Special Issue "Trends on Edge Computing and Artificial Intelligence for Next Generation Sensor Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: Service Architectures; Sensor Networks; Human-computer interaction and Prosumer Environments
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In the last five years, technological sciences have been advancing and improving vertiginously due to the appearance and explosion of a large catalogue of new paradigms and solutions. This technological advancement is leading to a greater use of novel architectures and sensor networks in many fields, such as industry, agriculture, health, traffic management, etc. Large platforms connecting several different physical, social, and cyber “things” realize intelligent information transmission and processing in these next-generation networks, which include some relevant paradigms such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cyberphysical systems (CPS), Industry 4.0 or pervasive sensing and computing. However, as platforms and architectures turn larger, some important challenges and problems appear. First, data from ubiquitous platforms tend to be partial and redundant. Data aggregation, fusion, and compression are computationally expensive tasks for pervasive platforms. Moreover, in current engineered systems, as more elements (people, sensors, networks, etc.) are included in the platforms, data must be restructured to maintain the quality of service (QoS) regardless of the number of elements or users in the system. Thus, in order to extract valid knowledge and information, data transmission and processing must be supported by a new generation of sensors networks, in a more intelligent, organized, and distributed manner.
All this context reveals that integrating edge computing architectures and artificial intelligence in next-generation sensor networks is a good driver to improve transmission and processing in these technological solutions. While edge computing (e.g., cloud services, edge devices, fog computing, dynamic capability distribution, etc.) could efficiently handle and communicate large amounts of unstructured data and “things” in these architectures, artificial intelligence technologies could simplify structuring sensor data and extracting useful information and knowledge.
This Special Issue aims to solicit original papers with novel contributions on the integration of edge computing and artificial intelligence for next generation sensor networks. Novel computing schemes or applications by the integration of edge computing and artificial intelligence are particularly welcome.
We especially welcome authors of selected papers from 8th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (WorldCist'20) to be held in Budva, Montenegro, in April 2020 (http://worldcist.org/index.php/call-for-papers). However, we also welcome other papers related, but not only limited, to the topics as follows:
- Edge computing algorithms and architectures for intelligent data processing in next-generation sensor networks;
- Distributed artificial intelligence mechanisms for next-generation sensor networks;
- Artificial intelligence for data integration in next-generation sensor networks;
- Edge computing solutions for next-generation intelligent applications such as smart manufacturing or transportation;
- Integration of edge computing and artificial intelligence for next-generation system protection;
- Low energy consumption solutions for next-generation sensor networks, integrating edge computing and artificial intelligence;
- Privacy and trust guaranteeing through artificial intelligence and edge computing technologies in next-generation sensor networks;
- Artificial intelligence for data mining and knowledge extraction in next-generation sensor networks;
- Novel and emerging computing applications of edge computing and artificial intelligence.
Dr. Ramon Alcarria
Dr. Borja Bordel
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- Edge Computing
- Sensor Networks
- Artificial Intelligence
- Low Energy Consumption
- Next-Generation Networks
- Data Mining
- Knowledge Extraction