Special Issue "Context Aware Environments and Applications"
A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2017)
The evolution of communication systems, particularly within wireless systems, and the advent of the Internet of Things, is enabling the implementation of fully-interactive, context-aware environments. As a consequence, multiple applications, many of them related to Cyber Physical Systems, have been proposed and are currently under study, such as Intelligent Transportation Systems, Ambient Assisted Living, Smart Health, or Industrial/Factories of the Future.
The successful adoption and deployment of Context Aware Environments faces multiple challenges, related with communication network infrastructures (such as delay and fault tolerance), energy consumption, adaptability or device/system resilience. In this sense, novel solutions, such as IoT based systems, energy aware routing protocols, energy harvesting techniques or the integration of 4D/5G systems is envisaged as the path towards future developments.
This Special Issue aims to highlight advances in the development, testing, and modeling of Context Aware Scenarios and Applications, within the broad area of potential application of such systems. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Context Aware Testbeds: ITS, Smart Health, Smart City, etc.
- System dynamics and modelling
- Human/System Interaction
- Wireless Sensor Network and device design, with focus on energy efficient operation
- Cloud-based IoT platform development
- Cyber Physical System development for Context Aware Environments
Dr. Francisco Falcone
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- Ambient Assisted Living
- Intelligent Transportation Systems
- Cyber Physical Systems
- Internet of Things
- Wireless Sensor Networks
- Smart Cities/Smart Regions