Today, wireless sensor networks continue to be highly regarded by both academia and industry, involving a wide range of stakeholders such as researchers, industrialists, hardware manufacturers, and related IT services. The areas of application of WSNs are also increasing, ranging from simple monitoring to the medical, military, and welfare fields. Among the directions in which WSNs are moving, we cannot fail to mention the interactions between people and the nodes’ environment, the use of artificial intelligence traffic management, and the use of the IoT as an industrial tool. The integration and development of low-power WSN sensors in the IoT system will be a major evolution of WSN, and several research areas are still emerging from new needs and challenges.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to assess WSN technology and characteristics, review WSN applications, and provide information on the challenges and future of WSNs with particular emphasis on their use from an Internet of Things perspective.
A wide range of documents will be considered that present innovative approaches to the state-of-the-art, monitoring, and control of WSN with the introduction of the IoT, which allows a great variety of applications.
The topics of interest for publication include but are not limited to:
WSN standards and specifications;
WSN architectures and protocol stack;
WSN IoT development platforms;
WSN IoT data management;
Sensor node and energy optimization;
WSN and artificial intelligence;
WSN for smart cities applications;
WSN data privacy and security;
WSN and Industry 4.0;
Multihop routing and WSN energy efficiency.