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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

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Editor: Amy Neustein
Paperback ISBN: 9780128168011
eBook ISBN: 9780128168943
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th 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 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