Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs)

A special issue of Telecom (ISSN 2673-4001).

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Department of Informatics Engineering, University of Coimbra, 3030-290 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: Internet of Things; wireless sensor networks; human in the loop cyberphysical systems
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Department of Computer Science, University of Camerino, 62032 Camerino, Italy
Interests: blockchain; smart contracts; security; wireless sensor networks; security protocol design
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are a key technology in the Internet of Things. In fact, they have enormous potential for application in almost every aspect of day-to-day life. WSNs are essential for various modern applications, such as smart cities, smart homes, healthcare, and logistics. Industry 4.0 has adopted WSNs in order to gather and analyze data to improve productivity. In spite of all research in the field, which has mainly focused on protocols and architectures, there are a number of critical issues, such as dependability and security that must be considered as well. For instance, an attacker may easily eavesdrop on communication, inject false data or replay old valid data. An attacker may add rogue WSN nodes or physically tamper with existing ones in order to inject inaccurate and false data. Nodes can also provide inaccurate data as a consequence of hardware and software faults. Since WSNs are employed in the healthcare domain and other safety-critical applications, building secure and dependable WSNs requires the attention of the research community.

WSNs are composed of nodes with limited energy, storage, and CPU power. These limitations justify the need for novel security and privacy solutions. These can become more challenging when modern WSN integration scenarios are considered. These include integration with new generation networks such as 5G, 6LowPAN, and other prominent technologies such as Blockchain.

This Special Issue solicits technical papers describing original, previously unpublished research, not currently under review by another conference or journal, pertaining to wireless sensor networks and the Internet of Things, including architectural aspects, middleware, and applications. It provides a forum for a broad range of unsolicited high-quality scientific research papers that meet the criteria of originality, presentation quality, and topic relevance.


This Special Issue will focus on several topics such as:

  • WSN applications
  • Integration of WSN with IoT
  • WSN low energy solutions
  • WSN-based fault-tolerance solutions
  • Self-healing mechanisms
  • Management models and applications
  • Context-aware applications and services
  • Tools for critical environments
  • Human in the loop
  • Big data analysis in IoT
  • Cloud-based Industrial WSN applications and environments
  • Security, privacy and trust
  • Prototypes, field experiments, testbeds
  • Decentralised IoT through blockchain
  • 5G and WSN integration
  • WSN design and validation

Prof. Dr. Jorge Sá Silva
Dr. Leonardo Mostarda
Guest Editors

Short biographies:

Jorge Sá Silva
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Coimbra
Polo II - Pinhal de Marrocos
P-3030 Coimbra, Portugal

Short Bio: Jorge Sá Silva received his PhD in Informatics Engineering in 2001 from the University of Coimbra, where he is Associate Professor with Habilitation at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (DEEC) of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra and a Senior Researcher of Laboratory of Communication and Telematics of Centre of Informatics Engineering of University of Coimbra, Portugal. His main research interests are the Internet of Things, network protocols, machine to machine, and wireless sensor networks. He has been serving as a reviewer and publishing in top conferences and journals in his expertise areas. His publications include 2 books, 5 book chapters, and over 170 papers in refereed national and international conferences and magazines. He has participated in European initiatives and projects such as FP5 E-NET, FP6 NoE E-NEXT, FP6 IP EuQoS, FP6 IP WEIRD and FP7 Ginseng (as Portuguese Leader). He has also actively participated in the organization of several international conferences and workshops, (e.g., he was the Workshop Chair of IFIP Networking2006, Publicity Chair of EWSN2009, General Co-Chair of EWSN2010, General Co-Chair of Mobiquitous2015, General Vice-Chair of WoWMoM2016), and he has also been involved in program committees of national and international conferences. He is a senior member of IEEE, and he is a licensed Professional Engineer.

He is also the Coordinator of the Informatics Engineering Section of Professional Engineers at Portugal—Região Centro.

His homepage is at https://home.deec.uc.pt/~sasilva.

Leonardo Mostarda,
Department of Computer Science
University of Camerino,
62032 – Camerino, Italy

Short Bio: Leonardo Mostarda (Member, IEEE) received his Ph.D. degree from the Computer Science Department, University of L’Aquila, in 2006. Afterwards, he cooperated with the European Space Agency (ESA) on the CUSPIS FP6 project to design and implement novel security protocols and secure geo tags. In 2007, he was a Research Associate with the Distributed System and Policy Group, Computing Department, Imperial College London, where he worked on the UBIVAL EPRC project in cooperation with Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham, and UCL to build a novel middleware to support the programming of body sensor networks. In 2010, he was a Senior Lecturer at the Distributed Systems and Networking Department, Middlesex University. He is currently an Associate Professor at Computer Science Department, Camerino University, Italy, and CEO of Bilancio CO2 zero. His main research activities are in the area of wireless sensor networks, middleware, and security.

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