Special Issue "Advances in Optical, RF, Microwave and Wireless BioSensing for Health, Environment and Agriculture"
A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2017
Dr. Olga Korostynska
Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Liverpool John Moores University, Peter Jost Enterprise Centre, Byrom Str, Liverpool, L3 3AF, UK
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Interests: sensors for real-time monitoring of water quality, pH, phosphates, nitrates, bromide, chlorides, pesticides, bacteria, COD and BOD; alcohol and drugs metabolites; DNA biosensors for food quality monitoring; electromagnetic waves, optical and semiconductor sensors, biofilms; sensors manufacture technologies
Dr. Alex Mason
Department of Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Liverpool John Moores University, Henry Cotton Building, 15-21 Webster Street, Liverpool, L3 2ET, UK
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Interests: applied sensing for industrial, agricultural and medical applications; real-time water quality monitoring; non-invasive food categorization and quality determination; electromagnetic waves sensors; wireless sensor networks; low-power automation and control
Biosensors, biosensor arrays and sensor networks are becoming well established outside of the research development domain, to the point that it is difficult to imagine, for example, effective environmental monitoring, forensic analysis, or even a routine health check without them. A broad range of industries also benefits from the biosensors built into the wireless sensors networks due to their ability to simply add remote sensing points, without the cost of running wires, which results in numerous advantages including energy and material savings, process improvements, labour savings, and productivity increases. These sensors are also becoming an important part in areas such as agriculture, health monitoring, and even in natural disaster relief missions and smart sustainable cities. For example, wireless sensor networks allow continuous health monitoring of vulnerable patients, such as elderly and people with dementia. Vital information on patients health indicators can be collected, processed and delivered in real time to a medical or care person in charge, so that immediate actions can be taken if necessary. This approach not only saves billions of pounds to a national healthcare provides, but also offers better quality of service and even saves lives. Soil, air and water contamination monitoring in real time became a necessity following recent wide-scale natural disasters and industrial accidents, such as that in Fukushima, Japan, earthquakes in New Zealand, and flooding in the UK to name a few. Biosensors are vital in tackling antimicrobial resistance in agriculture and environment, which became a global problem. To ensure that biosensors address the rapidly developing needs of various areas of our lives and activities, the scientists, researchers, manufacturers and end-users need to establish an efficient dialogue so that newest technological achievements in all aspects of Optical, RF, Microwave and Wireless BioSensing could be implemented for the benefit of a wide community. This Special Issue aims to provide a platform for such a dialogue and invites authors to submit high-quality manuscripts reporting on advances in biosensing for health, environment and agriculture. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Real-time monitoring of environmental conditions
- Air pollution sensors
- Radiation pollution monitoring
- Sustainable agriculture
- Gas leakage detection
- Water level and pollution detection
- Biosensors in health and treatment
- Real-time monitoring of elderly and patients with dementia
- Animal health monitoring
- Novel applications of biosensors in agriculture and other areas
Submitted articles should not have been previously published or currently under review by other journals or conferences/symposia/workshops. Papers previously published as part of conference/workshop proceedings can be considered for publication in the Special Issue provided that they are modified to contain at least 40% new content. Authors of such submissions must clearly indicate how the journal version of their paper has been extended in a separate letter to the guest editors at the time of submission. Moreover, authors must acknowledge their previous paper in the manuscript and resolve any potential copyright issues prior to submission.
Dr. Olga Korostynska
Dr. Alex Mason
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Biosensors is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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