Special Issue "Future Wireless Systems for Human Bond Communications"

A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Enrico Del Re

Department of Information Engineering, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy
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Interests: next generation wireless terrestrial; satellite systems; digital signal processing; security; privacy; human bond communications
Guest Editor
Dr. Lorenzo Mucchi

DINFO, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
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Interests: wireless sensors and body area networks; security and privacy; radio propagation and modelling; molecular communications
Guest Editor
Dr. Simone Morosi

Department of Information Engineering, Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy
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Interests: TLC; ICT; signal processing; energy efficiency; human bond communications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Extensive research and innovations have started to change user requirements for new services and applications, thanks to the expansion and rapid penetration of ICT. Today, the evolution of wireless communication systems is typically focused on improving the performance of information exchange between two or more communication nodes. In the very near future, novel personalized services will emerge, driven by new user expectations. The virtualization of human emotions, senses, and thoughts, i.e., Human Bond Communications (HBC), reflect this communication paradigm shift. This revolutionary and divergent approach represents a holistic system capable of describing and transmitting the features of an object in a way that humans perceives them. A physical object, thanks to the Human Bond Communications, can be modelled and digitalized, incorporating all human senses in the domain of information. The information associated to a physical object can be then transmitted through an underlying communication platform. Another related and important topic of HBC is the security and privacy of personal data. This Special Issue focuses on “Human Bond Communication” related topics, aiming to provide a comprehensive survey of the current research works in this field.

Prof. Dr. Enrico Del Re
Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Mucchi
Dr. Simone Morosi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Digital human senses
  • Smart human-sense transductors
  • Human-to-machine and HBC interfaces
  • HBC sensors and replicators
  • Wireless sensors and actuators
  • Body area networks
  • Security and privacy of personal data
  • Augmentation of senses
  • Wearable devices and sensors

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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