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Special Issue "Social Sensing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2018).
The increased popularity of social media, the proliferation of smart phones, and the increased investments in smart city services give rise to social sensing; a paradigm for collecting observations regarding the physical world, either directly from human observers, or by means of crowd-sourcing the data measurement tasks using sensors in the possession of individuals, such as those on phones, wearables, cars, or homes. In such applications, humans act as sensor carriers (e.g., by carrying phones and wearables that offer an array of sensors), sensor operators (e.g., by actively taking pictures with their phones), or as sensors themselves (e.g., by sharing observations on Twitter). The proliferation of sensors in the possession of the average individual, together with the popularity of social networks that allow massive information dissemination, herald an era of social sensing that brings about new research challenges and opportunities in this emerging field. The goal of this Special Issue is to showcase original high quality results from academia, industry, and government that exemplify advances in both theoretical and experimental social sensing research. The scope includes:
- Theory, algorithms, systems, and experiments pertaining to social sensing
- Ubiquitous, mobile and pervasive information processing
- Participatory and opportunistic sensing
- Urban sensing/monitoring and smart cities
- Analytical foundations in information theory, knowledge discovery, and signal processing,
- Data reliability, privacy and security issues.
Prof. Dr. Tarek F. Abdelzaher
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Social sensing
- Cyber-physical systems
- Internet of things
- Smart cities
- Mobile crowd-sensing