Smart Sensors Networks

Smart Sensors Networks

Communication Technologies and Intelligent Applications

1st Edition - June 8, 2017

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  • Editors: Fatos Xhafa, Fang-Yie Leu, Li-Ling Hung
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128098653
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128098592

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Smart Sensors Networks: Communication Technologies and Intelligent Applications explores the latest sensor and sensor networks techniques and applications, showing how networked wireless sensors are used to monitor and gather intelligence from our surrounding environment. It provides a systematic look at the unique characteristics of wireless sensor networks through their usage in a broad range of areas, including healthcare for the elderly, energy consumption, industrial automation, intelligent transportation systems, smart homes and cities, and more. The book shows how sensor-networks work and how they are applied to monitor our surrounding environment. It explores the most important aspects of modern sensors technologies, providing insights on the newest technologies and the systems needed to operate them. Readers will find the book to be an entry point for understanding the fundamental differences between the various sensor technologies and their use in for different scenarios. Indexing: The books of this series are submitted to EI-Compendex and SCOPUS  

Key Features

  • Presents numerous specific use-cases throughout, showing practical applications of concepts
  • Contains contributions from leading experts around the globe
  • Collects, in one place, the latest thinking on an emerging topic
  • Addresses the security and privacy issues inherent in sensor deployment


Computer Science researchers in university and commercial laboratories, professors, graduate students, practitioners and developers interested in Internet of Things and sensor-related techniques and applications

Table of Contents

  • 1. Near Field Communication Technology and Applications
    2. Radio Frequency Identification Principles and Applications
    3. Sensor Data Compression
    4. How to Integrate Sensors and the Internet of Things
    5. Sensors and Intelligent Transportation
    6. Smart Antennas for Sensors
    7. Sensors-Based Emerging Technologies for Revealing Security and Privacy Issues
    8. Sensors Applications in Smart Homes
    9. Sensor Applications in Industrial Automation
    10. How Sensors and Big Data Are Revolutionizing Business
    11. How Wireless Sensor Networks help Elderly Healthcare
    12. Energy Consumption in Sensors

Product details

  • No. of pages: 394
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: June 8, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128098653
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128098592

About the Editors

Fatos Xhafa

Fatos Xhafa, PhD in Computer Science, is Full Professor at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain. He has held various tenured and visiting professorship positions. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, UK (2019/2020), Visiting Professor at the Birkbeck College, University of London, UK (2009/2010) and a Research Associate at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA (2004/2005). He was a Distinguished Guest Professor at Hubei University of Technology, China, for the duration of three years (2016-2019). Prof. Xhafa has widely published in peer reviewed international journals, conferences/workshops, book chapters, edited books and proceedings in the field (H-index 55). He has been awarded teaching and research merits by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education, by IEEE conferences and best paper awards. Prof. Xhafa has an extensive editorial service. He is founder and Editor-In-Chief of Internet of Things - Journal - Elsevier (Scopus and Clarivate WoS Science Citation Index) and of International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, (Emerging Sources Citation Index), and AE/EB Member of several indexed Int'l Journals. Prof. Xhafa is a member of IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Systems, Man & Cybernetics Society and Founder Member of Emerging Technical Subcommittee of Internet of Things. His research interests include IoT and Cloud-to-thing continuum computing, massive data processing and collective intelligence, optimization, security and trustworthy computing and machine learning, among others. He can be reached at Please visit also and at

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor of Computer Science, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain

Fang-Yie Leu

Fang-Yie Leu is Professor of Computer Science at TungHai University in Taiwan. His research interests include wireless communication, network security, grid applications, and natural language processing.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Tunghai University, Taiwan

Li-Ling Hung

Li-Ling Hung is Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Engineering at Aletheia University in Taiwan. Her research interests include vehicular ad hoc networks, wireless sensor networks, and cyber-physical systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Aletheia University, Taiwan

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