The availability of small, low-cost and low-power sensors, radios and microcontrollers has triggered a huge wave of research in networked embedded sensing systems. As a result, different research communities have emerged which work on related aspects, but which have slightly different foci.
A focus of the sensor network community is on energy-efficient systems and networking solutions. While these aspects are also fundamental for ubiquitous computing, a focus of the latter community is on user interaction. The currently emerging cyber-physical systems community emphasises the integration of actuation and control. Despite these differences, the realisation of the above visions involves a common fundamental challenge: the need for trustworthy computing solutions to deliver secure, private and reliable computing and communication services.
This special issue promotes the exchange of opinions between experts working in different areas of the growing field of multi-data processing technologies and their applications in ubiquitous environments. The main purpose of the issue is to bring together the above communities to exchange latest results, to join efforts in solving common challenges, and also to compare developments in the different communities.
To support this goal, the issue will feature several tracks devoted to sensor networks, ubiquitous computing and cyber-physical systems, as well as tracks devoted to common themes such as pervasive services and data management, embedded networking and trustworthy computing. Research and development of these systems, which exploits knowledge in the target domain, is at the forefront of modern research.
This special issue welcomes both academic and practical contributions in all aspects of multi-data processing technologies. Relevant topics may include, but are not limited to, the following aspects of sensor networks, ubiquitous computing, cyber-physical systems and trustworthy computing:
- Applications (novel use cases, deployment experience, etc)
- Algorithms and protocols (topology, coverage, routing, timesync, distributed coordination, etc)
- Data management and processing (gathering, storage, fusion, dissemination, etc)
- Authenticated route optimisation schemes for network mobility
- Clustering in ubiquitous environments
- Security (authentication, access control, intrusion detection and tolerance, etc)
- System and network architectures
- Clustering technique estimation for mobile ad-hoc networks
- Trust (establishment, negotiation, management, etc)
- Innovative architectures for ubiquitous learning systems
- Enhancement of sleep environments using sensors
- Authenticated route optimisation schemes for networks
- Content management and delivery for learning on mobile devices
- Design of a biomedical signal measure systems based on sensor networks
- Collaborative and social mobile learning
- Edge detection using mean shift algorithms
- Biomedical signal measure systems based on sensor networks
- Noun and keyword extraction for information processing
- Blended learning with mobile and fixed technologies
- Distributed sensing, actuation and control
- Keyword extraction for information processing
- Phased scene change detection in ubiquitous environments
- Local detection tree and clustering in ubiquitous environments
- Mobile multimedia networks
Submission of full paper: 15 June, 2011
Notification of acceptance: 15 September, 2011
Submission of final and revised manuscripts: 15 December, 2011