Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems

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    o Full papers: typically 9 (+/- 4) pages (tutorials and survey papers, whole industrial systems, creative installations and frameworks).

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The fast development of information technologies (e.g., ubiquitous computing, cloud computing, semantic web, big data and cyber-physical system) as well as all kinds of communication technologies (e.g., control network, communication network, sensor network, body area network, social network, opportunistic network, cloud-based network, etc.) has recently emerged and applied in various industries, ranging from traditional ones like textile industry, coal industry, mining industry, steel industry, machinery industry, petrochemical industry, to newer and broader-sense ones like biomedical industry, aviation industry, software industry, service industry, etc. Assisted by various information and communication technologies, automation in industries can reduce costs and increase reliability because of enhanced control, integration, and optimization of goods production and service delivery. However, the industrial environment features extreme temperature, humidity, electromagnetic interference and vibration as well as the globalized economic environment is equally dynamic and harsh, which poses extra constraints to management and planning. Such constraints call for the criticality of the design, analysis and implementation of intelligent systems and networks to satisfy the requirements of various stakeholders with an interdisciplinary approach.

This journal is committed to the timely publication of the latest research and developments in the broader and interdisciplinary areas of industrial networks and intelligent systems. Full papers, letters, surveys, as well as essays are welcomed. All submissions will go through a rigorous peer-review process, and be reviewed by expert referees and evaluated by the editorial board. The scope of the journal includes, but is not limited to:

  • Applications of wireless sensor networks, body area networks in large-scale industrial applications, such as fault theories of wireless networks, including routing, network control and management, reliable transmission and architectures, etc.
  • Applications of social networking, big data, ubiquitous computing, mobile computing, and cloud computing in various industries and services (e.g., intelligent systems enhanced by social networking, cloud-based industrial networks, cloud-assisted intelligent systems, etc.)
  • Analysis of industrial control and communication networks, including network lifetime, security, network scalability, reliability, stability, etc.
  • Design and choice of industrial, intelligent, application-specific network protocols and algorithms (e.g., EtherNet/IP, Ethernet Powerlink, EtherCAT, Modbus-TCP, Profinet, SERCOS III, etc.) at any communication layer
  • Opportunistic networks in the industry, such as underwater sensor networks in sewage treatment systems, including establishing a temporary data transmission structure using available devices (e.g., underwater robot, surface data station, surface sink and under water sink), optimizing horizontal multi-hop data links (e.g., 3D data transmission), etc.
  • Applications of intelligent systems in various industries, including collaborative systems, quality control, optimization, decision support, planning, high-level control concepts (e.g., multi-agent and holonic systems, service-oriented architectures), low-level control concepts (e.g., IEC 61131-3 and IEC 61499-based control), advanced system engineering concepts (e.g., model-driven development, component-based design), supply chains, value chains, virtual organizations, and virtual societies, emergency preparedness, crisis management, business channels, electronic marketplaces, enterprise resources planning, etc.
  • Design and analysis of real-time embedded industrial systems, including real-time computing, real-time operating systems, real-time communications, networked embedded systems technology, etc.
  • Novel control techniques, with respect to process control, equipment control, supervisory control, adaptive control, motion control, etc.
  • Automated manufacturing systems, regarding formal modeling and analysis of manufacturing systems, scheduling of manufacturing systems, queuing systems and petri nets in manufacturing systems, etc.
  • Computational intelligence in automation, including neural, fuzzy, evolutionary approaches in automation, ant colonies optimization and swarm intelligence in automation, machine learning, expert systems, etc.
  • Hardware and software design and development for intelligent systems, such as intelligent and humanized production monitoring and control, etc.
  • Big data analysis and processing in various industries and services, including constructing data analysis models, providing data analysis and processing tools and designing various optimization algorithms based on data analysis.
  • Crowd-sourced behavior analysis in various industry and services, such as measuring and calculating the diffusion direction and speed of gas in the petrochemical industry based on crowd-sourced data from a large number of and various types of sensors, as well as product and service evaluation.
  • Simulation and testbed of current industrial networks and intelligent systems, including network performance analysis, automated manufacturing, intelligent monitoring, disaster prevention, etc.
  • Vision of future smart factories, service, marketing, and their integration, incorporating current existing technologies.
  • Multimedia applications, content management, process management and knowledge management for various industries, services, and engineering education: including multimedia processing, multimedia retrieval, multimedia indexing, image sensing, image processing, image coding, image recognition, etc.
  • Pattern recognition methods for various industries and services: including statistical theory, clustering, similarity measures, unsupervised learning, supervised learning, etc.
  • Survey, review and essay of current industrial networks researches and intelligent systems development.


Lei Shu, received Ph.D. degree in National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, in 2010. Until March 2012, he was a Specially Assigned Researcher in Osaka University, Japan. Since October 2012, he joined Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China as a full professor. He is the founder of Industrial Security and Wireless Sensor Networks Lab: He is also working as the vice-director of the Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Petrochemical Equipment Fault Diagnosis, China. His research interests include: Wireless Sensor Networks, Multimedia Communication, Middleware, Cloud Computing, Fault Diagnosis, and Security. He has published over 300 papers in related conferences, journals, and books in the related areas. He had been awarded the Globecom 2010, ICC 2013, ComManTel 2014 Best Paper Awards. He has been serving as founding Editor in Chief for EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems, and editors for IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Access, ACM/Springer Wireless Networks, Springer Telecommunication Systems, Springer Intelligent Industrial Systems, and served as Guest Editors for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Wireless Communication Magazine, IEEE Communication Magazine, IEEE Sensors Journal, ACM/Springer Mobile Applications and Networks. He has served as more than 50 various Co-Chair for international conferences/workshops, e.g., IWCMC, ICC, ISCC, ICNC, Chinacom; TPC members of more than 200 conferences, e.g., ICDCS, DCOSS, MASS, ICC, Globecom, ICCCN, WCNC, ISCC. He has served as reviewer of more than 50 journals. He is a member of ACM, IEEE, IEEE ComSoc, IEEE IES, and EAI. 


