Special Issue "Dependability of Wireless Sensor Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021) | Viewed by 5918
Interests: dependability; wireless sensor networks; distributed systems
Interests: security; context privacy and trust in resource-constrained and distributed IoT systems
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Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are used in a range of monitoring, tracking, and control applications. They facilitate the easy deployment of applications in scenarios where there is limitedto no access to infrastructure such as communications and power. Even when this infrastructure is available, WSNs are an alternative that can be cheaper and easier to deploy than their physically connected counterparts. Applications and services running atop these WSNs will have reliability, security, and availability requirements that have to be met. However, several factors can impact the dependability of the services such as the harsh environment in which they are deployed, their reliance on wireless communication, and the limited energy supply (via batteries or energy harvesting) they have access to. To improve the dependability of the services, applications and protocols need to be made resilient, and the final solution will typically be congnisant of the performance and energy requirements of the system.
This Special Issue aims to bring together research efforts and development in the area of WSNs. It will provide a platform for academic researchers and industry to present new techniques or evaluations of existing techniques for the provision of dependable services in WSNs. Submissions that include practical results demonstrating real-world efficacy will be preferred. Topics of interest in this Special Issue include but are not limited to the following:
- Applications for domains where dependability is critical (e.g., nuclear, energy, space, and health);
- Threat modelling in WSNs;
- Reliability modelling in WSNs;
- Security and privacy issues in WSNs;
- Reliable protocols;
- Cross-layer design and optimization;
- Fault detection and recovery;
- Timeliness and real-time aspects in WSNs;
- Intermittent computing in WSNs;
- Reliability of heterogenous WSNs;
- Testing and validation of WSNs;
- Experiences from real-world deployments
Prof. Dr. Arshad Jhumka
Dr. Matthew Bradbury
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