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Distributed Middleware of Large-Scale Wireless Networks

Call for Papers

Large-scale wireless networks consist of a large number of nodes that communicate through wireless links. Scalability is not only one of the most important quality criteria but also a challenge to protocol design of large-scale wireless networks. Nowadays, although a great number of algorithms and protocols have been proposed, most of them are not fit for large-scale wireless networks, as they are centralized in essence, which brings formidable obstacles to scalability. Thus, developing distributed middleware is necessary for further advancing actual application of large-scale wireless networks.

This special issue is intended to provide the recent advances on distributed middleware of large-scale wireless ad hoc networks and wireless sensor network. It focuses on how distributed middleware has affected different aspects (protocols, algorithms, paradigm, etc.) for a large family of applications (healthcare, medical, underwater, vehicular, robotic, etc.) using wireless network technologies. In particular, authors are encouraged to submit papers addressing the fundamental and applications of mathematical tools such as distributed time synchronization, distributed data fusion, distributed security, or distributed localization in large-scale wireless networks. We solicit papers covering all aspects of approaches and related topics with fundamental research and/or experimental studies. Papers submitted for consideration should describe original research not published or currently under review by other journals and conferences. Parallel submissions will not be accepted. All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed, and we will select papers based on their originality, timeliness, significance, and relevance to this special issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Architecture of distributed middleware
  • Distributed time synchronization
  • Distributed link scheduling
  • Distributed routing
  • Distributed QoS supporting
  • Distributed data fusion
  • Distributed topology control
  • Distributed resource allocation
  • Distributed security
  • Distributed coordination
  • Test bed for distributed middleware

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/dm/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 28 December 2012
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 22 March 2013
Publication DateFriday, 17 May 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Chaonong Xu, Department of Computer Science and Technology, China University of Petroleum-Beijing, Beijing, China

Guest Editors

  • YongJun Xu, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Xinrong Li, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA
  • Hongsong Zhu, Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Guangjie Han, Department of Information & Communication Systems, Hohai University, Nanjing, China