Special Issue "Energy Harvesting Sensors for Long Term Applications in the IoT Era"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2017).
Interests: energy harvesting; ultra-low-power sensors; IoT; energy-neutral devices
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Smart sensor technologies are gaining popularity thank to the forthcoming IoT (Internet of Things) era: From raw sensor data gathered in the physical world to in situ sensor data processing on IoT devices. Applications, ranging from environmental monitoring, security management, medical applications, smart homes, agricultural and smart cities, are increasingly using IoT sensors. However, ensuring long term operation is still one of the most important challenge of such a technology, because low power sensing devices are becoming increasingly complex systems that combine hardware and firmware.
This call for papers emphasizes the challenges, issues, and opportunities in the research, design and engineering of low power sensing, focusing in techniques, strategies and algorithms applied to real example of IoT applications. It welcomes contribution in deployments and in-field tests and measurement of low power devices, as well as original and not previously-published submissions.
We are looking for contributions which are capable to show remarkable reduction of the overall power consumption and to extended the lifetime of the IoT sensors, as well as in applications that exploit energy-aware or low power algorithms. Emerging research, design, and engineering solutions about energy-efficient sensors which can achieve unlimited operating time, focusing on both techniques, strategies, and algorithms applied to IoT applications are the focus of the call. All submissions must be original and not previously published.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Power management algorithms for energy harvesting sensing systems
- Ultra-low power communication methodologies
- Experiences from real-world low-power IoT applications and deployments;
- Power management algorithms for energy harvesting sensing systems;
- Architectures for energy-neutral sensing systems;
- Resilient energy-neutral sensors;
- Internet of (battery-less) Things;
- Applications of low power Internet of sensors (IoS);
- Energy harvesting and energy aware design;
- Low power design of the sensors node;
- Energy-efficient algorithms for applications and networks;
- Smartification of sensing applications
- Experiences from real-world low-power IoT applications and deployments
Dr. Davide Brunelli
Manuscript Submission Information
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