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Nuno Pereira <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 29 May 2018 10:21:14 +0100
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Dear Colleague,

Please consider submitting your work to the special issue on "Design and
Implementation of Future CPS" of the journal Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220, IF
2.677; further info at the end of the e-mail).

More information in the Call for Papers below and special issue Website:

The submission deadline is 31 July 2018, but we welcome early submissions.

Best regards,
Nuno Pereira
Mário Alves
J.R. Martínez de Dios
(Guest Editors)

Call for Papers: Sensors Journal Special Issue on Design and
Implementation of Future CPS

There is a strong trend for ubiquitous computing devices and objects
that proliferate throughout our environment, homes, streets, buildings
and even in our bodies. These tiny sensor/actuator systems pave the way
for the realm of the (Internet of things) IoT and offer an unprecedented
capability to sense and actuate in the physical world. In this context,
we can observe important advances being introduced to the communication
and computing infrastructure that bring new and specific challenges.

The last decade has seen significant progress towards connecting
intelligent embedded devices to the Cloud through the Internet. While
the Cloud infrastructure allows for resource-constrained devices to
benefit from their seemingly infinite resources, there are significant
challenges to support applications that generate very large amounts of
data, may experience discontinuous Internet connectivity, or require a
tight interconnection with the physical world, such as the more
traditional Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)-smart buildings, smart
vehicles, smart industrial and mobile robots, industrial
manufacturing-but also emerging applications such as interactive mixed
reality systems and advanced cooperative autonomous robotic systems.

In fact, the conceptualization of robots-industrial robots and also
ground and/or aerial mobile robots-as CPS has enabled their cooperation
with and integration within IoT technologies, coining terms such as
"Ubiquitous robotics" or "Cloud robotics", the implementation of which
has enabled unprecedented perception and/or actuation capabilities and
advantages in a wide range of industrial and service robotic applications.

Researchers and practitioners have been increasingly interested in
bringing significant computing and storage closer to the local (edge)
devices such as gateways, PCs, mobile phones, sensors and actuators-a
paradigm called "Edge Computing". At the level of wireless communication
technologies to support CPS applications, we also see important advances
in future ultra-low latency wireless first-hop and other advanced
(Quality of Service) QoS features proposed for 5G networks. Finally, the
trend to virtualize network resources and functionality through Software
Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
continues to advance and can be an important enabler to lower the
complexity and technical difficulties involved in designing and
deploying future CPS systems.

These are examples of advances that we need to pull together in order to
address fundamental challenges, technologies and emerging directions in
the design and implementation of future CPS.

In this Special Issue, we are particularly interested in works that
exploit these recent trends for promoting the capabilities of future
CPS-inspired applications, including Internet of Things, sensor
networks, mobile devices, autonomous systems, or vehicular networks.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Fundamental aspects and design principles tackling opposing factors
(mobility, latency, capability and privacy), common in emerging CPS;
-Novel applications and requirements in CPS-inspired applications (e.g.,
interactive mixed reality, advanced ubiquitous robotic systems, cloud
robotic systems);
-Novel architectures for CPS, embracing recent trends (e.g., considering
QoS from the network edge to the Cloud, locality to data sources and
network infrastructure virtualization);
-Resource allocation and management of future CPS;
-Techniques, algorithms and methods of processing data;
-New communication and networking protocols for future CPS;
-Programming models and toolkits for supporting the development and test
of future CPS;
-Trust, privacy and security aspects in future CPS;
-Simulation, testbeds and performance evaluation for CPS;
-Emerging trends in Industrial CPS.

We kindly ask you to take a look at the website:

The Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220; CODEN: SENSC9) journal is a peer-reviewed,
open access journal on the science and technology of sensors and
biosensors. The latest Impact Factor for the year 2016 is 2.677, and the
five-year Impact Factor is 2.964.

Nuno Pereira
Professor Adjunto

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