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Self-Organizing and Smart Protocols for Heterogeneous Ad Hoc Networks

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2024) | Viewed by 615

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Department of Informatics, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QJ, UK
Interests: computer networks; network security; artificial intelligence
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Department of Engineering and Design, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9RH, UK
Interests: vehicular communications; IoT; wireless communications and networking
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Heterogeneous ad hoc networks (HANETs) have caught the attention of the research community, as their characteristics allow sensors and devices to collect, store and process data without centralized structures. They can also be used in different scenarios, such as wireless sensor networks, smart ad hoc networks and vehicular ad hoc networks, among others.

Due to frequent and unpredictable changes in network topology, self-organizing protocols play a crucial role in HANETs, where network performance depends on such protocols to avoid the loss of transmitted data. Since sensors are primarily constrained by processing and energy limitations, these protocols may have to consider lightweight resource consumptions, where security and safety requirements are key points in sensing environments.

In addition, smart and secure protocols should consider robustness when handling large quantities of sensitive data, in which malicious/corrupted nodes may attempt to perform unauthorized actions on the network, such as modifying collected data, forwarding to external sources and reading sensitive data, among others.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Intelligent protocols for HANETs
  • Secure, privacy and trust mechanisms for HANETs
  • Data analytics and fusion for HANETs
  • Evaluation and modelling techniques for HANETs
  • Real/Industry applications and systems for HANETs
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies for HANETs
  • Theoretical and experimental evaluation for HANETs
  • Testing and evaluation tools for HANETs
  • NFV and orchestrated services for HANETs
  • Intelligent infrastructures at the edge for HANETs

Dr. Naércio Magaia
Dr. Zhengguo Sheng
Guest Editors

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