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Special Issue "Mobile Crowd Sensing and Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Eugenio Zimeo
Guest Editor
Department of Engineering – University of Sannio
Interests: software architecture; distributed systems; service computing; Edge and cloud computing; big data processing; complex networks; smart cities and communities

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Crowd sensing is a relatively recent paradigm that allows large groups of people to contribute to complex problem solving through the sensing, collecting, and sharing of data in disparate application domains. The pervasiveness of mobile devices and, in particular, recent technologies for context-awareness is providing a significant impulse toward spreading this paradigm, since approaches only based on people voluntarism could limit its adoption. However, several new problems need to be addressed for the large acceptance of crowd sensing-based solutions—these are related to social models for encouraging data acquisition and sharing; sensing technologies allowing mobile devices to automatically collect data around people; privacy and security issues especially when data collected refer to people, data quality, and reputation; as well as protocols and architectures for decentralized acquisition, communication and processing, and scalability problems.

This Special Issue will provide a forum for the latest research activities in the field of crowd sensing and technologies for context-awareness as well as their applications. Original research papers are solicited in the following areas:

  • Novel models for participatory crowd sensing
  • Technologies enabling opportunistic crowd sensing
  • Privacy and security issues for sharing data
  • Data quality and digital reputation
  • Novel protocols for information sharing
  • Decentralized architectures for sensing and processing
  • Scalability problems and platforms for data collection
  • Emerging applications and smart communities

Prof. Eugenio Zimeo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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