Special Issue "Sensor Networks: Physical and Social Sensing in the IoT"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: Internet of Things; data analytics; social computing; semantics
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Interests: context and Situation awareness; sensor and actuator network; wireless communication systems
Advances made in the Internet of Things and other disruptive technological trends such as Big Data analytics and edge computing are contributing enabling solutions to the numerous challenges affecting modern communities. With Gartner reporting 14.2 billion devices in 2019 and, according to some reports, a projected 75 billion IoT devices that will be deployed by 2025 in areas like environment monitoring, smart agriculture, smart healthcare or smart cites, one could think that most issues are already resolved. However, there remain practical challenges in large-scale and rapid deployment of sensors for diverse applications, such as siting optimization methods and participant recruitment and incentive mechanisms. On a higher level, the deluge of data sources that drive the IoT phenomenon grows every day with the rise of smartphone-enabled citizen sensing data on social networks and personal health devices, as well as with increasing connectedness, be it in the transport, logistics, utilities, or manufacturing domains, this range and complexity of the available data calls for even more advanced data processing, mining and fusion methods than those already applied.
Dr. Suparna De
Prof. Dr. Klaus Moessner
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- Rapid deployment of sensor networks
- Context-awareness for smart IoT environments
- Cloud virtual sensors in IoT
- Virtual sensors modelling using neural networks and/or deep learning
- Crowd sensing and related issues for IoT applications
- Techniques for spatio-temporal big data analysis of IoT datasets
- Large-scale IoT data fusion techniques with computational intelligence
- Multi-sensor fusion approaches
- Pattern derivation through visualization
- Correlation between physical and social data streams
- Applications of IoT sensor networks, including analytics and visualization
- Applications based on heterogeneous data in IoT networks, such as eHealth, traffic, infrastructures, environment monitoring, etc.