Call for papers


Int. J. of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing


Special Issue on: "Wireless Network Algorithm and Theory"


Guest Editors:
Xiang-Yang Li, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
James Chang Wu Yu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan


Wireless networks raise a number of interesting and undiscovered algorithmic issues, while traditional techniques are not sufficient to solve these problems in the right way. For example, the algorithms in vehicular ad hoc networks require a high degree of communication reliability, performance, scalability, security, and privacy-preserving technologies under harsh conditions. Researchers need to design practical distributed and centralised algorithms and to introduce novel theoretical models or evaluation methodologies to challenge various kinds of research problems originated from these wireless networks.


This special issue is intended to encourage high-quality researches in wireless networking algorithms, and push the theoretical and practical research forward for a deeper understanding in the fundamental algorithm, modeling, and analysis techniques of wireless networks. The special issue will additionally select high quality papers from The Second IEEE International Workshop on Wireless Network Algorithm and Theory (WiNA-2009, colocated with IEEE MASS2009) to be held in Macau SAR, China, October 2009.


Subject Coverage


Authors are invited to contribute to this special issue by submitting articles that describe significant advances in areas which include but are not limited to:

  • Algorithms and theory for wireless networks including mobile ad hoc networks, wireless sensor networks, vehicular ad hoc networks, underwater sensor networks, and any kind of multi-hop wireless networks
  • Theoretical graph and geometric models for multiple-hop wireless networks
  • Complexity analysis of algorithms for wireless mobile environments
  • Routing algorithms and strategies in multi-hop wireless networks
  • Power optimisation strategies in mobile wireless networks.
  • Throughput, capacity, and delay analysis on mobile wireless networks.
  • Data and resource management in wireless mobile networks
  • Clustering and cooperative strategies in mobile multi-hop wireless networks
  • Coverage and survivability problems in wireless sensor networks
  • Modeling for tracking and locating mobile users
  • Information theory and network coding for multi-hop wireless networks
  • Security, privacy, and cryptographic protocols theory for multi-hop wireless networks


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere


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


Important Dates


Deadline for Submission: 31 October 2009


Acceptance notification - first round: 31 January 2010
(Including IEEE WiNA-09 best papers)


Submission due date of revised papers: 28 February 2010


Notification of acceptance - second round: 31 March 2010


Camera ready papers due: 31 April 2010


Editors and Notes


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


Dr. Xiang-Yang Li
Department of Computer Science
Illinois Institute of Technology, USA


Dr. James Chang Wu Yu
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
Chung Hua University, Taiwan


(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