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Special Issue "Dependable Wireless Sensor Networks for Autonomous Vehicles"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Daniel Watzenig
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Guest Editor
Graz University of Technology and Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH, Graz, Austria
Interests: sensors and signal processing; control
Dr. Anton Fuchs
Guest Editor
Virtual Vehicle Research GmbH, Graz, Austria
Interests: sensors and instrumentation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) allow significantly extending the perception capabilities of the environment for automotive systems, especially for connected and autonomous vehicles as well as condition monitoring and prognostics of electronic components and systems. These interconnections of independent sensor nodes together with the corresponding data analytics are of pivotal importance to improve vehicle safety, traffic efficiency, and comfort.

Due to constraints such as low cost, low energy consumption and high integration density, demands on availability, reliability, quality, privacy, maintainability, and security of wireless sensor networks are technically challenging for several time-critical, mission-critical, and safety-critical applications.

This Special Issue is dedicated to contributions concerning dependability of WSNs in the field of autonomous vehicles and will highlight current and future applications for highly and fully automated driving, such as platooning, cooperative driving, cooperative active safety, or multimodal mobility. It will include, among others, the topics of:

  • Inter-vehicle communication (v2v, v2x);
  • Intra-vehicle communication (condition monitoring, passenger monitoring, etc.);
  • WSN updates over the air;
  • Ad hoc networks;
  • Simulation-supported development methods of WSN;
  • WSN hardware design;
  • Data acquisition and pre-processing (edge/cloud computing);
  • Testing and validation of WSN;
  • Synchronisation of sensors;
  • Health assessment and diagnistics of WSN;
  • Intrusion detection and prevention in WSNs;
  • Data fusion and integration of signals from heterogeneous multiple sensors;
  • Sensor-based object detection/recognition;
  • Dependability demands and their implementation;
  • Security, privacy, and cryptographic algorithms in WSNs;
  • Software security for sensor network nodes;
  • Secure routing and localization protocols for WSNs;
  • Real-time WSN operating systems and reliability and QoS;
  • Trust-based protocols and computational models for WSNs;
  • Anonymity and privacy models for WSNs;
  • Emerging standards.

Dr. Daniel Watzenig
Dr. Anton Fuchs
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • dependability
  • wireless sensor networks (WSN)
  • automotive
  • safety-critical and mission-critical applications
  • inter-vehicle communication
  • intra-vehicle communication

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