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Special Issue "Smart Sensor Technologies for IoT"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Peter Brida
Guest Editor
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovakia
Interests: wireless positioning; modular positioning systems; ubiquitous positioning; satellite navigation systems; intelligent transport systems; mobile positioning; pedestrian dead reckoning; wireless communication
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Prof. Dr. Ondrej Krejcar
Guest Editor
Faculty of Informatics and Management, Center for Basic and Applied Research, University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanskeho 62, Hradec Kralove, 50003, Czech Republic
Interests: control systems; smart sensors; ubiquitous computing; manufacturing; wireless technology; portable devices; biomedicine; image segmentation and recognition; biometrics; technical cybernetics; ubiquitous computing
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Prof. Dr. Ali Selamat
Guest Editor
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), UTM Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Interests: cloud based software engineering; software agents; information retrievals; pattern recognition; genetic algorithms; neural networks; soft computing; knowledge management; key performance indicators
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Prof. Dr. Attila Kertesz
Guest Editor
University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
Interests: cloud computing; Internet of Things; fog computing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

      The recent development in wireless networks and devices leads to novel services that will utilize wireless communication on a new level. It is possible to see a lot of efforts and resources invested to establish new communication networks that will support massive machine to machine communication and Internet of Things (IoT). In these systems, various smart and sensory devices are assumed to be deployed and connected enabling streaming of large amounts of data.

       New trends in mobile services can be represented by smart services, i.e. completely new spectrum of context-aware, personalized, and intelligent services and applications. Variety of existing services already utilize information about the position of the user or mobile device. Position of mobile devices is in a lot of applications achieved thanks to the use of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) chips that are integrated into all modern mobile devices (smartphones). However, GNSS is not always a reliable source of position estimates due to multipath propagation and signal blockage. Moreover, in foreseen IoT applications the use of GNSS chips integrated into all devices might have a negative impact on their battery life. Therefore, alternative solutions for position estimation should be investigated and implemented in IoT applications.

      Additionally, smart mobile sensors and devices could be able to fulfil an astonishingly wide range of demands of users and providers. One of the reasons behind the wireless device development is the ever-growing computing power together with the reduction of energy consumption and improved communication capabilities of devices.

      In order to process a large amount of data from sensors, further investigation of mobile and dynamic cloud computing solutions is also envisioned. Implementation of new services will be with high probability based on the application of cloud services. This, however, produces additional challenges in such areas as management, security, technical solutions, infrastructure modelling, mobile devices support, and many others.

     This special issue is addressed to researchers and engineers in both academia and industry sectors to exchange ideas, share experiences, and report original works about all aspects of the above-stated philosophy.

     We invite investigators to contribute original as well as review articles on research and development in areas of smart sensor technologies and IoT. These include solutions that are designed for the smart mobile devices covered by wireless networks and solutions that are not directly designed for such use but have the potential for it. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Sensing technologies supporting IoT services
  • Sensors data processing and fusion
  • Sensors data supporting smart devices localization
  • Sensors data retrieval, storage and processing with Cloud and Fog services
  • Context and location-aware applications based IoT
  • An impact of recent advances in wireless technologies on IoT implementation
  • Multimodal sensors enabling smart IoT
  • Smart cities, smart environment and smart grid
  • Mobile services based on sensor technologies and cloud computing
  • Secure sensor and IoT device management using Blockchain techniques

Prof. Peter Brida
Prof. Dr. Ondrej Krejcar
Prof. Dr. Ali Selamat
Prof. Dr. Attila Kertesz
Guest Editors

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  • smart sensors
  • IoT
  • wireless communication
  • mobile localization
  • sensors data processing
  • cloud and fog computing

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