguished Professor in August 2016. In 2010, 2011, and 2012, he received the Research Excellency Award of National Changhua University of Education. In 2012 and 2015, he also received the Outstanding Faculty Research Award of National Changhua University of Education. His research interests include multimedia communication, quality-of-service, and wireless networks. Dr. Deng served or is serving as an editor and guest editor for several technical journals. He also served or is serving on several symposium chairs and technical program committees for IEEE and other international conferences. Dr. Deng is a member of the IEEE.

New Content ItemMohammed Atiquzzaman (Senior Member, IEEE) obtained his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from the University of Manchester (UK) in 1984 and 1987, respectively.  He currently holds the Edith J Kinney Gaylord Presidential professorship in the School of Computer Science at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Atiquzzaman is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Networks and Computer Applications, the founding Editor-in-Chief of Vehicular Communications, and serves/served on the editorial boards of many journals including IEEE Communications Magazine, Real-Time Imaging Journal, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems and Journal of Sensor Networks and International Journal of Communication Systems. He co-chaired the IEEE High-Performance Switching and Routing Symposium (2003, 2011), IEEE Globecom and ICC (2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2007, 2006), IEEE VTC (2013)  and the SPIE Quality of Service over Next Generation Data Networks conferences (2001, 2002, 2003). He was the panels co-chair of INFOCOM’05, and is/has been in the program committee of many conferences such as INFOCOM, Globecom, ICCCN, ICCIT, Local Computer Networks, and serves on the review panels at the National Science Foundation. He is the current Chair of IEEE Communication Society Technical Committee on Communications Switching and Routing.

Dr. Atiquzzaman received the 2018 Satellite and Space Communications Technical Recognition Award (IEEE) for ”valuable contributions to the Satellite and Space Communications scientific community”, the 2017 Distinguished Technical Achievement Award (IEEE), for “outstanding technical contributions and services in the area of communications switching and routing”. He was honored with the IEEE Communication Society’s Fred W. Ellersick Prize and NASA Group Achievement Award for “outstanding work to further NASA Glenn Research Center’s effort in the area of Advanced Communications/Air Traffic Management’s Fiber Optic Signal Distribution for Aeronautical Communications” project. He is the co-author of the book “Performance of TCP/IP over ATM networks” and has over 300 refereed publications, available at

His current research interests are in areas of transport protocols, wireless and mobile networks, ad hoc networks, satellite networks, power-aware networking, and optical communications. His research has been funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and U.S. Air Force, Cisco, and Honeywell.

New Content ItemAlexey Vinel received the Ph.D. degrees from the Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Moscow, Russia, in 2007, and from the Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, in 2013. He has been a Professor with the School of Information Technology, Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden, since 2015, and a Professor II with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen, Norway, since 2018. He has been involved in research projects on vehicular networking standards, advanced driver assistance systems, and autonomous driving. He is a senior member of the IEEE.