Special Issue "Advancements in Lightweight AI for Constrained Internet of Things Devices for Smart Cities"

Submission Deadline: 30 September 2021
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Guest Editors
Dr. Shabir Ahmad, Gachon University, South Korea.
Dr. Muhammad Fayaz, University of Central Asia, Russia.
Dr. Faheem Khan, University of Laki Marwat, Pakistan.


The Internet of Things (IoT) has been playing a vital role in adding value to human lives. In recent years, IoT applications have been coupled with Machine Learning techniques to form Intelligent IoT applications. However, for intelligent IoT nodes, the machine learning technologies should be lightweight to meet the constrained capabilities of the embedded hardware. This Special Issue aims to highlight advances in the open research topics in this field, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Optimize Existing Machine Learning architecture for embedded IoT devices;

2. Lightweight Machine Learning architecture and frameworks;

3. Distributed Predictive Optimization;

4. Communication network design and optimization;

5. Energy saving and energy harvesting methods and techniques;

6. Blockchain for security and privacy;

7. Data collection and management methods (big data and data retrieval);

8. Data replication and distribution management on IoT edge nodes;

9. Lightweight Intelligent IoT service orchestration;

10. Intelligent IoT for lightweight driver assistance systems in Electric Vehicles.

Model Optimization
Smart Cities
Internet of Things
Service Orchestration
Computer Vision
Medical Image Processing
Digital Twin

Published Papers
  • Intelligent Microservice Based on Blockchain for Healthcare Applications
  • Abstract Nowadays, the blockchain, Internet of Things, and artificial intelligence technology revolutionize the traditional way of data mining with the enhanced data preprocessing, and analytics approaches, including improved service platforms. Nevertheless, one of the main challenges is designing a combined approach that provides the analytics functionality for diverse data and sustains IoT applications with robust and modular blockchain-enabled services in a diverse environment. Improved data analytics model not only provides support insights in IoT data but also fosters process productivity. Designing a robust IoT-based secure analytic model is challenging for several purposes, such as data from diverse sources, increasing data size,… More
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