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Mobile Sensor Networks: Theory, Control, Communication, and Computation Issues

Call for Papers

With the advances in wireless mobile and sensor technologies, recent years have witnessed the proliferation of application scenarios ranging from environment monitoring to emergency search-and-rescue operations, whereby large numbers of pervasive computing devices are connected to a wireless networking infrastructure in an ad hoc manner. Mobile sensor networks (MSNs) bridge several existing research areas, including multiagent systems, sensor networks, robotics, control theory, and machine learning. This special issue will publish results in MSNs to share the state of the art in this field and explore the new frontiers that may be of interest to researchers.

This special issue is focused on the theory, control, communication, and computation issues of MSNs. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Coverage planning, coordinated deployment, and connectivity maintenance
  • Self-organization, localization, and synchronization in MSNs
  • Failure resilience and fault isolation strategies
  • Cooperative sensing and learning in MSNs
  • Robust sensing and control in uncertain environments
  • Radio access technologies and protocols and channel and traffic models
  • Energy efficient and intelligent internetworking protocols
  • Cooperative formation and flocking control in MSNs
  • Distributed sensor fusion and estimation
  • Cooperative mapping and localization
  • Distributed task allocation strategies
  • Cryptography, security, and privacy of MSNs
  • Resource management and energy efficient design
  • Performance management and optimization
  • Quality of service (QoS) in MSNs
  • Prototypes, test-beds, field trials, simulation platforms, and innovative emerging applications of MSNs

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/msn/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 1 February 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 26 April 2013
Publication DateFriday, 21 June 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • V. Cagri Gungor, Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Bahcesehir University, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey

Guest Editors

  • Kayhan Gulez, Department of Control and Automation Engineering, Faculty of Electrical and Electronics, Yildiz Technical University, Esenler, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Kuniaki Kawabata, Riken Advanced Science Institute, Saitama, Japan
  • Gurkan Tuna, Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey
  • Nazif Cihan Taş, Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton, NJ, USA