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Special Issue "Trusted and Secure Wireless Sensor Network Designs and Deployments"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2016).
The deployment of wireless sensor networks (WSN) is a realistic solution for many markets, such as manufacturing and environment monitoring, military and critical infrastructure monitoring, and, more recently, in energy-efficiency and healthcare sectors, due to their great capabilities in acquiring and transmitting data and processing them for different purposes. Current designs and architectures use radio channel(s) to share information between nodes and a gateway/hub, and implement embedded sensors with autonomous battery or low power microprocessor. Standard platforms, such as Telos B, and operating systems, such as TinyOS or Contiki, are used by a majority of stakeholders.
Security, network topology, and communication protocol are critical issues to the actual deployment of WSN applications. Different strategies should be developed according to the application requirements, such as distance, number of transmissions per time, authentication needs, and rate of the frequency band, to name a few.
This Special Issue is aimed at fostering the latest developments in the design, implementation, and evaluation in the field of WSN deployments. Innovative solutions for performance enhancement and optimization of a WSN in the current complex electromagnetic spectrum environment, for specific applications, are welcome. Novel WSN platforms/architectures designed to achieve previous goals, as well as the integration of new sensors along with HLT (humidity, temperature, and light) and other scenarios, such as Internet of Things targets, body sensors, and/or BYOD are also welcome.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- New sensor designs in trusted and secure WSN platforms.
- WSN architectures to solve specific industrial, forest, water or agricultural problems/applications.
- Microprocessors, circuits, and embedded applications.
- Security and privacy aspects of communications.
- WSN platforms to assure communication quality and reliability.
- WSN topologies to improve communication performance.
- Cognitive radio applied to WSN.
- Use of protocols other than 802.15.4 or Wi-Fi for WSN.
- Application cases, user studies and experiences.
Dr. Ignacio Bravo
Dr. Esther Palomar
Dr. Alfredo Gardel
Dr. José Luis Lázaro