11 February 2015

Call for papers: "Cognitive Radio Sensor Networks: Challenges and Application Areas"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing.

A wireless sensor network (WSN) is a set of sensor nodes deployed to collect data and monitor an environment’s events. Each node can perform three basic tasks: sensing data (humidity, temperature, fire, etc.), transmitting over short distances, and performing limited data processing.

Traditional WSNs have many application fields; however, due to their limited resources (low processing capacity, memory and energy reserves), the application fields remain underexploited compared to the WSNs’ spectrum utilisation. Indeed, enhancing the performance of WSNs can significantly increase their applications. To address this challenge, cognitive radio sensor networks (CRSNs) examine how wireless sensor nodes with cognitive radio capabilities can address these performance challenges and improve the spectrum utilisation.

Introducing cognitive radio to traditional sensor networks creates a new kind of WSN (CRSN) which has better performance. Therefore, CRSNs are more appropriate to some specific applications which require more resources capabilities.

The issue will carry revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the International Conference on Intelligent Information Processing, Security and Advanced Communication (IPAC'2015), but we also strongly encourage researchers unable to participate in the conference to submit articles for this call.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Current applications for cognitive radio sensors networks (CRSNs)
  • Simulation models for CRSNs
  • MAC protocols and routing protocols for CRSNs
  • Energy efficiency in CRSNs
  • Resource management in CRSNs
  • Spectrum sensing techniques for cognitive radio sensors networks (CRSNs)
  • Deployment strategies of CRSNs
  • Security in CRSNs

Important Dates
Manuscript submission due: 30 December, 2015
Notification of acceptance/rejection: 15 February, 2016
Revised/final paper due: 15 March, 2016

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