Calls for papers


International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing
International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing


Special Issue on: "Underwater Sensor Networks: Technology and Theory"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Chih-Yung Chang, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Prof. Chien-Chung Shen, University of Delaware, USA
Prof. Winston Seah, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Dr. Hwee-Pink Tan, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore
Prof. Wen-Hwa Liao, Tatung University, Taiwan

An Underwater Sensor Network (UWSN) is an emerging network paradigm which consists of a number of underwater sensor nodes and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) that are deployed to perform collaborative monitoring and resource exploration tasks over a given area.

The applications of UWSNs have huge potential for monitoring the health of river and marine environments. Although there are a large number of developed network protocols for wireless sensor networks, the unique characteristics of UWSNs – such as limited bandwidth capacity, large propagation delay and node mobility, as well as high error probability – lead to considerable challenges in their design.

This special issue aims to bring together a variety of advanced technologies, theory and applications in the area of UWSNs. We solicit high-quality theoretical as well as practical studies on a broad range of issues important to communications, networks and applications.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Network architecture and topology control
  • Medium access control protocols
  • Routing and data aggregation
  • Network coverage and node placement
  • Localisation and tracking systems
  • Time synchronisation
  • Data collection, storage and management
  • Energy efficiency and power control
  • Reliable transport and quality of service
  • Cross-layer design and optimisation
  • Network modelling and performance analysis
  • Case studies, implementations and real deployments of UWSNs

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

Deadline for submission: 1 April, 2012 (extended)

Acceptance notification (1st round): 15 July, 2012

Final notification of acceptance: 15 October, 2012