As we look towards the advent of the ubiquitous and pervasive society, in which a huge number of devices and other objects will be connected to networks, expectations are rising for advanced ubiquitous networks and wireless communications. For example, advanced wireless communication systems enable tetherless communication between a variety of nodes ranging from humans to computers. They may roughly be classified by their geographical coverage area.
Due to the heterogeneous characteristics of ubiquitous networks and wireless communications, various break-through items including energy-efficient, energy harvesting, and cross layer techniques used in networking and computing have recently received considerable attention. To enable ubiquitous networks and wireless communications, it is necessary to integrate advanced technologies and theories, many of which are highly heterogeneous, from various fields including pervasive computing, ubiquitous networking, and wireless communications. Many enabling ubiquitous networks and wireless communication technologies continue to be deployed in various computing environments.
This special issue aims to address a variety of advanced technologies, theory, and applications in ubiquitous networks and wireless communications. It solicits high-quality theoretical as well as practical works on a broad range of issues important to communications, networks, and applications.
Topics of primary interest include, but are not limited to:
- Throughput, capacity, and delay analysis on ubiquitous networks and wireless communications
- Data and resource management in ubiquitous networks and wireless communications
- Service creation and delivery over next generation networks
- Resource management schemes for heterogeneous wireless networks
- Ubiquitous location tracking and wireless cognitive networks
- Intrusion detection in ubiquitous computing networks and threat and vulnerability modelling in ubiquitous computing networks
- Secure service discovery in ubiquitous computing and trust access control management in ubiquitous computing
- Context-awareness services and applications in ubiquitous networks
- Security, privacy, and trust in ubiquitous networks and wireless communications
- Advanced MAC scheduling, routing, and communication protocols
- Energy-efficient protocols and services in ubiquitous networks and wireless communications
- Energy-harvesting technologies in ubiquitous networks
- Fault-tolerant and resilient techniques in ubiquitous networks and wireless communications
- Performance evaluation of wireless systems, and technologies
Deadline for Submission: 31 July, 2011
Acceptance notification - 1st Round: 30 September, 2011
Final Notification of acceptance: 31 October, 2011