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Special Issue "Advances in Sustainable Computing 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: 30 August 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Vijayakumar V.

School of Computing Sciences, VIT University, Chennai, India
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Interests: Grid Computing; Security; Networking; Cloud Computing; Big Data
Guest Editor
Dr. Layth Sliman

Department of Computing Science, EFREI Engineering School, 30-32 Avenue de Republic, Paris 94800, France
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Guest Editor
Dr. Subramaniyaswamy V.

Associate Professor, School of Computing, SASTRA Deemed University, India
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Interests: recommender systems; cloud computing; Internet of Things; context-aware computing; Big Data Analytics; Social Network Analysis
Guest Editor
Dr. K. R. R. Rao

Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas Arlington, 701 W Nedderman Dr, Arlington, TX 76019, USA
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Phone: +1-(817)-272-2097
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Interests: Digital signal and image processing; Data compression by various techniques for digital transmission or storage of audio and video at reduced rates; Image, video and audio coding standards

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The past few decades have witnessed the advancement of wireless sensor networks (WSNs) in both the academic and industrial communities. In a WSN, a large number of sensor nodes are deployed and networked to monitor or survey targeted area, such that the interested data can be sensed, processed, stored, and collected. Through WSNs, we are able to bridge the physical world and the cyber space, which composes the foundation for developing new smart applications. Many potential applications of WSNs have been exploited in the fields of environmental engineering, healthcare, industry, military applications, smart home, green buildings, etc.

To enable the pervasive deployment of WSNs, the biggest stumbling block is the contradiction between the various functionalities demanded by applications and the limited energy supply for sensor nodes. This situation is getting worse, especially considering the increasing network scale. Therefore, in this Special Issue, we look at WSNs, mainly from the perspective of green computing. On one hand, we expect to design energy-saving (or -free) protocols across different system layers, to prolong network lifetime as far as possible. Specifically, to practice WSNs in real applications, we are supposed to achieve a tradeoff between system performance and energy efficiency, through adapting sensing/networking functionalities to energy budgets. On the other hand, we can resort to seeking new techniques to sustainably supply energy to sensor nodes. For example, sensor nodes equipped with certain mechanisms can harvest energy from surrounding circumstances, or we can rely on dedicated devices to periodically charge the sensor nodes (if they are re-chargeable). The above threads (or the joint optimizations across them) are of great significance to improve the sustainability and performance of WSNs. Therefore, it is worth extensively investigating how we run a WSN in a green fashion.

For this Special Collection, authors are invited to submit original research papers, high-quality overviews, and survey articles on topics including but not limited to:

  • Algorithms and optimizations for sustainable WSNs;
  • Energy harvesting/charging and power management;
  • Long-life sensor node deployment and topology control;
  • Energy-efficient communication protocol design;
  • Scheduling algorithms for sensor networks;
  • Energy-efficient (or -free) sensing techniques;
  • New applications of self-sustainable sensor networks;
  • Data routing, processing, and storage strategies;
  • Network modeling and performance analysis;
  • Data intelligence in a smart grid;
  • Resource modeling and management;
  • Energy internet;
  • Green data centers and enterprise computing;
  • Sensor networks for environment monitoring;
  • Security and privacy in sustainable WSNs.

Dr. Vijayakumar V.
Dr. Layth Sliman
Dr. Subramaniyaswamy V.
Dr. K. R. Rao
Guest Editors

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Open AccessArticle Energy Efficient Routing Algorithm with Mobile Sink Support for Wireless Sensor Networks
Sensors 2019, 19(7), 1494; https://doi.org/10.3390/s19071494
Received: 4 February 2019 / Revised: 20 March 2019 / Accepted: 26 March 2019 / Published: 27 March 2019
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Recently, wireless sensor network (WSN) has drawn wide attention. It can be viewed as a network with lots of sensors that are autonomously organized and cooperate with each other to collect, process, and transmit data around targets to some remote administrative center. As [...] Read more.
Recently, wireless sensor network (WSN) has drawn wide attention. It can be viewed as a network with lots of sensors that are autonomously organized and cooperate with each other to collect, process, and transmit data around targets to some remote administrative center. As such, sensors may be deployed in harsh environments where it is impossible for battery replacement. Therefore, energy efficient routing is crucial for applications that introduce WSNs. In this paper, we present an energy efficient routing schema combined with clustering and sink mobility technology. We first divide the whole sensor field into sectors and each sector elects a Cluster Head (CH) by calculating its members’ weight. Member nodes calculate energy consumption of different routing paths to choose the optimal scenario. Then CHs are connected into a chain using the greedy algorithm for intercluster communication. Simulation results prove the presented schema outperforms some similar work such as Cluster-Chain Mobile Agent Routing (CCMAR) and Energy-efficient Cluster-based Dynamic Routing Algorithm (ECDRA). Additionally, we explore the influence of different network parameters on the performance of the network and further enhance its performance. Full article
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