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Special Issue "The Deployment of IoT in Smart Buildings"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).
Interests: occupant behaviour and comfort; building energy and environmental performance; performance prediction and control; iot based building control; deep learning for buildings; urban heat islands; climate change; architectural lighting; renewable energy
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the design and operation of smart buildings and smart homes, which are already the biggest users of IoT in smart cities. The global IoT markets in buildings is rapidly growing and is projected to reach $75.5 billion by 2021. The adoption of IoT in buildings bring new opportunities for promoting the performance of buildings and the productivity and comfort of occupants. IoT devices are easily embedded in building services systems. IoT-enabled building management systems (BMS) can closely monitor inside and outside conditions, occupant presence and comfort, equipment operation and energy use in real time. IoT sensors share data between themselves and communicate information with the BMS, which can lead to the efficient operation of buildings. In particular, the advances both in wireless technologies and in storage and computing power make the collection, storage and analysis of big data from IoT sensors easy. The big data from smart buildings has sparked innovations in the BMS systems by applying machine learning approaches to the control and operation of building services systems. However, the full potential of IoT adoptions in the building industry is not yet fully realized. Moreover, there are inherent vulnerabilities in IoT devices, which result in cyber security and privacy challenges.
Thus, the main aim of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for a wide range professions to understand and discuss the major challenges and new possibilities in the adoption of IoT in smart residential and commercial buildings. This Special Issue is open to original research articles, as well as critical reviews.Prof. Geun Young Yun
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Smart buildings and smart homes
- Internet of Things
- Smart thermostat
- IoT enabled building management system
- IoT security in smart buildings
- Big data in smart buildings
- Machine learning and smart buildings
- Deep learning approaches in smart buildings
- Energy performance of IoT enabled smart buildings
- Wearable devices in buildings
- Building security and IoT
- Comfort and productivity in smart buildings