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Deployment and Tracking in Distributed Sensor Networks

Call for Papers

Distributed sensor networks have the potential to provide unique capabilities for health surveillance, robot navigation, and environmental monitoring. The sensor nodes should be efficiently deployed in a predetermined region, and the accuracy of information depends on the quality of coverage within the sensing region. So deployment is a fundamental issue in distributed sensor networks. The deployment strategies are quite different in different situations, such as obstacle-resistant deployment, deployment in heterogeneous/homogeneous sensor network, relay node deployment, and robust deployment of dynamic sensor networks, and they also can affect the target tracking. So the deployment is a challenging research direction in distributed sensor networks. When the sensor nodes are deployed in the region, the network could be applied. One of the most diverse applications of distributed sensor networks is tracking. Since the distributed sensor networks have distinctive features such as limited resources, large-scale deployment, and low energy consumption, the traditional tracking algorithms cannot be used in the distributed sensor networks. The tracking has comprehensive research foreground in distributed sensor network.

The main objective of this special issue is to explore innovative, exciting, and fresh ideas for tracking and deployment algorithms and tracking systems. Contributions should emphasize on modeling, description, control, and evaluation of algorithms and systems. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Obstacle-resistant deployment strategies
  • Relay node deployment strategies
  • The deployment strategies for heterogeneous distributed sensor networks
  • Mobility limited deployment for mobile sensor networks
  • Robust deployment for dynamic sensor networks
  • Robot-assisted deployment strategies
  • Deployment for cooperative tracking
  • The analysis of the deployment effect on tracking
  • Multiple objects tracking
  • Tracking in binary sensor networks
  • Energy efficient tracking algorithms
  • A lightweight tracking for multimedia sensor networks
  • Sleeping policies for energy efficient tracking
  • Tracking system design

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/dt/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 8 November 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 31 January 2014
Publication DateFriday, 28 March 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Long Cheng, School of Information Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China

Guest Editors

  • Shuang-Hua Yang, Computer Science Department, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK
  • Shuai Li, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA