Special Issue "Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 December 2015).
Interests: robotics; mechatronics; automation; artificial intelligence; ubiquitous computing; embedded systems
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Wireless sensor and actuator networks (WSANs) are becoming the emerging networking infrastructure for cyber-physical systems as WSANs offer numerous advantages beyond traditional communication networks. A wireless sensor and actuator network is the integration of embedded computing devices, sensors, actuators, and wireless communication mechanisms. WSANs operate in a closed “sense-think-act” loop of environmental data gathered by sensors, then processed by embedded computing devices to issue decisions, and wirelessly transferred actuators to make changes to the environments. The closed loop enables WSANs to sense and perceive, interact, and manipulate the physical world directly without human operation, providing great potential for our daily-life applications.
The aim of this Special Issue is to gather the most recent research results of wireless sensor and actuator networks. We invite all papers with theoretical and experimental contributions within, but not limited to, the following topics:
- Current state of the art of WSANs
- System design and integration in WSANs
- Embedded hardware and software for WSANs
- Sensory data gathering and processing in WSANs
- Signal processing in WSANs
- Throughput optimization of WSANs
- Delay and jitter of WSANs
- Routing protocols of WSANs
- Energy maximization of WSANs
- Mobility in WSANs
- Deployment and exploration of WSANs
- Reliability of WSANs
- Information security in WSANs
- Applications in WSANs
- Constrained optimization of WSANs
- Soft-computing techniques applied for WSANs
- Control engineering applied for WSANs
Dr. Trung Dung Ngo
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