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Localization in Wireless Sensor Network

Call for Papers

Wireless sensor networks that consist of thousands of low-cost sensor nodes have been used in many promising applications. Localization is one of the most important subjects because the location information is typically useful for coverage, deployment, routing, location service, target tracking, and rescue. Hence, location estimation is a significant technical challenge for the researchers. Obviously, there are some challenges for locating sensor nodes needed to be solved. The first challenge is the energy consumption and localization accuracy problem. The second challenge is the NLOS ranging error problem. The third challenge is localization in low beacon density.

The main objective of this special issue is to explore innovative, exciting, and fresh ideas for node location estimation algorithms and localization systems. Contributions should emphasize on modeling, description, control, and evaluation of algorithms and systems, and their related physical phenomena. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Scheduling the sensor node to optimize the tradeoff between localization performance and energy consumption
  • Sensor node resource management for localization and surveillance applications
  • NLOS identification or classification for localization algorithms in dense environments
  • NLOS mitigation algorithm
  • Cooperative node localization in low beacon density
  • Multiple targets localization in wireless sensor network
  • Target localization in binary sensor network
  • Node selection criteria for localization in energy-constrained network
  • Range-free localization algorithm in wireless sensor network
  • Advanced localization system and its application
  • Localization algorithm in heterogeneous sensor network
  • Evaluation criteria for localization in wireless sensor network

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, 5 October 2012
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 28 December 2012
Publication DateFriday, 22 February 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Long Cheng, School of Information Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China

Guest Editors

  • Carsten Maple, Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, UK
  • Chengdong Wu, School of Information Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China
  • Wei Meng, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore