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Wireless Vehicular Sensor and Ad Hoc Networks

Call for Papers

In recent years, vehicles are becoming safer and more driver friendly thanks to the advancements in sensing technology and wireless communications. Vehicular sensor networks and vehicular ad hoc networks (VeSANs) play a critical role to ensure prompt delivery of real-time sensing data for processing. Within a vehicle, various types of on-board sensors produce significant amount of real-time sensing data, and these data require an efficient and robust vehicular sensor network to transport. Communications also exist among vehicles. Some sensing data such as speed may be exchanged among vehicles to produce timely and meaningful traffic information. Vehicles may also communicate with other roadside infrastructures such as parking and shopping facilities to obtain relevant information. A practical and robust design of VeSANs is essential to facilitate these emerging vehicular social applications.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts in the area of VeSANs that will contribute to a better driving experience to drivers. We are particularly interested in articles describing the new architecture, routing and MAC protocols, network management and security, and applications in VeSANs. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Vehicle-to-infrastructure networking
  • Vehicle-to-vehicle networking
  • Vehicular social networking
  • Vehicular social applications
  • Vehicular sensor data mining
  • Traffic sensing and monitoring in VeSANs
  • Communication protocol design in VeSANs
  • Network management in VeSANs
  • Safety issues in VeSANs
  • Security and privacy in VeSANs
  • Applications of VeSANs
  • Real-time positioning in VeSANs
  • Forecast and early warning mechanism between vehicles in VeSANs
  • Simulation and test system for VeSANs

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/vsan/ 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

  • Deyun Gao, School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China

Guest Editors

  • Chuan Heng Foh, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey, England, UK
  • Hai Vu, Faculty of Information & Communication Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Guowang Miao, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden