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International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems
International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems


Special Issue on: "Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Kiseon Kim, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea
Prof. Srikanta Patnaik and Prof. B. K. Pattanaik, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University, India

Ad hoc and ubiquitous computing has received unprecedented attention from both academia and industry with the explosive growth of wireless communication devices. There are many applications for this novel technology which offers futuristic high bandwidth access for users, and more exciting and efficient services are expected to be available in the future.

In order to facilitate these diverse applications, the design issues of various wireless networks such as ad hoc, sensor and mesh networks are much more complicated and a number of challenges need to be addressed. Furthermore, due to the heterogeneous features of ubiquitous and ad hoc wireless networks, several issues such as energy efficiency, energy harvesting and cross-layer approaches used in networking and computing have also received considerable attention.

Subject Coverage
This special issue invites articles relating to mobile ad hoc networks as well as the different aspects of ubiquitous computing as a whole. Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Mobile ad hoc networks
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Data and resource management in ubiquitous and ad hoc networks
  • Routing protocols for ad hoc networks
  • Cross-layer design of routing protocols for ubiquitous and ad hoc networks
  • QoS in ad hoc networks
  • Bandwidth management in ad hoc networks
  • Delay management in ad hoc networks
  • Security in ad hoc networks
  • Energy-efficient routing protocols for ad hoc networks
  • Energy-harvesting technologies in ubiquitous networks
  • IDS for ad hoc networks
  • Real time applications in ad hoc networks
  • Vehicular ad hoc networks

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 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

Paper submission deadline: 30 November, 2011

Notification of acceptance: 1 February, 2012

Submission of final revised paper: 1 March, 2012