[hpc-announce] CFP: Sensors SI "Smart Sensor Technologies for IoT" - Extended deadline

Attila Kertesz keratt at inf.u-szeged.hu
Tue Dec 1 01:24:05 CST 2020

Sensors SI "Smart Sensor Technologies for IoT"
Extended deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2021.

       The recent development in wireless networks and devices leads to 
novel services that will utilize wireless communication on a new level. 
It is possible to see a lot of efforts and resources invested to 
establish new communication networks that will support massive machine 
to machine communication and Internet of Things (IoT). In these systems, 
various smart and sensory devices are assumed to be deployed and 
connected enabling streaming of large amounts of data.

        New trends in mobile services can be represented by smart 
services, i.e. completely new spectrum of context-aware, personalized, 
and intelligent services and applications. Variety of existing services 
already utilize information about the position of the user or mobile 
device. Position of mobile devices is in a lot of applications achieved 
thanks to the use of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) chips 
that are integrated into all modern mobile devices (smartphones). 
However, GNSS is not always a reliable source of position estimates due 
to multipath propagation and signal blockage. Moreover, in foreseen IoT 
applications the use of GNSS chips integrated into all devices might 
have a negative impact on their battery life. Therefore, alternative 
solutions for position estimation should be investigated and implemented 
in IoT applications.

       Additionally, smart mobile sensors and devices could be able to 
fulfil an astonishingly wide range of demands of users and providers. 
One of the reasons behind the wireless device development is the 
ever-growing computing power together with the reduction of energy 
consumption and improved communication capabilities of devices.

       In order to process a large amount of data from sensors, further 
investigation of mobile and dynamic cloud computing solutions is also 
envisioned. Implementation of new services will be with high probability 
based on the application of cloud services. This, however, produces 
additional challenges in such areas as management, security, technical 
solutions, infrastructure modelling, mobile devices support, and many 

      This special issue is addressed to researchers and engineers in 
both academia and industry sectors to exchange ideas, share experiences, 
and report original works about all aspects of the above-stated philosophy.

      We invite investigators to contribute original as well as review 
articles on research and development in areas of smart sensor 
technologies and IoT. These include solutions that are designed for the 
smart mobile devices covered by wireless networks and solutions that are 
not directly designed for such use but have the potential for it. 
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

     Sensing technologies supporting IoT services
     Sensors data processing and fusion
     Sensors data supporting smart devices localization
     Sensors data retrieval, storage and processing with Cloud and Fog 
     Context and location-aware applications based IoT
     An impact of recent advances in wireless technologies on IoT 
     Multimodal sensors enabling smart IoT
     Smart cities, smart environment and smart grid
     Mobile services based on sensor technologies and cloud computing
     Secure sensor and IoT device management using Blockchain techniques

Prof. Peter Brida
Prof. Dr. Ondrej Krejcar
Prof. Dr. Ali Selamat
Prof. Dr. Attila Kertesz
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be 
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listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review 
articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned 
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be 
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     smart sensors
     wireless communication
     mobile localization
     sensors data processing
     cloud and fog computing

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs 
to the section "Sensor Networks".

/Sensors/ (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors/, ISSN 1424-8220;)
is the leading international peer-reviewed open access journal
on the science and technology of sensors. Sensors is published
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