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Wireless Machine-to-Machine Networks 2013

Call for Papers

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technology allows machine devices to communicate directly with each other without human intervention. It holds huge potentials for cost reduction and services improvement in a wide range of industries, for example, smart grid, smart home, consumer electronics, healthcare monitoring, intelligent transport, security and surveillance, automation, and monitoring.

Wireless M2M networks supporting M2M-enabled machine devices are pivotal to the success of M2M. Sensor nodes in wireless M2M networks could be connected by a wide range of wireless network technologies, for example, cellular networks, WPAN, RFID, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and satellite networks. However, the heterogeneous network technologies combined with a large number of low-power machine devices and diverse M2M applications QoS requirements present big challenges. These challenges can cause problems on almost all layers of wireless M2M networks.

To ensure success of M2M applications under these challenges, many issues remain to be solved for wireless M2M networks. For example, wireless M2M networks should consistently provide reliable communication services for M2M applications. Scalable, adaptive, and smart protocols and algorithms should be designed and implemented for M2M networks as the networks are more likely to malfunction without human intervention. Low-complexity techniques with reasonable performance are required to limit the cost and power consumptions for wireless M2M implementations.

This special issue aims to gather researchers and engineers from different relevant areas such as wireless sensor networks, RFID, WPAN, cellular networks, and smart grid, to present the state-of-the-art research on all the aspects of wireless M2M networks. We invite original contributions as well as review articles on different topics. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • QoS requirements, traffic models, and performance evaluation of M2M applications and services
  • Reliability, availability, and QoS modeling and optimization of wireless networks for M2M
  • M2M related research issues with cellular networks, sensor networks, RFID, WiFi, and so forth
  • Novel M2M network architectures and protocols
  • Spectrum sensing, radio access, and interference management technologies for wireless M2M
  • Routing, internetworking, and transport protocols for wireless M2M networks
  • Resource, energy, and mobility management for wireless M2M networks
  • Channel modeling and cooperative beamforming technologies for wireless M2M networks
  • Novel wireless M2M applications
  • Security and privacy for M2M devices and services
  • Field trials, testbeds, and standard activities for wireless M2M networks and applications
  • Low-complexity techniques for cost/power limited wireless M2M implementations

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/wmmn13/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 19 July 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 11 October 2013
Publication DateFriday, 6 December 2013

Lead Guest Editor

Guest Editors

  • Yan Zhang, Simula Research Laboratory, Lysaker, Norway
  • Zhong Fan, Telecommunications Research Laboratory, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd., Bristol, UK
  • Hsiao-Hwa Chen, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan
  • Lin Bai, Beihang University, Beijing, China