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Emerging Sensor-Cloud Technology for Pervasive Services and Applications

Call for Papers

With the recent advancement of low-power wireless communication and mobile computing, the wireless sensor networks (WSNs) paradigm has become an integral part of our daily lives. However, the resource-constrained features of WSNs in terms of memory, computation, energy, communication, mobility, and scalability hinder the large-scale deployment of WSNs. The emergence of cloud computing is seen as an enabling technology to solve many of these constraints. WSN, when integrates with cloud, is considered as a sensor-cloud technology, which can effectively collect, process, store, and analyze real-time data feeds from heterogeneous WSNs and provide quality of service (QoS) provisioning for different community and context-centric sensing applications. The sensor cloud leverages scalable, on-demand, and powerful storage and processing infrastructure of cloud to support complete sensor data lifecycle and provides ubiquitous access of these data to users at lower costs. Despite the huge potential of sensor cloud, it is currently being used at a limited scale in different applications. As this technology is emerging, many research opportunities have just started to unveil.

This special issue invites high-quality unpublished research articles articulating new perspectives highlights, open issues, and challenges for the large-scale adoption of sensor cloud for pervasive services and applications. In particular, it aims to present the most recent achievements in sensor-cloud domain and envisions future directions. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Complex real-time event processing and management in sensor cloud
  • Efficient information dissemination mechanisms in sensor cloud
  • QoS and QoI (quality of information) improvements for sensor cloud
  • Power-efficient MAC and routing protocols for sensor cloud
  • Dynamic resource allocation algorithms for sensor cloud
  • Collaborative multimedia sensing in sensor-cloud paradigm
  • Fault tolerance, reliability, and resiliency
  • Data mining techniques for sensor cloud
  • Social network data fusion in sensor cloud
  • Energy-efficient sensor-cloud system
  • Security and privacy in sensor-cloud paradigm
  • Sensor-cloud-based surveillance system
  • Cloud-based WBAN for pervasive applications

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijdsn/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ijdsn/sct/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 4 October 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 27 December 2013
Publication DateFriday, 21 February 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Mohammad Mehedi Hassan, Department of Information Systems College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Guest Editors

  • Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Eui-Nam Huh, Department of Computer Engineering, Kyung Hee University, Suwon, Republic of Korea
  • Jemal Abawajy, School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Australia