Special Issue "Embedding Internet of Everything in New-Age Smart Environments"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Computer Science & Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Ramon Sanchez-Iborra
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Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science, University of Murcia, Murcia 30100, Spain
Interests: evaluation of QoE in multimedia services; management of wireless mobile networks; green networking techniques and IoT/M2M architectures
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Dr. José Santa
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Department of Electronics, Computer Technology and Projects, School of Telecommunications Engineering, Technical University of Cartagena, Cartagena 30202 (Murcia), Spain
Interests: intelligent transportation systems; mobile and wireless networks; intelligent infrastructures and telematics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

After the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) for scenarios requiring sensor monitoring, the research community has realized that specific environments require narrowing down technological solutions to particular study cases. Examples of these particular scenarios are the recently coined research areas of the Internet of People, Internet of Processes, Internet of Data or Internet of Vehicles, as spin-off fields of the IoT seed. It is understood that future electronics will be inherently connected in what is called the Internet of Everything (IoE), fostering the connectivity of all physical and virtual entities in the Future Internet.

However, the mere collection of sensor records could be useless without a proper treatment of data using, first, an efficient communication medium and, second, a proper infrastructure feeding services and final applications. The evolution from IoT to IoE, and the birth of all other IoX subfields, has lately been coupled with new communication technologies enabling connectivity to battery-powered constrained devices and, even more recently, to moving sensors. Common architectures requiring local communication gateways for Internet connectivity could be inefficient or directly inapplicable when monitoring moving “objects” in open spaces such as cities, maritime areas, agricultural fields or forests.

This Special Issue wants to exploit the momentum on IoE technologies for self-contained electronic devices addressed at current and upcoming smart spaces. For this, researchers are invited to contribute original works as well as review articles in topics covering sensor integration in IoE, low-power wireless communication technologies, sustainable and efficient IoT deployments, moving sensors and crowdsensing, 5G application in IoE and smart scenarios, and network protocols for new IoE scenarios.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Low-power wide area networks for sensor connectivity;
  • Mobile sensor networks;
  • 5G technologies for massive machine type communications (mMTC);
  • Embedded platforms for mobile monitoring;
  • Connected wearables for crowdsensing;
  • Internet of Vehicles;
  • Self-contained sensory platforms for smart environments;
  • Network slicing strategies for IoE;
  • Internet of Everything platforms;
  • Energy efficient IoE devices;
  • Sustainable IoE deployments.

Dr. Ramon Sanchez-Iborra
Dr. José Santa
Guest Editors

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Commercial ICT Smart Solutions for the Elderly: State of the Art and Future Challenges in the Smart Furniture Sector
Electronics 2020, 9(1), 149; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9010149 - 13 Jan 2020
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Within a ubiquitous environment, home and office furniture can be maximally utilized to provide ease, especially if the items are designed based on smart technology. For this reason, the acceptance of smart furniture has soared over the years. Given the vast influence of [...] Read more.
Within a ubiquitous environment, home and office furniture can be maximally utilized to provide ease, especially if the items are designed based on smart technology. For this reason, the acceptance of smart furniture has soared over the years. Given the vast influence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 on technological advancement in furniture design, it is imperative to examine information and communication technology (ICT) solutions for the elderly in the context of smart furniture design and implementation. This article presents a review of the state-of-the-art literature in smart solutions for the elderly based on publications under ICT smart solutions for these elderly, along with smart furniture options and manufacturer activities in terms of fixing market prices for these furniture materials. Furthermore, patenting rights on some existing smart furniture designs for the elderly, given the current trends in worldwide acceptance, are examined. Moreover, this article also highlights opportunities introduced by IoT-based solutions for the elderly as current trends in research and their effects on human life. Some smart product examples from different enterprises are also presented. New, innovative and active designs must be developed, focusing upon human healthcare, and in turn providing greater comfort and convenience for elderly people. To fulfil these requirements, the also selected technical aspects of new Smart Furniture solutions in connection to the cost of these solutions are discussed. Simultaneously, Smart Furniture solutions need to be flexible, low-cost, easy to buy and install without expert knowledge, and widely available on the market. Full article
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