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Special Issue "Advanced Wireless Sensor Network Deployment in Smart Cities, Industry 4.0, and Agriculture 4.0"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Rafael Asorey-Cacheda
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Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT), Campus Muralla del Mar, E-30202 Cartagena, Spain
Interests: wireless networks; Internet of Things; nanocommunications; streaming services
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Prof. Dr. Antonio-Javier Garcia-Sanchez
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Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Universidad Politecnica de Cartagenadisabled, 30202 Cartagena, Spain
Interests: WSN; Internet of Things; LPWAN; streaming services; performance evaluation of communication networks; smart data processing and nanocommunications
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Prof. Joan García-Haro
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Department of Information Technologies and Communications, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT), 30202 Cartagena, Spain
Interests: Wireless Networks; Vehicular Networks; RFIDMAC protocols
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Dr. Claudia Liliana Zuniga
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Barrio Pampalinda, Santiago de Cali, Universidad Santiago de Cali, Cra. 73 ##2a-80, Cali, Colombia
Interests: Urban Computing; Pervasive Computing; HCI

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are considered a well-established and sound ICT technology consisting of an arbitrarily large number of low-cost, small, portable, low-consumption, and connected devices that work collaboratively to offer a wide range of pervasive and ubiquitous smart services and innovative applications in many areas. Under this technological umbrella, advances in WSNs have become the cornerstone of recent paradigms such as the Internet of Things (IoT). The deployment of WSNs has already created new opportunities for the development of smart cities, Industry 4.0, and Agriculture 4.0, among other relevant sectors. This has enabled ground-breaking applications that represent a step forward to significantly improving our quality of life and promoting the progress of industry and agriculture. In fact, WSN deployment in these environments still has open issues that require attention from the community. The topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Internet of Things breakthroughs in smart cities, Industry 4.0, and Agriculture 4.0;
  • Low-power wide-area network solutions for smart cities, Industry 4.0, and Agriculture 4.0 applications;
  • Mobility management, roaming, and advanced routing techniques for WSNs and low-power wide-area networks;
  • Crowdsourcing/crowdsensing in IoT networks;
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning applied to IoT networks;
  • Security and privacy issues in IoT networks for smart cities, Industry 4.0, and Agriculture 4.0.

Dr. Rafael Asorey-Cacheda
Prof. Antonio-Javier Garcia-Sanchez
Prof. Joan García-Haro
Dr. Claudia Liliana Zuniga
Guest Editors

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What Drives the Usage of Management Tools Supporting Industry 4.0 in Organizations?
Sensors 2021, 21(10), 3512; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21103512 - 18 May 2021
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The main purpose of this study was to examine how personal and organizational drivers influence the utilization of management tools aimed at supporting organizational working in Industry 4.0 settings. We built our research upon the recognized importance of management tools for organizational working [...] Read more.
The main purpose of this study was to examine how personal and organizational drivers influence the utilization of management tools aimed at supporting organizational working in Industry 4.0 settings. We built our research upon the recognized importance of management tools for organizational working under Industry 4.0 settings and explored the key personal and organizational drivers of management tool usage. Calculations were performed based on the responses of 222 employees working in organizations across Europe. The results revealed that, among personal drivers, a higher level of education leads to significantly higher usage of six sigma, rapid prototyping, outsourcing, customer relationship management, knowledge management, core competencies, and strategic planning. More experienced employees use significantly more six sigma, total quality management, supply chain management, knowledge management, and core competences than their less experienced peers. The impact of organizational drivers is substantially weaker, where only industry shows significant influence, indicating that lean production, six sigma, and supply chain management are used more in manufacturing than in service organizations. Gender, one’s position in the organization, and the organization size do not play a substantial role in management tool usage. Managers should recognize the role of personal and organizational drivers of management tool usage in order to more quickly implement Industry 4.0 principles in organizations. Full article
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An Automatized Contextual Marketing System Based on a Wi-Fi Indoor Positioning System
Sensors 2021, 21(10), 3495; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21103495 - 17 May 2021
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A complete contextual marketing platform including an indoor positioning system (IPS) for smartphones is proposed and evaluated to later be deployed in large infrastructures, such as malls. To this end, we design and implement a novel methodology based on location-as-a-service (LAAS), comprising all [...] Read more.
A complete contextual marketing platform including an indoor positioning system (IPS) for smartphones is proposed and evaluated to later be deployed in large infrastructures, such as malls. To this end, we design and implement a novel methodology based on location-as-a-service (LAAS), comprising all the required phases of IPS generation: mall digital map creation, the tools/procedures for offline calibration fingerprint acquisition, the location algorithm, the smartphone app acquiring the fingerprint data, and a validation procedure. To select an appropriate fingerprint location algorithm, a comparison among K-nearest neighbors (KNN), support vector machine (SVM), and Freeloc is accomplished by employing a set of different smartphones in two malls and assessing different occupancy levels. We demonstrate that our solution can be quickly deployed at shop level accuracy in any new location, resulting in a robust and scalable proposal. Full article
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