Call for papers


Int. J. of Sensor Networks


Special Issue on: "Recent Advances in Sensor Integration"


Guest Editors:
Dr. Victor Leung, University of British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Xu Huang, University of Canberra, Australia
Dr. Ilangko Balasingham, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, Norway
Dr. Ming Li, California State University, USA
Dr. Min Chen, University of British Columbia, Canada


Recently, there has been a growing interest in the design, development and deployment of sensor systems for applications of high-level inference, which leads to an increasing demand on interconnecting wireless sensor networks with other emerging technologies, such as RFID technology, multimedia based surveillance system, biomedical technology, mobile agent based networks, P2P technology and business process and semantic technology, etc. With sensor technology being incorporated into these technologies, demands from an increasing number of autonomous and intelligent applications can be met.


This special issue is intended to provide a forum for presenting, exchanging and discussing the most recent advances in different aspects of integrating wireless sensor networks with emerging technologies. In particular, it will bring together leading researchers, industry professionals, and research students to study the applications, architectures, protocols, models, evaluation methods, and experimental studies of the advanced sensor integration technology.


Subject Coverage


Topics to be covered in this special issue include but are not limited to:


Sensor Integration with RFID technology :

  • Novel architecture for integrating RFID and wireless sensor networks
  • RFID based wireless sensor networks
  • Ubiquitous RFID and sensor networks
  • Intelligent applications for RFID and wireless sensor networks


Sensor Integration with Multimedia based Surveillance System:

  • Multi-camera system algorithms and applications
  • Multimedia aggregation and fusion in video sensor networks
  • Testbed and experimental studies for video sensor networking
  • Real-time and reliable video transmission over WSNs
  • QoS provisioning for video transmission in WSNs


Sensor Integration with Biomedical Technology :

  • Wireless sensor networks in e-heathcare
  • Health care and medical applications for wireless body area sensor networks
  • Body sensor networks


Sensor Integration with Mobile Agent Technology :

  • Middleware design for mobile agent based wireless sensor networks
  • Novel itinerary plan for mobile agent in wireless sensor networks
  • Agent-based architectures for WSNs
  • Agents design issues dealing with reliability, efficiency, and fault tolerance
  • Mobile agent based intelligent sensory data fusion


Sensor Integration with P2P Technology :

  • P2P-based diverse sensor networks integration
  • P2P-based sensor networks resource discovery
  • P2P-based worldwide sensor networks sharing


Sensor Integration with Business Process :

  • Novel middleware design for sensor networks assisted business process
  • Integrating sensor networks with business process
  • Sensor networks based context aware business process management algorithmic methods and tools


Sensor Integration with Semantic Technology :

  • Semantic descriptions of sensors and sensor data
  • Semantic data integration of heterogeneous sensor network data streams
  • Semantic sensor web applications, architectures, middleware, and languages
  • Sharing, annotation, and (distributed) management of sensor data


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).


All papers are refereed through a double-blind review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page


Important Dates


Manuscript due: September 1, 2009


Acceptance/rejection notification: December 31, 2009


Final manuscript due: January 31, 2009


Editors and Notes


You may send one copy in the form of an MS Word file attached to an e-mail (details in Author Guidelines) to the following:


Dr. Min Chen
University of British Columbia
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
2332 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z4
Tel: +1-778-878-1688
Fax: +1-604-822-5949


(please Cc the email to: Inderscience Editorial Office, E-mail:


Please include in your submission the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the name of the Guest Editor


Please note: If the file is larger than 1MB, the authors are encouraged to use WINZIP. Furthermore, each author is required to help the review process of the special issue.