Special Issue "Wireless Sensor Networks for Environmental Monitoring"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2020.
Interests: environmental monitoring; sensor network; e-health; smart sensor; signal and image processing
Interests: smart sensors; measurements on power systems; smart grid; wide area measurements; signal processing; distributed measurement system; energy harvesting
Environmental monitoring is fundamental to understand our ecosystem, to prevent adverse effects on human health and environment, and as a tool to evaluate the effectiveness of regulations. Recent advances in technology, instrumentation, and procedures have pushed forward laboratory capabilities in testing and analyzing soil, water, gas, and biota specimens and have created new opportunities for real-time monitoring through, for example, distributed sensor networks or wireless sensor networks. These architectures are widely used in environmental monitoring because they offer many important benefits, such as real time access to data, covering wide areas, long term monitoring and system scalability.
This Special Issue aims to survey and discuss the state of the art, difficulties, innovations, and improvements on environmental data acquisition, monitoring, analysis, and risk assessment and management. The observed trends in the pollution of soil, air, and water, the global warming and the increased awareness of environmental themes urge scientists to work on effective methods to be able to detect and react to environmental parameter changes in a timely and authoritative manner. Some of these measurements are particularly challenging, due to the large range of spatial and time scales, the large amount of data to store and process, the high value of specimens, and the effort to reduce costs while maintaining accuracy.
You are welcome to submit an unpublished original research work related to the theme of “Wireless Sensor Networks for Environmental Monitoring” that is proposed to welcome Sensors’ 20th birthday.
Dr. Annie Lanzolla
Dr. Maurizio Spadavecchia
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- Analytical methods, sensors, and instruments for measuring environmental variables and pollution
- Environmental noise and vibration pollution
- Renewable energy sources monitoring
- Remote sensing, airborne-based, and ground-based systems
- Sensors, sensor networks and devices
- Ambient intelligent and smart home
- Environmental data and big data processing and dissemination, image processing
- High performance computing for extreme events and climate changes
- Expert systems and decision-making systems
- Quality assurance and quality control of measurements