Special Issue: “Based Cooperative Communications and Mechanisms for Wireless Sensor Networks”

Theme and Scope

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are composed of sensor nodes and sinks. Sensor nodes have the capability of self-healing and self-organizing. They are decentralized and distributed in nature where communication takes place via multi-hop intermediate nodes. The main objective of a sensor node is to collect information from its surrounding environment and transmit it to the sink. WSNs have many applications and are used in scenarios such as detecting climate change, monitoring environments and habitats, and various other surveillance and military applications. Mostly sensor nodes are used in such areas where wired networks are impossible to be deployed. WSNs are deployed in physical harsh and hostile environments where nodes are always exposed to physical security risks damage. In this special issue, we concentrate mainly on cooperative communication and advanced related mechanisms for wireless sensor network. We are interested in novel ideas, advanced techniques, comparative analysis of different methodologies, detailed surveys, and technical reviews on all aspects of cooperative communications and mechanisms in wireless sensor networks. This special issue covers industrial applications and academic research contributions. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

 Green wireless sensor networks architectures and communication protocols

 Data gathering, fusion, and dissemination in WSNs

 Multimedia over sensor networks

 Smart cities and smart environment

 Cooperative communication

 Relaying techniques Keywords: WSNs, Mobile Computing and communication


Instructions for Manuscripts

Each paper, written in English, should be no more than 5000 Words, including references and illustrations. More information can be found at http://jit.ndhu.edu.tw . Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://jit.ndhu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jit/about/submissions#authorGuidelines . Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at https://mc04.manuscriptcentral.com/internet-tech . The manuscript template can be found at http://jit.ndhu.edu.tw/ojs/index.php/jit/about/submissions#authorGuidelines .


Important dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline: Jan. 25, 2018

First Round of Review: Mar. 31, 2018

Tentative Publication Date: Sep. 30, 2019


Guest Editors

Lead Guest Editor

Dr. Wei Wei

School of Computer Science and Engineering, Xi’an University of Technology, Xi’an 710048, PR China. Email: weiwei@xaut.edu.cn

Wei Wei, IEEE Senior member(membership number: 94037329), received the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2011and 2005, respectively. Currently I am an associate Professor at Xi’an Unviersity of Technology. My academic interests in the following areas: Wireless Networks and Wireless Sensor Networks Application, Mobile Computing, Wireless Network Security, Image Processing, Distributed Computing.


Guest Editors

Dr. Houbing Song

Houbing Song, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering Director, Security and Optimization for Networked Globe Laboratory (SONG Lab) Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900 E-mail: Houbing.Song@erau.edu; h.song@ieee.org Office: (386)226-2979 www.SONGLab.us

Houbing Song received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, in August 2012. In August 2017, he joined the Department of Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, where he is currently an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Security and Optimization for Networked Globe Laboratory (SONG Lab, www.SONGLab.us). He served on the faculty of West Virginia University from August 2012 to August 2017. In 2007 he was an Engineering Research Associate with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. He serves as an Associate Technical Editor for IEEE Communications Magazine. He is the editor of four books, including Smart Cities: Foundations, Principles and Applications, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2017, Security and Privacy in Cyber-Physical Systems: Foundations, Principles and Applications, Chichester, UK: Wiley-IEEE Press, 2017, Cyber-Physical Systems: Foundations, Principles and Applications, Boston, MA: Academic Press, 2016, and Industrial Internet of Things: Cybermanufacturing Systems, Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2016. He is the author of more than 100 articles. His research interests include cyber-physical systems, internet of things, cloud computing, big data analytics, connected vehicle, wireless communications and networking, and optical communications and networking. Dr. Song is a senior member of both IEEE and ACM. Dr. Song was the very first recipient of the Golden Bear Scholar Award, the highest faculty research award at West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), in 2016.


Dr. Li Wei

Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing, School of Information Technologies,The University of Sydney. Email: liwei@cs.usyd.edu.au

Wei Li received his Ph.D. degree from the School of Information Technologies at the University of Sydney in 2012. He is currently a research associate in the Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing in University of Sydney. His research interests include Internet of Things, wireless sensor network, task scheduling, resource management, nature-inspired algorithms, and optimization; Distributed and High Performance Computing, High performance computing; Computer Architecture.


Dr. Hao Wang

Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 98105, USA, Email:hwang16@uw.edu

Dr. Hao Wang, Doctor of Philosophy in Information Engineering 2011-2016 in the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Shatin, Hong Kong.Currently, he is an Washington Research Foundation Innovation Fellow of Clean Energy Institute, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.His academic interests in the following areas: Renewable Energy;Energy Economics;Power Systems;Distributed Systems;Smart Grid.


Dr. Shancang Li

Senior Lecturer in Forensics and Security, Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies, University of the West of England, Bristol BS16 QY, UK E-mail: shancang.li@uwe.ac.uk

Research Interests: Network security, digital forensics, lightweight cryptography, mobile security, Internet of Things, mobile forensics.