Intelligent IoT End-Nodes
A special issue of Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications (ISSN 2079-9268).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017) | Viewed by 12185
Interests: low-power and ultra-low power circuits and systems; (near) subthreshold digital circuits; systems power management; variability-tolerant design of ultra-low voltage circuits; approximate and adequate computing paradigms
One of the foreseen growths in the semiconductor industry is propelled by the Internet of Things (IoT), from servers down to end-nodes just at the interface between humans and cyber-physical systems. The rapid adoption of multi-function devices for societal comfort is driving a change of electronics. The low power end-nodes will provide all kinds of data such that servers will implement the massive cloud-based applications they enable. From a technological perspective, end-nodes are platforms where the knowledge of many domains comes together, from hardware to software. In fact, the swift progress of end-nodes in the healthcare and fitness domains is spreading into other segments like gaming, transportation, industrial, and fashion. The common denominator of these devices is energy consumption since they will be running on small energy supply sources and even on harvesting.
End-nodes are evolving from sophisticated sensor hubs to platforms with cognitive capabilities. In other words, hardware that mimics in some ways human intelligence such as understanding, planning, deciding, and judging as they are fully integrated with perceiving and acting of cyberphysical events. Intelligent hardware technologies that discover and take advantage of contextual information to perform complex data mining and event classification operations must dynamically balance Quality of Experience versus energy budget.
This special issue is soliciting papers in the field of intelligent IoT end nodes. In particular, papers addressing
- Technology thrust considering computing power, connectivity, and merger of Internet of Things with cognitive systems with smart interactions with the physical world
- Usability of new technologies, e.g. machine-machine and human-machine interfaces for cyberphysical systems
- Power autonomy and (near) perpetual operation of end-nodes
Prof. Dr. José Pineda de Gyvez
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