Smart Solutions in Development of Smart Applications and Systems with Aspect of Usefullness and Sustainability

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Faculty of Informatics and Management, Center for Basic and Applied Research, University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanskeho 62, 50003 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Interests: control systems; smart sensors; ubiquitous computing; manufacturing; wireless technology; portable devices; biomedicine; image segmentation and recognition; biometrics; technical cybernetics
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Vice-dean for Development and International Co-operation, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Žilina, 010 26 Žilina, Slovakia
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Dear Colleagues,

The usage of various mobile devices has been increasing dramatically every year, and will continue to grow in the years that follow. This will lead to the rise of new application domains in network-connected mobile devices. This domain should be intelligent and be able to process intelligent information from all entities in the system. It could be characterized as an embedded platform in an intelligent environment.

The idea of “Smart Solutions” lies in the need for proactive solutions, which can improve the lives of users that are digitally connected with each other and also around them. The impact of such Smart Solutions can be found in improved interactions between users and systems through their mobile devices. Such interconnection can be seen in the reaction to user's non-declared requests. These requests include, namely, user current positions, user future-predicted positions, their movements, and tracking. By combining these requests (in conjunction with other sources of user knowledge and behavior), intelligent information (which are processed by the sophisticated information system) is generated. These tasks are implemented during the development of intelligent systems to be “smart”. Such developed systems can be widely implemented in Mobile Information Systems as an important part of user request processing, position tracking, user behavior, etc.

Modern sophisticated services deliver content to users according to their actual position. Personalization of these services is very important for providing non-redundant data. These services could be also called intelligent or “Smart Services”. On the other hand, the success of services consists also in the performance of data processing, where the new potentials of multicore CPUs and multiprocessing are growing.

Another aspect of the development of new system solutions or mobile applications, which need to be considered in addition to sophisticated software solution is the usefulness of such solutions before the development phase and consequent sustainability during the operation phase. There are many project calls from the European Union for the various needs of a future elderly population with a connection to Net-Living, which also need to be evaluated as a part of new software solution development.

Research topics (with aspects of usefulness and sustainability):

  • Innovative architecture and infrastructure of smart systems for algorithm and method implementation in smart systems
  • Advanced computational techniques of smart systems
  • User-centric adaptivity in smart systems
  • Location-based services supporting smart solutions
  • Smart solutions using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in smart systems
  • Smart solution in processing data from smart sensors as a part of a smart environment
  • Smart systems in context of smart cities as a solution to demographical degradation of the European Union/elderly populations around the world

Any other topics strongly related to smart solutions, smart approaches and smart systems in context of usefullness and sustainability are also welcome. Please directly contact the Special Issue editors to confirm the suitability of your paper’s topic.

Prof. Ondrej Krejcar
Prof. Peter Brida
Prof. Petra Maresova
Prof. Ali Bin Selamat
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Sustainable Communication Systems: A Graph-Labeling Approach for Cellular Frequency Allocation in Densely-Populated Areas
by Adebola Orogun, Oluwaseun Fadeyi and Ondrej Krejcar
Future Internet 2019, 11(9), 186; https://doi.org/10.3390/fi11090186 - 26 Aug 2019
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The need for smart and sustainable communication systems has led to the development of mobile communication networks. In turn, the vast functionalities of the global system of mobile communication (GSM) have resulted in a growing number of subscribers. As the number of users [...] Read more.
The need for smart and sustainable communication systems has led to the development of mobile communication networks. In turn, the vast functionalities of the global system of mobile communication (GSM) have resulted in a growing number of subscribers. As the number of users increases, the need for efficient and effective planning of the “limited” frequency spectrum of the GSM is inevitable, particularly in densely-populated areas. As such, there are ongoing discussions about frequency (channel) allocation methods to resolve the challenges of channel allocation, which is a complete NP (Nondeterministic Polynomial time) problem. In this paper, we propose an algorithm for channel allocation which takes into account soft constraints (co-channel interference and adjacent channel interference). By using the Manhattan distance concept, this study shows that the formulation of the algorithm is correct and in line with results in the literature. Hence, the Manhattan distance concept may be useful in other scheduling and optimization problems. Furthermore, this unique concept makes it possible to develop a more sustainable telecommunication system with ease of connectivity among users, even when several subscribers are on a common frequency. Full article
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