Special Issue "Low Power Wireless Sensing and Internet of Things"


A special issue of Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications (ISSN 2079-9268).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Robert E. Kinicki
Computer Science Department; Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA 01609-2280, USA
Website: http://web.cs.wpi.edu/~rek/
Interests: power-aware wireless protocols; rate adaptation algorithms for wireless networks; infrastructure wireless LAN performance; home wireless networks; performance of multimedia applications over networks

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Low-power, economical wireless sensor networks (WSNs) is the technology that will bring shared intelligence to objects in the Internet of Things (IoT). To meet the scalability requirements for ubiquitous IoT connectivity, ultra-low-power radios are needed and suitable interoperable protocols must be standardized to assure safe, secure and efficient machine-to-machine coordination. Additionally these low-layer radio and MAC layer protocols must be integrated into lightweight operating systems and serve as the foundation for Web-based applications that utilize IPv6 over the Internet. This special issue focuses on concepts that connect and enhance low-power wireless sensing with the Internet of Things.

Circuit technology that support the timing mechanisms for sensor platform operations and efficient, secure radio communication among smart objects are the subject of this issue. Papers that consider standardized protocol developments that work with sensor platforms are encouraged. Also, concepts at the interface between MAC layer protocols that support IoT applications and the underlying low-power circuitry are highly encouraged.

Professor Robert E. Kinicki
Guest Editor


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  • controlled machine-to-machine communication
  • low-power sensor platforms and operating systems
  • IPv6 protocol stacks
  • smart devices and the smart grid
  • internet of things applications
  • circuit and system level design for sensor network applications
  • security issues in sensor communications

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J. Low Power Electron. Appl. 2014, 4(3), 252-267; doi:10.3390/jlpea4030252
Received: 8 July 2014 / Revised: 18 August 2014 / Accepted: 4 September 2014 / Published: 12 September 2014
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Type of Paper: Article
Title: A Smart Hospital System exploiting the integration between RFID and WSN Technoloiges
Authors: L. Catarinucci, D. De Donno, L. Mainetti, L. Palano, L. Patrono, L. Stefanizzi, and L. Tarricone
Affiliation: University of Salento, Lecce, ITALY
Email: luigi.patrono@unisalento.it
Abstract: This work is focused on the development of a Smart Hospital System exploring the integration between Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) technologies. The proposal uses recent achievements in the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in order to develop innovative, smart systems supporting the improvement of healthcare and biomedical-related processes, e.g. the automatic identification, monitoring, and tracking of both patients and employees in hospitals and nursing institutes. Such services are based on the deployment of an heterogeneous network of RFID-WSN nodes relaying data to a central server. A set of software applications based on RESTful Java and database Push Notification (PN) technologies has been designed, implemented, and installed on the central server in order to manage alert events (e.g. patient falls) and promptly inform the nursing staff through an iOS/Android mobile app which has been designed ad hoc for the smart hospital scenario.

Last update: 24 April 2014

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