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Special Issue "MAC Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks"
A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2016)
Special Issue Editors
Interests: MAC protocols for wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, cooperative networks, cognitive networks, millimeter wave networks, WiFi networks, 4G/5G cellular networks, maritime networks, satellite networks and emerging networks
Interests: MAC protocol design for wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, cognitive radio networks and cellular networks, and millimeter wave communications and 5G techniques
Interests: machine learning; Internet of Things; cybersecurity
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Special Issue Information
In recent years, there has been a tremendous growth of new applications for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). Sensors are used in smart cities, intelligent road transportation/vehicular networks, smart traffic junctions, car parks, healthcare and personal well-being applications, location-based services, and the Internet of Things. The transport of information collected from source sensor nodes to sink nodes is primarily achieved through the communication links between these nodes and intermediate nodes. These communication links convey network communication connectivity from the source nodes to the sink nodes, where the information is processed. To route information from source sensors through packet frames, routing protocols are needed at the network layer. At a lower link layer, medium access control (MAC) protocols are needed for the communication links between sensor nodes. The design of MAC protocols affects the throughput, latency, lifetime, and energy-efficiency of a Wireless Sensor Network. Thus, good MAC protocol designs are needed to achieve good tradeoffs among the aforementioned parameters.
Traditional MAC protocols are either Single-Channel-based or Multi-Channel-Based in Wireless Sensor Networks. Recently, new Cooperative and Cognitive MAC protocols have been proposed for Wireless Sensor Networks. In addition, there are also emerging standard MAC protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks. Furthermore, there are also limited theoretical analyses of MAC protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks. Thus, this Special Issue solicits high-quality papers to advance the field of MAC protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks.
Topics of Interest
The coverage of this Special Issue covers topics such as, but not limited to:
New Single-Channel MAC Protocols
New Multi-Channel MAC Protocols
New Cooperative MAC Protocols
New Cognitive MAC Protocols
New Directional MAC Protocols
New Heterogeneous Traffic MAC Protocols
New Energy-Adaptive MAC Protocols for Energy Harvesting WSNs
New Energy-Efficient MAC Protocols for Network Lifetime Extension
New Cross-Layer MAC Protocols
Emerging Standards’ MAC Protocols
Theoretical Analyses of MAC Protocols
Implementations/Experiments/Evaluations of MAC Protocols
New Applications/Deployments/Network Architectures for MAC Protocols in WSNs
Survey of MAC Protocols in WSNs
Dr. David Tung Chong Wong
Dr. Qian Chen
Dr. Tony Tie Luo
Mr. Alvin C. Valera
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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 semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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