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Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks

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Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have broad applications in many industrial systems for monitoring physical or environmental conditions, such as temperature, sound, pressure, and pollution level. Research and applications in WSNs and intelligent industrial systems continue to grow. The integration of wireless sensor networks and industrial systems can provide existing industrial systems many advantages, such as low cost, rapid deployment, self-organization, intelligent controlling, and processing capability. Research advances in industrial wireless sensor networks (IWSNs) promise to play a significant role in creating more reliable, efficient, stable, flexible, and application-centric industrial systems.

A WSN typically consists of a number of sensor nodes with sensing, computing, and telecommunication capability. Different from other application scenarios, if sensors are deployed in industrial fields, firstly centralized controlling can be very difficult; thus distributed coordination and management become crucial for obtaining high-quality information about industrial environments. Secondly, in harsh industrial environments, it may be very hazardous to replace batteries, and the power supply can be highly limited; hence innovative energy-efficient technologies, such as sleeping schemes, become very important to improve the lifetime of WSNs. Lastly, communication bandwidth can be a scare resource due to the dense deployment of sensors in industrial fields; therefore, spectrum-efficient communication technologies, for example, relaying communication, become increasingly important.

This special issue is focused on the development, adoption, and application of wireless sensor networks for the industrial environment with its unique requirements. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Architectures, protocols, and algorithms for IWSNs
  • Heterogeneity in IWSNs
  • Quality-of-Service (QoS) Provisions in IWSNs
  • Security and reliability in IWSNs
  • Resource and energy management in IWSNs
  • Advances in technologies for implementing IWSNs
  • Performance evaluations and simulations of IWSNs
  • Standards and regulations for IWSNs
  • The industrial applications of IWSNs
  • Integration of IWSNs and Internet of Things (IoTs)
  • Adaptive WSNs for harsh industrial environments
  • IWSNs-based systems condition monitoring and fault diagnosis

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/iwsns/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 13 December 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 7 March 2014
Publication DateFriday, 2 May 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Shancang Li, Faculty of Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TR, UK

Guest Editors

  • Hongjian Sun, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham University, Durham, UK
  • Arumugam Nallanathan, Institute of Telecommunications, King’s College London, London, UK
  • Li Xu, Department of Information Technology, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA
  • Shanshan Zhao, School of Computing, University of the West of Scotland, Paisley, UK
  • Qindong Sun, School of Computer Science and Engineering, Xi’an University of Technology, Xi’an 710048, China