Special Issue "User-Centric IoT"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Florence Sèdes

Research Institute in Computer Science of Toulouse, University Paul Sabatier, 31330 Toulouse, France
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Interests: social network analysis; information science; information retrieval; mobile computing; IoT

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Internet of Objects (IoT) is an emerging paradigm, as connected objects become intelligent and interconnected. These objects detect, mine and collect any type of data that can be included, merged, handled, and analyzed to extract useful information for offering a variety of services.
Such a paradigm is relevant to researchers, developers, practitioners or any community, and implies a wide range of challenges, such as the variety (heterogeneousness), veracity and quality (confidence, security, and reliability) of sensors, devices, and connected objects, through communication protocols, the safety of communications or energy optimising. These various features focus on a centered vision of industry 4.0, which will handle large scale and big data projects.
This Special Issue welcomes works on the various variations of this new paradigm, such as the Internet of People (IoP), Social Internet of Things (SIoT), People as a Service (PaaS) or Physical Cyber Social Computing (PCSC).
These promising trends share a user-centred vision of the IoT that will help to address the problems that prevent IoT adoption, namely confidence and trust, safety and security, and privacy and usefulness. These trends will also help identify scenarios, use cases and new uses that enable the potential of IoT.
We encourage surveys or contributions on theoretical, practical, experimental, academic and industrial perspectives, as well as on new emerging technologies related to user-centric IoT, or preliminary works.

Prof. Florence Sèdes
Guest Editor

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  • Social internet of objects (SIoT)
  • SIoT topology
  • Ontology of SIoT
  • Managing smart object links
  • Confidence, security and confidentiality of SIoTs
  • Applications, scenarios and use cases exploiting SIoT concepts

Published Papers

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