Special Issue "Sensor Computing for Mobile Security and Big Data Analytics"


A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Sensor Networks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2014

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Neal N. Xiong
School of Computer Science, Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, USA
E-Mail: nxiong@coloradotech.edu
Phone: +1 404 645 4067
Fax: +1 617 989 4591
Interests: sensor networks; communication protocols; optimization theory

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Thanos Vasilakos
Kuwait University Faculty of Computing Science ad Engineering Computer Science Department, P.O. Box 5969 Safat -13060, Kuwait
E-Mail: vasilako@cs.ku.edu.kw
Interests: communication protocols; network architecture and design; sensor networks

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent developments in wireless communication have enabled the large-scale deployment of low-cost, energy efficient, and multi-service wireless sensor networks. Lots of actual applications are based on the related technology of sensor networks. The emergence and appearance of various applications of wireless sensor networks have brought about lot of changes as well as opportunities. However, many new challenges confront researchers.

First, it is still an open issue how one connects these heterogeneous networks while ubiquitous services can be accessed by anyone anywhere in the world. Second, data size grows exponentially when a sensor’s applications increase; it is difficult to capture, store, search, transfer, analyze, and visualize such a big data environment. Third, security is one of the most serious issues because of the open nature of sensor networks and the limited capabilities of sensor nodes, including processing power, storage, and bandwidth.

This Special Issue aims to foster the latest development in sensor computing for mobile security and big data analytics. Original contributions that provide novel theories, frameworks, and solutions to the challenging problems of service computing, data analysis, trust, security, and privacy are solicited for this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Neal N. Xiong
Prof. Dr. Athanasios V. Vasilakos
Guest Editors


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  • ubiquitous sensing
  • mobile sensing
  • service-oriented sensing
  • new architecture for the sensor networks
  • security, privacy, and cryptographic algorithms
  • authentication protocols
  • data store, search, transformation, analysis and visualization
  • intelligent and smart sensor networks

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p. 16972-16993
by , , ,  and
Sensors 2014, 14(9), 16972-16993; doi:10.3390/s140916972
Received: 5 August 2014; in revised form: 1 September 2014 / Accepted: 5 September 2014 / Published: 11 September 2014
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p. 14180-14209
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Sensors 2014, 14(8), 14180-14209; doi:10.3390/s140814180
Received: 28 May 2014; in revised form: 15 July 2014 / Accepted: 16 July 2014 / Published: 4 August 2014
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p. 13114-13133
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Sensors 2014, 14(7), 13114-13133; doi:10.3390/s140713114
Received: 16 April 2014; in revised form: 12 July 2014 / Accepted: 14 July 2014 / Published: 21 July 2014
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