Call for papers


Int. J. of Information and Communication Technology


Special Issue on: "Advanced Technologies for Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs)"


Guest Editors:
Dr. S.M. Riazul Islam, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dr. Sana Ullah, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Kyung-Sup Kwak, Inha University, South Korea


At present, the home entertainment networking market is growing fast. Interoperability of consumer applications such as digital cameras, digital video disk (DVD) players, digital cable, satellite TV, broadband internet access, etc. has created a need for reliable short-range high-throughput data links.


The trend of wireless personal area networks (WPANs) has evolved as a networking paradigm with a number of distinguishing attributes. Significant research efforts in wireless connectivity have related to appropriate methods that enable wireless networks to achieve high performance; WPANs stand out at the centre of this. A WPAN is a personal area network a network for interconnecting devices centred on an individual person's workspace in which the connections are wireless.


Typically, a wireless personal area network uses some technology that permits communication within about 10 metres, such as Bluetooth, which was used as the basis for a new standard, IEEE 802.15. A WPAN could serve to interconnect all ordinary computing and communicating devices that many people have on their desks or carry with them, or could serve a more specialised purpose such as allowing a surgeon and other team members to communicate during an operation.


The technology for WPANs is in its infancy and is undergoing rapid development. The objective is to facilitate seamless operation among home or business devices and systems. Every device in a WPAN will be able to plug into any other device in the same WPAN, provided they are within physical range of one another. In addition, WPANs worldwide will be interconnected. A WPAN could be employed for both low-data-rate and high-data rate communications.


The aim of this special issue is to present recent original advances in enabling technologies for WPANs. Both theoretical and practical papers are solicited on the following related aspects: algorithms, system design, performance analysis and experimental studies.


Subject Coverage


Topics include but are not limited to:

  • PHY, MAC and network layer issues in WPAN
  • Multiple antenna technology in WPAN
  • Ultra-wideband (UWB) technology in WPAN
  • Cognitive radio technology in WPAN
  • Wireless body area networks (WBANs)
  • IEEE 802.15.3 standard
  • IEEE 802.15.4 standard
  • ECMA-368 standard
  • WiMedia: second generation PHY and MAC
  • Spectrum policy and regulations
  • New applications of WPAN
  • Market analysis of WPAN


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 has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).


All papers are refereed through a peer review process.


All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.


Important Dates


Manuscript submission: 31 December, 2013


Acceptance notification: 15 February, 2014


Final manuscript submission: 30 April, 2014