Calls for papers


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


Special Issue on: "Data Management in Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks for the Information Explosion Era"

Guest Editors:
Sanjay Madria, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan

Recently, ad hoc networks and sensor networks have been designed, developed and applied in many applications such health and cyber infrastructure monitoring, defence against chemical and biological leaks, forest fire etc. Some of these applications generate large amounts of data. We are thus in a time referred to as the “information explosion era”. In the information explosion era, managing data in an environment with limitations on energy consumption, bandwidth, connectivity and frequent disconnections, poses many challenging issues. This special issue is intended to address some of these challenges.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following, within ad hoc and sensor network architectures:
  • Replication and caching
  • In-network data aggregation
  • Data security
  • Content management
  • Context aware computing
  • Mobile agents
  • Query routing and processing
  • Energy-efficient data processing
  • Predicting events and data
  • Inconsistency and reliability
  • Data streaming
  • Middleware and cross-layered architecture
  • Economic models for routing and computing
  • Data indexing
  • Applications in health care and cyber infrastructure

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

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

Full Papers Due: 30 May, 2008

Notification of Acceptance: 1 August, 2008

Camera-ready Papers Due: 15 August, 2008