Special Issue "Advancements in CAD Techniques for IoT: Modeling, Optimization, Surrogate-Assisted Methods"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019.
Dr. Adrian Bekasiewicz
Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics, Gdansk University of Technology, 80-233 Gdansk, Poland
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Interests: surrogate-assisted design; circuit miniaturization; compact antennas; multi-objective optimization, computer-aided design; surrogate modeling; automated design of RF circuits
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a part of the ongoing technological revolution oriented towards the seamless gathering and processing of data by ubiquitous interconnected electronic devices. The reliability of IoT-based services depends on the availability of cheap radio-frequency (RF) components characterized not only by high performance, but also small dimensions and a low power consumption. The development of computer-aided design (CAD) techniques, associated with the boost of computational power over the past two decades, significantly affected the design paradigms of such components. The availability of advanced tools integrated with accurate electromagnetic (EM) solvers has led to the replacement of theory-based design methods by more versatile simulation-driven approaches. The latter stimulate the development of modern RF components that exceed the capabilities of conventional structures. However, simulation-driven design heavily relies on numerical optimization. As a consequence, its computational cost—associated with a large number of EM evaluations required to find the desired solution—is often prohibitive when complex multi-parameter structures are considered. In this context, the availability of reliable methods for the rapid design of state-of-the-art RF components for IoT applications is an important problem that remains open.
Challenges related to the design of RF structures can be addressed using advanced modeling techniques, surrogate-assisted methods, as well specialized single- and multi-objective optimization algorithms. Despite being useful for providing high-quality solutions within limited computational budgets, these tools have not received broader attention in the design of IoT components. Their introduction is considered to be of great practical importance for lowering development costs and shortening the time-to-market design cycles of IoT-based services.
The objective of this Special Issue is to report innovative methodologies for the design of IoT components that reach beyond the frontiers of the current state of the art. Review articles focused on introducing the concepts of rapid simulation-driven design are also anticipated. Topics of interest cover the design, modeling, and optimization of IoT circuits and devices, including but not limited to:
- computer-aided design and techniques for IoT;
- microwave circuits for IoT;
- antenna structures for IoT;
- on-body IoT devices;
- energy harvesting circuits for IoT;
- miniaturization of IoT devices and circuits;
- modeling of IoT devices and circuits;
- inverse design problems for IoT circuits and devices;
- parallel computing for IoT design;
- surrogate-assisted methods for low-cost IoT design;
- optimization techniques for IoT;
- multi-objective design of IoT components;
- combination of analytical and numerical modeling of IoT;
- measurement techniques for IoT;
- effects of wearable IoT devices on human body;
- failure identification in IoT systems;
- evolution of IoT components topologies.
Dr. Adrian Bekasiewicz
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- multi-objective design
- surrogate-assisted design
- passive microwave circuits
- internet of things
- energy harvesting
- circuit miniaturization
- computer-aided design
- optimization algorithms
- automated design of RF circuits