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Special Issue "Sensors and Autonomous Systems in Smart Cities"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Abdelfateh Kerrouche
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School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK
Interests: sensors; biomedical instrumentation; pathogen detection; aquaculture; artificial intelligence; Internet of Things (IoT) and renewable energy
Dr. Imed Romdhani
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School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK
Interests: Internet of Things; wireless sensor vetworks; IPv6; mobile networks
Prof. Ahmed Al-Dubai
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School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University, EH10 5DT, UK
Interests: big data; cyber-security; Internet of Things; learning; smart cities
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Prof. Dr. Amir Hussain
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Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, United Kingdom
Interests: big data; cyber-security; Internet of Things; learning; smart cities
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Dr. Brian Davison
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School of Computing, Napier University, Edinburgh, EH10 5DT, UK
Interests: optimisation and learning Information science Information visualisation Interaction design; Software systems; social informatics; interactive graphics and simulation
Dr. Mufti Mahmud
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School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton, Nottingham NG11 8NS, UK
Interests: brain informatics; data analytics; brain–machine interfacing; Internet of Healthcare Things
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Dr. Leo Chen
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School of Engineering, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
Interests: artificial intelligence; industry 4.0; digital twin and digital manufacture; pobotics and autonomous systems; data analytics
Dr. Erfu Yang
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Department of Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XJ, UK
Interests: robotics and autonomous systems; mechatronics and automation; data analytics; intelligent control; computational intelligence; digital manufacturing
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The growth in the construction of smart cities requires greater understanding of the latest sensing applications and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. IoT architectures integrate sensor networks and support processing and control loops on edge devices and in the cloud. Sensors are enabling the measurement of valuable information that provides the basis for making effective decisions and predicting future planning actions. IoT technologies provide the tools and platform for implementing sensing applications, including embedded systems, modern robotics, autonomous systems, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), mobile app development, 4G/5G mobile networks, cloud computing, virtual networking, and network security.

In this Special Issue, we focus on all major aspects of autonomous systems, sensing, and related IoT technology (e.g., robots, drones, cars, subsea vehicles). Robotics is currently going through a new revolution (e.g., Industry 4.0), with robots evolving into fully automated systems with high flexibility using artificial intelligence technology. This Special Issue aims to present high-quality research and recent technology advances toward smart cities in major application areas such as smart buildings, environment, intelligent transport, utilities, and health. Relevant topics of interest include all aspects of IoT systems in the city domain, including embedded sensors, wide area networks (e.g., LORA/5G), sensor networks, and wireless networks.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Wireless sensor networks and architecture
  • Energy storage strategies and data processing
  • Energy harvesting/charging
  • Energy sensing techniques
  • Long-life sensor node deployment
  • AI-based scheduling sensor algorithms
  • AI-based coordinating sensor devices for healthcare applications
  • Smart embedded IoT system for environmental, autonomous vehicles, and forensic applications
  • Secured sensor communications
  • AI- and 5G-based IoT technologies
  • UAV-aided IoT technologies Sensing
  • Information acquisition: sensing and visioning technology
  • Transmission: ultra-remote signal transmission
  • Processing: multisensor fusion technology
  • Instrumentation: actuating technology, robotics thermal protection technology
  • Control: multidegree of freedom mobile and operating robot control methods, obstacle avoidance, and sweeping; decision support systems (DSS)
  • Communication: human–robot (H2R) interaction systems, machine-to-machine (M2M)

Dr. Abdelfateh Kerrouche
Dr. Imad Romdhani
Prof. Dr. Ahmed Al-Dubai
Prof. Dr. Amir Hussain
Dr. Brian Davison
Dr. Mufti Mahmud
Dr Leo Chen
Dr Erfu Yang
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Improved Recursive DV-Hop Localization Algorithm with RSSI Measurement for Wireless Sensor Networks
Sensors 2021, 21(12), 4152; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21124152 - 17 Jun 2021
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As localization represents the main backbone of several wireless sensor networks applications, several localization algorithms have been proposed in the literature. There is a growing interest in the multi-hop localization algorithms as they permit the localization of sensor nodes even if they are [...] Read more.
As localization represents the main backbone of several wireless sensor networks applications, several localization algorithms have been proposed in the literature. There is a growing interest in the multi-hop localization algorithms as they permit the localization of sensor nodes even if they are several hops away from anchor nodes. One of the most famous localization algorithms is the Distance Vector Hop (DV-Hop). Aiming to minimize the large localization error in the original DV-Hop algorithm, we propose an improved DV-Hop algorithm in this paper. The distance between unknown nodes and anchors is estimated using the received signal strength indication (RSSI) and the polynomial approximation. Moreover, the proposed algorithm uses a recursive computation of the localization process to improve the accuracy of position estimation. Experimental results show that the proposed localization technique minimizes the localization error and improves the localization accuracy. Full article
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