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IoT for Smart Agriculture—2nd Edition

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Internet of Things".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 April 2024) | Viewed by 210

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Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of West Attica, 12244 Athens, Greece
Interests: wireless sensors networks; embedded systems; wearables; sensors; renewable resources systems; automotive; and autonomous vehicles design; Internet of Things; data acquisition; cyber–physical systems; autonomous vehicles; hardware design; smart agriculture; energy management
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Department of Natural Resources Development and Agricultural Engineering, School of Environment and Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural University of Athens, 75 Iera Odos Street, 11855 Athens, Greece
Interests: process control; computational intelligence; automation in agriculture; wireless sensor networks; microgrids’ management
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Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of West Attica, 12244 Athens, Greece
Interests: embedded systems; wireless sensor networks with IoT applications in smart grids; smart cities; internet of energy; LPWAN technologies; cyber–physical systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the era of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), the Digital Transformation of nearly everything has been seen as the ultimate goal. As regards agriculture, Industry 4.0 has imposed its influence to such an extent that we have come to speak about digital agriculture, or even better, Agriculture 4.0. In this context, smart agriculture can include and integrate all the challenges and innovations, respectively, for the sake of delivering new and improved solutions and services to all the stakeholders (experts, farmers, traders, consumers, etc.). The Internet of Things (IoT), the flagship of Industry 4.0 technologies, by ensuring the ability to acquire in situ measurements remotely and in real time, shifts the interest from just using agricultural wireless sensors networks for solving single problems to considering agriculture in the context of cyber-physical systems to support a better understanding and modeling of physical processes.

This Special Issue aims to gather contributions in the form of original research papers and a limited number of reviews exploring developments and advancements in the “IoT for Smart Agriculture”. This includes the optimization of any of the wireless sensing devices’ design aspects (design for hostile external agricultural environments, innovation in hardware, software and firmware, robustness and reliability, EDGE computing integration, integration of AI for in situ analytics, energy autonomy, etc.), the networking of “Things” and services with an emphasis on the application for the agricultural domain (i.e., communication protocols, cellular communications, context-aware middleware, cloud computing, etc.), and new smart agriculture applications according to Agriculture 4.0 (i.e., the combination of real-time data from the field and AI-based analytics to improve decision support operations, use of the concept of Digital Twins for modeling and control, use of a cyber-physical system approach to manage and exert control over diversity and complexity of physical systems in the agricultural domain, etc.).

Dr. Dimitrios Piromalis
Dr. Konstantinos G. Arvanitis
Prof. Dr. Panagiotis Papageorgas
Guest Editors

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  • smart agriculture
  • precision agriculture
  • agriculture 4.0
  • digital agriculture
  • wireless sensors networks (WSN)
  • cyber-physical systems (CPS)
  • agricultural digital twins
  • AI in situ
  • wireless connectivity
  • wireless networks
  • low-power wide area networks
  • hardware design
  • context-aware middleware
  • cloud computing
  • battery energy management
  • location and position tracing

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