Special Issue "Ubiquitous Sensor Networks "
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2021.
Interests: real-time QoS-aware routing protocols in Smart Grids; ubiquitous sensor networks and IoT communications
Interests: cloud computing; big data; concurrency control in large-scale distributed systems and replication policies in cloud-based databases
The advent of low-cost devices committed to easily sensing multiple environment variables—and actuate over them—has recently boosted the interest and feasibility for researchers in conceiving ubiquitous sensor networks (USNs). Modern improvements in communications for heterogeneous networks, such as next-generation networks, have facilitated the adoption of USNs in several domains (e.g., engineering, education, healthcare, agriculture and environmental monitoring). New middleware architectures for USNs take advantage of the latest advances in fog, edge, and cloud computing to address the scalability, storage, computing, and integration challenges typically found in these distributed architectures. Furthermore, large efforts are being made to come up with new communication protocols and strategies to make USNs a reality in electromagnetically harsh environments.
This Special Issue seeks high-quality contributions that address latent challenges in USNs and contribute to advance on the state-of-the-art in this field. Survey and research papers detailing theoretical and experimental developments are welcome. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
- Middleware for ubiquitous sensing and computing;
- Robust communication protocols for electromagnetically harsh environments;
- Lightweight distributed architectures for sensing and acting;
- Methods for assessing and improving the performance of USNs;
- Data management and analytics in ubiquitous computing;
- Emerging applications of USNs;
- Solutions to cybersecurity issues in USNs;
- Low-power consumption electronics to enable USNs.
Prof. Dr. Agustín Zaballos
Dr. Joan Navarro
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- ubiquitous sensor networks
- distributed storage and computing systems
- wireless sensor networks
- ubiquitous computing
- communication protocols