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New Technologies and Research Trends for Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks

Call for Papers

Over the past decade, tremendous technological advances have been made in the areas of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). Mobile wireless sensor networks (MWSNs) are a particular class of WSN in which mobility plays a key role in the execution of the application. In recent years, mobility has become an important area of research for the WSN community. Both academia and industries are now focusing on developing MWSNs not only for the Internet, but also for other applications, such as military, medical, industrial, office, home, and personal domains. The challenges for the development of such networks not only encompass a broad spectrum of research topics but also involve envisioning new multidisciplinary applications that will change the way in which we live and work. The research topics include routing, energy saving, topology management, network connectivity and coverage, navigation, reliability, localization, and surveillance. The objective of this special issue is to bring together the state-of-the-art research contributions and developments that address the various critical issues in MWSNs. This special issue invites papers in all research and applied areas related to MWSNs. We solicit original and review articles for this special issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Node localization and discovery algorithms for MWSNs
  • Distributed deployment strategies and techniques for MWSNs
  • Resource allocation and optimization for MWSNs
  • Communication stability for mobile wireless sensor networks
  • Cognitive radio techniques for MWSNs
  • Mobile navigation system for MWSNs
  • Virtual backbone construction and virtual-backbone-based routing for MWSNs
  • Dynamic adjusting strategies for MWSNs
  • Integration of MWSNs
  • Novel applications of MWSNs
  • Network coding and its applications for MWSNs
  • Network capacity, outage probability, performance analysis, and optimization of MWSNs
  • MAC/network layer cooperative communications for MWSNs
  • Security, privacy, reputation, and trust in MWSNs

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/ntrt/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 7 June 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 30 August 2013
Publication DateFriday, 25 October 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Yong Sun, Computer Science and Technology Institute, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiang Su, China

Guest Editors

  • Shukui Zhang, Computer Science and Technology Institute, Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiang Su, China
  • Hongli Xu, School of Computer Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China
  • Shan Lin, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Temple University, 324 Wachman Hall, 1805 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA