Thematic Issue on: Advances in Security and Privacy for Mobile Users in Intelligent Environments

Advances in Security and Privacy for Mobile Users in Intelligent Environments

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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.

Cyber-physical systems in manufacturing

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.

Data Protection Compliance Regulations and Implications for Smart Factories of the Future

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.

Complementary research and education opportunities — a comparison of learning factory facilities and methodologies at TU Wien and MTA SZTAKI

Typical learning factories are characterized by selective simplification or scaling-down of complex and large-scale production processes, while also safely containing risks in the case of process failures inherent to experimental and didactic activities. The variety of aspects preserved by these scaled-down environments allow different approaches to be taken in research and education. The paper compares two facilities, at TU Wien and at MTA SZTAKI in Budapest, respectively, and highlights differences in their modes of operation, the resulting variations of course-based vs.