Recent advances in microelectronics, low-power embedded modulators and wireless networking have led to the emergence of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). It is expected that sensor networks will open new vistas for many potential applications such as smart homes, health, surveillance, metering and industry automation. Such a prosperous future will include the provision of ubiquitous services with the help of wireless sensor networks; that is, it will provide users with adaptive and personalised services according to their surrounding context.
How to provide ubiquitous computing in wireless sensor networks is becoming a hot spot in the development of sensor networks. However, there are still some difficult challenges, both in theory and application, including those related to hardware design, network architecture, energy efficiency, and so on.
This special issue aims to explore the provision of ubiquitous services and recent developments in wireless sensor networks. It will provide an overview of underlying technologies and typical applications to help understand the key designs for future sensor networks. We welcome original research papers addressing topics such as service-providing, hardware design, energy efficiency protocols, quality-of-service support mechanisms, specific applications such as target tracking, reactive sensors, etc.
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
- User modelling for ubiquitous applications
- Context modelling and reasoning
- Wireless sensor actuator networks
- Mobile wireless sensor networks
- Re-tasking in wireless sensor networks
- Mobile agent-based solutions in wireless sensor networks
- Dynamic MAC and routing protocols in wireless sensor networks
- Target tracking with various scenarios in wireless sensor networks
- QoS support for data aggregation/fusion in wireless sensor networks
Manuscript due: 15 January, 2013
Acceptance/rejection notification: 15 March, 2013
Final manuscript due: 15 May, 2013