21 June 2011

Call for Papers: Underwater Sensor Networks: Technology and Theory

A special issue of International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing

An Underwater Sensor Network (UWSN) is an emerging network paradigm which consists of a number of underwater sensor nodes and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) that are deployed to perform collaborative monitoring and resource exploration tasks over a given area.

The applications of UWSNs have huge potential for monitoring the health of river and marine environments. Although there are a large number of developed network protocols for wireless sensor networks, the unique characteristics of UWSNs – such as limited bandwidth capacity, large propagation delay and node mobility, as well as high error probability – lead to considerable challenges in their design.

This special issue aims to bring together a variety of advanced technologies, theory and applications in the area of UWSNs. We solicit high-quality theoretical as well as practical studies on a broad range of issues important to communications, networks and applications.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Network architecture and topology control
  • Medium access control protocols
  • Routing and data aggregation
  • Network coverage and node placement
  • Localisation and tracking systems
  • Time synchronisation
  • Data collection, storage and management
  • Energy efficiency and power control
  • Reliable transport and quality of service
  • Cross-layer design and optimisation
  • Network modelling and performance analysis
  • Case studies, implementations and real deployments of UWSNs
Important Dates
Deadline for submission: 1 April 2012 (extended)
Acceptance notification (1st round): 15 July 2012
Final notification of acceptance: 15 October 2012

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