3 May 2009

Call For papers: Scalable Wireless Networks

Call For papers: Scalable Wireless Networks

A special issue of International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems

With the explosive proliferation of mobile communication and wireless computing devices, the scalability property is becoming an increasingly popular and important issue in wireless communication research, as it has been recognised as one of the key features for supporting pervasive networking scenarios.

The scalability concept involves several dimensions, such as the node number, the data load, the user/application number, etc, and it is the basis on which to break up the cellular concept, enriching it by multi-hop communications. Nevertheless, many aspects of scalable wireless communications are still open problems and, moreover, some of the scalable solutions for wireless networks proposed so far are based on ideal assumptions not always justified in the practical applications.

The aim of this special issue is to bring together the state-of-the-art research contributions that address the major opportunities and challenges of scalable wireless communication and networking, with emphasis on the design, analysis and evaluation of new techniques and novel application scenarios.

Original, unpublished contributions addressing application and architectures, systems and protocols design, development and analysis, in all areas related to scalable wireless networks are solicited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Congestion, scheduling and admission control
  • MAC and data link algorithms
  • Routing, broadcasting and multicasting protocols
  • Transport-layer protocols
  • Data transportation, dissemination, aggregation, replication and management
  • Resource allocation, discovery and management
  • Context and location-aware services
  • Power-aware architectures, algorithms and protocols design
  • Security and privacy
  • Quality of Service (QoS) and fairness provisioning
  • Cross-layer design and optimiSation
  • Information theoretic aspects of large scale wireless networks
  • Innovative modulation and coding techniques
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Mobile, mesh and vehicular ad hoc networks
  • Opportunism and cooperation for scalable communications
  • Scalable peer-to-peer and delay-tolerant networks
  • Modelling and simulation methodologies for large scale wireless networks
  • Practical issues, prototypes and test beds design to investigate scalability
  • Challenges arising from new technologies (UWB, MIMO, beam forming, cognitive radio, etc.)
Important Dates
Paper submission due: 1 October, 2009
Notification of acceptance: 15 January, 2010
Camera-ready version due: 1 March, 2010

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