Special Issue "Big Data and Cloud Computing for Sensor Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2016)
The potential of big data has been unleashed by the so-called Internet of Things, which is actually the internet of sensors and actuators. Sensors are everywhere in our lives, from our smartphones, to our game controllers, to our cars. With such pervasive sensing, computing and connectivity, everything we do creates a rich digital footprint. All these data captured contain valuable insights. A big data approach will enable business users, along with data scientists, to fully unlock the value in data. Low-cost sensor networks combined with affordable access to cloud computing have inspired a wave of innovations that are making our lives better. For example, if we can integrate healthcare with smart sensors, passive monitoring and big data analytics to measure, monitor and interpret daily activity levels for elderly patients, we can develop various useful applications for patients and medical professionals. But all opportunities come with challenges. The ability to discover, store, clean, analyse, and model big sensor data still needs to be developed.
In this Special Issue, we will focus on those researchers trying to apply big data methodologies to uncover the value from sensor data in various areas such as traffic, environment, smart grids, maintenance management, healthcare, etc., or designing novel infrastructure, services, and applications to support big sensor data analytics. Topics related to the ecosystem around sensor data (e.g., sensor data economy, sensor data privacy and ownership) are also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Yike Guo
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