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Advances in Ubiquitous Computing - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128168011, 9780128168943

Advances in Ubiquitous Computing

1st Edition

Cyber-Physical Systems, Smart Cities and Ecological Monitoring

Editor: Amy Neustein
Paperback ISBN: 9780128168011
eBook ISBN: 9780128168943
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 7th April 2020
Page Count: 336
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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 of 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 debuts some of the newest methods and approaches to multimodal user-interface design, safety compliance, formal code verification and deployment requirements, as they pertain to cyber-physical systems, smart homes and smart cities, and biodiversity monitoring. In this anthology, the authors assiduously examine a panoply of topics related to wireless sensor networks. These topics include interacting with smart-home appliances and biomedical devices, designing multilingual speech recognition systems that are robust to vehicular, mechanical and other noises common to large metropolises, and an examination of new methods of speaker recognition to control for the emotion-state of the speaker, which can easily impede speaker verification over a wireless medium.

This volume recognizes that any discussion of pervasive computing in smart cities must not end there, as the perilous effects of climate change proves that our lives are not circumscribed by the geographically sculpted boundaries of cities, counties, countries, or continents. Contributors address present and emerging technologies of scalable biodiversity monitoring: pest control, disease transmission, environmental monitoring, and habitat preservation. The need to collect, store, process, and interpret vast amounts of data originating from sources spread over large areas and for prolonged periods of time requires immediate data storage and processing, reliable networking, and solid communication infrastructure, along with intelligent data analysis and interpretation methods that can resolve contradictions and uncertainty in the data—all of which can be bolstered by modern advances in ubiquitous computing.

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 Editor

Amy Neustein

Dr. Amy Neustein is CEO and founder of Linguistic Technology Systems Inc., and author of over 45 academic articles/chapters/conference papers. She has been a keynote speaker at academic conferences held in the US and Europe, and is the writer of over 40 solicited guest editorials appearing in industry newsletters, sectarian newsweeklies, and popular press. Dr. Neustein has done approximately 400 TV and radio interviews, including appearances on ABC Nightline, NPR and Voice of America; she has been quoted in newspapers in the US and Europe approximately 300 times, including Associated Press, Reuters, and UPI stories. Dr. Neustein received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Boston University, and has been active throughout her career as an editor and contributor to notable scientific journals. Dr. Neustein is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Speech Technology (IJST –Springer), and is the Series Editor of SpringerBriefs in Speech Technology: Studies in Signal Processing, Natural Language Understanding, and Machine Learning. Dr. Neustein is also the Series Editor of Speech Technology and Text Mining in Medicine and Healthcare from De Gruyter. She is the Volume Editor of our recently published title Advances in Ubiquitous Computing: Cyber-Physical Systems, Smart Cities, and Ecological Monitoring.

Affiliations and Expertise

CEO and founder, Linguistic Technology Systems Inc., Fort Lee, NJ, USA