Special Issue "Sensors for Home Automation and Security"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2017).
Interests: sensors and sensing technology; instrumentation; wireless sensor networks; Internet of Things; mechatronics and robotics
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The Wireless home automation and security system model existed in the past, but, in the last decade, due to the prompt development of wireless sensing technologies, a large number of various types of “smart homes” have been developed. Smart homes domain, as a part of home automation and security, are needed to be intelligent and context-aware. The major wireless technologies used to implement these systems include Z-Wave, Insteon, Wavenis, Bluetooth, WiFi, and ZigBee. Numbers of equivalent names are used for the smart home system, e.g., home monitoring, home automation and security, assistive living system, intelligent home and smart home. A system controller, house extensive wiring network, heterogeneous sensors, communication protocols, standard interfaces (outlet designs) for joining other products, and basic user controls are the elements of the smart home system.
Smart homes are not only limited to just turning on and off a device but also monitor the internal environment and the activities that take place while the house is occupied. The outcome of these amendments to the technology is that a smart home can now monitor the happenings of the occupant. Moreover, they individually operate devices on a set of predefined patterns, or independently, as the user requires. Taking into consideration the recent developments in home technology, smart home automation can be explained as an implementation of pervasive computing and sensing. This smart home technology is capable of delivering context-aware, automated and assistive services to home monitoring and remote control. Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is one of the smart home applications, which comprises interoperable concepts, products, and services, which integrate new information and communication technologies (ICT) and home environments with the aim to improve and enhance the quality of life for people in all stages of life.
This Special Issue aims to publish original, significant and visionary papers describing scientific methods and technologies that improve efficiency, productivity, quality and reliability in all areas of wireless home automation and security. This Special Issue will provide a broad platform for publishing the many rapid advances that have been currently achieved in the area of wireless home automation and security. In this Special Issue we would like to focus on understanding what should be done to improve the sensing awareness to human. Submissions of scientific results from experts in academia and industry worldwide are strongly encouraged.
Contributions may include, but are not limited to:
- Intelligent sensors and actuators for homes, buildings and infrastructures
- Real-time control and optimization
- Distributed, networked and collaborative systems
- Big data and real-time data processing
- Wireless Communication protocols and implementation
- Modelling and analysis of physical components and environment
- Modelling, analysis and integration of human activities
- Energy efficiency in homes, buildings and infrastructures
- Practical deployment and case studies
- Anomaly detection in smart home environment
- Innovative wireless sensing and computing systems or prototypes
- Innovative use of smartphones or mobile tablets for smart homes
- Cloud-based data processing for human-awareness in home automation
- IOT and cloud computing for Smart environment
- Real-time and semantic web services
Prof. Dr. Subhas Mukhopadhyay
Dr. Hemant Ghayvat
Prof. Dr. Nagender Kumar Suryadevara
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- Smat Home
- Smart Building
- Wireless Sensor Networks
- Home Automation