Special Issue "Innovative Technologies and Services for Smart Cities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018).
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Interests: sensors and sensing technology; instrumentation; wireless sensor networks; Internet of Things; mechatronics and robotics
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Interests: sensors; sensor networks; interfacing electronics; wireless sensors; smart cities
Less budget, resource constraints, and continuous software upgrades are a few problems affecting the implementation of smart cities. The only solution to these problems is to develop smarter technology and a more efficient usage in order to meet the needs of smart cities. A combination of smart sensors, universal platform, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Internet of Things (IoT), energy harvesting, cloud computing, and open source technologies, compatible with Next Generation Networks (NGN), will help towards the actual achievement of a smart city. It is now possible to develop significant technology platforms and IoT solutions for smart cities without a massive investment. However, IoT interoperability is still at a very early stage and standardization is difficult to achieve as it is usually led by companies with strong market positions. There is a need for stand-alone development, where large companies will not dictate terms and conditions.
The aim of this Special Issue is to report on the design and development of smart sensors, a universal interfacing platform, along with the IoT framework, extending it to next generation networks (4G, 5G, and future networks) for monitoring parameters of interest with the goal of achieving smart cities. Examples of this work include developing novel sensors for monitoring environmental pollution and other parameters, and making the data available to a wider community through remote access cloud computing. The proposed universal interfacing platform with the IoT frame work will solve many challenging issues and it will significantly boost the growth of IoT-related applications, not just in the environmental monitoring domain, but in the other key areas, such as smart home, wearables, smart city with smart waste management, smart E-metering, smart water supply, intelligent traffic control, smart grid, remote health care applications, etc., in any country. The need is to develop a low-cost solution so that any country, without investing a massive amount of resources, can exploit the research outcomes.
Dr. Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
Dr. Tarikul Islam
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- Smart sensors
- sensing technology
- wireless sensor networks
- Internet of Things
- Smart Home
- Assisted Living
- Smart Cities
- Environmental Monitoring
- wireless protocol
- IoT framework
- Cloud computing