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Wireless Ad Hoc Sensor Networks

Call for Papers

Wireless Ad Hoc Sensor Networks (WAdSNs) have become an important research area in the last ten years. Main contributions have focused on the development of new hardware, software, and protocols supporting distributed applications. In these kinds of networks, cooperation is a key issue, especially when nodes collaborate with their neighbors and with the whole network, considering it as a single entity. This paradigm can be used to face complex problems with high requirements: ease of deployment, self-configuration, and self-repair, among others. This special issue is among these sorts of applications.

Authors should present papers describing novel applications based on this approach, as well as state-of-the-art contributions on key issues like synchronization, localization, routing, data aggregation, and fusion, among others. Papers dealing with how cooperation can be implemented through mechanisms such as multiagent intelligent systems (MASs), neural networks, genetic algorithms, ant colony algorithms, fuzzy logic, middleware systems, among others, are also welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Robust and scalable routing protocols
  • Self-configuration, synchronization, and scheduling issues in WAdSNs
  • Topology control and management
  • Cross-layer design and interactions
  • Implementation testbeds
  • Operating systems and middleware
  • Applications and evolutions of Ad Hoc sensor networks
  • Autonomic networking
  • Algorithms and modeling for localization, target tracking, and mobility management
  • MAC protocols for Ad Hoc sensor networks
  • QoS provisioning in medium-access control and routing for Ad Hoc sensor networks
  • Performance evaluation and modeling of Ad Hoc sensor networks
  • Data management, data aggregation, data dissemination, and query processing
  • Distributed algorithms
  • Pervasive and wearable computing applications of WAdSNs
  • Coexistence issues of hybrid networks
  • Energy saving and power control protocols for WAdSNs
  • Resource management algorithms in mobile WAdSNs
  • Service discovery for WAdSNs
  • Survivability and reliability evaluation and modeling for Ad Hoc, sensor, and mesh networks
  • Ubiquitous and mobile access for WAdSNs
  • Security and privacy issues for wireless Ad Hoc sensor networks
  • Distributed source coding in WSN
  • Distributed channel coding in WSN
  • Sensing capacity in 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/submit/journals/ijdsn/wad/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 21 December 2012
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 15 March 2013
Publication DateFriday, 10 May 2013

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