Special Issue "Application of Wireless Sensor Networks in Monitoring"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Networks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. José Javier Astrain
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Guest Editor
Dept. Estadística, Informática y Matemáticas. Universidad Publica de Navarra
Interests: health monitoring; wireless sensor networks; unmanned aerial systems (UAS); distributed systems
Prof. Alberto Córdoba
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Guest Editor
Mathematical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Public University of Navarre, 31006 Pamplona, Spain
Interests: distributed systems; semantic web; wireless sensor networks; unmanned aerial systems (UAS)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For a while now, there has been a tendency to monitor all kinds of production processes, our physical activity, the evolution of our health, our eating habits, our sleep habits, our energy consumption, etc. Our daily lives are dotted with smart monitoring devices in charge of providing a great amount of data concerning many aspects of our lives and activities. Current technology allows classical monitoring, but also activity and lifestyle monitoring.

IoT devices (Internet of Things) make easy the development of health, sport, and home-care applications. Classical monitoring includes issues as air pollution, environmental, water quality, parking occupancy, traffic monitoring, and many others. Actually, different approaches emerge focusing on other more novel aspects such as reliability, quality assurance, accreditation of responsibilities, custody assurance, etc. Current WSN monitoring applications are not only in charge of data collection, but also of guaranteeing its integrity, certifying the processes carried out, and guaranteeing full transparent traceability.

This Special Issue will explore new and visionary applications in wireless sensor networks monitoring. Contributions that address but are not restricted to the following topics are welcome:

  • Medical Internet of Things (MIoT) applications: patient monitoring, elderly monitoring, health assistants, e-nurse, smart and assisted self-care, etc.
  • Smart cities monitoring applications: social patterns identification, governance impact monitoring, informational ecosystem discovery and sharing, participatory applications, etc.
  • Mobility monitoring: dynamic proposition of travel routes according to individual user parameters (phobias, phyllia, allergies, etc.), event-driven mobility due to culture, sport or traditional events, monitoring the environment of people with intellectual disabilities, mobility difficulties (Parkinson disease) or reduced mobility in order to facilitate their mobility through active policies.
  • Aerial surveillance and monitoring: unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in cooperation with wireless sensor networks, optimal data collection, inspection, and monitoring of power transmission lines, large area monitoring, collaborative monitoring.
  • Structural health monitoring: damage detection and characterization for engineering structures, monitoring of the changes experimented by a material, or certain property of a structural system.
  • Environmental monitoring: early fire detection, landslide detection, detection and monitoring of floods and river overflows, forest monitoring, etc.
  • Athlete monitoring: fatigue and recovery monitoring in high-performance sport, smart heart rate monitoring for sports, evaluation of people movement, etc.
  • Multi-sensor fusion approaches

Prof. Dr. José Javier Astrain
Prof. Alberto Córdoba
Guest Editors

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  • Wireless sensor network (WSN)
  • Monitoring
  • Medical Internet of Things
  • Mobility monitoring
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles

Published Papers

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