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Smart and Reconfigurable Antenna Applications in Wireless Sensor Networks

Call for Papers

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have emerged as a leading technology with many promising applications. Although challenges encountered in WSNs range from limited power, computation, and memory capability to mislocalization of sensor nodes and events, unpredictable wireless channel propagation conditions, superfluous amount of data created in the network, most researchers focused on networking aspects such as routing protocols, energy minimization, and localization in WSNs.

During the past two decades, smart antenna systems have been studied extensively with particular applications to traditional cellular communication systems (2G and 3G systems), and they were proven to provide crucial benefits in these systems such as effective suppression of cochannel interference, capacity increase, and extended coverage. Using similar techniques, recent research efforts concentrated on the application of reconfigurable and/or adaptive antenna arrays to overcome the disadvantages of WSNs.

We invite researchers to contribute to this special issue by submitting original articles that illustrate research results, projects, and industrial experience that would provide significant advances in this field. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Deployment
  • Coverage optimization
  • Energy-efficient communication
  • Energy harvesting in WSNs
  • Resource allocation and optimization
  • MAC Layer scheduling
  • Routing
  • Self-organization and network reconfiguration
  • Sensor node hardware design
  • Compact antenna designs for sensors
  • Low complexity and low cost multielement and array antenna configurations
  • Applications in harsh environments
  • Applications in Geofencing and alarm networks

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/sra/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 1 March 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 24 May 2013
Publication DateFriday, 19 July 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Adnan Kavak, Department of Computer Engineering, Wireless Communications and Information Systems Research Unit, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey

Guest Editors

  • Erdal Cayirci, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
  • Kapil Dandekar, Drexel Wireless System Lab., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Drexel University, USA
  • Korkut Yegin, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, RF Electronics and Antennas Research Lab, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey