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Algorithm and Theory for Robust Wireless Sensor Networks

Call for Papers

Wireless sensor networks raise a number of interesting and undiscovered algorithmic issues, but traditional techniques are not sufficient to solve these problems in the right way. This is specifically due to constrained energy and computation capability, nondeterministic sensor failures, channel impairments, node mobility, hostile and distrusted environments, and even external attackers. In all these issues, wireless sensor networks exhibit substantial vulnerability when compared to other networks. It is challenging to design a robust wireless sensor network by devising novel algorithms or developing new theories whilst introducing minimal communication overhead and energy consumption. For example, sensor nodes are often deployed in outdoor or hazardous environments. Power outage of sensors can lead to node failure and cause many serious problems. Recently, an aggressive approach has been developed that wirelessly recharges the sensor nodes to increase the robustness of the sensor networks. The charging tasks can be performed by single or multiple mobile machines. However, the algorithmic and theoretical issues in the wireless charging problem for WSNs were not fully explored.

The main focus of this special issue is devoted to deeper understanding of the algorithms and theories which are developed to build up a robust wireless sensor network. Moreover, it is to push the theoretical and practical research forward for a deeper understanding in the fundamental algorithm, modeling, and analysis techniques of robust wireless sensor networks. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Algorithms and theories for wireless sensor networks related to robustness issues
  • Performance analysis of reliable protocols for wireless sensor networks
  • Robust routing algorithms in wireless sensor networks
  • Robust topology control techniques in wireless sensor networks
  • Robust coverage algorithms in wireless sensor networks
  • Robust MAC protocols in wireless sensor networks
  • Robust position estimation in wireless sensor networks
  • Duplicate data and resource optimization in mobile wireless networks
  • Wireless recharging strategies in mobile wireless sensor networks
  • Fault-tolerant clustering and cooperative strategies in wireless sensor networks
  • Robust boundary detection algorithms in wireless sensor 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/atr/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 28 June 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 20 September 2013
Publication DateFriday, 15 November 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Chang Wu Yu, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chung Hua University, 707 Section 2, WuFu Road, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan

Guest Editors

  • Qin Xin, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of the Faroe Islands Noatun 3, FO 100 Torshavn, Faroe Islands, Denmark
  • Naveen Chilamkurti, Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Shengming Jiang, School of Electronic and Information Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China