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


Special Issue on: "Energy Harvesting and Management for Wireless Sensor Networks and the Internet of Things"

Guest Editors:
Prof. Wen-Hwa Liao, Tatung University, Taiwan
Prof. Chih-Yung Chang, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Prof. Guilin Chen, Chuzhou University, China
Dr. Fang-Jing Wu, Institute of Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore

The Internet of Things (IoT) consists of sensors and smart things/objects that are connected to the internet any time and anywhere. Acting as a perception layer of IoT, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) play an important role by detecting events and collecting surrounding context and environment information. Since sensors are battery powered, replacing the batteries in each smart object/thing/sensor is very difficult to implement.

For the sustainability of network operations, energy harvesting and energy management technologies have recently gained much attention. Energy management is the most important technology for prolonging the network lifetime of WSNs. The design of efficient energy management involves several aspects, including physical, MAC and network elements as well as application aspects.

Energy harvesting is a novel and promising solution that sees each node equipped with a harvesting module. Recent research efforts in energy harvesting can be classified into two categories: energy scavenging and energy transferring. In energy scavenging technologies, the sensor can be recharged from the ambient environment, including electromagnetic waves, thermal energy and wind energy. In energy transferring technologies, the mobile node can play the role of charger which is able to wirelessly transfer energy to those sensors located within its recharging range.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Routing and MAC protocols under energy harvesting constraints for WSNs and IoT
  • Energy management in topology control, routing and MAC mechanisms for WSNs and IoT
  • Detection and tracking mechanisms in energy harvesting or energy management
  • Barrier, area and target coverage techniques under energy harvesting or energy management
  • Energy cooperation and relaying in wireless networks
  • Energy harvesting scheduling management for WSNs and IoT
  • Monitoring, data collection and management mechanisms in energy harvesting and management for WSNs and IoT
  • Energy harvesting and management mechanisms for mobile WSNs and IoT
  • QoS-aware algorithms with energy harvesting and management for WSNs and IoT
  • Sleep scheduling and low-power technologies for WSNs and IoT
  • Future trends, challenges expectations and applications for energy harvesting and management of WSNs and IoT

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 has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Paper submission: 31 March, 2016

Decision notification: 30 June, 2016

Revised paper submission: 15 September, 2016

Final paper submission: 15 November, 2016