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Special Issue "Dependable Monitoring in Wireless Sensor Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 July 2018).
Interests: distributed systems; fault tolerance; dependability; adaptive systems; embedded systems; wireless sensor networks
Wireless Sensor Networks are used in many applications, in particular for monitoring and control purposes. One important aspect in these applications is to ensure that collected sensor data has enough quality for the intended purposes. For instance, this is a major concern in critical applications, such as those used in industrial environments, in health care or in environmental monitoring. To improve the quality of data, several approaches can be employed. These include, among others, improvements in sensor technology, the employment of signal analysis and machine learning techniques for data processing, or the use of data fusion techniques. The concrete solutions depend on issues such as the specific data being collected, performance needs, deployment scale, mobility, criticality of the application, etc. Dependability aspects with explicit or implicit impact on the quality of data, like fault-tolerance, availability, security or safety, tend to be increasingly important with the widespread use of WSNs and require further research.
The Special Issue aims at bringing together research efforts and developments in the area of dependable monitoring in Wireless Sensor Networks, including, for instance, architectural solutions for robust and fault-tolerant behavior, data quality modelling, representation and analysis, protocols for secure network operation, machine learning techniques for diagnosis and mitigation of faults or node synchronization and timeliness aspects with impact on data quality. The Special Issue also seeks for application examples in which some dependability aspect has been focused in the application design.
Prof. António Casimiro
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- Fault-tolerant and accurate sensor technology
- WSN architectures for dependable operation
- Protocols for secure monitoring, namely for data integrity and availability assurance
- Timeliness and real-time aspects in WSN monitoring
- Machine learning techniques for fault detection and data quality improvement
- Sensor fusion techniques
- Data quality modeling and evaluation
- Dependable WSN applications