Special Issue "Smart Wireless Acoustic Sensor Network Design for Noise Monitoring in Smart Cities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: acoustic event detection; real-time signal processing; adaptive signal processing; noise monitoring; noise annoyance; impact of noise events
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Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Crowd-Sourced Data and Distributed Sensor Networks for Environmental Acoustics Assessments in Urban and Suburban Contexts
Special Issue in Sensors: Acoustic Sensing Systems and Their Applications in Smart Environments
Interests: noise monitoring; noise modeling; noise mitigation measures design; dynamic noise measurement; real time noise mapping; electro-acoustic systems development; standardization
Interests: noise monitoring; noise modeling; dynamic noise measurement; real-time noise mapping; statistical analysis; analysis of noise trends; cluster analysis; error analysis
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The Environmental Noise Directive (END) requires that a five-year updating of noise maps is carried out, to check and report on the changes occurred during the reference period. The updating process is usually achieved using a standardized approach, consisting of collecting and processing information through acoustic models to produce the updated noise maps. This procedure is time consuming and costly and has a significant impact on the financial statement of the authorities responsible for providing the maps. Furthermore, the END requires that easy-to-read noise maps are made available to the public, to provide information on noise levels and the subsequent actions to be undertaken by local and central authorities to reduce noise impacts. In order to update the noise maps more easily and in a more effective way, it is convenient to design an integrated system incorporating real-time noise measurement and signal processing to identify and analyze the noise sources present in the mapping area (e.g. road traffic noise, leisure noise, etc.), as well as to automatically generate and present the corresponding noise maps. This wireless acoustic sensor network design requires transversal knowledge, from accurate hardware design for the acoustic sensors, to network structure design and management of the information, signal processing to identify the origin of the measured noise and graphical user interface application design to present the results to end users. This Special Issue is focused on all the technologies necessary for the development of an efficient wireless acoustic sensor network, from the first stages of its design to the tests conducted during deployment, its final performance and possible subsequent implications for authorities in terms of the definition of policies. This Special Issue is proposed by three Guest Editors, and will collect the contributions of other LIFE and H2020 projects aimed at the design and implementation of intelligent acoustic sensor networks, with a focus on the publication of good practices for the design and deployment of intelligent networks in other locations.
Dr. Rosa Ma Alsina-Pagès
Dr. Patrizia Bellucci
Dr. Giovanni Zambon
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- smart cities
- noise monitoring
- acoustic sensor design
- noise mapping
- acoustic event detection
- map generation
- public information