Special Issue "Deployment and Control of Wireless Sensor Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2020.
Interests: communication protocols and algorithms; switching and routing; dynamic wireless and mobile networks (sensors, VANET, and so on); quality of service; quality of experience; adaptive network real-time control; video streaming; Internet of things; cloud computing
Interests: sensors and ad-hoc networks; Internet of things (IoT); next generation networks
Interests: wireless and mobile ad hoc and sensor networks; mobile and wireless computing; ubiquitous and pervasive computing; radio resource management; provisioning quality of service; scalable distributed systems and algorithms; performance evaluation of communication networks and communication protocols and algorithms; Internet of things; cloud computing
Interests: NGN (Next Generation Network), SDN (Software-Defined Network), Quality of Sservice, Quality of Experience, IoT, Knowledge-Defined Network
In the past two decades, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have emerged, opening new research directions that are still evolving because of the new challenges and technological advances in the field. A WSN consists of many sensor nodes that can sense, measure, and gather information about their surrounding environment, and transmit the sensed data to the final user via wireless links. As a bridge between cyberspace and the physical world, WSNs have enabled new applications and opened new perspectives. Moreover, WSNs are key central building blocks in the Internet of things (IoT) and smart systems.
The successful completion of the mission (control, monitoring, etc.) assigned to a WSN requires that the network should be deployed and managed in a rigorous manner, which guarantees the QoS performance of the services provided by the WSN throughout the assigned mission. This QoS could encompass different metrics, such as coverage, connectivity, and energy consumption. In practice, WSNs could be deployed in distinct areas, using different architectures and typologies, while employing several types of nodes (sensor nodes, relay nodes, data collectors, etc.).
WSNs have gained plenty of popularity in a wide range of applications, and have attained a high level of maturity. In this Special Issue, we will investigate WSNs, with a focus on the deployment and control topics, with a specific emphasis on the practical aspects. Deployment encompasses all of the tasks performed during the network setup (e.g., sensor placement), whereas control includes the techniques employed to maintain the QoS performance of the services provided by the WSN (e.g., connectivity restoration) and the end-to-end QoE driven application.
Research topics including, but not limited to, the following, will be considered:
- WSNs deployment (sensor and relay node placement) under realistic scenarios
- QoS and QoE in a WSN context
- Coverage and connectivity optimization
- Long-life sensor node deployment and topology control
- Network health monitoring and management
- Scheduling algorithms for WSNs
- Energy harvesting and energy management
- Measurements and models for coverage, connectivity, and energy consumption of WSNs
- Applications and deployment experiences (health, atmospheric pollution, smart cities, vehicular, domotics, submarine, etc.)
Prof. Dr. Abdelhamid Mellouk
Dr. Mustapha Reda Senouci
Prof. Dr. Nidal Nasser
Dr. Hai Anh Tran
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- wireless sensor networks
- practical experimentation
- sensor placement
- 3D terrains
- real-life WSN application