Wireless communications and ubiquitous computing in ad-hoc networks have received considerable attention in literature. In general, wireless sensor networks, vehicular ad-hoc networks and wireless social networks can be treated as ad-hoc networks with different constraints. The ubiquitous computing developed based on ad-hoc networks further supports humans for information access at any time and any place.
However, ubiquitous computing in ad-hoc networks faces various challenges such as network scalability, energy limitations, inaccurate location information, interoperability, connectivity and security. Emerging technologies that improve the efficiency of ubiquitous computing include distributed computing, embedded systems, mobile computing, wearable computers and so forth.
This special issue seeks original and high-quality contributions such as works in progress and experimental and theoretical research in emerging technologies for ubiquitous communications, computing and applications in ad-hoc networks.
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
- Hardware and architecture for MANETs and WSNs
- Protocol and algorithm designs for MANETs, WSNs or VANETs
- Ubiquitous computing for ad-hoc networks
- Power-aware and energy-efficient design for MANETs or WSNs
- Security, privacy and trust for MANETs or VANETs
- Distributed technologies for ubiquitous computing
- Resource allocation for MANETs and VANETs
- Routing protocols for ad-hoc wireless networks
- Simulation, modelling and analysis for ad-hoc wireless networks
- Services and applications for ad-hoc wireless networks
Submission deadline: 7 December, 2013 (extended)
First round of review: 28 February, 2014
Notification of acceptance: 30 May, 2014