Special Issue "Recent Advances Technologies for Intelligent Sensing in Augmented Reality Environments"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Interests: distributed computing; algorithmic engineering; software engineering
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Over the last decade, we have witnessed tremendous progress towards the interconnection of the digital and physical domains, giving rise to the “Internet of Things”. In this new era, everyday objects, each with a unique identifier, will automatically connect to affiliated networking interfaces and will upload unprecedented amounts of diverse data from a wide range of sensors. With the ever-increasing amount of sensor data that is inherent in an IoT world, the key to gaining real business value is effective communication among all elements of the architecture. As global telecommunication market shift towards the 5G era, it becomes obvious that it is now realistic to expect the delivery of new application experiences that utilize augmented reality (AR) technologies and provide end users with real time as well as real world information from the sensor data collected. Augmented reality, powered by the continuously increasing processing and sensing power of mobile processors and quality of emerging displays, is no longer an expensive specialized lab equipment, but has proven its applicability in many domains like health, automotive, manufacturing, art, education and more. The combinations of sensor data arriving from IoT deployments and AR technologies will enable us to seamlessly bridge the gap between the real and digital worlds around us.
In this Special Issue we invite authors to submit original research articles, surveys and viewpoint articles related to recent advances at all levels of the application stack and related technologies. We are particularly interested in presenting emerging technologies related to intelligent sensing in combination with augmented reality that may have a significant impact on the field for years to come. We are open to papers addressing a broad range of topics, from foundational topics regarding the operating principles of intelligent sensing/AR systems, and novel design principles for building future intelligent sensing/AR systems; to papers presenting advanced frameworks and technological platforms for developing intelligent sensing/AR applications; to pilots reporting innovative approaches for human engagement. Topics of interest for the Special Issue include (but are not limited to):
- Networking technologies for low-latency, real-time communication in intelligent sensing deployments
- Signal processing and machine learning techniques in intelligent sensing/AR environments
- Networked, distributed (multiple sensors, cameras) geometry processing and reconstruction in AR
- Middleware for the realization of intelligent sensing/AR applications
- Unobtrusive vision-based and/or sensor-based AR registration techniques
- New forms of interaction and dynamics simulation in AR spaces using intelligent sensor devices
- Data management and knowledge extraction in intelligent sensing/AR services
- Methodologies for studying, analysing and building intelligent sensing/AR systems
- Novel application scenarios, challenges and opportunities
- Development challenges and approaches for intelligent sensing/AR experiences
- Prototype hardware for delivering intelligent sensing/AR experiences
- Real-world deployments; pilots of intelligent sensing/AR applications
- Evaluation of intelligent sensing/AR applications
Prof. Dr. Ioannis Chatzigiannakis
Dr. Konstantinos Moustakas
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