A special issue of International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems
Sensor networks are an enabling technology of Ambient Intelligence. The pervasive nature of unobtrusive sensors distributed in the environment, either embedded or transportable by mobile carriers, enables fine-grain capture of environmental or ambient information that provides the basis of intelligence for higher-order cognitive systems, i.e. systems with capabilities to perceive, reason, learn, and react intelligently to their environment. Such systems in turn are envisioned to have wide ranging applications from intelligent wildlife and building structure monitoring, to humanistic and social endeavors such as health and elderly care service provisioning.
This special issue is intended to foster and stimulate innovations in cross-disciplinary designs and methodologies in the fields of sensor networks and ambient intelligence.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Cognitive wireless sensor networks
- Cooperative and distributed sensor localization
- Context-aware reasoning and inference for sensor/RFID-based systems
- Intelligence support for sensor network management
- Sensor networking in heterogeneous wireless environments
- Sensor data fusion for ubiquitous embedded computing
- Ambient intelligence system architectures, applications, and services
- Testbed implementation and experimental trials
Manuscripts due: 1 February, 2009
Acceptance Notification: 1 May, 2009
Final Manuscript Due: 1 June, 2009