Special Issue "Visual Sensor Networks"

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A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Sensor Networks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2015

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Y. Ahmet Sekercioglu
Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, 3800, Australia
Website: http://titania.ctie.monash.edu.au/
E-Mail: Ahmet.Sekercioglu@monash.edu.au
Interests: distributed algorithms for self-organization in wireless ad hoc; sensor and visual sensor networks; Wireless systems for networked control applications

Guest Editor
Dr. Enrico Natalizio
HEUDIASYC UMR CNRS 7253 Université de Technologie de Compiègne Rue Roger Couttolenc, CS 60319, 60200, Compiègne, France
Website: https://www.hds.utc.fr/~enataliz/
E-Mail: enrico.natalizio@hds.utc.fr
Interests: robot and sensor networks; Swarm communications; Control of networked systems; Internet of Things

Guest Editor
Dr. Isabelle Fantoni
HEUDIASYC UMR CNRS 7253 Université de Technologie de Compiègne Rue Roger Couttolenc, CS 60319, 60200, Compiègne, France
Website: https://www.hds.utc.fr/~ifantoni
E-Mail: isabelle.fantoni@hds.utc.fr
Interests: Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs); Flocking of multiple UAVs; Localization and navigation of UAVs using camera networks; Heterogeneous robotic systems in interaction

Guest Editor
Dr. Vincent Frémont
HEUDIASYC UMR CNRS 7253 Université de Technologie de Compiègne Rue Roger Couttolenc, CS 60319, 60200, Compiègne, France
Website: https://www.hds.utc.fr/~vfremont/
E-Mail: vincent.fremont@hds.utc.fr

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

An extension of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), Visual Sensor Networks (VSNs) are becoming a reality thanks to the recent advances of mass production of low-cost camera modules, increasingly powerful and power effective processor systems, and high-speed wireless communications technologies. VSNs collect information-rich visual data. Multiple camera nodes, potentially installed on mobile robots or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), generate potentially large amounts of data which will inevitably require new paradigms for processing and transmission. For VSNs to reach their full potential of usability, intelligent algorithms for scalable, distributed and collaborative processing will be needed. Plug-and-play functionality and self-organization schemes will also play a central role for large-scale deployment of VSNs.

Tremendous challenges and research opportunities are present. To name a few: Quality-of-Service (QoS) aware visual sensory data processing, coverage optimization, multi-view information analysis and 3D mapping, power conservation methods, new architectures including cloud-enhanced ones, improved communication protocols, intelligent data coding and compression methods, or localized information analysis and task distribution.

In this special issue, research papers are sought covering all aspects of VSN hardware, software, algorithms and experimental setups, especially on mobile robot or UAV platforms. In-depth, authoritative survey and tutorial papers are also welcome. Submissions should clearly indicate which open challenges in VSNs are addressed in their work. Authors are invited to contact the guest editors prior to submission if they are uncertain whether their work falls within the general scope of this special issue.

Dr. Y. Ahmet Sekercioglu
Dr. Enrico Natalizio
Dr. Isabelle Fantoni
Dr. Vincent Frémont
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • 3-D vision for robotics
  • projective and computational geometry
  • dynamical scene analysis
  • image processing
  • distributed visual SLAMs

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Sensors 2014, 14(9), 15981-16002; doi:10.3390/s140915981
Received: 11 July 2014; in revised form: 14 August 2014 / Accepted: 25 August 2014 / Published: 28 August 2014
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