Topical Collection "Innovative People-Centered Solutions Applied to Industries"

A topical collection in Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903). This collection belongs to the section "Techno-Social Smart Systems".


Prof. Dr. Dino Giuli
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Collection 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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Dr. Carlos Filipe Da Silva Portela
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Collection Editor
Founder & CEO of IOTech; Information Systems and Technologies, Algoritmi Research Centre, University of Minho, 4800 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: knowledge discovery; data science; progressive web apps; research and development
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Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Topical Collection on innovative people-centered solutions in industry has the goal of disseminating works following the IO paradigm. The IO paradigm means the application of people-centered technological innovation to industry or to a societal area. It represents innovation (I) on (O) the use of technologies able to solve specific issues/concerns of citizens, business or society. This paradigm was created by a technological start-up, IOTECH—Innovation on Technology. IOTech ( researches and develops pervasive, innovative and intelligent web/mobile solutions to address the concerns of industry, business, citizens and society.

The paradigm is materialised in an artefact, typical an ioSolution through the application of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) concept. The artefact must be responsive and allow the operation of services, and the resolution of real problems of the industry without it being necessary to buy new equipment. The user can consume a set of services through their own device (mobile phone, tablet, computer, television, among others).

The ioSolution must be pervasive, innovative and use concepts associated with machine-learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality, enabling the development of smart progressive web apps.

This Topical Collection intends to link researchers and professionals able to explore new solutions applied to society and industry. It will further explore and present paradigms, solutions or best practices able to be implemented in the real world. It represents a new era of disseminating knowledge by showing how scientific knowledge can be transferred to society and applied in industry.

In order to contribute to addressing this paradigm, this Topical Collection intends to collect the current developments and future directions of people-centered solutions applied to industry. Hence, we encourage authors to submit original papers related to these fields and disseminate their knowledge to society. All the articles must be people-centered and/or focus on industry.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Internet of Things
  • Progressive web app
  • Pervasive and cloud computing
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) solutions
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Web/mobile solutions
  • Big data, open data and analytical tools
  • Smart cities
  • Wellbeing solutions
  • Smart solutions
  • Augmented reality
  • System interoperability
  • Blockchain
  • System and applications security
  • Industry 4.0

Prof. Dr. Dino Giuli
Prof. Dr. Carlos Filipe Da Silva Portela
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • People-centered
  • IOT
  • Industry 4.0
  • BYOD
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Data Science
  • Web/Mobile

Published Papers

This collection is now open for submission.
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