Special Issue "Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks"


A special issue of Algorithms (ISSN 1999-4893).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2014)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Marc Sevaux

University of South Brittany, CNRS, UMR 6285, Lab-STICC, Research Center - BP 92116, F-56321 Lorient Cedex, France
Website: http://www-labsticc.univ-ubs.fr/~sevaux/
Interests: design of heuristics and metaheuristics; mathematical programming; matheuristics; routing problems; optimization in electronic design; wireless sensor networks; scheduling
Guest Editor
Dr. Massimo Vecchio

Senior Researcher, Smart Internet of Things Research Group @ CREATE-NET (Center for REsearch And Telecommunication Experimentation for NETworked communities), Italy
Website: http://www.create-net.org/
Interests: wireless sensor networks design and applications; internet of things devices and services; bio-inspired modelling and optimization.
Guest Editor
Dr. Ahcène Bounceur

University of Brest (UBO), European University of Brittany (UEB), Department of Computer Science, Lab-STICC Laboratory (CNRS UMR 6285)
Website: http://pagesperso.univ-brest.fr/~bounceur/Bounceur%20Site%20EN/index.php
Interests: cad tool development for the evaluation of analog and mixed-signal circuit bist techniques; modelling and optimization of analog, mixed-signal and rf circuit; statistical modelling of analog circuits; statistical methods for data-mining; tools for designing and simulating wireless sensors networks

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With rapid advances in Future Internet technologies, such as the Internet of Things, the sensor cloud and the mobile Internet, the physical world is, on a daily basis, getting more connected and is moving faster towards the always-connected paradigm. Under this paradigm, cheap, wireless-connected and easily configurable sensors can sense and collect environmental data anytime and anywhere. Unfortunately, the high availability and cheapness of sensing technology can only soften the barriers for actually supporting the levels of scalability, reliability and resilience required for this paradigm to be global. Moreover, the dearth of accurate simulation models and efficient software methods specifically designed for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) leads to a lack of reliable algorithms, whose availability is essential to set up the future deployments in the best conditions. This includes, for instance, systematic considerations on the impact of channel interferences, nodes mobility and network dynamicity in general, which are crucial points not adequately addressed yet, hence weakening or preventing the proper operation of the resulting networks. Thus, to smash such barriers we still need efficient, fast and accurate algorithms, especially to manage communications and judiciously handle the tiny computational, memory and battery resources of the sensor nodes comprising the networks.

This Special Issue will provide a forum advancing the state-of-the-art concerning such algorithms for WSNs; discussions will concern the theoretical concepts, practical designs, and implementations used for running experiments, services and/or applications. Potential topics include (but are not limited to) algorithms for:

  • wireless sensor nodes (re-)deployment
  • area coverage in WSNs
  • object detection/tracking in WSNs
  • data collection/aggregation/dissemination in WSNs
  • data compression and signal processing in WSNs
  • efficient routing/medium access control protocols in WSNs
  • real-world experiments/services/applications of WSNs
  • reliable and accurate simulation models for WSNs
  • accelerating simulations (distributed, parallelized, etc.)

Prof. Dr. Marc Sevaux
Dr. Massimo Vecchio
Dr. Ahcène Bounceur
Guest Editors


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  • wireless sensor networks
  • algorithms
  • signal processing
  • network protocols
  • communication
  • mobility
  • simulation
  • real-world applications and services

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p. 685-702
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Algorithms 2014, 7(4), 685-702; doi:10.3390/a7040685
Received: 13 October 2014 / Revised: 8 December 2014 / Accepted: 10 December 2014 / Published: 18 December 2014
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p. 510-522
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Algorithms 2014, 7(4), 510-522; doi:10.3390/a7040510
Received: 7 May 2014 / Revised: 21 September 2014 / Accepted: 23 September 2014 / Published: 13 October 2014
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Algorithms 2014, 7(3), 397-404; doi:10.3390/a7030397
Received: 7 May 2014 / Revised: 8 July 2014 / Accepted: 11 July 2014 / Published: 29 July 2014
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