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Symmetry 2018, 10(9), 374;

Introduction to the Special Issue: Applications of Internet of Things

College of Mathematics and Computer Science, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350100, China
School of Business & Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5, Canada
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia
Department of Management and MIS, University of Nicosia, Nicosia 2417, Cyprus
Telecommunication Laboratories, Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd., Taoyuan 326, Taiwan
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Received: 19 August 2018 / Accepted: 20 August 2018 / Published: 1 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Applications of Internet of Things)
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This editorial introduces the special issue, entitled “Applications of Internet of Things”, of Symmetry. The topics covered in this issue fall under four main parts: (I) communication techniques and applications, (II) data science techniques and applications, (III) smart transportation, and (IV) smart homes. Four papers on sensing techniques and applications are included as follows: (1) “Reliability of improved cooperative communication over wireless sensor networks”, by Chen et al.; (2) “User classification in crowdsourcing-based cooperative spectrum sensing”, by Zhai and Wang; (3) “IoT’s tiny steps towards 5G: Telco’s perspective”, by Cero et al.; and (4) “An Internet of things area coverage analyzer (ITHACA) for complex topographical scenarios”, by Parada et al. One paper on data science techniques and applications is as follows: “Internet of things: a scientometric review”, by Ruiz-Rosero et al. Two papers on smart transportation are as follows: (1) “An Internet of things approach for extracting featured data using an AIS database: an application based on the viewpoint of connected ships”, by He et al.; and (2) “The development of key technologies in applications of vessels connected to the Internet”, by Tian et al. Two papers on smart home are as follows: (1) “A novel approach based on time cluster for activity recognition of daily living in smart homes”, by Liu et al.; and (2) “IoT-based image recognition system for smart home-delivered meal services”, by Tseng et al. View Full-Text
Keywords: Internet of things; smart transportation; smart home; data sciences; communications Internet of things; smart transportation; smart home; data sciences; communications
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