Special Issue "Sensor Networks and Systems to Enable Industry 4.0 Environments"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018).
Interests: wireless networks; performance evaluation; distributed systems; context-aware environments; IoT; next-generation wireless systems
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The growth in number and application areas of connected devices is leading towards truly interactive environments, foreseen in the paradigm of the Internet of Things, providing the means to increase functionality and interrelation between multiple systems, such as Intelligent Transportation Systems, Smart Grids or Smart Health, among others. These capabilities can also be extended into production, manufacturing, logistic and maintenance areas, in which communication capabilities combined with data analysis and advances in Cyber Physical Systems provide the grounds for the advent of Industry 4.0 environments.
In this context, multi-disciplinary approaches can be followed in order to provide the required context-awareness, adaptability, robustness and resilience, compulsory in the implementation of next generation industrial scenarios. In this sense, multiple challenges must be handled, such as distributed real time operation and communication capabilities, predictive device/system operation, interoperability, security and energy efficiency.
This Special Issue aims to highlight advances in the development, testing, and modeling of Sensor Networks and Systems as enablers of Industry 4.0, within the realm of potential applications of such systems. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Industry 4.0 Testbeds
- Wireless Sensor Network and device design following Industry 4.0 requirements
- Integration of Industry 4.0 with cloud processing capabilities
- Simulation and modelling of Industry 4.0 enabled processes
- Use cases of Cyber Physical Systems enabled for Industry 4.0 applications via WSN integration
Prof. Dr. Francisco Javier Falcone Lanas
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