During the past years, sensing technologies have become an important field for computer science and technologies. Researchers in sensing technologies provide technological means to capture environmental, technical, physiological and other data. They provide the raw material on which applications and services will be built. Sensor data are the basis for the smart world. Due to various characteristics of sensor data and their corresponding processing requirements, such as multisource, heterogeneous, real-time, voluminous, continuous, streaming, ever-expanding and spatial-temporal, many traditional data processing and integration approaches begin to show their limitations, particularly when dealing with situations like sensor data and its application deluge.
This special issue aims to find topics from several layers of smart sensing; from devices to services to enable novel ideas and collaboration combining the information from multiple sources.
All aspects of smart sensing are welcome, including ? but not limited to ? the following topics:

Context-aware Sensing
Dependability of Smart Sensing Systems
Participatory Sensing
Signal Processing of Sensor Data
Utilization of Drones/UAVs for Sensing
Smart Sensing for Smart Cities
Big Data for Smart Sensing
Combination of Smart Sensing and Web Intelligence

Important Dates

* Paper submission deadline: January 20, 2017
* Paper acceptance notification: April 14, 2017
* Journal publication:  September, 2017

Guest Editors:
Yoshito Tobe (Aoyama Gakuin University), Narito Kurata (Tsukuba University of Technology)

Associate Editors:
Satoshi Honda,Yuusuke Kawakita, Masami Kishiro, Guillaume Lopez, Akira Mita, Susanna Pirttikangas, Osamu Saito, Michihito Shiraishi, Chika Sugimoto, Junji Takahashi, Ikuko Urushibara, Takuro Yonezawa