Special Issue "Sensor-Based Smart Homes and Automatic Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Interests: Internet of Things; Blockchain; 5G; security; prosumer
Smart homes have been researched for more than two decades. The standard approach to building smart homes is to computerize them. A set of sensors gather different types of data, and computers or devices with computing power analyze these data to identify actions of residents or events and then respond to these actions and events by controlling certain mechanisms that are built into the home. With recent advances in electronics and computing, sensing technologies and computing power required to implement a smart home are now available in small sizes, low prices, and energy efﬁciency. Advances in sensors and sensor management are also increasing the capabilities for sensor-based smart homes. However, providing the intelligence that is required to make decisions for smart behavior is still a challenging task, and even more so the integration of new sensors in those solutions.
Moreover, some research challenges and bottlenecks are slowing smart home automation, such as cost of ownership, interoperability and platforms for smart homes, sensor manageability, energy management, slack of security, and privacy breach. The integration of sensors, in current and future architectures, technologies, and in general technological solutions for smart homes requires the development of new solutions applicable in real scenarios. This Special Issue aims to provide a forum for sensor-based solutions overcoming barriers enabling the wide spread of solutions on operational real situations for sensor-based smart homes and automatic management.
Prof. Dr. Tomas Enrique Robles Valladares
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