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Special Issue "Distributed Composition Services for Wireless Sensor Networks"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Sensor Networks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Stavros Koubias
Guest Editor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
Interests: real-time distributed embedded systems; advanced real-time communication structures; wireless sensor and actors networks; hybrid (wired/wireless) industrial networks; security; internet of things; cyber-physical systems
Dr. Christos Antonopoulos
Co-Guest Editor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Peloponnese, Patras, Greece
Interests: wireless sensor networks architectures and performance; cross-layer commination protocols; power optimization for wireless sensor networks; cyber physical systems; internet of things; embedded systems; network simulation; performance evaluation
Dr. John Gialelis
Co-Guest Editor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras and Industrial Systems Institute, Patras, Greece
Interests: edge computing; low power consumption; reliability; distributed ledgers; embedded security; privacy and dependability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wireless sensor and actor networks (WSANs), consisting of low-cost devices with dynamically changing, limited resourses (communication bandwidth, node processing energy resources, etc.), have emerged as a promising research field and have been applied in a wide variety of application domains due to their capability of environment monitoring, event data processing, and decision-making by aiming at performing appropriate actions interacting with the environment. Due to the limitations (unlike the web environment, where service provider availability and required communication bandwidth are typically assured), sensor network applications are distributed over a collection (cluster) of nodes, provided by distributed composite service mechanisms, which are formed through a suitable combination of basic functionalities.

In this framework, this Special Issue on “Distributed Composition Services for Wireless Sensor Networks" is focused on the increasing need for original contributions on new and innovative approaches, methods, techniques and state-of- the art applications (for instance, IoT, industrial, smart city, precision farming, energy management, traffic monitoring, environmental, healthcare, etc.), regarding the formulation, modeling, and composition of distributed services (service discovery, task allocation, task coordination, remote task communication, task migration, security, etc.) for WSNs,  providing robustness; fault tolerance; security; QoS awareness; cost-efficiency; and the efficient use of underlying network resources, especially in heterogeneous environments.

This Special Issue encourages the submission of both review and original research articles related to the above-mentioned subjects.

Prof. Dr. Stavros Koubias
Dr. Christos Antonopoulos
Dr. John Gialelis
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Wireless sensor and actor networks
  • Formulation
  • modeling and composition of distributed services
  • real-time
  • fault tolerance
  • security
  • methods
  • techniques
  • state-of- the art applications

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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