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Special Issue "Context-Aware Sensing in Critical Infrastructure"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Augustine Ikpehai
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Guest Editor
Department of Engineering and Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
Interests: Smart Grid, Smart Cities, Cyber-Physical Systems, Smart Home
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Dr. Abayomi Otebolaku
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Guest Editor
Department of Computing, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK.
Interests: Context Sensing, Context-aware Intelligent Systems, IoT, Data Analytics, Mobile Computing
Dr. Kelvin Anoh
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University of Bolton, School of Engineering, UK
Interests: intelligent reflecting surfaces (IRS); smart signal processing; massive MIMO; 5G and beyond; machine learning; optimization; Internet of Things (IoT); smart energy cities.
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Dr. Bernardi Pranggono
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Guest Editor
Department of Engineering and Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
Interests: Green ICT, Smart Cities, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Computer Networks
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Special Issue Information

The rapid development in sensor technologies and analytic tools have enabled new opportunities to collect large quantity of data at the edge for further processing in the cloud. That approach cannot fulfil the strict requirements of many delay-sensitive applications. In many cases, real-time decisions are better taken close to the edge. However, the constrained resources in edge/ fog nodes limits their data ability to process large quantity of data to accurately determine the optimum decision in real time. Hence, accuracy often conflicts with timeliness of decisions.

In critical applications such as smart grid, IoT, healthcare and search & rescue operations, delays can lead to loss of human lives or damage of expensive equipment even if the actions are accurate. Automatic determination and inference of contextual information from a set of observations provided by sensors can improve accuracy of actions in time-critical applications. Thus context aware sensing is a promising technique for optimising the trade-off between accuracy and delay of the decision making at the edge. 

This Special Issue on Context- Aware Sensing in Critical Infrastructure aims to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the development of new techniques for context-based monitoring for disaster management.    

The broad areas include but not limited to:

  • Recent advances in context aware sensing 
  • Context awareness in Industry 4.0
  • Context data feature engineering using deep learning
  • Autonomous context-aware emergency decisions using AI
  • Context identification reliability
  • Context awareness in crowd sensing
  • Trust in context-aware sensing
  • Context awareness in IoT
  • Context aware sensing framework for smart cities
  • Context awareness in energy networks
  • Context awareness in smart homes
  • Context aware sensing in disaster management
  • Context aware sensing in connected & autonomous vehicles
  • Context identification reliability
  • Context awareness in intelligent transport systems
  • Application of context awareness in cyber-security
  • Context aware sensing in V2X applications
  • Context awareness in communication systems
  • Data fusion & context aware sensing  
  • Context aware sensing in the Edge 
  • Context aware sensing in Fog computing
Dr. Augustine Ikpehai
Dr. Abayomi Otebolaku
Dr. Kelvin Anoh
Dr. Bernardi Pranggono
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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 2000 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.

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