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


Special Issue on: "Application-oriented Protocol Design for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks"

Guest Editors:
Winston Seah, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Yuan Zhang, University of Jinan, China
Shuhua Lai, Georgia Gwinnett College, USA

Wireless networks (WNs) in ad hoc mode have so far been comprehensively studied in terms of communication protocols. Despite the achievements accomplished in the research community, application-oriented WN tests and implementation are more desirable for helping to realise adaptive ubiquitous services.

The wide variety of possible applications results in vastly varying requirements and characteristics, and raises a number of critical issues to be addressed during the design of WN protocols. In recent years, to meet the general trend towards diversification, new medium access control, routing, power management and data gathering protocols have been designed specifically for emerging WN applications. However, much more work is required in the optimisation of different network parameters to address the realistic requirements and constraints of the target domain.

Therefore, application-specific goals must be considered in protocol stack development to reconcile their requirements. Until there are more widespread and longer-term deployments of applications using ad hoc WNs, the performance requirements and resulting cost/performance tradeoffs will not be well understood.

This special issue will present a collection of articles discussing advances in wireless protocol design from the application and services perspective.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Case studies on the use of wireless ad hoc networks
  • Wireless networks for harsh environments
  • Underwater wireless communication and networks
  • Case studies on physical channel properties affecting performance
  • Application-oriented medium access control protocols/algorithms
  • Application-oriented routing protocols/algorithms
  • Application-oriented transport layer protocols/algorithms
  • Application-oriented cross-layer protocols/algorithms
  • Application-oriented security protocols/algorithms
  • Deployment and scalability of wireless sensor networks
  • Energy-efficient wireless networking protocols
  • Test-bed, prototype and practical system design
  • Simulation tools for wireless networking solutions
  • Comparative studies of communication protocols in application-specific scenarios
  • Performance evaluation of IEEE 802.11/802.15/802.16/802.20/802.22 series standards

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

Submission deadline: 16 February, 2013

First round of review due: 31 May, 2013

Minor/major revisions due: 30 June, 2013

Notification of acceptance/rejection: 31 August, 2013

Submission of final paper: 15 September, 2013