Special Issue "Advances in Sensor Network Operating Systems"
A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2013).
Interests: mobile computing systems and the mobile internet; MANETs and WSN; network protocols; operating systems; middleware
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Interests: specific to wireless sensor networks (WSN): transport protocols for WSN; localization techniques for WSN; deployment; configuration and communication in sensor networks
Wireless Sensor Networks are an integral component of the Internet of Things, a vision that sees sensors and actuators embedded in physical objects having identities and physical attributes, and are integrated seamlessly into an information network that can linked to the Internet.
This interlinking of the physical world and cyberspace opens many exciting opportunities. In order for this vision to become reality, progress on many fronts is required, such as facilitating the flexible programming of sensors and actuators. In this special issue, we are calling for papers that describe recent advances in the design, implementation, and experience with operating systems for sensor and actuator networks. We explicitly solicit papers describing work on innovative operating systems (OS) for individual sensor nodes as well as innovative techniques for extracting information from transducers using an OS that can be used for WSNs. We are also interested in work on approaches to programming collections of sensor nodes using high-level abstractions (programming- in-the-large). Papers describing experience with real-world deployments and lessons learned are also welcome. Original papers that address the most current issues and challenges are solicited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Resource Management
- Energy Management and Harvesting
- Memory Management
- Security Management
- OS Support for Real-time Applications
- OS Support for Network QoS
- Programming Abstractions and Middleware
- Programming Models
- Adoption of General-Purpose OSs to WSN (Android, embedded Linux, etc.)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Kunz
Ms. Louise Lamont
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 quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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