Calls for papers


International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation
International Journal of Mobile Network Design and Innovation


Special Issue on: "Adaptation and Clustering in Mobile Networks"

Guest Editors:
Alexander Bordetsky, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Svetlana Peltsverger, Southern Polytechnic State University, USA

Rapid adaptation to highly dynamic changes in node topology, application load, power level, etc. is becoming an increasingly important performance issue in mobile networks. In addition to maintaining quality of service criteria, highly dynamic scalability becomes a critical factor in mobile network configuration and performance management.

Correspondingly, adaptive management of mobile networks brings up a new challenge of adaptive nodal clustering; the end-to-end network performance becomes highly dependent on the efficiency of nodal clustering. Novel adaptive clustering algorithms, which take into consideration different aspects of traffic distribution, node group mobility, data aggregation and load balancing, are required.

Subject Coverage
Suitable contributions include but are not limited to articles relevant to theory of wireless adaptive clustering or its application in the following areas:
  • Hierarchical routing protocols
  • Routing scalability
  • Bandwidth adaptation and reservation
  • Accommodation of non-stationary traffic distributions
  • Group mobility pattern recognition
  • Clustering in highly dynamic environments
  • Network modelling and performance evaluation
  • Data aggregation in sensor networks
  • Topology control in ad-hoc networks
  • Dynamic load balancing

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

Manuscripts due by: 12 August, 2011

Reviews back to authors: 12 October, 2011

Revised manuscript submission: 12 December, 2011