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Special Session: Smart Environmental Monitoring Systems

Sensors are getting ubiquitous and play a very important role in sensing the environment. These include sensors for monitoring water quality, air monitoring and soil monitoring. Water quality monitoring is an issue and affects human health; both bacterial and chemical contamination has serious implications on human health.

With the growth in urbanisation and hence vehicle traffic, monitoring air quality has become very important. Sensing air quality is also becoming increasingly important in built environments, where indoor environment needs to be continuously and ubiquitously monitored. In designing an environmental monitoring network, issues like sustainability, security and energy efficiency are becoming important.

This session would include papers, but not limited to:

  1. Water monitoring sensors
  2. Air monitoring sensors
  3. Soil monitoring sensors
  4. Food monitoring sensors
  5. WSN for environmental monitoring
  6. Energy and Security constraints in environmental monitoring networks
  7. Monitoring in built environments


Dr Tahmina Ajmal


Ajmal's Resume:

Dr Tahmina Ajmal joined University of Bedfordshire as Lecturer in engineering in October 2010. She has completed her PhD from University of Essex on Secure Optical Networks (2007). After completing her PhD she worked there on IST EU MUSE (Multi Service Access Everywhere, http://www.ist-muse.org ) project for developing a high speed access network.

In 2008, she joined University of Bristol as a post doctoral researcher on a multi-disciplinary project (Aquatest www.bristol.ac.uk/aquatest) for developing a low-cost water testing device for use in developing countries.

Her current research interests focus on sensors and specifically include sensors for healthcare, water monitoring and energy harvesting for powering sensors.