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Special Issue "Context-Rich Interoperable IoT Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022 | Viewed by 696

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Arkady Zaslavsky
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Guest Editor
School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Burwood, VIC 3125, Australia
Interests: IoT; context-awareness; smart cities; waste management
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Dr. Ali Hassani
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Guest Editor
School of Info Technology, Deakin University, Burwood, VIC 3125, Australia
Interests: IoT; middleware platforms; software engineering; scalable architecture; query language
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Internet of Things (IoT) envisions an ecosystem in which everyday objects are enhanced with sensing, computation, actuation, and communication capabilities. These ‘smart’ devices (i.e., IoT devices) can sense and collect an enormous amount of data about their surroundings. By processing the data produced by IoT devices, it is possible to infer the current context and situation of physical and virtual entities forming our world, and utilising the context data to enhance a wide range of applications in a way that they adapt their behaviour according to the context of their related entities, including themselves. Such applications are known as context-aware IoT applications.

While context-driven intelligence is a fundamental factor for IoT sustainability, growth, interoperability, and acceptance, IoT’s characteristics, such as scalability, big data, heterogeneity, interoperability, and dynamism, will make the development of context-aware IoT applications and services a very challenging task. This Special Issue aims to bring together researchers and application developers working on the intersection of IoT and context awareness, developing next-generation context-rich interoperable IoT applications, algorithms, frameworks, and solutions to support the growth and applicability of IoT. We welcome high-quality research, work in progress, quality review articles, real-world experiments, and deployment use-case papers that address the challenges and gaps in the current state of the art in the areas mentioned above.

Potential research topics of interest include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:

  • Formal context and situation modelling;
  • Dynamic discovery and annotation of IoT services;
  • Machine learning and deep learning for context and situation reasoning and prediction;
  • Architectures, protocols, frameworks, and applications of context management platform;
  • Cost and quality of context;
  • Privacy and access control for context-aware IoT.

Application use-cases reporting outcomes of real-world case studies that demonstrate context and situation-aware IoT applications and services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Smart cities;
  • Intelligent transport systems;
  • Industry 4.0;
  • Digital health.

Prof. Dr. Arkady Zaslavsky
Dr. Ali Hassani
Guest Editors

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Requirements, Limitations and Recommendations for Enabling End-to-End Quality of Context-Awareness in IoT Middleware
Sensors 2022, 22(4), 1632; https://doi.org/10.3390/s22041632 - 19 Feb 2022
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Satisfying a context consumer’s quality of context (QoC) requirements is important to context management platforms (CMPs) in order to have credibility. QoC indicates the contextual information’s quality metrics (e.g., accuracy, timeliness, completeness). The outcomes of these metrics depend on the functional and quality [...] Read more.
Satisfying a context consumer’s quality of context (QoC) requirements is important to context management platforms (CMPs) in order to have credibility. QoC indicates the contextual information’s quality metrics (e.g., accuracy, timeliness, completeness). The outcomes of these metrics depend on the functional and quality characteristics associated with all actors (context consumers (or) context-aware applications, CMPs, and context providers (or) IoT-data providers) in context-aware IoT environments. This survey identifies and studies such characteristics and highlights the limitations in actors’ current functionalities and QoC modelling approaches to obtain adequate QoC and improve context consumers’ quality of experience (QoE). We propose a novel concept system based on our critical analysis; this system addresses the functional limitations in existing QoC modelling approaches. Moreover, we highlight those QoC metrics affected by quality of service (QoS) metrics in CMPs. These recommendations provide CMP developers with a reference system they could incorporate, functionalities and QoS metrics to maintain in order to deliver an adequate QoC. Full article
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