Special Issue "Machine Learning in WSN and IoT"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Diogo Gomes
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Guest Editor
Department of Electronics Telecommunications and Informatics, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: AI; service platforms; M2M; computer networks
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Dr. Mario Antunes
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Guest Editor
Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: machine learning; text mining; time series; deep learning
Mr. Luis Miguel Contreras-Murillo
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Guest Editor
Telefónica I+D / CTIO unit, Madrid, Spain
Interests: SDN; NFV; 5G; transport technologies; slicing; interconnection
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

5G wireless technologies, together with IoT will foster the creation of large scale deployments of wireless sensor devices, leading to an unprecedented volume of unstructured data. The data gathered by these devices has little value in its raw state but creates a wealth of untapped source of data that can be used to analyse, improve and optimize several systems. This untapped source of data that can be explored by Machine Learning (ML) methods, which has become the de-facto tool to deal with massive datasets.

In order to further improve the state-of-the-art regarding the usage of ML with wireless sensor networks and IoT scenarios, numerous challenges need to be overcome. The lack of a unified data representation presents a challenge that breaks compatibility amongst the systems. Energy-efficient models are necessary for ML deployments close to the edge. Noise and gap resistant data analysis is a requirement for several scenarios. Data aggregation and dimensionality reduction is a necessary step to deal with the amount of data produced.

The Special Issue targets scientific contributions on the development, innovations, and implementations of ML applied to wireless sensor networks, deployed in real IoT scenarios. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • ML in Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC)
  • Orchestration of ML services in 5G/6G environments
  • Distributed ML algorithms
  • Methods to deal with unstructured data
  • Uniformization/Normalization of sensor data
  • Energy efficient ML models
  • Noise and gap resistant data processing and modeling
  • ML transversal application in WSN
  • Testbed for ML evaluation for WSN or IoT

Dr. Diogo Gomes
Dr. Mario Antunes
Mr. Luis Miguel Contreras-Murillo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • machine learning
  • deep learning
  • IoT
  • WSN

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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