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Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
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Presenting comprehensive coverage of this fast moving field, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing provides the R&D communities working in academia and the telecommunications and networking industries with a forum for sharing research and ideas.

The convergence of wireless communications and mobile computing is bringing together two areas of immense growth and innovation. This is reflected throughout the journal by strongly focusing on new trends, developments, emerging technologies and new industrial standards.

Under the guidance of an international editorial and advisory board drawn from academia and industry, this high quality, peer-reviewed journal, provides leading edge coverage of the opportunities and challenges driving the research and development of mobile communication systems.

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    High calibre survey papers
    Written by leading experts in the wireless and networking communities.
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    Due to electronic review and submission of original research papers
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    Addressing key topics of interest and managed by high profile editors
    An international forum for the sharing of research and ideas
    Key topics presented by leading individuals at the cutting edge of new technologies. 
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Special Issues
Special Issue on Networking Smart Robots
Submission Date: 2017-08-25

Recent developments of wireless technologies, autonomous computing, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nanotechnology, in conjunction with extensive demands and investments in developing cooperative robotics and automation for new advanced manufacturing to enable new advancements in global scale production. As an extension to wireless sensor network (WSN) technologies in the robotic world we envisage a new networking paradigm of advanced interworking intelligent robots to rise under the concept of Networking Smart Robots. This momentum for this industrial opportunity started under “networked robotics” a quarter of a century ago. It promised enabling new research programs between productive academics and advanced industries for a unified front to push for the making of superior cooperative mobile robots, resulting in impacts into various aspects of technological developments including precision manufacturing (programmable, programmability, and dynamics aspects); advanced automated services and maintenance; better distributed surveillance and security; proactive discovery and cooperative explorations (space, underwater, deserts, and frozen lands); dynamic monitoring (new construction sites, mines, agricultural, toxic gas, and harsh environments); emergency rescue infrastructures and services for epidemics and disastrous incidents (fire, hospital, earthquake, and rescue missions). The main objective of this special issue is to publish high-quality research papers and review articles, addressing recent advances on smart sensing and networking issues of cooperative, autonomous robots. Original, high quality contributions that are not yet published or that are not currently under review for other journals or peer-reviewed conferences are sought. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: Basic concepts, prospects, and trends in the future of networking mobile robots Pros and cons of networking aspects of clustered and distributed mobile robots Energy and scarce resource management aspects of networked mobile robots Trends and future of mobile robotics in interactive monitoring Networking topologies, modeling, and simulation of cooperative mobile robots Networking aspects of smart mobile robots—requirements and applications Protocol aspects of cooperative smart mobile robots—requirements and standards Overlaying and cross layer design aspects of cooperative smart mobile robots Design of remotely controlled intelligent mobile robotic systems Design tools for lightweight cooperative mobile robots Implementation of homogeneous WSNs for cooperative mobile robots Implementation of heterogeneous sensor systems for cooperative mobile robots Networking scenarios for lightweight robotic manufacturing New applications of advanced cooperative robotics in lightweight manufacturing Applications of robotic scenarios for cooperative surveillance Applications of cooperative mobile robots in harsh and extreme environments Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at Manuscript Due Friday, 25 August 2017 First Round of Reviews Friday, 17 November 2017 Publication Date Friday, 12 January 2018
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Special Issue on Mobile Assistive Technologies
Submission Date: 2017-08-25

Over the past few years, assistive technologies have made important steps in enhancing the quality of everyday life, in terms of autonomy and well-being of individuals in need of assistance and care. Recent advances in information technology are leading to a rapid evolution of mobile platforms into standards for the implementation of assistive technologies. Mobile assistive technologies allow individuals to benefit from portable and discrete aids delivered through ubiquitous devices. Ranging from physical assistive aids to domotics or even applications that repurpose smartphones to electronic assistive devices, breakthrough technologies are allowing to accomplish everyday tasks or even engage in learning tasks and develop social skills more easily. This special issue aims at creating a multidisciplinary forum of discussion on recent advances within the field of mobile technology to support individuals of all ages in need of assistance and care. The special issue will be expected to show a diversity of new developments in these areas. Submissions containing high-quality original research results as well as review articles of the field. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: Accessibility of mobile platforms Assistive IoT architectures, protocols, and algorithms in smart cities Augmented and virtual reality mediated assistive applications Cloud-based assistive technologies Collaborative design of mobile assistive applications Gamification in mobile assistive technologies Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and usability in mobile assistive technology Integrated mobile solutions for Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Mobile affective computing Mobile assistive technology architecture and design Mobile entertainment technologies for the elderly Mobile rehabilitation technologies Mobile telehealth and telemedicine Networked multimodal platforms Personal virtual coaches for assisted living Sensory feedback and biofeedback systems in assistive technologies Social-cognitive models of assistive technologies Trust, security, and privacy issues in mobile assistive technologies Wearable assistive technologies and Internet of Things (WIoT) Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at Manuscript Due Friday, 25 August 2017 First Round of Reviews Friday, 17 November 2017 Publication Date Friday, 12 January 2018
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Special Issue on Advances in V2X Communication and Networks
Submission Date: 2017-08-25

Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication is passing of information from a vehicle to any entity such as vehicle to vehicle (V2V), pedestrians (V2P), roadway infrastructure (V2I), home (V2H), network (V2N), and bicycle (V2B). Reliable vehicular connectivity has a significant importance in the contemporary connected and mobile world. V2X networks can significantly improve efficiency, decrease traffic incidents, improve safety, and mitigate the congestion impact. The last decade has witnessed significant growth and tremendous advances in V2V and V2I networking and communication system. However, to realize the full potential of vehicular communication, massive challenges need to be addressed and significant efforts need to be made in security, congestion control, low latency connectivity, cooperative driving, scalability, dependability, and opportunistic channel access. V2X networks should accommodate high degree of heterogeneity in terms of hardware, software, wireless technology, and applications. Topology control and deployment are comparatively more complex in heterogeneous wireless networks. The main challenge for future V2X networks is how to cope with very complex systems, ever-increasing heterogeneity, and a huge number of devices contending for limited wireless resources. To address these challenges, there is an urgent need of more intelligent devices and algorithms that lead to more interoperable solutions and can make autonomous decisions on optimal operation modes and configurations. This special issue is mainly focused on innovative and validated solutions for improving the deployment and operation of heterogeneous V2X networks. The objective of this issue is to explore recent advances and challenges in the area of V2V, V2P, V2I, V2H, V2N, and V2B wireless communication and future direction with respect to radio technologies, V2X network systems, and applications. More specifically, it is expected that the contribution of original works proposes new directions in emerging V2X networks. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: V2X networks for autonomous and cooperative driving 5G and hybrid 5G/802.11p technologies for V2X networks Heterogeneous networking approaches (multiradio and multiapplication) MAC and routing protocols for V2X networks Mobility management for V2X networks Mobility models in V2X Architectures, algorithms, and protocols for data dissemination, processing, and aggregation in V2X networks PHY and radio channel models for V2X networks Simulation and performance evaluation for V2X networks Results from experimental systems, testbeds, and pilot studies Impact assessments of vehicular networks on safety, transportation efficiency, and the environment Communications related to electric and hybrid vehicles Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at Manuscript Due Friday, 25 August 2017 First Round of Reviews Friday, 17 November 2017 Publication Date Friday, 12 January 2018
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Special Issue on Wireless Networking Technologies for Smart Cities
Submission Date: 2017-09-01

