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Special Issue "Multi-Channel and Multi-Agent Signal Processing"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Innovazione, University of Salento, via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: Array and (networked) multi-sensor signal processing, including sensing and estimation in wireless networks, detection, and localization. Relevant application fields are radar, (sensor, 5G, overlay, social, neural) networks, and smart systems (including intelligent transportation systems and smart cities)
Multi-channel and array signal processing is a well-established field with fundamental applications in wireless communications, radar/sonar, remote sensing, and medical imaging. Its focus is on signals from multiple sensors or channels, but often involving only a pair of entities (identifiable as transmitter and receiver in Shannon’s sense) under a point-to-point communication paradigm. On the other hand, many modern application contexts are networked, that is, interconnection of different devices or agents is possible and can be exploited to solve problems in a cooperative, possibly distributed way: Cooperation can improve performance and make solvable problems that are not such in a non-cooperative setting (e.g., due to the presence of several unknown parameters); distributed (in-network) processing enables the design of privacy-preserving and/or robust schemes, while taking advantage of the aggregate power of many devices, instead of a single node where all data need to be sent for centralized processing (which is, thus, conversely, a single point of failure and has very high computational, bandwidth, and energy demands).
Although research is very active on both multi-channel (single-link) and multi-agent (networked, i.e., multi-link) signal processing, the potential of combining both fields is still underexploited. A positive example is instead the recent trend in antenna array (MIMO) solutions for 5G cellular networks, in particular using device-to-device (D2D) communications for solving problems (e.g., user localization, coordinated control of autonomous systems, cooperative extended horizon in vehicular networks, smart factory) while improving throughput and reducing interference from multiple radio access; the latter is becoming, in fact, a bottleneck given the exponential growth of connected devices (smartphones, wearables, smart objects, etc.) as the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm spreads out.
This Special Issue aims at promoting cross-fertilization between multi-channel/array processing techniques and multi-agent methodologies in order to provide advanced solutions for emerging application contexts.
Prof. Dr. Angelo Coluccia
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- Cooperative statistical signal processing and data fusion
- Machine learning and artificial intelligence approaches to multi-channel and multi-agent signal processing
- Cooperative positioning using multi-dimensional signals and multi-agent strategies
- Sensing in ad-hoc networks and more generally graph signal processing
- IoT-enabling advances in MIMO communications and 5G networks
- Multi-agent array processing for radar, sonar, communications and medical imaging
- Distributed sensing, detection, and estimation in cyber-physical systems
- Applications of multi-channel signal processing in multi-agent contexts (social networks, smart agriculture, smart factory, smart grids, smart cities)