Special Issue "Underwater Sensor Networks"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2014

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Jaime Lloret Mauri
Integrated Management Coastal Research Institute, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Camino de Vera 46022, Valencia, Spain
Website: http://personales.gan.upv.es/jlloret/
E-Mail: jlloret@dcom.upv.es
Phone: +34 609549043
Fax: +34 96 2849313
Interests: P2P networks; wireless local area networks; sensor networks; routing protocols

Guest Editor
Dr. Sandra Sendra
Integrated Management Coastal Research Institute, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Camino de Vera 46022, Valencia, Spain
E-Mail: sansenco@posgrado.upv.es
Interests: sensor and transducers; wireless sensor networks; monitoring in marine environments; environmental monitoring; electronic deployments; saving energy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

New advances in information technologies, circuits, systems and communication protocols have made possible the deployment of underwater sensor networks. These issues have led researchers to propose new underwater sensor nodes, sensor node placement, protocols for their communication, architectures, and study new ways to communicate with higher bandwidth at higher distances. Moreover, the range of underwater applications is growing fast because of the last research in oceanography, marine science and aquiculture, so there is a need of underwater sensor networks in order to support these disciplines.

This special Issue tries to collect unpublished works on theory and practice on underwater sensor networks, with special interest on real implementations and deployments. We also seek new proposals on wireless communication technologies.

Dr. Jaime Lloret Mauri
Dr. Sandra Sendra
Guest Editors


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  • underwater sensor nodes
  • underwater sensor node placement
  • routing protocols for underwater sensor networks
  • underwater communications
  • underwater architectures
  • underwater wireless communications
  • underwater sensor network deployments

Published Papers (3 papers)

by ,  and
J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2013, 2(4), 700-716; doi:10.3390/jsan2040700
Received: 14 August 2013; in revised form: 23 September 2013 / Accepted: 24 September 2013 / Published: 11 October 2013
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by ,  and
J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2013, 2(4), 761-779; doi:10.3390/jsan2040761
Received: 15 October 2013; in revised form: 2 December 2013 / Accepted: 2 December 2013 / Published: 11 December 2013
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by , , , , ,  and
J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2014, 3(2), 113-149; doi:10.3390/jsan3020113
Received: 2 April 2014; in revised form: 6 May 2014 / Accepted: 7 May 2014 / Published: 22 May 2014
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Last update: 28 March 2014

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