Special Issue "Smart Homes and Buildings and Indoor Air Quality: Ideas and Solutions"

A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433). This special issue belongs to the section "Air Quality".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2023 | Viewed by 488

Special Issue Editors

1. Surrey Institute for People-Centred AI and Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE), Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, UK
2. Manufacturing and Technology Integrated Campus—SENAI CIMATEC, Salvador 41650-010, BA, Brazil.
Interests: smart buildings; smart homes; indoor air quality; airborne dispersion; nature-based solutions; low-cost sensors; air monitoring; Big Data; artificial intelligence; computational modeling
Global Center for Clean Air Research (GCARE), School of Sustainability, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, Surrey GU2 7XH, UK
Interests: urban air quality; airborne nano/ultrafine particles; aerosols; wind engineering; city, megacities and health; exposure assessment, modelling and inequalities; indoor air quality; energy-pollution nexus; airborne nanoparticles and nanomaterials; transport emission and modelling; air pollution dispersion modelling; technological pollution control and environmental policies; green infrastructure interventions and health mapping
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is estimated that people spend 85-90% of their time in indoor environments, such as homes, offices, and schools, among others. Moreover, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 99% of the world population is exposed to hazardous levels of air quality. Thus, it becomes increasingly important to understand how indoor air quality (IAQ) impacts lives and how to improve it for cleaner and healthier air. Currently, with the advances of low-cost sensing technologies, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, artificial intelligence (AI), computational modeling, smart solutions, and nature-based approaches/ideas/solutions are being researched and developed to help tackle the challenge of assessing and improving the IAQ of buildings and homes.

Given this context, this Special Issue seeks to find high-quality and original research articles that present new insights, approaches, ideas, and solutions that aim to assess and solve or mitigate air quality issues in smart building indoor environments. We seek works covering a range of research topics, including but not limited to:

  • Smart homes and buildings design to improve indoor air quality;
  • Low-cost sensing and IoT technologies to increase indoor air quality monitoring;
  • Analysis and modeling of the influence of outdoor air pollution in indoor air quality;
  • Impacts of indoor air quality in human health;
  • Indoor air quality modeling;
  • Smart solutions for improving indoor air quality;
  • Physics-based and AI-driven approaches to model and assess indoor air quality;
  • Airborne dispersion of contaminants and their impact in indoor environments;
  • High-resolution regional air quality modeling using computational modeling or machine learning for indoor air quality estimation of urban and rural areas;
  • Nature-based ideas and solutions to improve indoor air quality;
  • Other related sub-areas in this research context.

Kind regards,

Dr. Erick G. Sperandio Nascimento
Prof. Dr. Prashant Kumar
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • smart buildings
  • smart homes
  • indoor air quality
  • airborne dispersion
  • nature-based solutions
  • low-cost sensors
  • indoor air monitoring
  • Big Data
  • artificial intelligence
  • computational modeling

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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