23 March 2012

Call for papers: BikeNet: Theory, Technology and Application

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

BikeNet is a mobile sensing system for cyclists which uses a number of sensors embedded into a cyclist’s bicycle to collect quantitative data about the cyclist’s rides. Researchers need to design practical distributed and centralised algorithms and to introduce novel theoretical models or evaluation methodologies to address various kinds of research problems originating from BikeNet.

Although there are a large number of developed network protocols for wireless sensor networks and ad hoc networks, the unique characteristics of BikeNet – such as limited bandwidth capacity, small size and high mobility – lead to considerable challenges in their design.

The special issue is intended to disseminate high-quality research in BikeNet, and to push theoretical and practical research forward for a deeper understanding of the fundamental algorithms, modelling, and analysis techniques for BikeNet. Authors are invited to submit papers presenting new research related to the theory or practice of BikeNet, including algorithms, modelling, technology and application. All submissions must describe original research, and must not be published or currently under review for another workshop, conference or journal.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the Workshop on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Networks (PEWiN-2012), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the workshop to submit papers for this call.

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Algorithms, theory and applications for BikeNet, including mobile ad hoc networks, wireless sensor networks, and any kind of multi-hop wireless networks used in BikeNet
  • Theoretical graph and geometric models for BikeNet
  • Complexity analysis of algorithms for BikeNet environments
  • Routing algorithms and strategies in BikeNet
  • Power optimisation strategies in BikeNet
  • Throughput, capacity, and delay analysis in BikeNet
  • Data and resource management in BikeNet
  • Clustering and cooperative strategies in BikeNet
  • Coverage and survivability problems in BikeNet
  • Information theory and network coding for BikeNet
  • Security, privacy and cryptographic protocols theory for BikeNet
Important Dates
Deadline for submission: 31 January 2013
Acceptance notification (1st round): 31 April, 2013
Revision submission: 31 June, 2013

Final notification of acceptance: 31 August, 2013

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