Smart cities are becoming reality, due to the enormous research into the technology enablers and development of the Internet of Things (IoT) enabling a multitude of applications, which are built around various types of sensors. To manage the increased population of cities, there is a need to have more sustainable, environmentally-, and economically-friendly smarter cities and technologies. Recently, a number of smart devices appeared on a large scale, such as the SleepNumber smart bed with its focus on health during sleeping, the Kolibree smart toothbrush, and the Belkin smart saucepan. These are the few, with more applications and products to be showcased in the recent future. In the context of this special issue, we define a smart city as a collection of entities (living and nonliving) in an urban area that is always connected, fully aware, automanaged, self-secure, adaptive, and well-informed. Furthermore, the growing footprint of ultra-high-speed broadband networks, pervasive wireless networks, cloud computing, crowd sensing, and software-defined infrastructure connect smart/mobile devices to generate relevant city data on a massive scale. These advances will enable transformative applications and services that will enhance the quality of peoples’ lives while addressing important national priorities such as real-time tracking, security, authenticity, and availability of classified information to the decision makers. Similarly, to make a smart city, a strong communications infrastructure is required for connecting smart objects, people, and sensors. For instance, audio and video sensors support a variety of safety (monitoring) and nonsafety applications. Communication within cities involves multiple aggregations and access networks that can be either public or private. A city may gather data from smart devices and sensors embedded in the roadways, power grids, buildings, and other assets. It shares that data via a smart communications system that is typically a combination of wired and wireless networks. It then uses smart software to create valuable information and digitally enhanced services such as health care assistance, security and safety, real-time traffic monitoring, and managing the environment. In this special issue, we aim to bring together researchers, academics, and individuals working on selected areas of smart cities along with new emerging technologies and share their new ideas, latest findings, and results. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: Resource and network management in smart cities Wireless Networking for crowd sensing applications in smart cities Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms for wireless networks in smart cities Integration and coexistence of technologies and networks for smart cities Mobile Traffic analytics for smart cities applications Interoperability between heterogeneous networks of smart cities Smart applications for smart cities Communication architectures for audio and video sensors in smart cities Energy-aware wireless protocols and algorithms for smart cities Sensing technologies and applications for smart cities Wireless networks for smart city surveillance and management Experimental network measurements and characterization of smart cities data traffic Cooperative and smart sensing techniques Sensor deployment, placement, and control and management issues Experimental results, prototypes, and testbeds for smart cities Security issues and solutions for privacy in smart cities Role of intelligent transportation in smart cities Big data analytics for smart networks Cognitive networks and IoT for smart cities Smart recovery of incomplete or missing data in IoT for smart cities Mobile edge computing (or fog computing) in smart networks Smart grid in wireless smart cities Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for smart cities Future internet architectures and smart cities Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at Manuscript Due Friday, 1 September 2017 First Round of Reviews Friday, 24 November 2017 Publication Date Friday, 19 January 2018
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Special Issue on Green Computing and Communications for Smart Portable Devices
Submission Date: 2017-09-01

Smart portable devices have been playing a crucial role in the long-term evolutionary (LTE) communications and are expected to be an indispensable part of the 5G system. While smart portable devices (e.g., smartphone and tablets) have powerful computing and communication capabilities, the high data rate services, however, drain out the energy of the device much faster than before. A mobile user, for example, can watch a video on a smartphone, be served an ad for an interesting item, and tap through to the site to purchase it on the phone. However, the current phone battery is not durable to support all these activities in one day. Even worse, if a user typically transmits/shares large volumes of data for a long time, it will shorten the lifetime of the device significantly and deplete the batteries rapidly. As a result, cost-effective and energy-efficient computing and communication mechanism for smart portable devices are required to be designed and developed. With the goal of reduction of energy consumption, green computing and communication refer to the solutions that are able to improve the network’s performances in terms of computing/energy efficiency, data privacy, and network security. This special issue intends to bring together the leading researchers and developers from both academia and industry to discuss and present their views on all the aspects of green computing and communications for smart portable devices. All submissions should neither have been published previously nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. The submitted papers will undergo a strict peer review based on originality, quality, and relevance to this special issue and the journal. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: Energy-efficient techniques for 5G wireless communication systems Green smart devices for Internet of Things Energy harvesting, storage, and recycling Energy efficiency in big data networking Low cost, energy-efficient antenna and RF designs Green network monitoring and measurements Green communications under delay or quality of service constraints Theory, modeling, analysis, and/or optimization for green and sustainable communications and systems Self-organizing green wireless networks Advanced metering infrastructure and smart meter technologies Economy and pricing for green communication and services Context-based green management and green awareness Experimental test-beds and results for green communications Green technologies for intelligent transport systems Cross-layer design and optimization for green communications and networking Green optical communications, switching, and networking Physical layer approaches for green communications Green techniques for smart highways and vehicular networks Signal processing for green communications Sustainable communication platforms Standardization, policy, and regulation for green communications and computing Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at Manuscript Due Friday, 1 September 2017 First Round of Reviews Friday, 24 November 2017 Publication Date Friday, 19 January 2018
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Special Issue on Crowdsourcing for Mobile Networks and IoT
Submission Date: 2017-09-08

