Special Issue "Rechargeable Sensor Networks: Technology, Protocols, and Algorithms"
A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2017).
Interests: wireless sensor networks; energy management; statistical signal processing; collaborative and distributed algorithms
Rechargeable sensor networks is a subject of much attention in the networking research community. Using energy harnessed from the environment (e.g., solar, mechanical vibrations, thermal, etc.) to power resource constrained wireless sensor nodes promises to be the most practical solution for long-term survivability of wireless sensor networks. However, as addressed by researchers, there are many challenges to be addressed to make such rechargeable sensor networks practical. Some of these challenges are technology related, while others require solutions to research problems that span a wide range of disciplines. Examples include special approaches for low power energy harvesting, storage technology that overcomes the limitations of battery charge-discharge cycles, mechanisms to address variability of environmental energy resources, energy management, energy efficient communications, and others.
The Special Issue will focus on challenges, novel solutions, and results on research on all aspects of rechargeable sensor networks, focusing on technology, protocols, and algorithms. The objective is to include theory and practice on new approaches and solutions that contribute to achieving higher reliability and potentially unlimited lifetime of energy harvesting sensor networks. In particular, experimental results and new technological breakthroughs that are relevant to this subject area are welcome.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Energy harvesting techniques
- Energy storage
- Technology for low power rechargeable sensor nodes
- Architectures for energy management
- Energy neutral operation
- Adaptive algorithms
- Protocols for rechargeable sensor networks
- Distributed algorithms for spatial and temporal variations of energy resources
- Applications of rechargeable sensor networks
Prof. Dr. Asis Nasipuri
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