Special Issue: Adaptive Error Control in Wireless Sensor Networks

Theme and Scope

Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) is characterized by technology that is deployed through a large network of interconnected sensor nodes wirelessly to observe the physical phenomena. WSN through its sensor can collect various data regarding thermal, pressure, moisture, chemical and nearly anything possible. Application of WSN extends up to Military, Health, Agri industries and many more.

Although WSN can be used to cover a wider region when compared to a Conventional Sensor Network yet WSN comes with constraints such as limited storage capacity, limited processing power, batteries with limited lifetime, high packet error and failure of hardware in end nodes and routers. The impact of these failures may be severe when measuring mission critical parameters. Packet error or bit error in a WSN is caused due to diverse environmental events. Usually deploying multiple sensors in the same system and in turn creating redundancy in a network can be a viable solution for improving the data reliability in WSN. In a distributed sensor network the sensory nodes are prone to failure. Therefore for the collection of better data providing backup nodes for central nodes and routers is necessary. Approaches like Automated Repeat Request (ARQ), Forward Error Control (FEC) and hybrid Automated Repeat Request (HARQ) is adapted to recover error packets. For gathering lost data packets, ARQ-based fault control relies on restoration of failed data packet via affirmative acknowledgements. In the FEC approach, error control is achieved by simply adding some redundant bits to a system. In Hybrid ARQ both the functionality of ARQ and FEC is merged. Furthermore, for an improved end to end, latency and node clustering of WSN Adaptive-Forward Error Correction (AFEC) is introduced. An AFEC does not need prolonged listening time as the receiver is kept in the sleeping mode when no signals are detected and activated only for short intervals. A cluster of sender nodes sends encoded signals to the receiver nodes. Furthermore, application of compressed detection design is surveyed to break the boundaries and enhance network coding performance when the mutual interrelationships of the information are available. A typical sensor node has the low processing power and small energy consequently implementing long cyclic codes into the nodes can be quite risky. Therefore designing a series of short codeword which occupies small data can transmit more information in a packet.

This special issue title aims to bring insights into various approaches to error control in a wireless sensor network. Various researches reveal the use of ARQ, HARQ, FEC and AFEC have significantly improved the performance and robustness of a wireless network system. The advantage lies in not only reduce the error probability but also in saving energy. Researches are undergoing further decoding energy consumption through mass simulation of experiments.

Potential topic of interest include but not limited to:

  • Estimation of the composite cost indicator in error control in a distributed wireless sensor.
  • Reliable data shipments through packet optimization in multi-stage wireless sensor networks.
  • Optimizing package size as a function of energy efficiency in wireless sensor networks.
  • An effective hybrid error correction technique for sub-marine wireless sensor networks.
  • A hybrid ARQ protocol based on network coding for underwater acoustic sensor networks.
  • Energy efficiency analysis of error remediation techniques in a wireless sensor networks.
  • Approaches to the design of a wireless sensing network node.
  • Gathering data signals in wireless subterranean sensor networks
  • The Development of an Embedded Wireless Sensor Network Node to Improve Data Reliability
  • Energy-saving rerouting strategies for geographic routing in lossless sensor networks.
  • Medium access control protocol for wireless body area networks that is adaptable and dependable.

Instructions for Manuscripts

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Important Dates

Submission Deadline: August 15, 2022

Authors First Notification: November 10, 2022   

Revised Papers Deadline: February 28, 2023

Final Notification: May 25, 2023

Tentative Publication: the 4th quarter of 2023


Guest Editors:

Dr. Elena Verdu

Universidad Internacional de la Rioja Logroño, Spain

E-mail: elena.verdu@ieee.org 

Dr. Yuri Vanessa Nieto

Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia UNAD, Colombia

E-mail: yuri.nieto@unad.edu.co


Dr. Nasir Saleem

Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Gomal University, Pakistan

E-mail: nasirsaleem@gu.edu.pk