Calls for papers


International Journal of Sensor Networks
International Journal of Sensor Networks


Special issue on: "Context-Awareness Services and Sensor Network Applications for Smart Space"

Guest Editors:
Prof. James J. Park, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Korea
Prof. Neil Y. Yen, The University of Aizu, Japan

Smart Spaces (SS) represent an advanced communication environment featuring daily life objects that continuously involve and are focused on final non-expert users. SS has rapidly emerged as an exciting new paradigm that tends to include different active research fields such as ubiquitous and context-aware computing.

SS environments have recently raised tremendous interest from both the academic and industrial research communities as one of the most promising application fields for ubiquitous computing services.

This special issue will provide a comprehensive forum focused on context-aware computing and wireless sensor networks (CAC-WSN) for smart space. The issue will provide an opportunity for academic and industry professionals to discuss the latest issues and progress in the area of CAC-WSN, such as ubiquitous and context-aware computing, context-awareness reasoning and representation, location-awareness services, architectures, protocols and algorithms of WSN, energy, management and control of WSN, etc.

In addition, the issue will publish high-quality papers which are closely related to the various theories and practical applications in CAC-WSN. Furthermore, we expect that the issue will be a trigger for further related research and technology improvements in this important subject.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 2012 International Workshop on Context-Aware Computing Applications and Services via Wireless Sensor Networks (CAC-WSN 2012), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • Context-awareness in smart spaces
  • Ubiquitous and context-aware computing
  • Context-aware models and control
  • Context-awareness reasoning and representation
  • Location-awareness services
  • Adaptive and context-based multimodal interaction
  • Context-awareness in energy-efficient computing
  • Use of context-aware technologies for HCI
  • Context-aware advertising
  • Social agents and avatars
  • Autonomous actors
  • Understanding human activity
  • Architectures, protocols and algorithms of WSN
  • Energy, management and control of WSN
  • Resource allocation, services, QoS and fault tolerance in WSN
  • Performance, simulation and modelling of WSN
  • Security and monitoring of WSN
  • Deployments and implementations of WSN
  • Energy optimisation for WSN
  • CAC-WSN applications and services

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

Manuscript due: 30 June, 2013

Acceptance/rejection notification: 30 November, 2013

Final manuscript due: 31 December, 2013