Special Issue "Selected Papers from Future Internet Editorial Board Members and Guest Editors"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Dino Giuli
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Guest Editor
Department of Information Engineering (DINFO), University of Florence, Via Santa Marta, 3, 50139 Florence, Italy
Interests: information society; smart cities; e-government; e-mobility; smart mission critical systems; remote-sensing systems
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Prof. Dr. Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou
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Guest Editor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
Interests: game theory; reinforcement learning; distributed decision making; optimization of dynamic systems involving stochasticity, uncertainty, and risks; resource orchestration in resource-constrained environments; Software defined systems; artificial intelligent cyber-physical systems; control of interdependent wireless systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a new Future Internet Special Issue that is quite different from our typical ones, which will mainly focus on either selected areas of research or special techniques. For this Special Issue, Future Internet is compiling a collection of papers submitted exclusively by its Editorial Board Members (EBMs) and Guest Editors (GEs) covering different areas of Internet technologies and the information society. The main idea behind this issue is to turn the tables and allow our readers to be the judges of our academic editors.

Prof. Dr. Dino Giuli
Prof. Dr. Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Future Internet is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1400 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.

Keywords

  • Security and privacy
  • Computer modeling and simulation
  • Information systems
  • Computer networks
  • Future internet

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Before and after the Quarantine: An Approximate Study on the Psychological Impact of COVID-19 on the Italian Population during the Lockdown Period
Future Internet 2020, 12(12), 229; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi12120229 - 15 Dec 2020
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COVID-19 (Corona-Virus Disease 2019) in Italy and the measures that were adopted to contain its diffusion had a strong impact on people’s quality of life and mental health. The objective of the study was to quantify the psychological impact of the lockdown period [...] Read more.
COVID-19 (Corona-Virus Disease 2019) in Italy and the measures that were adopted to contain its diffusion had a strong impact on people’s quality of life and mental health. The objective of the study was to quantify the psychological impact of the lockdown period on the general Italian population during the two weeks when the COVID-19 emergency in Italy was at its peak. The study (1556 adults) was conducted from April 6th to April 12th, 2020. A survey was developed through Google Forms in order to assess different psychological measures (Self Efficacy, Locus of Control, Social Connectedness, Sense of Virtual Community, Flourishing, Positive and Negative Affect, Life Satisfaction, and Risk Propensity). The results were then compared to reference data. Thelockdown period increased arousal mainly for negative emotions, but also for positive emotions, and quality of life seemed to be reduced. From a psychosocial point of view, while social connectedness has decreased during lockdown, probably because of isolation and social distancing, the virtual social community seemed to increase in the same period. Interestingly, we revealed how self efficacy increased during the lockdown period, and, at the same time, the Locus of control appeared as externalized, and the risk propensity as reduced. The results are discussed considering previous literature, and a coherent theoretical framework is proposed in order to refine the forecasting model for the psychological impact of the lockdown. Full article

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IoT Technologies during and Beyond COVID-19: A Comprehensive Review
Future Internet 2021, 13(5), 105; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi13050105 - 23 Apr 2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic provided a much-needed sanity check for IoT-inspired frameworks and solutions. IoT solutions such as remote health monitoring and contact tracing provided support for authorities to successfully manage the spread of the coronavirus. This article provides the first comprehensive review of [...] Read more.
The COVID-19 pandemic provided a much-needed sanity check for IoT-inspired frameworks and solutions. IoT solutions such as remote health monitoring and contact tracing provided support for authorities to successfully manage the spread of the coronavirus. This article provides the first comprehensive review of key IoT solutions that have had an impact on COVID-19 in healthcare, contact tracing, and transportation during the pandemic. Each sector is investigated in depth; and potential applications, social and economic impact, and barriers for mass adaptation are discussed in detail. Furthermore, it elaborates on the challenges and opportunities for IoT framework solutions in the immediate post-COVID-19 era. To this end, privacy and security concerns of IoT applications are analyzed in depth and emerging standards and code of practices for mass adaptation are also discussed. The main contribution of this review paper is the in-depth analysis and categorization of sector-wise IoT technologies, which have the potential to be prominent applications in the new normal. IoT applications in each selected sector are rated for their potential economic and social impact, timeline for mass adaptation, and Technology Readiness Level (TRL). In addition, this article outlines potential research directions for next-generation IoT applications that would facilitate improved performance with preserved privacy and security, as well as wider adaptation by the population at large. Full article
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