Special Issue "Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good"

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903). This special issue belongs to the section "Techno-Social Smart Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Ivan Miguel Serrano Pires
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Guest Editor
1. Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
2. Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Viseu, Portugal
Interests: ambient assisted living technologies; health; sensor-based systems; machine learning; mobile innovative technologies
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect papers related to the design, implementation, deployment, operation, and evaluation of smart objects and technologies for social good. Social good includes products and services that benefit several people with special needs (e.g., older adults), the performance of sports, and young people.

These represent key issues in the implementation of different kinds of solutions in different fields, such as healthcare, safety, sports, environment, democracy, computer science, and human rights.

It is a wide field that is a very challenging subject for different research studies, requiring the integration of classical and innovative methodologies. It also promoted the combination of different knowledge from different sciences.

Both theoretical and application-oriented papers on various aspects of traditional and innovative medicine, intelligent systems and devices, distributed computing, artificial intelligence, data acquisition, data processing, diagnostic, preventive medicine, sensored devices, participatory medicine, big data, precision systems, automation, Internet of Things, and cyber-physical systems are invited.

Dr. Ivan Miguel Serrano Pires
Guest Editor

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. 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.


  • environment sensing, monitoring and preservation
  • health and social care
  • pervasive and ubiquitous services in cloud and IoT
  • smart living and e-health
  • mobile applications and ubiquitous devices in Healthcare and lifestyle training
  • big data analytics for e-health
  • intelligent decision support and data systems in health care, medicine and society
  • cloud computing
  • cyber-physical systems and real-time data collection for social good
  • machine learning applications for social good

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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