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International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems
International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems


Special Issue on: "Bio-inspired Wireless Networks"

Guest Editors:
Martin Drozda, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
Jon Timmis, University of York, UK

With the increasing complexity of wireless networks, the task of network management is becoming more and more difficult to handle. Wireless networks are becoming too complex for even the most skilled system integrators to install, configure, and maintain. Therefore it is desirable that they should be fully autonomic - able to manage themselves following high level objectives defined by network administrators. This goal implies a need for distributed computational environments that would function with often very limited resources such as bandwidth, energy, or processing capability of wireless devices.

Nature has demonstrated itself to be efficient in dealing with many of these limitations, often in a more efficient way than the human-designed counterparts. Therefor, there has been significant interest in applying ideas based on natural systems in the wireless communications domain.

This special issue aims at bringing together contributions that apply ideas inspired by natural systems to wireless networks. It will address leading edge research ranging from theory to experimental evaluation and tools.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
  • Self-organising, self-adaptive and self-tuning wireless networks
  • Bio-inspired autonomic networks
  • Learning algorithms inspired by neuro-physiology
  • Algorithms for securing wireless networks including approaches based on evolution or immunity
  • Bio-inspired services
  • Network epidemics
  • Bio-inspired protocols design including bio-inspired routing or bio-inspired cognitive radio
  • Experimental case studies, test beds and tools

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

Paper submission: 15 January, 2009

Acceptance notification: 15 April, 2009

Final papers due: 15 May, 2009