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Journal of Ambient Wireless Communications and Smart Environments Journal discontinued 2017

Editor-in-Chief: Fernando José Velez, Instituto de Telecomunicações Departamento de Engenharia Electromecânica / Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal


ISSN: 2246-3410 (Print Version),

ISSN: 2246-3429 (Online Version)
Vol: 2017   Issue: 1

Published In:   May 2017

Publication Frequency: Triannual


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Editorial Foreword

Fernando J. Velez1,2

  • 1Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
  • 2Aalborg University, CTIF, Denmark

Respected Reader,

Welcome to the Journal of Ambient Wireless Communications and Smart Environments! The basic idea of launching a new journal on wireless communications has been to cover a part of new directions of inclusive telecommunications: pervasive ambient wireless communications and smart environments.

Nowadays, it is common understanding that physical and virtual sensors that happen to be in the environment make part of everyone’s daily life. Smart environments, like cutting-edge technology medical settings, energy efficient buildings, vehicular, industrial or urban automated environments, are therefore populated by many devices connected by wireless sensor and actuator networks (WSANs). Ubiquitous healthcare or sport activity monitoring are also benefiting from ongoing introduction of smarter and smarter functionalities into wireless body sensor networks and unique interoperability with smartphones.

This extraordinary development of smart environments, ambient intelligence and WSANs is unquestionably sustained by unprecedented developments on mobile broadband communications and Internet of Things. This is why the Journal of Ambient Wireless Communications and Smart Environments (AMBIENTCOM) can contribute to the advance of research and innovation in the field of inclusive radio communications.

A smart environment is “a small world where different kinds of smart device are continuously working to make inhabitants’ lives more comfortable.” Smart environments aim to satisfy the experience of individuals from every environment, by replacing the hazardous work, physical labour, and repetitive tasks with automated agents. In the Journal of AMBIENTCOM we envisage to combine the associated ambient intelligence with challenges posed by inclusive communications, with a lot of emphasis on broadband wireless communications, including sensor and actuator networks.

The idea of Journal of AMBIENTCOM is to ensure support for Smart environments (SEs) and ambient intelligence that aim at providing the right service in a timely, unobtrusive and friendly manner. These environments are defined by a variety of different characteristics based on the applications they serve, their interaction models with humans and machines, the practical system design aspects that would enable them to operate seamlessly, unobtrusively and securely. In fact, recently, there has been a shift in the design of such systems that tries to include the user in the loop of decision making. In the conception of smart systems it is therefore essential to gather, through ambient intelligence and sensing, the appropriate information to provide the required service.

The journal will publish original, high quality, peer-reviewed research papers and review articles, as well as technologic oriented papers dealing with the development of sensing, communication and automation technologies to bring intelligence to smart environments. The goal is to promote techno-economic and application aspects of wireless communication technologies and Internet of Things applied to physical worlds that are richly and invisibly interwoven with sensors, actuators, displays, and computational elements, embedded seamlessly in the everyday objects of our lives, and connected through a ubiquitous network. Of particular interest are papers that reflect recent technologic oriented papers for its Section of Recent Experimental Results: methodologies, procedures, characterisation and implementation aspects, assessment and evaluation. The paper submission is solicited on: ambient intelligence, mobile networks/pervasive computing, wireless networks and display environments; context and social-aware applications and real life user experience within smart environments; context awareness, sensing, and inference; aspects of cognitive radio and spectrum management; smart cognitive radio transceiver design; coexistence of sensor networks with other wireless technologies, including emerging radio technologies; multi-facetted design, modelling, simulation and experimentation; energy harvesting and lifetime of sensor networks; mobile/wearable intelligence; human-centred interfaces, intelligent agents, multimodal interaction and the social interactions of objects; protocols, architectures and algorithms, RFID technology and applications; modelling smart environments; robotics applied to such smart environments; smart cities; sustainable tele-infrastructures; use of different sensor networks in intelligent systems; as well as regulatory, techno-economic and standardization issues.

The idea is that all the topics may be addressed from multidisciplinary or even interdisciplinary multi-facetted design, modelling, simulation and/or experimentation approaches.

In this sense, in this first batch of papers we asked an international group of eminent scholars to investigate challenges for achieving Smart Cloud of Things by providing the architecture for IoT solution developed in close with Telco (“Smart Cloud of Things: An Evolved IoT Platform for Telco Providers,” by Mário Antunes, João Paulo Barraca, Diogo Gomes, Paulo Oliveira and Rui L. Aguiar); OFDMA wireless mesh network systems and the problem of time/frequency resource allocation particularly with regard to subcarriers (“Resource Allocation in Wireless Mesh Networks,” M. Priesler (Moreno) and A. Reichman); as well as energy-efficient routing protocols to be applied in WSNs and WBANs (“Analysis and Evaluation of an Energy-Efficient Routing Protocol for WSNs Combining Source Routing and Minimum Cost Forwarding,” by F. Derogarian, J. C. Ferreira and V. G. Tavares). And several papers are in the pipeline to be published soon.

Given the challenges, we are fortunate that recent developments in mobile and wireless communication technologies have greatly enhanced our ability to provide ambient intelligence within smart environments with these new ideas and solutions. The articles the authors provided constitute a snapshot of the key themes in ambient wireless communications and smart environments at a critical time, and we are sure that many authors will feel challenged to submit a paper to the Journal of Ambient Wireless Communications and Smart Environments (AMBIENTCOM). We are delighted that we have this great possibility to contribute to smarter world by supporting academia, industry, society and governmental bodies with our journal at this critical moment pervasive ambient intelligence provision. We are especially waiting to receive the contribution of young scientists from all over the world with their original and brilliant ideas for AMBIENTCOM.

We thank you all very much for your kind support of the AMBIENTCOM / Smart(er) Environment and for your active cooperation!

Fernando

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