Call for Papers: Emerging Technologies for Next Generation Internet of Things (IoTaaS 2020)


In 2020, with the release and commercial use of 5G and WiFi 6, mobile Internet has entered a new development cycle. Internet of things (IoTs) is regarded as one of the most important scenarios of wireless network in the near future. It can be predicted that there will be massive devices connected to the mobile Internet through wireless communication. On the one hand, since the application scenarios of the Internet of things are quite wide, such as telemedicine, industrial control, smart home, smart city, hand-held wear, virtual reality, and etc., more diversified technologies are needed to provide efficient solutions. On the other hand, there are many industrial standards of the Internet of things such as NB-IoT, LoRa, IEEE 802.11p, LTE-v, IEEE 802.11bd. How to promote the standardization process and explore the relationship between different standards is also a tricky challenge. Wireless network and communication technology is one of the most important driving forces for the development of Internet of things, so the research of 6G and the next generation WiFi provides conditions for of Internet of things technology. Therefore, the special issue focuses on the emerging technologies for the next generation IoT.


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

  • Routing algorithms and protocols for IoT
  • Multiple access control technology for IoT
  • 6G based IoT networking technology
  • 802.11 based IoT networking technology
  • M2M and V2X Networking
  • IoT Standardization
  • Information theory and processing of IoT
  • Emerging PHY technology for IoT
  • Tag identification for RFID
  • Multi-media technology for IoT
  • Big data for IoT networking
  • AI/ML/DL assisted IoT
  • Cloud computing, fog computing, and edge computing for IoT
  • IoT for space communications and networking
  • IoT as a service sensor networks

Important Dates

  • Manuscript submission deadline: March 1, 2021 
  • Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2021
  • Submission of final revised paper: July 1, 2021
  • Publication of special issue (tentative): 3nd Quarter, 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 Editor at the following email address:

Guest Editors:

Changle Li, Xidian University (

Dr. Changle Li received the Ph.D. degree in communication and information system from Xidian University, China, in 2005. He conducted his postdoctoral research in Canada and the National Institute of information and Communications Technology, Japan, respectively. He had been a Visiting Scholar with the University of Technology Sydney and is currently a Professor with the State Key Laboratory of Integrated Services Networks, Xidian University. His research interests include intelligent transportation systems, vehicular networks, mobile ad hoc networks, and wireless sensor networks.

Yong Fang, Chang’an University (

Dr. Yong Fang received his BEng, MEng, and PhD degrees from the School of Telecommunications Engineering, Xidian University, Xi’an, China, in 2000, 2003, and 2005, respectively. Then he was a lecturer/postdoc-fellow for one year in the School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xi’an, China. From 2007 to 2008, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, as a research professor. From 2009 to 2016, he was a full professor with the College of Information Engineering, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China. Since 2017, he is a full professor with the School of Information Engineering, Chang'an University, Xian, Shaanxi, China. His research interests include coding technique and theory, deep learning, compressed sensing, intelligent transportation systems, image/video coding, processing, and transmission, etc. He had a long experience in hardware development, e.g. FPGA-based (Xilinx Vertex series) video codec design, DSP-based (TI C64 series) video surveillance system, etc. He was an associate editor of the Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems. He is now an editor of the IEEE Communications Letters.