Dickson K.W. Chiu received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Computer Studies from the University of Hong Kong in 1987. He received the M.Sc. (1994) and the Ph.D. (2000) degrees in Computer Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He started his own computer company while studying part-time. He has also taught at several universities in Hong Kong. His teaching and research interest is in e-Business, Information Management, Library Science, and with a cross-disciplinary approach, involving workflows, software engineering, information technologies, agents, information system research, and databases. The results have been widely published in around 200 international publications (most of them have been indexed by SCI, SCI-E, EI, and SSCI), including many practical taught master and undergraduate project results. He received a best paper award in the 37th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences in 2004. He is the founding Editor-in-chief of the International Journal on Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering, as well as EAI Endorsed Transaction on e-Business and serves in the editorial boards of several international journals. He co-founded several international workshops and co-edited several journal special issues. He also served as a program committee member for over 100 international conferences and workshops. Dr. Chiu is a Senior Member of both the ACM and the IEEE, and a life member of the Hong Kong Computer Society.

Special Issues Editor

Dr. Liangtian Wan received the B.S. degree and the Ph.D. degree in the College of Information and Communication Engineering from Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China, in 2011 and 2015, respectively. He is currently a Research Fellow of School of Electrical and Electrical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. He has around 30 papers published or under review by refereed international journals (e.g., IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Access) and conferences (e.g., ACM Mobihoc) and is the holder of 2 patents. He has served as a Reviewer of more than 20 journals (e.g., IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Network Magazine, IEEETransactions onVehicular Technology, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Sensors Journal; IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation; Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Microprocessors and Microsystems, Elsevier; Security and Communication Networks, Wiley). He was the guest editor atIEEE Access. He has served as a TPC member of several international conferences (e.g.,IEEE ATC 2015).His current research interests are mainly in the areas of wireless sensor networks, array signal processing and compressed sensing and its applications.

Advisory Board

Albert Y. Zomaya, University of Sydney, Australia
Carlo Cecati, University of L’Aquila, Italy
Chongang Wang, InterDigital Communications, USA
Dapeng Oliver Wu, University of Florida, USA
Han-Chieh Chao, National Ilan University, Taiwan
Hsiao-Hwa Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Haohong Wang, Cisco Systems, USA
Jesús Soto Carrión, Pontifical University of Salamanca, Spain
Mohammed Atiquzzaman, University of Oklahoma, USA
Mischa Dohler, CTTC, Barcelona, Spain
Mohsen Guizani, Qatar University, Qatar
Minho Jo, Korea University, Korea
Mohammad S. Obaidat, Monmouth University, USA
Michael Pecht, University of Maryland, USA
Shojiro Nishio, Osaka University, Japan
Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan
Victor Leung, British Columbia University, Canada
Vincenzo Piuri, Universita' degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Yang Xiao, University of Alabama, USA

Editorial Board

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia
Ala Al-Fuqaha, Western Michigan University, USA
Ammar Rayes, Cisco Systems, USA

Athanasios Maglaras, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaly, Greece
Constandinos Mavromoustakis, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Chau Yuen, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Chunsheng Zhu, University of British Columbia, Canada

Der-Jiunn Deng, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
Gerhard Hancke, University of London, UK
Guangjie Han, Hohai University, China
Hacene Fouchal, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
Haklae Kim, Samsung Electronics, Co. Ltd, South Korea
Honggang Wang, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA
Javier M. Aguiar, Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Jesus Alonso-Zarate, Telecommunications Technology Center of Catalonia, Spain
Jiankun Hu, University of New South Wales, Australia

Jianmin Jiang, Shenzhen University, China
Jinlei Jiang, Tsinghua University, China
Jinsong Wu, Bell Laboratory, China
Joel Rodrigues, Inst. Telecomunicações, Univ. of Beira Interior, Portugal
Jucheng Yang, Tianjing University of Technology, China
Leandros A. Maglaras, De Montfort University, UK
Lei Wang, Dalian University of Technology, China
Liang Zhou, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Lu Liu, University of Derby, UK
Marijn Janssen, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Mithun Mukherjee, Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China

Noel Crespi, Institut Mines-Telecom, Telecom SudParis, France
Periklis Chatzimisios, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece
P. Radha Krishna, SET Labs, Infosys Technologies Limited, India
Richard Yu, Carleton University, Canada
Pierluigi Siano, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Rose Hu, Utah State University, USA
Sammy Chan, City University of HongKong, HK
Sghaier Guizani, Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia
Shui Yu, Deakin University, Australia
Song Guo, University of Aizu, Japan
Tiago J. Cruz, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Trung Q. Duong, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Walid Gaaloul, Institut National des Télécommunications, France
Xianfu Chen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
Xiang Gui, Massey University, New Zealand
Xiaoling Wu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Xu Wang, Heriot Watt University, UK
Yan Zhang, Simula Research Laboratory and University of Oslo, Norway
Yan Bai, University of Washington Tacoma, USA
Yong Li, Tsinghua University, China
Yong Tang, South China Normal University, China
Yuanfang Chen, Pierre and Marie Curie University-Paris 6, France

Yuexing Peng, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, UAE

Zhangbing Zhou, China University of Geosciences, China

Assistant Editors

Li Yan, Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China

Zhiqiang Huo,University of Lincoln, UK



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