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Special Issue "Applications in Electronics Pervading Industry, Environment and Society – Sensors, IoT and Artificial Intelligence"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Electronic Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Alessandro De Gloria
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Department of Naval, Electrical and Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering (DITEN), University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
Interests: electronic systems and applications; serious games; Internet of Things
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Prof. Dr. Francesco Bellotti
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Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Naval Architecture Department, University of Genoa, 16145 Genoa, Italy
Interests: electric vehicles; intelligent transportation systems; edge computing; Internet of Things; cyber–physical systems; human–computer interaction; serious games
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Prof. Dr. Riccardo Berta
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Guest Editor
Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Naval ArchitectureDepartment, University of Genoa, 16145 Genoa, Italy
Interests: Internet of Things; electronic systems and applications; edge computing; serious games
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The International Conference on Applications in Electronics Pervading Industry, Environment and Society (ApplePies 2020),, provided an opportunity for reciprocal meeting and knowledge on industrial and research activities for academics, practitioners, and managers who operate in the field of electronic applications in various domains. The focus of this Special Issue will be on sensing systems,  IoT (Internet of Things) technologies and artificial intelligence.

The conference offered a venue for presenting original research works, achievements, and panels on the latest trends in electronic applications pervading Industry 4.0, the environment, and society. Authors of papers accepted at the conference are invited to submit a version (extended by at least 50%) of their contributions relating to the following areas (please note that original contributions related to electronic systems and applications of the following topics will also be considered for publication):

Healthcare and Assistive Technologies: biomedical imaging; biomedical sensors, circuits and instrumentation; health monitoring; energy harvesting for biomedical applications; brain–computer interface (BCI) or brain–machine interface (BMI); human–machine interface (HMI) and augmented reality; biomimetic and bio-inspired sensors; circuits and systems; crowd-sensing and human-centric sensing

Space and avionics: sensors for remote monitoring; space and avionics sensors; redundant, secure, and rad-hard communication and computing circuits and systems; navigation and localization technologies

Autonomous and connected vehicles and smart mobility: intelligent electronics for road safety; autonomous driving electronics; autonomous driving functions; advanced driving assistance systems; driver information management; smart Li-ion batteries; intelligent transportation systems; smart mobility infrastructure; infomobility

Education, training, and entertainment: human–computer interaction; smart learning environments; technology-enhanced learning; serious games; digital learning and education; collaborative applications and systems; cultural heritage

Sensing and environment perception: wireless sensors networks; energy harvesting for autonomous systems; environment monitoring and control; smart sensors for environmental applications, IoT, and sustainable development; smart agriculture and food systems; sensor technologies including MEMS/MOEMS

Enabling technologies: Internet of Things; artificial intelligence; machine learning; deep learning; cryptography; cyber-security and privacy; cyber–physical systems; embedded systems; high-performance computing; (open source) HW/SW platforms; sensors and actuators; silicon-photonics and optical communications; “makers” systems; system of systems; ubiquitous computing; edge computing; cloud computing; wireless communications; radio frequency identification (RFID); digital signal and image processing; ultra-low-energy and low-power computation and storage; wired and power-line communications; 5G; robotics; Industry 4.0

System engineering: system modeling and simulation; requirement engineering; testing; verification; model checking; functional safety; life-cycle management; maintenance

Prof. Dr. Sergio Saponara
Prof. Alessandro De Gloria
Prof. Francesco Bellotti
Prof. Dr. Riccardo Berta
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Electronic systems and applications 
  • Healthcare and biomedical electronics 
  • Intelligent transportation systems 
  • Sensors and sensing systems 
  • Digital technologies and Internet of Things 
  • Cyber physical systems 
  • Industry 4.0 
  • Artificial intelligence

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