Special Issue "Advances in Wireless Sensor Networks Applications for Health and Environment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: WSN; Internet of Things; LPWAN; streaming services; performance evaluation of communication networks; smart data processing and nanocommunications
Interests: wireless networks; Internet of Things; nanocommunications; streaming services
Interests: performance evaluation; wireless networks; IoT/IoE; nanonets
Interests: WSN; Internet of Things; communication protocols
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are considered a well-established and sound ICT technology consisting of an arbitrarily large number of low-cost, small, portable, low-consumption, and always connected devices that work collaboratively to offer a wide range of pervasive and ubiquitous smart services and applications in many areas. Under this technological umbrella, advances in WSN have become the cornerstone of recent paradigms such as the Internet of Things (IoT) or even Nanocommunications and Nanonetworks. They have already opened new opportunities in both the environment and health fields by developing innovative applications that represent a step forward to significantly improve our quality of life and preserve the environment. In this sense, sensors arranged on or inside the human body are able to monitor in a timely fashion the physiological condition of patients measuring their vital signs (e.g., temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation) and sending these data to remote medical staff that interpret sensor readings and accurately assess the patient’s health. On the other hand, WSN devices together with their integrated physical sensors are a powerful tool to acquire environmental parameters and help in the air, water, and soil quality improvement. In addition, it should be highlighted that both aspects (health and environment) are not isolated since, for instance, a poor air quality in cities may expose citizens to pollution, compromising their health. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
- WSN and Internet of Things breakthroughs for health and the environment;
- Low-power wide-area network solutions for health and environmental applications;
- Body area sensor networks;
- WSN and IoT in smart cities and smart territories for health and the environment;
- Crowdsourcing/crowdsensing in WSN for health and the environment;
- Nanocommunications and nanonetworks for health and environmental services;
- Artificial intelligence and machine learning applied to WSN;
- Security and privacy issues in WSN for health and the environment.
Dr. Antonio-Javier Garcia-Sanchez
Dr. Rafael Asorey-Cacheda
Prof. Dr. Joan García-Haro
Dr. Victoria Beltran Martinez
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