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Special Issue "Networked Sensing for Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems: Theory and Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Liang Hu

School of Computer Science and Informatics, De Montfort University, The Gateway, LE1 9BH Leicester, UK
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Interests: Bayesian estimation; nonlinear filtering; motion planning; autonoumous vehicles; cyber-physical systems
Guest Editor
Prof. Hui Yu

School of Creative Technologies, University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building, PO1 2DJ
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Interests: artifial intelligence; sensing; machine perception; computational intelligence
Guest Editor
Prof. Seán McLoone

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast, Ashby Building, BT9 5AH
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Interests: manufacturing informatics; soft sensing, predictive maintenance; process monitoring; blind sensor characterisation; computational intelligence techniques
Guest Editor
Prof. Liming Chen

School of Computer Science and Informatics, De Montfort University, The Gateway, LE1 9BH Leicester, UK
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Interests: artifial intelligence, semantic and knowledge technologies, data/knowledge engineering and management, pervasive computing, intelligent environment, ambient assisted living, smart homes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent advancements in sensors, wireless communication technologies and AI techniques have led to the new engineering paradigm of autonomous cyber–physical systems (auto-CPS), with diverse real-world applications such as auto-driving, assisted living, intelligent manufacturing and smart grids. In auto-CPS, the sensor networks provide all sensing information about the physical world to the cyber counterpart, which is key to achieving autonomous decision-making for auto-CPS. To cope with the above challenges, new sensing techniques have been proposed very recently by researchers from different research areas including artificial intelligence, machine learning, signal processing and data mining. Moreover, some methods have been successfully tested or prototyped in different kinds of auto-CPS. However, the huge amount of data, the high degree of uncertainty of sensor data caused by networked environments and the heterogeneity of sensors pose a significant challenge for future auto-CPS, which necessitates the development of intelligent sensing techniques. 

This Special Issue invites contributions that address: (i) networked sensing technologies and issues; and (ii) techniques of relevance to tackle the challenges above. In particular, submitted papers should clearly show novel contributions and innovative applications covering, but not limited to, any of the following topics on networked sensing in auto-CPS:

  • Big data in sensor networks
  • Data mining and/or analysis in social media/networks
  • Data security and privacy in autonomous CPS
  • Distributed signal processing in networked environments
  • Data fusion with multiple/heterogeneous sensors
  • Data-driven condition monitoring
  • Machine learning for networked sensing in autonomous systems
  • Situation awareness for autonomous systems
  • Sensor technology integration into cyber–physical systems
  • Soft sensing applications for cyber–physical systems

This Special Issue will be an open call but also invites selected papers from the 5th IEEE Smart World Congress 2019 (SWC2019).

Dr. Liang Hu
Prof. Hui Yu
Prof. Seán McLoone
Prof. Liming Chen
Guest Editors

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