Special Issue "Wireless Sensor Networks in Smart Homes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2020.
Interests: design of digital systems; home automation systems; wireless sensors; wearable sensors; embedded systems (microcontrollers and FPGA)
Until some years ago, with the term “smart home” was intended a convenient home setup where appliances and home devices were automatically controlled remotely using a mobile or other networked device. Currently, the concept of smart home extends well beyond the simple automation or appliance control and focuses on how different technologies can be used and managed to foster the safety and security and comfort and health of the residents. The Smart Home today is the integration of heterogeneous sensors, interfaces, network technologies, and communication protocols in a holistic view, pursuing new systems designed for users’ well-being and energy sustainability.
In this context, wireless sensors become an attractive research field thanks to their several advantages. They can be easily installed, maintained, and connected in flexible, reconfigurable networks, and they can be adapted to the users’ needs.
Although the scientific advances in this field are remarkable, there are still some drawbacks deserving the attention of the researchers, since they may limit the application areas. Power consumption, data storage, computation capabilities, communication bandwidth, and vulnerability to security attacks are just some of the topics that need further investigation.
This Special Issue aims to publish original papers describing scientific methods and technologies that could improve efficiency, productivity, quality, and reliability of wireless sensors networks. It intends to provide a broad platform for publishing the many advances that have been currently achieved in the area of wireless sensors in smart homes, including new applications and services.
Prof. Dr. Ilaria De Munari
Dr. Valentina Bianchi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Intelligent sensors for smart homes
- Distributed, networked and collaborative systems
- Cloud computing and big data
- Wireless communication protocols and implementation
- Internet of Things
- Human interaction and usability
- Energy efficiency in smart homes
- Innovative wireless sensing and computing systems or prototypes
- Ambient and active assisted living
- Anomaly detection in smart home environment
- Practical deployment and case studies