Special Issue "Indoor Positioning and Navigation of Sensor Networks"

A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708). This special issue belongs to the section "Network Services and Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Raúl Montoliu
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Institute of New Imaging Technologies, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain
Interests: indoor localization and navigation; machine learning; sports analysis
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Prof. Dr. Antoni Perez-Navarro
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Faculty of Computer Sciences, Multimedia and Telecommunication at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Barcelona, Spain; Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) at UOC, Castelldefels, Spain
Interests: physics; physics and science fiction; e-learning; geographic information systems; context-aware recommender systems; location-based systems
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Dr. Joaquín Torres-Sospedra
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are living in the smart everything and everywhere era. Many devices have been spread throughout our cities to gather data about the weather, pollution, noise and other physical measurable phenomena regarding the citizens' quality of life or smart city indicators. The sensor networks are providing the infrastructure for data management and for reliable and efficient communication involving all the nodes. This “smart” environment will be growing in the future.

Indoor scenarios have emerged as a new complex scenario for sensor network deployment, where applications involving indoor positioning are playing a key role. This Special Issue encourages authors from academia and industry to submit new research results regarding technological innovations and novel applications for the indoor positioning and navigation of sensor networks. The Special Issue topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Wired and wireless sensor networks
  • Optimization of energy consumption
  • Tolerance of node failures
  • Mobile and static sensor networks
  • Heterogeneity in deployed nodes
  • Scalability to large-scale deployments
  • Operability in harsh environmental conditions
  • Collaborative sensor data management
  • Cross-layer design
  • Security and privacy
  • Indoor navigation supported by (W)SN
  • Advances in available technologies: ZigBee, LoRaWAN,...
  • 5G applications for indoor positioning

Dr. Raúl Montoliu
Dr. Antoni Pérez-Navarro
Dr. Joaquín Torres-Sospedra
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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Utilization of a Non-Linear Error Function in a Positioning Algorithm for Distance Measurement Systems Designed for Indoor Environments
J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2019, 8(2), 21; https://doi.org/10.3390/jsan8020021 - 16 Apr 2019
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A new positioning algorithm for distance measurement systems is outlined herein. This algorithm utilizes a non-linear error function which allows us to improve the positioning accuracy in highly difficult indoor environments. The non-linear error function also allows us to adjust the performance of [...] Read more.
A new positioning algorithm for distance measurement systems is outlined herein. This algorithm utilizes a non-linear error function which allows us to improve the positioning accuracy in highly difficult indoor environments. The non-linear error function also allows us to adjust the performance of the algorithm to the particular environmental conditions. The well-known positioning algorithms have limitations, mentioned by their authors, which make them unsuitable for positioning in an indoor environment. In this article, there is a brief discussion about the most popular positioning algorithms with consideration of the indoor environment. The new positioning algorithm is described in detail and a comparative performance analysis of the well-known algorithms and the proposed one is conducted. Those research results are achieved with the utilization of real distance measurement data, collected inside a few different buildings, and they show that the proposed algorithm outperforms the Chan and Foy algorithms in indoor environments. In this article the Automatic Person Localization System (SALOn) is also presented, which was utilized to collect measurement data. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Indoor Positioning and Navigation of Sensor Networks)
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