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International Journal of Sensor Networks
International Journal of Sensor Networks


Special issue on: "Ubiquitous Computing in Wireless Sensor Networks"

Guest Editors:
Neal N. Xiong, Colorado Technical University, USA
Sajid Hussain, Fisk University, USA
Keqin Li, State University of New York, USA

Recent advances in microelectronics, low-power embedded modulators and wireless networking have led to the emergence of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). It is expected that sensor networks will open new vistas for many potential applications such as smart homes, health, surveillance, metering and industry automation. Such a prosperous future will include the provision of ubiquitous services with the help of wireless sensor networks; that is, it will provide users with adaptive and personalised services according to their surrounding context.

How to provide ubiquitous computing in wireless sensor networks is becoming a hot spot in the development of sensor networks. However, there are still some difficult challenges, both in theory and application, including those related to hardware design, network architecture, energy efficiency, and so on.

This special issue aims to explore the provision of ubiquitous services and recent developments in wireless sensor networks. It will provide an overview of underlying technologies and typical applications to help understand the key designs for future sensor networks. We welcome original research papers addressing topics such as service-providing, hardware design, energy efficiency protocols, quality-of-service support mechanisms, specific applications such as target tracking, reactive sensors, etc.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • User modelling for ubiquitous applications
  • Context modelling and reasoning
  • Wireless sensor actuator networks
  • Mobile wireless sensor networks
  • Re-tasking in wireless sensor networks
  • Mobile agent-based solutions in wireless sensor networks
  • Dynamic MAC and routing protocols in wireless sensor networks
  • Target tracking with various scenarios in wireless sensor networks
  • QoS support for data aggregation/fusion in wireless sensor networks

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: 15 January, 2013

Acceptance/rejection notification: 15 March, 2013

Final manuscript due: 15 May, 2013