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Special Issue "Machine Learning and Intelligent Optimization Data Aggregation in Internet of Things"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Pei-Wei Tsai
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Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, Mail No. H39, PO Box 218, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
Interests: optimization and workflow management; machine learning; data analytics; city logistics
Prof. Dr. Timos Sellis
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Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn VIC 3122, Australia
Interests: big data; data streams; personalisation; data integration; spatio-temporal database systems
Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Georgakopoulos
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Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn Vic 3122, Australia
Interests: Internet of Things; big data; process management; data management
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Machine Learning (ML) and Intelligent Optimization are two of the most advanced fields in data science benefiting from the modern computational facilities. Taking the advantage of the powerful computing system, ML has evolved into the deep learning model, which includes more layers in the whole model structure, and is available to be trained mission-ready in a feasible time. The intelligent optimization technology is now capable of operating with large population and multigroup structures for handling large-scale of data.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the latest Internet evolution that incorporates billions of Internet-connected devices that range from cameras, sensors, RFIDs, smart phones, and wearables, to smart meters, vehicles, medication pills, signs and industrial machines. Such IoT things are often owned by different organizations and people who are deploying and using them for their own purposes. Federations of such IoT devices (referred to as IoT things) can also deliver timely and accurate information that is needed to solve internet-scale problems that have been too difficult to tackle before.

In recent years, research outcomes have shown evidence that data aggregation and data process operations can be smart by combining ML and/or intelligent optimization with IoT. To realize its enormous potential, IoT must provide IoT solutions for discovering needed IoT devices, collecting and integrating their data with efficient ML or optimization techniques, and distilling the high value information each application needs. Such IoT solutions must be capable of filtering, aggregating, correlating, and contextualizing IoT information in real-time, on the move, in the edge and the cloud, and securely and must be capable of introducing data-driven changes to the physical world.

The MDPI Sensors solicits paper submissions and aim to bring together researchers and application developers working on the intersection of ML, optimization, and IoT with next-generation sensor development, distributed, cloud, internet, mobile, ambient, semantic, real-time, secure and privacy-preserving computing. We also aim to explore the application of novel IoT computing results and describe and assess their impact. The Special Issue seeks to compile original contributions that have not been published previously or already submitted to other conferences or journals. Review articles in the related subjects are also welcome.

Dr. Pei-Wei Tsai
Prof. Dr. Timos Sellis
Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Georgeakopoulos

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Keywords

Research topics of interest track include but not limited to:

  • Machine learning and its applications
  • Evolutionary intelligent optimization and its applications
  • Large-scale IoT device data aggregation
  • Real-time IoT data analysis on the cloud, at the edge, and on the move, including localization, personalization, optimization, and contextualisation of IoT data.
  • IoT Actuation via IoT devices, robots, process-based, and ML-based automation
  • Lower-power and longer-range IoT networking for IoT devices
  • Wearable IoT devices and systems

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3-D Terrain Node Coverage of Wireless Sensor Network Using Enhanced Black Hole Algorithm
Sensors 2020, 20(8), 2411; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20082411 - 23 Apr 2020
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In this paper, a new intelligent computing algorithm named Enhanced Black Hole (EBH) is proposed to which the mutation operation and weight factor are applied. In EBH, several elites are taken as role models instead of only one in the original Black Hole [...] Read more.
In this paper, a new intelligent computing algorithm named Enhanced Black Hole (EBH) is proposed to which the mutation operation and weight factor are applied. In EBH, several elites are taken as role models instead of only one in the original Black Hole (BH) algorithm. The performance of the EBH algorithm is verified by the CEC 2013 test suit, and shows better results than the original BH. In addition, the EBH and other celebrated algorithms can be used to solve node coverage problems of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) in 3-D terrain with satisfactory performance. Full article
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Optimizing Sensor Ontology Alignment through Compact co-Firefly Algorithm
Sensors 2020, 20(7), 2056; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20072056 - 06 Apr 2020
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Semantic Sensor Web (SSW) links the semantic web technique with the sensor network, which utilizes sensor ontology to describe sensor information. Annotating sensor data with different sensor ontologies can be of help to implement different sensor systems’ inter-operability, which requires that the sensor [...] Read more.
Semantic Sensor Web (SSW) links the semantic web technique with the sensor network, which utilizes sensor ontology to describe sensor information. Annotating sensor data with different sensor ontologies can be of help to implement different sensor systems’ inter-operability, which requires that the sensor ontologies themselves are inter-operable. Therefore, it is necessary to match the sensor ontologies by establishing the meaningful links between semantically related sensor information. Since the Swarm Intelligent Algorithm (SIA) represents a good methodology for addressing the ontology matching problem, we investigate a popular SIA, that is, the Firefly Algorithm (FA), to optimize the ontology alignment. To save the memory consumption and better trade off the algorithm’s exploitation and exploration, in this work, we propose a general-purpose ontology matching technique based on Compact co-Firefly Algorithm (CcFA), which combines the compact encoding mechanism with the co-Evolutionary mechanism. Our proposal utilizes the Gray code to encode the solutions, two compact operators to respectively implement the exploiting strategy and exploring strategy, and two Probability Vectors (PVs) to represent the swarms that respectively focuses on the exploitation and exploration. Through the communications between two swarms in each generation, CcFA is able to efficiently improve the searching efficiency when addressing the sensor ontology matching problem. The experiment utilizes the Conference track and three pairs of real sensor ontologies to test our proposal’s performance. The statistical results show that CcFA based ontology matching technique can effectively match the sensor ontologies and other general ontologies in the domain of organizing conferences. Full article
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