Special Issue "Smart Ocean: Emerging Research Advances, Prospects and Challenges"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018)
The ocean contains a rich variety of resources, such as biological resources, oil and gas resources, solid mineral resources, sea water resources, ocean energy, etc. These resources will provide tremendous material support for human resources shortage. However, except traditional marine biological resources, the development and utilization of other resources are basically in the initial stage. Therefore, the ocean has become the basic support and constraints that affect the sustainable development of humans Smart Oceans is a deep integration of industrialization and informatization in the ocean field, and provides an overall solution for comprehensively enhancing the capabilities of the ocean. Based on marine information collection and transmission systems, Smart Ocean engineering systematically integrates equipment and activities in the areas of marine sensing, control, and development, and, by using big data technology, it realizes the sharing of marine resources and the coordination of marine activities so as to explore new requirements and create new values in the marine field.
The strategy in Smart Oceans has led to emerging innovations in academia, industry, and government. It creates many scientific and engineering challenges that need ingenious research efforts in order to develop efficient, scalable and secure sensing, communication, networking, and data processing technologies.
This Special Issue aims to bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss various aspects of Smart Ocean, explore key technologies, and develop new applications in this research field. We solicit papers covering various topics of interest that include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Underwater smart devices and equipment, including smart sensors, autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), underwater robots for interoperable Smart Ocean environments
- Underwater communicating for Smart Ocean, including acoustic, optical, RF, magneto-inductive, quantum and hybrid communication technologies
- Underwater networking for Smart Ocean, including network theory, architecture, protocols;
- Underwater deployment, synchronization, positioning technologies for Smart Ocean;
- Cloud computing and edge computing for Smart Ocean;
- Big data processing technologies and applications for Smart Ocean;
- Reliability, security, privacy and trust theories and mechanism for Smart Ocean;
- System design, modeling and evaluation for Smart Ocean;
- Business and social issues and applications for Smart Ocean
- Artificial Intelligence for the applications of Smart Ocean
Dr. Guangjie Han
Dr. Jaime Lloret Mauri
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- Smart Ocean
- Underwater Communication and Networks
- Underwater Systems