Special Issue "Applications in Electronics Pervading Industry, Environment and Society—Industrial Electronics, Mechatronics and Cyber Physical Systems"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Smart Cities and Urban Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Alessandro De Gloria
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Department of Naval, Electrical and Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering (DITEN), University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
Interests: electronic systems and applications; serious games; Internet of Things
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Prof. Dr. Francesco Bellotti
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Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Naval Architecture Department, University of Genoa, 16145 Genoa, Italy
Interests: electric vehicles; intelligent transportation systems; edge computing; Internet of Things; cyber–physical systems; human–computer interaction; serious games
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Prof. Dr. Riccardo Berta
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Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Naval ArchitectureDepartment, University of Genoa, 16145 Genoa, Italy
Interests: Internet of Things; electronic systems and applications; edge computing; serious games
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The International Conference on Applications in Electronics Pervading Industry, Environment and Society (ApplePies 2020), https://applepies.eu, provided an opportunity for reciprocal meeting and knowledge on industrial and research activities for academicians, practitioners, and managers who operate in the field of electronic applications. The specific focus of this Special Issue will be on Mechatronics, Industrial Electronics and Cyber Physical Systems.

The conference offered a venue for presenting original research works, achievements, and panels on the latest trends in electronic applications pervading Industry 4.0, the environment, and society. Authors of papers accepted at the conference are invited to submit a version extended of at least 50% of their contribution to the following areas (original contributions related to electronic systems and application in the following topic will be also considered for publication):

Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy: smart grids; electronics for PV energy production; residential microgrids; domestic and residential energy storage systems; power converters; energy scavenging; energy storage; battery management systems; internet of energy; positive energy districts (PED); zero energy buildings (ZEB)

Environment: wireless sensors networks; energy harvesting for autonomous systems; environment monitoring and control; smart sensors for environmental applications, IoT and sustainable development; smart agriculture and food systems

Smart, Green, and Integrated Transportation: driver information management; intelligent electronics for road safety; autonomous driving electronics; smart Li-ion batteries; intelligent transportation systems; serious games for transportation and mobility

Enabling Technologies: industrial Internet of Things; machine learning and deep neural networks; cryptography; cyber-physical systems; embedded systems; high performance computing; (open source) HW/SW platforms; sensors and actuators; silicon-photonics and optical communications; “makers” systems; system of systems; ubiquitous computing; wireless communications; radio frequency identification (RFID); digital signal and image processing; ultra-low-energy and low-power computation and storage; wired and power-line communications; 5G networks; cognitive systems; robotics; Industry 4.0; mechatronics

System Engineering: system modeling and simulation; requirement engineering; testing and verification; cultural heritage; serious games design and implementation; digital learning and education; collaborative applications and systems

Prof. Dr. Sergio Saponara
Prof. Dr. Alessandro De Gloria
Prof. Dr. Francesco Bellotti
Prof. Dr. Riccardo Berta
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Electronic systems and applications
  • Smart, green, and integrated transportation
  • Electronics for smart grids and renewable energy sources
  • Electronics for secure, clean, and efficient energy production, storage, and management
  • Digital technologies and industrial Internet of Things
  • Cyber physical systems
  • Mechatronics and robotics
  • Industry 4.0

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