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Planning and Deployment of Wireless Sensor Networks

Call for Papers

The area of monitoring and control of physical environments has recently become a hot spot in the technology landscape. Currently, a number of companies are offering a plethora of sensing devices with different phenomena's monitoring capabilities. These devices, a.k.a. sensors, can be tiny with limited energy and processing capabilities; they can be stand alone or integrated in various and they can be deployed to form a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) in support to a variety of military, civil, and environmental applications. In a WSN, the sensors are also capable to communicate with each other and in a multihop way propagate sensing information to data sinks and operations centers. In the last few years, wireless sensor networking has been a very active research area in both academia and the industry with a wide variety of applications. While the set of challenges in sensor networks are diverse, researches have mainly focused on fundamental networking challenges, which include: routing protocols and energy minimization. However, the performances of the proposed solutions strongly depend on the way sensors were positioned in the area. To that end, the goal of this special issue is to report on recent advances in wireless sensor network planning and deployment. Its scope is open for both theoretical and practical contributions related to WSN architecture, planning, deployments, and applications.

Authors are solicited to contribute to this special issue by submitting original articles that illustrate research results, projects, and industrial experiences that describe significant advances in this field. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • WSN deployment
  • WSN planning (MAC protocols, scheduling, and routing)
  • Clustering in WSNs
  • Large-scale WSN deployment
  • WSN coverage
  • Query processing for data streams
  • Deployment and energy-efficient communication
  • Self-organization and network reconfiguration
  • Energy harvesting in WSNs
  • Integrated and cross-layer solutions for WSNs
  • Configuration, robustness, reliability, and failure tolerance
  • Security, privacy, and trust
  • Planning and deployment of multimedia sensor networks
  • Planning and deployment of underwater sensor networks
  • Planning and deployment of body area sensor networks
  • Implementations, testbeds, and prototypes of WSN deployment
  • Applications: health, environment, emergency, tracking, and so forth
  • Integrated and cross-layer solutions for WSN

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/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 28 September 2012
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 21 December 2012
Publication DateFriday, 15 February 2013

Lead Guest Editor

Guest Editors

  • Nadjib Achir, University of Paris 13, 93430 Villetaneuse, France
  • Marc St-Hilaire, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, ON, Canada K1S 5B6
  • Eduardo Freire Nakamura, FUCAPI, 69075-351 Manaus, AM, Brazil; Federal University of Amazonas, Manaus, AM, Brazil