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Special Issue "Smart Mobile and Sensor Systems"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Tamer Nadeem

Department of Computer Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284, USA
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Interests: smart wireless systems; mobile and edge computing; software-defined networks; network security and privacy; Internet-of-Things and smart city systems; vehicular networks; intelligent transportation systems; location determination systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sensors play a pivotal role in modern technology, particularly with the advent of the Internet of Things. The Internet of things (IoT) is becoming the key enabler for highly intelligent data-rich applications and is the major technology behind smart-computing domains like smart homes, connected health, connected cars, automated enterprise workflows, smart cities, and smart grids. Ericsson predicts the number of connected IoT devices to be around 18 billion by 2022.

With the current extreme miniaturization of components of many sensor systems, sensors today are growing increasingly complex and becoming smarter. Smart sensors are capable of customizing outputs and providing interpretive data that significantly improve the capability and performance of the sensor systems. Integrating the advances in smart sensors with the recent advancements in wireless technologies, edge computing, Internet of things, blockchain, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and so on, will enable novel mobile and sensor systems, applications, and services.  The future of the role of smart mobile and sensor systems in the world is limitless and it's expected to revolutionize the future of the world within the next few years.

For example, with almost 55% of the current world population concentrated in an urban setting, a proportion that the UN expects to increase to 70% by 2050, smart mobile and sensor systems will play a significant role in improving the smartness and modernizing city infrastructure creating a stronger and more sustainable place to live and work. Smart mobile and sensor systems are crucial components of smart cities as the data they gather are fundamental for the large scope of services related to health, transportation, sustainability, economy, law enforcement, community, and others affecting the overall wellbeing of the residents and businesses.

In this Special Issue, the Guest Editors welcome submissions on novel sensing technologies, innovative mobile and sensor system designs, experiments that deploy prototype systems, and the exploration of new mobile and sensor applications and services. Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Algorithms for mobile ad hoc and wireless sensor networks
  • Clustering, topology control, coverage, and connectivity
  • Cooperative sensing, compressive sensing, sensing from communications
  • Cloud, crowd-sourced, participatory and (mobile) social sensing
  • Cyber-physical systems and applications
  • Data collection and analytic techniques for sensor systems
  • Edge computing for sensor systems
  • Experiences in real-world sensing applications and deployments
  • Human factors for sensor systems
  • Internet of things (IoT) devices, complex systems, and systems-of-systems
  • Security and privacy for sensor systems
  • Localization and location-based services
  • Machine learning techniques for sensing and sensor systems
  • Measurements, experimental systems, and test-beds of sensor systems
  • Mobility modeling and management
  • Energy-efficient architectures, algorithms, and protocols
  • QoS and Resource management
  • Robotic networks
  • Scalability, stability, and robustness of networks and sensor systems
  • Sensor application and services
  • Sensor-enabled drones, UAV, UUV systems
  • Smart grid, healthcare, transportation applications
  • Vehicular networks and protocols
  • Wearable and human-centric devices and networks
  • Wireless Communication for sensing

Dr. Tamer Nadeem
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 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.


  • Mobile networks and systems
  • Sensor systems
  • Internet of things
  • Smart cities
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Smart sensing applications

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