Special Issue "Distributed and Remote Sensing of the Urban Environment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: Enviromatics—devising machine learning methods; optimization and physical models for better understanding of the environment
Interests: sensing—sensor design from A to Z; instrument design; spectroscopy; imaging; data analysis; network deployment
Urban areas are highly populated areas that combine residential, commercial, industrial, business areas with an extensive infrastructure to support city life. This infrastructure includes water supply, sewage, electricity, communication, and transportation. While this elaborated infrastructure makes our cities attractive, it may also harm humans due to emissions of toxic materials, noise, and radiation to the environment (air, water, and soil). Recent advances in wireless distributed sensor networks (WDSN) and remote sensing technologies as well as supporting technologies (communication, energy sources, drone) provide an excellent opportunity for early detection of these emissions; hence, timely and well-focused regulation and mitigating acts can be applied.
This Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive view of state-of-the-art systems employing innovative sensing schemes for the urban environment.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
- Wireless distributed sensors for air, water, and soil;
- Deployment strategies for sensors;
- Heterogenous sensor networks data processing and fusion;
- Mobile autonomous sensing platforms;
- Remote sensing in complex scenes;
- In-doors air quality monitoring;
- Monitoring the integrity of the infrastructure (sewage, water, and electricity);
- Development of new tools for decision-makers to process multimodal sensor data for evidence-based regulation;
- Sensors for first responders;
- WDSN strategies for catastrophic events in an urban complex environment;
- Algorithms for signal interpretation.
Assoc. Prof. Barak Fishbain
Assoc. Prof. Shai Kendler
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