Special Issue "Visual Sensor Networks and Related Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Prof. Dr. Francisco Vasques
The development of affordable low-power electronic devices with embedded capabilities for sensing, processing and communication functions spread the use of wireless sensor networks technologies, opening new frontiers for monitoring and control applications. Being inherently distributed and autonomous, the use of cameras as sensing units can provide multi-perspective visual data, which may be highly valuable for multiple types of monitoring applications. The resulting Visual Sensor Networks (VSN) can then be used for applications in smart cities, the Internet of things, Industry 4.0, vehicular networks, health assistance, home automation, and immersive entertainment, among many others, paving the way for impressive developments in those areas, built on the multiple-perspective available visual data.
Since the first experiments with wirelessly connected camera sensors, multiple innovative research challenges have driven research efforts in the area of VSNs. In more than a decade, real-time transmission, energy efficiency, coverage optimization, visual data processing, Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE), reliability and availability, security and many other aspects of multi-perspective visual sensing have been addressed by the academic community and industry, strengthen VSNs as an effective resource for distributed visual data acquisition and processing.
In this Special Issue, innovative research papers addressing classical and new challenges of visual sensor networks are especially welcome. Emerging applications for smart cities, vehicular networks, immersive entertainment and IoT environments have brought new challenges for visual sensor networks, mostly due to the integration of distributed and/or multi-perspective visual sensing with new data processing paradigms (e.g., big data, machine learning and crowdsensing algorithms). Therefore, this Special Issue aims to compile classical and new emerging challenges of visual sensor networks and applications, welcoming submissions covering their different aspects.Prof. Daniel G. Costa
Prof. Francisco Vasques
Prof. Mario Collotta
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- Real-time transmission and processing in VSN
- Multi-perspective visual sensing
- Visual coverage optimizations
- Reliability, availability and robustness of VSN communications
- Performance enhancement in VSN
- VSN management and security
- QoS, QoE and visual data quality
- Dependable architecture design in VSN
- Authentication and key agreement for VSN
- Security and privacy in VSN
- Malware detection in VSN
- Protocols and algorithms for VSN
- Emerging applications of VSNs, including smart cities, the Internet of things, Industry 4.0, vehicular networks, health assistance, home automation and immersive entertainment