Special Issue "Real-Time Sensor Networks and Systems for the Industrial IoT"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019
Dr. Mihai T. Lazarescu
Dipartimento di Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni Politecnico di Torino Turin, Italy
Interests: cost- and energy-efficient design of wireless sensor nodes; high-level synthesis of wireless sensor applications; distributed data processing on embedded devices, learning, adaptability; efficient and secure communication, privacy
Real-time embedded systems are quickly achieving ubiquity, both in people’s everyday life and in industrial environments. While many processes already depend on real-time cyber-physical systems and embedded sensors, IoT integration with cognitive computing and real-time data exchanges is essential for real-time analytics and realizations of digital twins in smart environments and services under the Industrial Internet and Industry 4.0 frameworks’ provisions. IoT-enabled industrial sensor networks encompass multiple technologies and raise significant design, optimization, integration and exploitation challenges.
This Special Issue aims to receive contributions on advances of real-time sensor networks and systems that are significant enablers of the Industrial IoT paradigm. The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Real-time sensing interfaces, processing, specific operating system support
- Real-time sensor and sensing techniques and technologies
- Real-time communication for sensing and sensor-driven actuation
- Middleware and tools for complex real-time sensing and actuation systems
- Reference architectures, frameworks and performance evaluations for edge and fog computing in real-time IIoT
- Formal methods, modelling, simulation and development tools for real-time sensor networks
- Real-time sensor network support for digital twins and edge-based analytics
- Security for real-time systems: low-overhead, efficient bootstrapping and session establishment, resilience to side-channel attacks, etc.
- Real-time low-power and low-cost sensing
- Energy supplies suitable for low maintenance, high availability real-time sensing
- Real-time sensing for safety systems
- Applications and use-cases of IoT-enabled, smart, real-time sensor networks and systems in manufacturing, transportation, health and energy sectors.
Dr. Christos Koulamas
Dr. Mihai T. Lazarescu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Industrial IoT
- Real-Time Embedded Systems
- Sensor & Actuator Networks
- Industrial Internet & Industry 4.0
- Edge & Fog Computing
- Real-Time Analytics
- Real-Time Digital Twins