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Special Issue "Routing in Aerial, Underground, and Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Dionisis Kandris
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Guest Editor
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of West Attica, Ancient Olive Grove Campus, 250 Thivon Avenue, Athens, GR-12244, Greece
Interests: algorithmic study of wireless sensor networks in terms of routing protocols for energy efficiency; congestion control; coverage optimization, and multi-objective optimization; Internet of Things; industrial control systems
Prof. Dr. Sotiris Nikoletseas
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Guest Editor
Professor, Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics University of Patras, Greece
Interests: algorithmic aspects of wireless sensor networks and the Internet of Things (IoT); wireless energy transfer protocols; probabilistic techniques and random graphs; average case analysis and probabilistic algorithms; algorithmic engineering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Thanks to both the remarkable benefits that the usage of their sensor nodes offers and the continuously growing range of their applications, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are generally recognized as one of the most important scientific domains. Routing, that is, the steering of sensed data from their sources to their destinations, is certainly one of the primary processes for the operation of WSNs. On the other hand, routing is not only subject to various performance criteria, but also obstructed due to both the limited resources of the sensor nodes and the inherent restrictions of wireless communications. This is why numerous research efforts are continuously being developed in order to cope with problems of this kind. Traditionally, most of these research works refer to terrestrial WSNs.

Recent technological advances have aided the development of sensors that are able to monitor ambient conditions in non-terrestrial environments. Consequently, the challenge to develop WSNs capable of supporting human activities in underground, underwater, and aerial fields of interest has been triggered. However, the soil, aquatic, and aerial media are associated with additional restrictions and issues, which the methodologies proposed for terrestrial routing in WSNs are inadequate to fully cope with. Consequently, new research is needed.

This Special Issue aims to accommodate articles related to the state-of-the-art, standards, experimentations, implementations, applications, new research proposals, and industrial case studies of routing algorithms and protocols for underground, underwater, and aerial WSNs. Invited papers have to be original and neither published nor under review in any other conference or journal. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Prof. Dr. Dionisis Kandris
Prof. Dr. Sotiris Nikoletseas
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Energy-efficient routing in underground, underwater, and aerial WSNs
  • Data aggregation routing in underground, underwater, and aerial WSNs
  • Query-based routing in underground, underwater, and aerial WSNs
  • Coherent/Non-coherent routing in underground, underwater, and aerial WSNs
  • Negotiation-based routing in underground, underwater, and aerial WSNs
  • Proactive routing in underground, underwater, and aerial WSNs
  • Reactive routing in underground, underwater, and aerial WSNs
  • Artificial-intelligence-based routing in underground, underwater, and aerial WSNs
  • Hierarchy-based routing in underground, underwater, and aerial WSNs
  • Zone-based routing in underground, underwater, and aerial WSNs
  • Location-based routing in underground, underwater, and aerial WSNs
  • Routing with mobile agents in underground, underwater, and aerial WSNs
  • Multipath routing in underground, underwater, and aerial WSNs
  • Query-based routing in underground, underwater, and aerial WSNs
  • Secure routing in underground, underwater, and aerial WSNs
  • Multi-objective optimization routing in underground, underwater, and aerial WSNs.

Published Papers

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