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Special Issue "Vehicular Sensor Networks: Applications, Advances and Challenges"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Fatih Kurugollu

Head of Cyber Security Research Group, College of Engineering and Technology, University of Derby, UK
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Interests: cyber security; multimedia security; visual surveillance and hardware architectures for image and video applications; blockchain
Guest Editor
Dr. Syed Hassan Ahmed

Department of Computer Science, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30460, USA
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Interests: vehicular communications (routing, MAC); next generation networks (information/content-centric and named data networking); Internet of Things (IoT); connected and smart communities; sensors and ad-hoc networks; smart and mobile health
Guest Editor
Dr. Rasheed Hussain

Institute of Information Systems, Innopolis University, Innopolis, 420500, Russia
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Interests: information security and privacy; applied cryptography; vehicular ad hoc NETworks; blockchain; Internet of Things; named data networking
Guest Editor
Dr. Farhan Ahmad

Cyber Security Research Group, College of Engineering and Technology, University of Derby, UK
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Interests: vehicular ad-hoc networks; trust management; cyber security; named data networking; Internet-of-Things; M2M communication; cellular communication
Guest Editor
Dr. Chaker Abdelaziz Kerrache

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Ghardaia, Ghardaia, Algeria
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Interests: trust and risk management; secure multi-hop communications; vehicular networks; named data networking (NDN); UAVs

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent years have witnessed tremendous growth in connected vehicles due to the major interest in vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANET) technology from both the research and industrial communities. VANET involves the generation of data from on-board sensors and its dissemination in other vehicles via vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, thus resulting in numerous applications such as steep-curve warnings. However, to increase the scope of applications, VANET has to integrate various technologies including sensor networks, which results in a new paradigm, commonly known as vehicular sensor networks (VSN).

Unlike traditional sensor networks, every node (vehicle) in VSN is equipped with various sensing (distance sensors, GPS and cameras), storage and communicating capabilities, which can provide a wide range of applications including environmental surveillance and traffic monitoring etc. VSN has the potential to improve transportation technology and the transportation environment due to its unlimited power supply and resulting minimum energy constraints. However, VSN faces numerous challenges in terms of its design, implementation, network scalability, reliability and deployment over large-scale networks, which need to be addressed before it is realised.

This Special Issue aims to disseminate and identify areas that can increase the efficiency of various aspects of VSN. To this end, we are seeking high-quality research papers in the domain of VSN that include but are not limited to the following:

  • The realization of wireless sensor networks within VANET;
  • Integrating Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications within VANET and VSN;
  • The impact of social networks on VANET and VSN;
  • Cellular communication (4G, 5G) in VSN;
  • Security and privacy issues within VSN;
  • Trust management schemes for VSN;
  • Cyber Security aspects of VANET and VSN;
  • VANET and VSN over future internet architectures (NDN, CCN);
  • Performance evaluations of VSN;
  • Routing protocols for VSN;
  • Testbeds and simulation tools for VSN;
  • Content dissemination over VSN;
  • Multimedia communications in VSN;
  • Applications of blockchain within VANET and VSN.

Prof. Dr. Fatih Kurugollu
Dr. Syed Hassan Ahmed
Dr. Rasheed Hussain
Dr. Farhan Ahmad
Dr. Chaker Abdelaziz Kerrache
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Vehicular social networks (VSN)
  • Vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANET)
  • Security, privacy and trust
  • Cyber security
  • Multimedia and cellular communication
  • Emerging IoT applications in VANET and VSN
  • Blockchain within VANET and VSN

Published Papers

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