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Special Issue "Quality of Service in Sensor Networks"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Mario Marchese
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Guest Editor
Department of Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering, and Naval Architecture (DITEN), University of Genova, Italy, Via Opera Pia 11A, 16145, Genova, Italy
Interests: Networking, Quality of Service over Heterogeneous Networks, Software-Defined Networking, Satellite Networks, Network Security, Critical Infrastructure Security e Intrusion Detection Systems.
Dr. Fabio Patrone
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Guest Editor
Department of Electrical, Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering, and Naval Architecture (DITEN), University of Genova, Italy, Via Opera Pia 11A, 16145 Genova, Italy
Interests: Networking, Satellite Networks, Nanosatellite

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The importance of quality of service is parallel with the recent evolution of telecommunication networks, which are characterized by a great heterogeneity. On one hand, many applications require a specific level of assurance from the network. On the other hand, communication networks are characterized a great amount of heterogeneity: the evolution of the telecommunication networks which, for example, will lead the world to the Fifth Generation of Mobile Communications (5G), is characterized by a deep change in the telecommunication network infrastructure and in the employed technologies. This Future Internet will have to support a higher number of users/devices requiring Internet connectivity with different performance requirements and a higher number of applications and use cases. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most meaningful emerged use cases which will involve an even higher number of connected devices, including a large amount of sensors, aimed at collecting and sending data with different purposes and over different application scenarios, such as smart city, smart factory, and smart agriculture. IoT envisages a world where a wide set  of  quantities  (vibrations,  heat,  light,  pressure,  magnetic  fields,  ...  )  are  acquired  through sensors and transmitted through suitable seamless communication  networks for  information,  decision,  and control aim. Applications extend to all environments where monitoring and connecting the physical world is important: civil protection, transportation, military, underwater,  space monitoring and communications, among others. The aim is to create a network of  heterogeneous devices which communicate data with each other and with other networking devices in a seamless way through heterogeneous network portions, often including flying technologies, such as communication satellites and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), with a given Quality of Service.

Within this context the call for papers invites technical contributions to Special Issue on “QoS in Sensor Networks”. The Special Issue aims to provide an up-to-date overview of QoS assuring solutions within IoT Networks and Innovative Applications. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • QoS Metrics for IoT
  • QoS vs QoE (Quality of Experience)
  • QoS-oriented Technologies
  • QoS Interworking in IoT Networks
  • QoS Architectures for IoT Networks
  • Management of Sensor Heterogeneity
  • Management of Network Heterogeneity
  • Management of Protocol Heterogeneity
  • Signaling for QoS Architectures
  • Control Issue for QoS Assurance over IoT Networks
  • QoS-oriented IoT and UAV Integration

Dr. Mario Marchese
Dr. Fabio Patrone
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • QoS Metrics for IoT
  • QoS vs QoE (Quality of Experience)
  • QoS-oriented Technologies
  • QoS Interworking in IoT Networks
  • QoS Architectures for IoT Networks
  • Management of Sensor Heterogeneity
  • Management of Network Heterogeneity
  • Management of Protocol Heterogeneity
  • Signaling for QoS Architectures
  • Control Issue for QoS Assurance over IoT Networks
  • QoS-oriented IoT and UAV Integration

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Automatic Detection of Changes in Signal Strength Characteristics in a Wi-Fi Network for an Indoor Localisation System
Sensors 2020, 20(7), 1828; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20071828 - 25 Mar 2020
Abstract
This paper faces the issue of changing the received signal strength (RSS) from an observed access point (AP). Such a change can reduce the Quality of Service (QoS) of a Wi-Fi-based Indoor Localisation System. We have proposed a dynamic system based on an [...] Read more.
This paper faces the issue of changing the received signal strength (RSS) from an observed access point (AP). Such a change can reduce the Quality of Service (QoS) of a Wi-Fi-based Indoor Localisation System. We have proposed a dynamic system based on an estimator of RSS using the readings from other APs. Using an optimal threshold, the algorithm recognises an AP that has changed its characteristics. Next, the system rebuilds the localisation model excluding the changed AP to keep QoS. For the tests, we simulated a change in the analysed Wi-Fi network by replacing the measured RSS by an RSS obtained from the same AP model that lies in another place inside the same multi-floor building. The algorithm was evaluated in simulations of an isolated single-floor building, a single-floor building and a multi-floor building. The mean increase of the localisation error obtained by the system varies from 0.25 to 0.61 m after the RSS changes, whereas the error increase without using the system is between 1.21 and 1.98 m. The system can be applied to any service based on a Wi-Fi network for various kinds of changes like a reconfiguration of the network, a local malfunction or ageing of the infrastructure. Full article
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