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Special Issue "Internet of Things for Ambient Assisted Living"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. António Manuel De Jesus Pereira
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Computer Science Department, School of Technology and Management, Computer Science and Communications Research Centre, Polytechnic of Leiria, Campus 2, Morro do Lena – Alto do Vieiro, Apartado 4163, 2411-901 Leiria, Portugal
Interests: Internet of Things; body area networks; next generation networks and services; health informatics; wireless sensor networks; ambient assisted living
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Prof. Dr. Nuno Alexandre Ribeiro Costa
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Computer Science Department, School of Technology and Management, Computer Science and Communications Research Centre, Polytechnic of Leiria, Campus 2, Morro do Lena – Alto do Vieiro, Apartado 4163, 2411-901 Leiria, Portugal
Interests: Internet of Things; body area networks; wireless sensor networks; ambient intelligence
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Internet of Things refers to the technology developed to integrate the physical world, including people, into the Internet being considered as a key-enabling technology to achieve the so-called Ambient Intelligence (AmI). The AmI concept refers to smart electronic environments devoted to being sensitive and responsive to the presence of people, by providing care and wellbeing through the support of everyday tasks and activities while preventing hazardous situations.

Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is a research area which has emerged from AmI to provide the same services but tailored to special groups of people such as the elderly, people with chronic conditions, and people with disabilities. AAL is even viewed as a solution to deal with the challenges associated with the aging population, mainly by trying to aid and assist the population in living longer, more safely, and independently in their natural environment.

The Internet of Things paradigm plays a paramount role in AmI and AAL by providing the infrastructure for ecosystems of interconnected devices, services and applications, able to acquire, exchange, and process data while providing security, scalability, and cost savings.

However, the development of IoT and AAL platforms is still presenting several issues and challenges to overcome where safety, security, and privacy are the most critical ones. Additionally, issues related with standardization, multisector common architecture, power sources, and energy consumption are still requiring attention.

In this Special Issue, we will cover IoT systems, architectures, and services related with AAL. We invite researchers who are working on IoT systems for AAL, ranging from smart object architectures and services to cloud computing, fog computing, and edge computing, among others, to submit their high-quality original manuscript for publication in this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. António Manuel De Jesus Pereira
Prof. Dr. Nuno Alexandre Ribeiro Costa
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • IoT for AAL: devices, communication networks, protocols, architectures, applications and services
  • Big data and IoT data analytics
  • Cloud computing, fog computing and edge computing
  • AI and Edge AI for AAL
  • Smart objects’ architectures and services
  • Security frameworks for IoT and AAL
  • Cloud services and analytics
  • Scalable and secure architectures for IoT
  • Microservices and serverless environments
  • Energy efficient architectures for IoT applications
  • Intelligent home appliances
  • Connected and secure homes
  • Energy efficient protocols for IoT
  • Software defined networks for AAL
  • Virtual and augmented reality for AAL
  • Robotics for AAL

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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