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Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC)
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Pervasive computing, often synonymously called ubiquitous computing, is an emerging field of research that brings in revolutionary paradigms for computing models in the 21st century. Tremendous developments in such technologies as wireless communications and networking, mobile computing and handheld devices, embedded systems, wearable computers, sensors, RFID tags, smart spaces, middleware, software agents, and the like, have led to the evolution of pervasive computing platforms as natural successor of mobile computing systems. The goal of pervasive computing is to create ambient intelligence where network devices embedded in the environment provide unobtrusive connectivity and services all the time, thus improving human experience and quality of life without explicit awareness of the underlying communications and computing technologies. In this environment, the world around us (e.g., key chains, coffee mugs, computers, appliances, cars, homes, offices, cities, and the human body) is interconnected as pervasive network of intelligent devices that cooperatively and autonomously collect, process and transport information, in order to adapt to the associated context and activity.

The Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal (PMC) is a professional, peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality scientific articles (both theory and practice) covering all aspects of pervasive computing and communications. Topics include, but not limited to:

• Pervasive/Ubiquitous computing and communications architectures and protocols
• Autonomic computing and communications
• Mobile computing systems and services
• Ambient, invisible, implicit, and adaptive computing
• Mobile grid and peer-to-peer computing
• Algorithmic paradigms, models and analysis of pervasive computing systems
• Smart spaces and intelligent environments
• Enabling technologies (e.g., Bluetooth, BANs, PANs, 802.11 wireless LANs)
• Embedded systems and wearable computers
• Wireless sensors networks and RFID technologies
• Virtual immersion communications
• Multiple inter-connected networking technologies (e.g., cellular, ad hoc, hybrid)
• Positioning and tracking technologies
• Auto-configuration and authentication
• Context-aware computing and location-based services and applications
• Service creation, discovery, management, and delivery mechanisms
• Middleware and agent technologies
• Application layer protocols and services
• Programming paradigms for pervasive and ubiquitous computing applications
• User interfaces and interaction models
• Runtime support for intelligent, adaptive agents
• (Innovative) applications requirements, performance, and benchmarking
• Security, privacy, fault-tolerance and resiliency issues.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2019-12-04
Special Issues
Special Issue on Pervasive Mobile Energy Sharing
Submission Date: 2020-09-30

Energy is a scarce resource in any pervasive mobile and wireless networks that consist of devices/vehicles mainly powered by their batteries. Providing energy ubiquitously to these devices for making them functional for a long time is a challenging task. With recent advances in energy sharing technologies through both wired and wireless mediums (wireless power transfer – WPT), it is possible to extend the lifetime of such networks by utilizing energy from other energy sources (e.g., chargers, other mobile agents) within the network. Such pervasive energy sharing models become particularly important for emerging use cases on circular economy paradigms, such as smart climate-neutral cities or clean connected mobility, where valuable resources including energy need to be administered in optimal manners. Energy sharing can be considered for various types of pervasive mobile agents ranging from low-power devices such as sensors and Internet of Things (IoT) devices to moderate and high-power ones such as smartphones, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and electric vehicles (EVs). However, depending on the networking scenario as well as the form of energy sharing, different challenges need to be addressed under different optimization goals. This special issue invites technical papers that will address these challenges in pervasive mobile energy sharing in various network domains. The special issue will span the topics including but are not limited to: · Charger scheduling and placement in wirelessly rechargeable sensor networks · Network-wide distributed energy management through energy sharing · Large-scale energy sharing protocols and scheduling algorithms · Crowd charging solutions for pervasive devices and vehicles · Peer-to-peer (P2P) energy sharing in pervasive mobile networks · Opportunistic energy sharing in Delay Tolerant Networks (DTN) · Cooperative energy management and storage in pervasive mobile networks · Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) mobile energy sharing and trading · Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) mobile energy sharing (for Electric Vehicles) · Ubiquitous dynamic wireless charging of EVs · Pervasive energy sharing and management in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) networks · UAV-assisted wirelessly powered networks and systems · Near and far-field wireless power transfer for Internet-of-Things (IoT) Networks · Energy harvesting and sharing for pervasive mobile devices · New models for distributed pervasive batteryless sensing and computation · Energy sharing solutions for green cellular networks · Hybrid mobile energy sharing networks · Privacy and security issues in pervasive mobile energy sharing · Software/hardware solutions for energy sharing among peers · Energy trading and economy models among peers · Incentive models for energy sharing and smart energy pricing · SWIPT solutions for pervasive energy sharing · Pervasive energy sharing in wearable computing · Pervasive energy sharing in smart micro-grids
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2020-07-30
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