Special Issue "Smart Vehicular Mobile Sensing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2018).
Interests: IoT; mobile networking; pub/sub systems; edge computing
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Vehicular Sensor Networks (VSN) have become a popular research area focusing on offering a variety of services on road networks. Vehicles do not have strong energy constraints and can easily be equipped with high performing processing units, wireless communication devices (like 4G, Wi-Fi, LoRa), global navigation satellite system' (GNSS), and a large variety of sensing devices like accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer, obstacle detection sensors (e.g., ultrasonic and laser sensors), and cameras.
This high variety of sensing devices and the advances in inter-vehicular communication technologies (VANETs), including the adoption of techniques like opportunistic networks, or disruption tolerant networks, provide a powerful, distributed and mobile infrastructure in the wider Smart City context. Novel and powerful applications are being designed and tested, like traffic congestion information, cooperative vehicle routing, casual carpooling, parking lot information, parking meter information and reservations, car-to-car messaging or voice, tolls, vehicle population diagnostics, and many more.
Moreover, the merging of fog computing with these improved vehicles opens an exceptionally wide variety of new possibilities for applications and services on the edge of the cloud computing. Fog computing deploys highly virtualized computing and communication facilities at the proximity of mobile vehicles in VANET. Mobile vehicles in VANET can also demand services of low-latency and short-distance local connections via fog computing.
This Special Issue aims to attract novel contributions demonstrating the latest research results related with experiences with the design, implementation, deployment, operation and evaluation of novel approaches and systems for smart vehicular mobile sensing.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Addressing transport-layer issues for mobile sensing
- Adoption of peer-to-peer and publish/subscriber communication paradigms
- Algorithms and protocols for VSN mobile sensing
- Applications, business and social issues
- Autonomic computing for Smart City
- Case studies of mobile sensing applications over wide-scale urban environments
- Crowdsensing and opportunistic participation
- Cyber-physical systems and society
- Data dissemination solutions for VSN mobile sensing applications
- Delay-tolerant and real-time supports for VSN mobile sensing
- Emulation and testbeds for large-scale VSNs
- Fog computing support
- Integration in Smart City architectures and infrastructures
- Intra-vehicular sensor network and integration with embedded systems
- Middleware and platforms for the support of VSN applications
- Mobile cloud computing and edge computing
- Mobility models and vehicle traffic models
- Network architectures and protocols for mobile sensing
- Performance, scalability, reliability, and efficiency of VSN supports and applications
- Practical experience with novel wireless standards (LoRa, Sigfox, etc.)
- Reliability, security, privacy and trust
- Safety, enhanced navigation, and car alert supports/services
- Simulation and modelling
- Smart devices and services
- System design, modeling and evaluation
- Ubiquitous sensing
Prof. Dr. Pietro Manzoni
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- intelligent transportation system
- fog computing networking support
- internet of things
- opportunistic networks