Advances in Ubiquitous Computing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128168011

Advances in Ubiquitous Computing, Volume 9

1st Edition

Cyber-Physical Systems, Smart Cities and Ecological Monitoring

Editors: Amy Neustein
Series Editors: Nilanjan Dey Amira Ashour Simon James Fong
Paperback ISBN: 9780128168011
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st May 2020
Page Count: 270
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Table of Contents

Part I - Wireless Sensor Networks and Cyber-Physical Systems - New Approaches and Methods

1. Routing Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey
2. Replay Attack Detection Using Excitation Source and System Features
3. Hypergraph-Based Type Theory and Requirements Engineering for Software Development in a Cyber-Physical Context
4. A New Method of Power Efficient Speech Transmission over 5G Networks Using New Signaling Techniques

Part II - Smart Cities, Smart Homes and Smart Communities

5. A Study Of Robust Language Identification Techniques for The Future Smart Cities
6. Natural Interaction with our Sensorized Smart Homes
7. A Study on Emotional State of a Speaker in Voice Biometrics in Building Smart Cities

Part III _ Ecological Monitoring

8. Ubiquitous Computing and Biodiversity Monitoring
9. The use of Wireless Sensor Networks in the surveillance of endangered bird species: A Case Study


Advances in Ubiquitous Computing: Cyber-Physical Systems, Smart Cities and Ecological Monitoring scrupulously examines user interface design and formal verification for cyber-physical systems, paying close attention to deployment requirements and methods for implementation and safety compliance. The methods explored draw from functional reactive programming, agent-based modeling, formal type theory and channel algebra. By learning about these new methodological advances in ubiquitous/pervasive computing and how they can help contain epidemics/illnesses/environmental threats in zoological and human populations, both human and animal life will be increasingly cherished, respected and preserved, and the work of first responders will be better understood.

Most importantly, the objective of this book is to catalyze healthcare reform so that all populations can rightfully enjoy equitable access to healthcare. Given that pervasive/ubiquitous computing is so crucial in making sure that medical/surgical care is equitably made to all those in need, this book serves the needs of scientists and system designers as well as emergency healthcare management agencies and first responders in the field.

Key Features

  • Examines the history, scope and advances in ubiquitous computing, including threats to wildlife, tracking of disease, smart cities and Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Discusses user interface design, implementation and deployment of cyber-physical systems, such as wireless sensor networks, Internet of Things devices, and other networks of physical devices that have computational capabilities and reporting devices
  • Covers the need for improved data sharing networks


Systems designers, biomedical engineers, biomedical researchers and policy makers in health care and medicine


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About the Editors

Amy Neustein Editor

Dr. Amy Neustein has served as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Speech Technology since 2008. She is the author/editor of 12 academic books that span various topics from speech and automata in healthcare, advances in speech recognition and natural language processing, text mining of web-based medical content, acoustic modeling of speech disorders, forensic speaker recognition, voice technologies for speech reconstruction and enhancement, and acoustic analysis of pathologies from infancy to young adulthood. She serves as editor of three book series. The first two are published by Springer: SpringerBriefs in Speech Technology; and Signal and Communication Technology. The third one, “Speech Technology and Text Mining in Medicine and Healthcare,” is published by de Gruyter. She has authored over 40 papers and chapters. She heads up a think tank in Fort Lee, NJ, Linguistic Technology Systems, and has developed a novel dataset creator framework for publishing research objects.

Affiliations and Expertise

Founder and CEO of Linguistic Technology Systems, Fort Lee, NJ, USA

About the Series Editors

Nilanjan Dey Series Editor

Nilanjan Dey received his Ph. D. Degree from Jadavpur University, India, in 2015. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Technology, Techno International New Town, Kolkata, W.B., India. He holds an honorary position of Visiting Scientist at Global Biomedical Technologies Inc., CA, USA and Research Scientist of Laboratory of Applied Mathematical Modeling in Human Physiology, Territorial Organization of- Scientific and Engineering Unions, Bulgaria. Associate Researcher of Laboratoire RIADI, University of Manouba, Tunisia. His research topic is Medical Imaging, Data mining, Machine learning, Computer Aided Diagnosis, Atherosclerosis etc. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence (IGI Global), US, International Journal of Rough Sets and Data Analysis (IGI Global), US, the International Journal of Synthetic Emotions (IGI Global), US, (Co-EinC) and International Journal of Natural Computing Research (IGI Global), US. Series Editor (Co.) of Advances in Ubiquitous Sensing Applications for Healthcare (AUSAH), Elsevier, Advances in Geospatial Technologies (AGT) Book Series, (IGI Global), US, Executive Editor of International Journal of Image Mining (IJIM), Inderscience, Associated Editor of IEEE Access and International Journal of Information Technology, Springer. He has 20 books and more than 200 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. He is the organizing committee member of several international conferences including ITITS, W4C, ICMIR, FICTA, ICICT.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Information Technology, Techno International New Town, Kolkata, India

Amira Ashour Series Editor

Amira S. Ashour is currently an Assistant Professor and Head of Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt. She was the Chair of Computer Engineering Department- female section, Computers and Information Technology (CIT) College, Taif University, KSA for one year from 2015. She was the Chair of Computer Science Department - female section, CIT College, Taif University, KSA for 5 years. She has authored/edited more than 20 books with Elsevier, and Springer, and published more than 150 papers in repute journals. Ashour is a Series Co-Editor of Advances in Ubiquitous Sensing Applications for Healthcare, Elsevier. She is an Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Synthetic Emotions (IJSE), IGI Global, US. She is an Associate Editor and reviewer in several journals. Her research interests include Biomedical Engineering, Computer- aided diagnosis systems, Image processing, Medical imaging, Machine learning, Optimization, Neutrosophic theory, Smart antenna, Direction of arrival estimation, and Targets tracking.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor and Head of Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt

Simon James Fong Series Editor

Simon Fong graduated from La Trobe University, Australia, with a 1st Class Honours BEng, Computer Systems degree and a PhD, Computer Science degree in 1993 and 1998 respectively. Simon is now working as an Associate Professor at the Computer and Information Science Department of the University of Macau. He is a co-founder of the Data Analytics and Collaborative Computing Research Group in the Faculty of Science and Technology. Prior to his academic career, Simon took up various managerial and technical posts, such as systems engineer, IT consultant and e-commerce director in Australia and Asia. Dr. Fong has published over 373 international conference and peer-reviewed journal papers, mostly in the areas of data mining, data stream mining, big data analytics, meta-heuristics optimization algorithms, and their applications. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Network and Computer Applications of Elsevier, IEEE IT Professional Magazine, and various special issues of SCIE-indexed journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science Data Analytics and Collaborative Computing Laboratory, University of Macau, Taipa, Macau SAR