Special Issue "Advances in Sensor Network Operating Systems"


A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2013)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Thomas Kunz

Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6, Canada
Website: http://www.sce.carleton.ca/faculty/kunz.html
Phone: +1 613 520-3573
Interests: mobile computing systems and the mobile internet; MANETs and WSN; network protocols; operating systems; middleware
Guest Editor
Ms. Louise Lamont

Research Manager, Mobile ad hoc and Sensor Network Systems, Communications Research Centre, Government of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K2H8S2, Canada
Website: http://www.crc.ca/manet-sensor
Phone: +1 613 298 4969
Interests: specific to wireless sensor networks (WSN): transport protocols for WSN; localization techniques for WSN; deployment; configuration and communication in sensor networks

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wireless Sensor Networks are an integral component of the Internet of Things, a vision that sees sensors and actuators embedded in physical objects having identities and physical attributes, and are integrated seamlessly into an information network that can linked to the Internet.

This interlinking of the physical world and cyberspace opens many exciting opportunities. In order for this vision to become reality, progress on many fronts is required, such as facilitating the flexible programming of sensors and actuators. In this special issue, we are calling for papers that describe recent advances in the design, implementation, and experience with operating systems for sensor and actuator networks. We explicitly solicit papers describing work on innovative operating systems (OS) for individual sensor nodes as well as innovative techniques for extracting information from transducers using an OS that can be used for WSNs. We are also interested in work on approaches to programming collections of sensor nodes using high-level abstractions (programming- in-the-large). Papers describing experience with real-world deployments and lessons learned are also welcome. Original papers that address the most current issues and challenges are solicited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Resource Management
  • Energy Management and Harvesting
  • Memory Management
  • Security Management
  • OS Support for Real-time Applications
  • OS Support for Network QoS
  • Programming Abstractions and Middleware
  • Programming Models
  • Adoption of General-Purpose OSs to WSN (Android, embedded Linux, etc.)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Kunz
Ms. Louise Lamont
Guest Editors


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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.

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J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2013, 2(3), 509-556; doi:10.3390/jsan2030509
Received: 1 June 2013 / Revised: 13 July 2013 / Accepted: 24 July 2013 / Published: 16 August 2013
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J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2013, 2(3), 449-485; doi:10.3390/jsan2030449
Received: 5 June 2013 / Revised: 21 June 2013 / Accepted: 27 June 2013 / Published: 16 July 2013
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