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Ubiquitous Context-Awareness and Wireless Sensor Networks

Call for Papers

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) technology is one of the important technologies to implement the ubiquitous society. Traditionally, sensor devices have been used to monitor and analyze information about the environment, but currently they are being used for more dynamic systems, such as those with the purpose of helping humans. In this environment, they have to be capable of handling those changing situations, commonly called context changes, detected by means of sensors. And also, context-aware computing is a paradigm of software engineering that covers all the topics related to the building of systems which are sensitive to their context (location, identity, time, and activity) by adapting their behavior at runtime according to the changing conditions of the environment, device states, and user preferences or privileges. And ubiquitous sensor networks (USN) are used to describe a network of intelligent sensors that could, one day, become ubiquitous. This special issue calls for high quality, up-to-date technology related ubiquitous context-awareness and wireless sensor networks and state-of-the-art research issues. In particular, the special issue is going to showcase the most recent achievements and developments in the realm of wireless sensor networks. Original and research articles are solicited in all aspects of including theoretical studies, application technology, new communication technology, and experimental system or development. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed and selected on the basis of both their quality and their relevance to the theme of this special issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Context-aware models and control
  • Ubiquitous and context-aware computing
  • Context-aware networks, communications, reasoning, and representation
  • Locations-based awareness services
  • Context-awareness in energy-efficient computing
  • Use of context-aware technologies for HCI
  • Architectures, protocols, and algorithms of WSNs
  • Energy, management, and control of WSNs
  • Resource allocation, services, QoS, and fault tolerance in WSNs
  • Performance, simulation, and modeling of WSNs
  • Security and monitoring of WSNs
  • Energy optimization for WSNs
  • Context-aware WSNs
  • Ubiquitous WSNs
  • Sensor data acquisition for WSNs
  • Context data fusion for WSNs
  • Context modeling and reasoning for WSNs
  • Service discovery and execution for WSNs
  • Context-aware computing with WSNs

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/uca/ 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

Guest Editors

  • Yang Xiao, Department of Computer Science at University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
  • Yuh-Shyan Chen, National Taipei University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Xiaohong Peng, Aston University, Birmingham, UK