This special issue addresses core topics on the design, the use and the evaluation of Big Data enabling technologies to build next-generation context-aware applications and computing systems for future intelligent environments. Disruptive paradigm shifts such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) will create a wealth of streaming context information.
Advances in Security and Privacy for Mobile Users in Intelligent Environments
Call for Papers
Security and privacy are vital challenges for mobile users as they move around denser and more prevalent intelligent environments embedded with different connected smart objects that interact with each other and with mobile users in new ways. The focus of security and privacy is predominantly on protecting the use of personal smart tab and pad sized devices such as smart phones, tablets, and laptops by mobile users, in passive environments.
One of the most significant advances in the development of computer science, information and communication technologies is represented by the cyber-physical systems (CPS). They are systems of collaborating computational entities which are in intensive connection with the surrounding physical world and its on-going processes, providing and using, at the same time, data-accessing and data-processing services available on the Internet.
Context-aware systems in intelligent environments digest large amounts of data and personal information to gain situational awareness as a way to assist individuals with their daily activities, enhance their experiences and adapt to their needs and intention, whenever and wherever they are. Large amounts of data drive these environments, motivating the adoption of big data and cloud technologies. A similar digital transformation is taking place in the Factory of the Future and Industry 4.0, two paradigms on creating smart products through smart processes and procedures.