The recent advances in Internet of Things offer vast opportunities for research, development and innovation in the environment, agriculture and waste management. The imagine pattern will need to address significant complexity. On the one hand, billions of smart objects will be submerged in the environment, sensing, interacting, and co-operating with each other to enable efficient services that will bring real benefits to the environment, agriculture and waste management of the economy and the society as a whole. On the other hand, they will be extremely diverse and heterogeneous in terms of resource capabilities, lifespan and communication technologies, further complicating the structure. As a result, new problems and challenges arise spanning different areas: agriculture, smart cities, environmental monitoring, etc.
The special issue will provide a publication medium for articles that either address the review of existing IoT-based smart environments such as smart cities, smart homes, smart transport systems, and smart grids that will be deeply impacted by the research progress.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- IoT sensors, actuators, and consumer electronics
- Environmental monitoring
- Smart healthcare
- Network architecture and system design in IoT
- Smart cities
- Smart transport systems
- Social networks for IoT
Submission of manuscripts: 28 February, 2017
Notification to authors: 30 March, 2017
Final versions due: 30 May, 2017