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Special Issue "Embedded Systems and Internet of Things"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Domenico Balsamo
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Guest Editor
School of Engineering, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU Newcastle, UK
Interests: embedded systems; energy harvesting; Internet of Things; wireless sensor networks; intermittent computing; energy-neutral systems
Dr. Rishad Shafik
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Guest Editor
School of Engineering, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU Newcastle, UK
Interests: energy-efficient and reliable electronic systems design; approximate computing systems design; software/hardware co-design for emerging applications; learning automata AI hardware development (for energy-efficiency and explainability)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The recent momentum of the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving the need for embedded systems comprising one or more low-power and resource-constrained computing elements and sensors that are organised into part of a more extensive network. At the same time, this also creates new challenges related to hardware and software design, computational capabilities, energy availability, power management, resource management, communication, security and privacy. As a result, there is an urgent need for extensive research on embedded systems tailored to IoT applications. For this Special Issue, we welcome high-quality submissions that describe original and unpublished research contributions advancing the frontiers on embedded systems and IoT applications.

We solicit papers covering (but not limited to) one or more of the following topics:

  • Power management concepts, algorithms, and circuits for embedded systems;
  • Architectures and standards for wireless sensor systems;
  • Hardware and software concepts for integrated systems;
  • Security and Privacy with the IoT;
  • Resource management and operating system support for energy-harvesting sensing systems;
  • Communication in the wireless sensor systems domain;
  • Ensuring reliable operation in energy-harvesting sensor systems;
  • Modelling, simulation, and tools for effective design of future sensing systems;
  • Internet of (battery-less) Things;
  • Experience with real-world deployments and innovative applications for IoT.

Dr. Domenico Balsamo

Dr. Rishad Shafik

Guest Editors

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Toward Smart Soil Sensing in v4.0 Agriculture: A New Single-Shape Sensor for Capacitive Moisture and Salinity Measurements
Sensors 2020, 20(23), 6867; https://doi.org/10.3390/s20236867 - 30 Nov 2020
Abstract
Modern agriculture imposes the need for better knowledge of the soil moisture content to rationalize the amount of water needed to irrigate farmlands. In this context, since current technological solutions do not correspond to the cost or use criteria, this paper presents a [...] Read more.
Modern agriculture imposes the need for better knowledge of the soil moisture content to rationalize the amount of water needed to irrigate farmlands. In this context, since current technological solutions do not correspond to the cost or use criteria, this paper presents a design for a new original capacitive bi-functional sensor to measure soil moisture and salinity. In this paper, we outline the design stages from simulation to finished elements of the optimal design to deployment in the fields, considering the mechanical integration constraints necessary for industrialization. The measurement electronics were developed based on the sensor’s electric model to obtain a double measurement. An on-site (field lot) measurement program was then carried out to validate the system’s good performance in real-time. Finally, this performance was matched with that of leading commercially available sensors on the market. This work demonstrates that, after deployment of the sensors, the overall system makes it possible to obtain a precise image of cultivated soil’s hydric condition, with the best response time. Full article
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