Special Issue "Wireless Sensor Networks and the Internet of Things"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2014

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Luciano Lavagno
Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni Politecnico di Torino Turin, Italy
Website: http://polimage.polito.it/wsn/faculty/luciano-lavagno
E-Mail: luciano.lavagno@polito.it
Interests: design and applications of wireless sensor networks; design methods and tools for embedded systems; high-level synthesis of digital hardware; asynchronous circuits

Guest Editor
Dr. Mihai T. Lazarescu
Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni Politecnico di Torino Turin, Italy
Website: http://www.det.polito.it/personale/scheda/%28nominativo%29/mihai.lazarescu
E-Mail: mihai.lazarescu@polito.it
Interests: cost- and energy-efficient design of wireless sensor nodes; high-level synthesis of wireless sensor applications; distributed data processing on embedded devices, learning, adaptability; efficient and secure communication, privacy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since first coined 15 years ago, the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm has continuously expanded to cover applications in many daily life settings.  The paradigm now encompasses several technologies beyond RFID and WSNs, while the Internet pervasiveness continuously rises our expectations of permanent interaction with the physical environment, both local and remote.

Nevertheless, many issues still hinder the widespread adoption of the IoT paradigm. They include, for instance, cost, security and privacy, perceived reliability, maintenance, efficient data aggregation and processing.

The aim of this special issue is to bring together innovative developments in areas related to WSNs and IoT, including but not limited to:

  • cost (of node, energy, development, deployment, maintenance)
  • energy (reliability, management)
  • communication (security, resilience, low energy)
  • adaptability (to environment, energy, faults)
  • data processing (on nodes, distributed, aggregation, discovery, big data)
  • self-learning (pattern discovery, prediction, auto-configuration)
  • deployment (cost, error prevention, localization)
  • high-level methods and tools for node and application design
  • maintenance (troubleshooting, recurrent costs)
  • applications (both new and enjoying new life)

Both review articles and original research papers relating to WSN and IoT are solicited.  There is particular interest for papers with advances towards overcoming the adoption barriers for WSN and IoT.

Dr. Luciano Lavagno
Dr. Mihai T. Lazarescu
Guest Editors


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  • wireless sensor networks
  • internet of things
  • communication
  • learning
  • distributed processing
  • localization
  • sensing
  • energy management

Published Papers (4 papers)

by , , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(8), 13416-13436; doi:10.3390/s140813416
Received: 21 June 2014; in revised form: 16 July 2014 / Accepted: 17 July 2014 / Published: 24 July 2014
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by  and
Sensors 2014, 14(7), 11993-12022; doi:10.3390/s140711993
Received: 12 April 2014; in revised form: 20 June 2014 / Accepted: 25 June 2014 / Published: 7 July 2014
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by , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(6), 11070-11096; doi:10.3390/s140611070
Received: 21 March 2014; in revised form: 16 June 2014 / Accepted: 17 June 2014 / Published: 23 June 2014
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by , , , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(6), 9833-9877; doi:10.3390/s140609833
Received: 15 April 2014; in revised form: 28 May 2014 / Accepted: 29 May 2014 / Published: 4 June 2014
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Last update: 14 March 2014

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