Special Issue "Sustainable Communication Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Prof. Dr. Anna Förster
This Special Issue is dedicated to sustainable communication networks. On one side, communication networks can be designed with sustainability in mind—they can be resource-efficient, interoperable or open. On the other side, communication networks have also the potential to improve sustainability in other areas, such as agriculture, environmental monitoring, health monitoring, etc. In this Special Issue, we would like to span all these areas and show how, broadly, various types of communication networks can be used to support a more sustainable life on Earth.
Types of communication networks of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Wireless Sensor Networks and the Internet of Things
- Opportunistic and device-to-device communications
- Infrastructure-less communications
- Pervasive and ubiquitous networking
Applications targeted include, but are not limited to:
- Supporting any of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- Agriculture and environmental sensing/monitoring
- Crowd and participatory sensing
- Educating for the SDGs
- Interoperability and back compatibility in telecommunications
- Resource efficiency and re-usage/re-cycling
- Waste monitoring
- Pollution and waste monitoring/management
- Anti-poaching and game preservation applications
Prof. Dr. Anna Förster
Manuscript Submission Information
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