Special Issue on: "Cognitive Radio Sensor Networks: Challenges and Application Areas"
Djallel Eddine Boubiche, University Hadj Lakhdar of Batna, Algeria
Aniruddha Bhattacharjya, Guru Nanak Institute of Technology, India
A wireless sensor network (WSN) is a set of sensor nodes deployed to collect data and monitor an environment’s events. Each node can perform three basic tasks: sensing data (humidity, temperature, fire, etc.), transmitting over short distances, and performing limited data processing.
Traditional WSNs have many application fields; however, due to their limited resources (low processing capacity, memory and energy reserves), the application fields remain underexploited compared to the WSNs’ spectrum utilisation. Indeed, enhancing the performance of WSNs can significantly increase their applications. To address this challenge, cognitive radio sensor networks (CRSNs) examine how wireless sensor nodes with cognitive radio capabilities can address these performance challenges and improve the spectrum utilisation.
Introducing cognitive radio to traditional sensor networks creates a new kind of WSN (CRSN) which has better performance. Therefore, CRSNs are more appropriate to some specific applications which require more resources capabilities.
The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Intelligent Information Processing, Security and Advanced Communication (IPAC'2015), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Current applications for cognitive radio sensors networks (CRSNs)
- Simulation models for CRSNs
- MAC protocols and routing protocols for CRSNs
- Energy efficiency in CRSNs
- Resource management in CRSNs
- Spectrum sensing techniques for cognitive radio sensors networks (CRSNs)
- Deployment strategies of CRSNs
- Security in CRSNs
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.
Manuscript submission due: 30 December, 2015
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 15 February, 2016
Revised/final paper due: 15 March, 2016