Special Issue "Workshop Sensing A Changing World 2012"
A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2012)
Dr. Arend Ligtenberg
Wageningen University and Research Centre, GAIA building 101 at the campus WUR, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Three years ago the first workshop on Sensing a Changing World was held in Wageningen bringing together 80 researchers from 12 countries (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors/special_issues/sensing-a-changing-world/).
Now, three years later, developments in sensor technology have advanced rapidly. Technological platforms matured, standards are accepted, and various (mobile) sensors became widely available. As a result the number of applications which implement sensors (including human-sensors) and sensor web concepts are increasing, leading to new research challenges. Current developments in sensor technology provide increasing opportunities to analyse human behaviour and monitor environmental processes of a changing world. Access to vast amounts of data from mobile (e.g., GPS, mobile phones), in situ (e.g., meteorological, groundwater, seismic) and remote sensing sensors provides scientific researchers with interesting spatial-temporal data sets.
The main goal of this second edition, which is organized with support of the MODAP project (http://www.modap.org), is to present and explore the current state-of-the-art developments, impacts and research challenges for sensor web technology in the context of environmental monitoring and analyses.
The workshop results in an overview of the current state-of-the art developments and identification of future research challenges to improve the application of various sensor concepts and techniques in the environmental sciences domains. We encourage submission of both conceptual and application oriented contributions for the following topics (but are not limited to):
- Knowledge discovery from sensory data sets
- Scale issues in processing and application of spatial temporal sensory data
- Real-time and on-demand representation and visualization of sensor data
- Information extraction from (informal) sensor network data
- Integration of sensor webs and dynamical modelling
- Development of location and movement based services
- Standardized access to sensor data and the linkage to spatial data infrastructures.
- Application of mobile sensor based applications (transportation, urban, tourism, cellular census, location based services etc.)
- In situ and earth observation sensor applications (groundwater, air-quality, river management, agriculture, extreme events etc.)
Dr. Arend Ligtenberg