IoT and Energy Internet

A special issue of Inventions (ISSN 2411-5134). This special issue belongs to the section "Inventions and Innovation in Electrical Engineering/Energy/Communications".

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Interests: microgrids; renewable energy; minigrids; distributed generation; islanded energy systems; distributed and hierarchical control; energy internet; IoT-based smart energy homes
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Interests: microgrid; distributed generation systems; power converter; energy internet

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Dear Colleagues,

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a paradigm that converges a variety of physical, digital and virtual things through information networks, to smart environments, that cover energy, buildings, transport, cities, healthcare, etc. As an important application of IoT-enabled solutions, Energy Internet has become one of the most promising power distribution infrastructures to promote a revolutionary vision of the smart grid. The integration of energy systems, which refers to energy generation, energy delivery, management and consumption with IoT which includes a great deal of heterogeneous devices, sensors, appliances, communication networks, information technologies, computing resources, and introduces advanced improvements and opportunities, such as dynamic control, deregulation, interoperability, interaction capability, responsiveness, robustness, intelligent energy management, advanced demanded side response, and energy efficiency improvement. The aforementioned advantages and challenges demand extensive exploration and investigation in a cross-disciplinary field.

This Special Issue on “IoT and Energy Internet” aims to solicit innovative research and state-of-the-art advances in new algorithms, control strategies, communication technologies, infrastructures, and applications in IoT-empowered smart energy systems.

Prof. Dr. Josep M. Guerrero
Prof. Dr. Juan C. Vasquez
Dr. Yajuan Guan
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Keywords

  • Internet of Things
  • Energy Internet
  • Smart energy management system
  • Energy internet infrastructures
  • Interoperability
  • Responsiveness

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Determining Information Security Threats for an IoT-Based Energy Internet by Adopting Software Engineering and Risk Management Approaches
by Yu-Tso Chen and Chuang-Chiao Huang
Inventions 2019, 4(3), 53; https://doi.org/10.3390/inventions4030053 - 11 Sep 2019
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This paper introduces an information security threat modeling (ISTM) scheme, which leverages the strengths of software engineering and risk management approaches, called I-SERM. The proposed I-SERM scheme effectively and efficiently prioritizes information security threats for IT systems that utilize a large number of [...] Read more.
This paper introduces an information security threat modeling (ISTM) scheme, which leverages the strengths of software engineering and risk management approaches, called I-SERM. The proposed I-SERM scheme effectively and efficiently prioritizes information security threats for IT systems that utilize a large number of sensors, such as Internet of Things (IoT)-based energy systems. I-SERM operations include determining functional components, identifying associated threat types, analyzing threat items, and prioritizing key threats with the use of software engineering tools such as product flow diagrams, use case diagrams, and data flow diagrams. By simultaneously referring to a proposed STRIDE+p matrix and a defined threat breakdown structure with reference score (TBS+r) scheme, the I-SERM approach enables systematic ISTM. To demonstrate the usability of I-SERM, this study presents a practical case aimed at electricity load balancing on a smart grid. In brief, this study indicates a substantive research direction that combines the advantages of software engineering and risk management into a systematic ISTM process. In addition, the demonstration of I-SERM in practice provides a valuable and practical reference for I-SERM application, and contributes to research in the field of information security designs for IoT-based Energy Internet systems. Full article
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An Internet of Things-Based Low-Power Integrated Beekeeping Safety and Conditions Monitoring System
by Sotirios Kontogiannis
Inventions 2019, 4(3), 52; https://doi.org/10.3390/inventions4030052 - 9 Sep 2019
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This paper proposes a holistic management and control system for the apiculture industry (Integrated Beekeeping System of holistic Management and Control – IBSMC). This integrated beehive array system mainly focuses on the regulation of bees living conditions, targeting both minimizing bee swarm mortality [...] Read more.
This paper proposes a holistic management and control system for the apiculture industry (Integrated Beekeeping System of holistic Management and Control – IBSMC). This integrated beehive array system mainly focuses on the regulation of bees living conditions, targeting both minimizing bee swarm mortality and maximizing productivity. Within the proposed IBSMC system architecture, additional security functionalities are implemented for bee monitoring, low energy consumption and incidents response. As a complete unit, the proposed IBSMC system is both a hive conditions monitoring and safety system. It communicates with the outer world using low power RF data transmission and the LoRaWAN transceivers. This paper presents the proposed IBSMC architecture consisting of new beehive cells embedded with functionalities for integrated conditions regulation and security provisions, as well as the communication protocols used for facility-conditions management, incidents’ acquisition and incidents’ response. Full article
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