Special Issue "Sensors for Home Automation and Security"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2017)
Lead Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
Prof. Dr. Nagender Kumar Suryadevara
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Geethanjali College of Engineering and Technology, Cheeryal (V) Keesara, R.R.Dist, Hyderabad, Telangana, India, 501301
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The Wireless home automation and security system model existed in the past, but, in the last decade, due to the prompt development of wireless sensing technologies, a large number of various types of “smart homes” have been developed. Smart homes domain, as a part of home automation and security, are needed to be intelligent and context-aware. The major wireless technologies used to implement these systems include Z-Wave, Insteon, Wavenis, Bluetooth, WiFi, and ZigBee. Numbers of equivalent names are used for the smart home system, e.g., home monitoring, home automation and security, assistive living system, intelligent home and smart home. A system controller, house extensive wiring network, heterogeneous sensors, communication protocols, standard interfaces (outlet designs) for joining other products, and basic user controls are the elements of the smart home system.
Smart homes are not only limited to just turning on and off a device but also monitor the internal environment and the activities that take place while the house is occupied. The outcome of these amendments to the technology is that a smart home can now monitor the happenings of the occupant. Moreover, they individually operate devices on a set of predefined patterns, or independently, as the user requires. Taking into consideration the recent developments in home technology, smart home automation can be explained as an implementation of pervasive computing and sensing. This smart home technology is capable of delivering context-aware, automated and assistive services to home monitoring and remote control. Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is one of the smart home applications, which comprises interoperable concepts, products, and services, which integrate new information and communication technologies (ICT) and home environments with the aim to improve and enhance the quality of life for people in all stages of life.
This Special Issue aims to publish original, significant and visionary papers describing scientific methods and technologies that improve efficiency, productivity, quality and reliability in all areas of wireless home automation and security. This Special Issue will provide a broad platform for publishing the many rapid advances that have been currently achieved in the area of wireless home automation and security. In this Special Issue we would like to focus on understanding what should be done to improve the sensing awareness to human. Submissions of scientific results from experts in academia and industry worldwide are strongly encouraged.
Contributions may include, but are not limited to:
- Intelligent sensors and actuators for homes, buildings and infrastructures
- Real-time control and optimization
- Distributed, networked and collaborative systems
- Big data and real-time data processing
- Wireless Communication protocols and implementation
- Modelling and analysis of physical components and environment
- Modelling, analysis and integration of human activities
- Energy efficiency in homes, buildings and infrastructures
- Practical deployment and case studies
- Anomaly detection in smart home environment
- Innovative wireless sensing and computing systems or prototypes
- Innovative use of smartphones or mobile tablets for smart homes
- Cloud-based data processing for human-awareness in home automation
- IOT and cloud computing for Smart environment
- Real-time and semantic web services
Prof. Dr. Subhas Mukhopadhyay
Dr. Hemant Ghayvat
Prof. Dr. Nagender Kumar Suryadevara
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- Smat Home
- Smart Building
- Wireless Sensor Networks
- Home Automation
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.
Title: Bluetooth Low Power Modes applied to the Data Transportation Network in Home Automation Systems
Author: Josu Etxaniz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Affiliation: Department of Electronic Technology, University of the Basque Country, Spain
Abstract: Even though the home automation is a well-known research and development area, recent technological improvements in so different areas as context recognition, sensing, wireless communications or embedded systems have boosted the wireless Smart Homes.
This paper focuses on some of those areas related to Home Automation. Specifically, the paper draws the attention to wireless communications issues on embedded systems. Specifically, the paper puts together the multi-hop networking with Bluetooth technology and the latency, as a quality of service (QoS) metric.
Bluetooth is a worldwide standard that provides low power multi-hop networking. It is a radio license free technology and establishes point-to-point and point-to-multipoint links, known as piconets, or multi-hop networks, known as scatternets. This way, many Bluetooth nodes can be interconnected to deploy ambient intelligent networks.
This paper introduces the research on multi-hop latency done with park and sniff low power modes of Bluetooth over the test platform developed. Besides, an empirical model is obtained to calculate the latency of Bluetooth multi-hop communications over asynchronous links when links in scatternets are always in sniff or park mode. Smart home devices and networks designers will take advantage of the models and the estimation of the delay they provide in communications along Bluetooth multi-hop networks.