As the deep integration of ubiquitous sensors, intelligent devices, and social networks, mobile networks and IoT are formed by the opportunity of virtual mobile communication networks and social communities between mobile carriers. People involved in a mobile network can easily interact and share information with each other anytime and anywhere though the popular use of intelligent devices. As a result, there is a remarkable trend to enable crowdsourcing for mobile networks and IoT to address various problems that involve real-time collection, processing, and collaborations among participants in highly mobile environments. Thus, crowdsourcing could be an efficient strategy to improve quality and user experiences of applications in mobile networks and IoT, which not only potentially brings enormous benefits for economics but also leads to revolution for our daily life. Particularly, mobile crowdsensing takes advantage of the mobile terminal’s mobility and provides context-aware services in large scale areas. The embedded sensors including accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, GPS, microphone, and camera in mobile phones are leveraged to gather the required information to support location-based services, for example, environmental measurements, personal activity sharing, and online recommendation. Currently, a number of crowdsourcing based mobile applications have been applied in mobile networks and IoT, targeting at real time services and recommendation, for example, Uber, Elance, Amazon, and Airbnb. However, mobile crowdsourcing may face some limitations caused by the mobile devices, such as computation, memory, and energy constraints. Besides, most of them focus on the application functionalities, ignoring the users’ willingness and operationality. Therefore, feasible and efficient crowdsourcing schemes are desirable for the applications of mobile networks and IoT, such as suitable incentive scheme, appropriate task assignment, and user-friendly mobile applications. The objective of this special issue is to collect articles on the state of the art and practices of crowdsourcing for mobile networks and IoT. In particular, we are soliciting theoretical and applied research in crowdsourcing solutions for mobile networks and IoT including algorithms, modeling, technologies, and applications. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: Architecture, strategies, and/or algorithms for IoT based crowdsensing Protocols, scheduling, and/or designs for crowdsensing mobile networking Privacy and security for crowdsourcing schemes in mobile networks and IoT Data source reliability estimation and assurance for crowdsourcing in IoT Incentive schemes for motivating users to participate in crowdsourcing applications Crowdsourced image/video processing and retrieval in mobile networks and IoT Crowdsourcing in secure IoT Plausible and user-friendly software design and implementation for crowdsourcing application Standards, policy, and regulation for V2X communication systems using crowdsourcing schemes Trust establishment and measurement for crowdsensing based IoT Task assignment and resource management in crowdsensing based IoT Novel crowdsensing applications of Internet robots and intelligent devices in IoT Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at Manuscript Due Friday, 8 September 2017 First Round of Reviews Friday, 1 December 2017 Publication Date Friday, 26 January 2018
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Special Issue on Channel Modeling and Simulation for Vehicular Communications
Submission Date: 2017-09-29

The interest that exists globally around the so-called intelligent transportation systems (ITS) has fostered a large amount of research activities aimed at developing new wireless communication technologies for the information exchange among vehicles on the move. The design of such technology gained an important momentum when in 1999 the American Federal Communications Commission (FCC) allocated a 75 MHz bandwidth in the 5.9 GHz band for dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) systems. While the predominant technology for vehicular communications is based on radiofrequency, an alternative that is receiving increasing attention leans toward the use of visible light communication (VLC) technology. Furthermore, the solutions based on VLC technology can easily be extrapolated to underwater vehicular communications. While the future ahead looks promising, the design of radio and optical transceivers for vehicular communications is not a trivial task, because the high speed at which the vehicles can move poses several new challenges that are not a concern for conventional mobile communication systems. For example, due to the rapidly changing propagation conditions that are typically found in vehicular communication environments, the Doppler shift effects and the nonstationary characteristics of the wireless channel become exacerbated. These issues can significantly affect the performance of transceivers that are not optimized to operate over highly time-varying channels. Proper channel models are therefore needed that provide insights into the physics of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) radio/optical reception and at the same time that lend themselves to mathematical and numerical system performance investigations. In response to such a need, this special issue aims to serve as a forum for the identification of problems and research trends, the dissemination of novel results and ideas, and the discussion of hot topics in the area of channel modeling and simulation for vehicular communication systems. Prospective authors are welcome to submit original and high-quality papers in any of the topics of this special issue. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: Channel modeling and simulation for IEEE 802.11p and LTE-V vehicular communication systems Channel modeling and simulation for vehicular communication systems based on VLC technology (e.g., systems based on applications of the IEEE 802.15.7 standard) Modeling and simulation of highly time-varying channels for railroad communications Modeling and simulation of nonstationary multipath fading channels Channel modeling and simulation for underwater vehicular communications Measurement-based channel modeling and novel sounding techniques for vehicular communications Hardware emulators for V2V and V2I channels Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at Manuscript Due Friday, 29 September 2017 First Round of Reviews Friday, 22 December 2017 Publication Date Friday, 16 February 2018
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