Special Issue "Advances in Sensors for Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Buildings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2017
In order to achieve the ambitious energy and climate targets for 2050 as part of the decarbonisation goal for the European economy, significant reductions in energy usage in buildings are required. Today, the rates of construction of new buildings, as well as the rates of renovation of existing buildings are both very low. At the same time, new ICT technologies are being developed that can identify energy inefficiencies in buildings and achieve energy gains based on intelligent management and control of appliances as well as through providing reliable data to citizens and guiding them to achieve a change in behavior and consumption practices.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect from academic and industrial players, papers reporting original, previously unpublished research, which addresses this important topic. It is evident that the creation of an innovative IT ecosystem involves significant developments in a broad range of topics, from foundational topics regarding the organization and analysis of information, to papers presenting novel technological platforms for interconnecting smart sensors and intelligent devices, to pilots reporting recent developments in real-world deployments. In addition, novel approaches combining advances in IoT and Cloud technologies, with techniques such as gamification to stimulate engagement and behavior change are also in the scope of this Special Issue.
Topics of interest:
- Data management and knowledge extraction
- Novel network infrastructures
- Smart metering infrastructures
- Wide area management and monitoring systems
- Networking protocols for low-power devices
- Methodologies for studying and analyzing smart buildings’ performance
- Pilot applications and experiences in both public and private buildings
- IoT-based gamification for behavioral change towards energy efficiency
- IoT for Energy-related issues in Education
Prof. Dr. Ioannis Chatzigiannakis
Dr. Georgios Mylonas
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- Internet of things
- smart buildings
- energy data analytics
- case studies on behavioral change
- real-world internet