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Call for Papers for the Special lssue "Responsible and Federated Foundation Models for IIoT"


Guest Editor:

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Weishan Zhang (zhangws@upc.edu.cn), China University of Petroleum (East China), China

Paolo Bellavista (paolo.bellavista@unibo.it), University of Bologna, Italy

Lu (Qinghua.Lu@data61.csiro.au), Data61, CSIRO, Australia

Xiaokang Zhou (zhou@biwako.shiga-u.ac.jp), Shiga University, Japan

Chonggang Wang (CGWANG@IEEE.org), InterDigital, USA



Special Issue Introduction

The IEEE Internet of Things Special Issue on Credible and Federated Foundation Models for IIoT strives to comprehensively address various facets intertwined with credible federated learning and foundation models within the domain of IIoT. We invite authors to submit their latest original research results on the following topics, but are not limited to:


  • Cross-modal and multimodal foundation models for IIoT

  • Refinement of foundation models through fine-tuning for IIoT

  • Learning paradigm for training foundation models via federated learning for IIoT

  • Collaboration mechanisms between foundation models and small models

  • Federated unlearning approach for foundation models after organizational changes in the IIoT

  • Federated retrieval augmented generation (RAG)

  • Framework for fusion or collaboration between foundation models

  • Reasoning optimization of foundation models and federated learning for IIoT

  • Ensuring responsibility of IIoT using Federated Learning and Foundation Models

  • Optimization strategies for Federated Learning and/or pre-training foundation models targeted at IIoT applications

  • Establishing large foundation model repositories for IIoT applications

  • Federated life long learning and AI governance control in IIoT

  • Responsible AI engineering for foundation model-based industrial applications


Important Dates:

-Submission Deadline: March 15th, 2025

-First Reviews Due: May 1, 2025

-Revision Due: June 1, 2025

-Second Reviews Due/Notification: July 1, 2025

-Final Manuscript Due: July 31st, 2025

-Publication Date: October 2025



About IEEE Internet of Things Journal



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The IEEE IoT Journal (IoT-J), ISSN: 2327-4662, launched in 2014 (“Genesis of the IoT-J“), publishes papers on the latest advances, as well as review articles, on the various aspects of IoT. Topics include IoT system architecture, IoT enabling technologies, IoT communication and networking protocols, IoT services and applications, and the social implications of IoT. Examples are IoT demands, impacts, and implications on sensors technologies, big data management, and future internet design for various IoT use cases, such as smart cities, smart environments, smart homes, etc.

The IEEE IoT Journal is indexed in SCIE Q1, CAS Q1.10.6 Impact Factor (JCR’22).