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Special Issue "Sensor Networks for Vehicular Communications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Unai Hernandez
Guest Editor
Faculty of Engineering, University of Deusto, 48007 Bilbao, Spain
Interests: VANETs; Internet of Vehicles; cooperative systems; wireless sensor networks; ITS
Prof. Dr. Joaquim Ferreira
Guest Editor
Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro, 3010-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: vehicular communications; dependable systems; real-time communications; fault tolerance; intelligent transportation systems; embedded systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is a fact that an increasing number of vehicles on the market have some kind of interface that allows them to connect both to services offered by the manufacturer and services offered by third parties. Thus, we can stream music or videos through the car’s HMI, or obtain real-time information on the status of the route we are following.

In addition, this communication channel can allow us not only to receive information in the vehicle but also to use it as a data generator. Thus, we can consider the vehicle as a mobile sensor within a wireless sensor network (WSN). However, it is a network in which the nodes (the vehicles) can move at high speeds, and where the orography in which they move can make it difficult to transmit information to a server or service deployed in the cloud.

The advantages of using vehicles as sources and transmitters of information can be great, including assisting in traffic management operations, access control in cities, and environmental monitoring, to name but a few examples.

This Special Issue welcomes contributions dealing with all the technological facets of sensor networks for vehicular communications, including architecture, communication technologies, and advanced applications, sensing, and algorithms, but also on deployment issues, such as the development street or road side units to gather information from the vehicles.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Vehicle-to-sensor and sensor-to-vehicle communication architectures
  • Cooperative sensing applications in the scope of VANETs
  • Cooperative vehicle–infrastructure systems and architectures
  • Vehicular system and communication technologies
  • Networks optimization and QoS guarantee
  • Big data applications for sensor networks in the scope of VANETs
  • Sensor networks to improve autonomous vehicle perception
  • In-vehicle wireless sensor networks

Dr. Unai Hernandez
Prof. Dr. Joaquim Ferreira
Guest Editors

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