Special Issue "Bluetooth Low Energy in Sensor and Actuator Networks"
A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2021).
Bluetooth low energy (BLE) has emerged as the most popular low-power wireless technology due to its ubiquity in smartphones and other consumer devices. However, to fully utilize the potential of BLE in sensor and actuator networks, further work is necessary that builds on the existing BLE standards.
This Special Issue targets scientific contributions addressing applications of BLE technology to topics relevant to the wider sensor network community. This includes novel applications of BLE, such as applications in Industry 4.0, healthcare and fitness, including privacy-preserving applications in contact tracing relevant to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, and body area networks that utilize BLE for communication. We also welcome research articles that address the challenges and opportunities created by recently published or upcoming standards such as BLE 5, Bluetooth Mesh, 6BLEMesh, including description of tools and software such as network simulators that incorporate aspects of these standards. Last but not least, the issue welcomes research on making BLE networks more resilient, energy-efficient, secure and safe, accurately time-synchronized, and able to supply accurate information about the location of each device.
Topics of interest for this Special Issue include but are not limited to the following:
- Bluetooth 5 networks;
- Bluetooth low energy applications;
- Bluetooth Mesh networks and 6BLEMesh networks;
- Body Area Networks with BLE;
- Coexistence of BLE and other wireless technologies;
- Contact tracing via BLE communication;
- Deployments of BLE networks;
- Energy-efficient communication in BLE networks;
- Experimental measurements of BLE communication;
- Industrial applications of BLE networks;
- Localization in BLE networks;
- Mobility in BLE networks;
- Parameter selection for BLE networks;
- Radio module and antenna design for BLE applications;
- Security in BLE networks;
- Simulators for BLE networks;
- Synchronous transmissions in BLE networks;
- TDMA communication in BLE networks;
- Time slotted channel hopping in BLE networks;
- Time synchronization in BLE networks.
Dr. Atis Elsts
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- bluetooth low energy
- low-power wireless
- sensor networks
- Internet of Things