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Ad Hoc Networks
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The Ad Hoc Networks is an international and archival journal providing a publication vehicle for complete coverage of all topics of interest to those involved in ad hoc and sensor networking areas. The Ad Hoc Networks considers original, high quality and unpublished contributions addressing all aspects of ad hoc and sensor networks. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

    Mobile and Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
    Sensor Networks
    Wireless Local and Personal Area Networks
    Home Networks
    Ad Hoc Networks of Autonomous Intelligent Systems
    Novel Architectures for Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
    Self-organizing Network Architectures and Protocols
    Transport Layer Protocols
    Routing protocols (unicast, multicast, geocast, etc.)
    Media Access Control Techniques
    Error Control Schemes
    Power-Aware, Low-Power and Energy-Efficient Designs
    Synchronization and Scheduling Issues
    Mobility Management
    Mobility-Tolerant Communication Protocols
    Location Tracking and Location-based Services
    Resource and Information Management
    Security and Fault-Tolerance Issues
    Hardware and Software Platforms, Systems, and Testbeds
    Experimental and Prototype Results
    Quality-of-Service Issues
    Cross-Layer Interactions
    Scalability Issues
    Performance Analysis and Simulation of Protocols
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-11-04
Special Issues
Special Issue on Advances and Trends on Cognitive Cyber-Physical Systems
Submission Date: 2018-02-28

The emerging technologies on the Internet of Things, wearable devices, cloud computing and data analytics offer the potential of acquiring and processing tremendous amount of data from the physical world. More and more people are engaged dynamically via multiple, heterogeneous ad hoc networks while most networks are still running in isolation. It becomes significant to analyze, understand, and utilize modern heterogeneous ad hoc networks, in order to provide more intelligent systems and cutting-edge applications to end users, who are typically dynamically interconnected through wireless networks. Promising computing paradigms and advanced technologies, relating to context awareness systems, distributed smart sensing, heterogeneous big data analytics, condition monitoring, and deep learning, etc., have been increasingly developed and integrated into this cyber-physical world. Despite the related technologies are advancing at an unprecedented pace, many challenges remain in bridging the cyber and physical worlds. For example, - How to acquire and aggregate distributed data across heterogeneous networks? - How to interpret data with diversified relations from physical-social systems? - How to establish models, networks, and understandings based on real world data? - How to offer intelligent applications and cognitive services to the end users? - How to protect privacy among different data sources and networked users? These critical issues need to be addressed in a holistic and multidisciplinary way. This issue on “Advances and Trends on Cognitive Cyber-Physical Systems” aims at promoting and facilitating exchanges of research knowledge and findings across different disciplines on the design and investigation of future generation intelligent cyber physical systems based on ad hoc network infrastructures. In addition, this issue encourages and invites researches with great significance and impact on: 1) Addressing the emerging trends and issues on cognitive cyber-physical systems and services across various application domains. 2) Investigating the challenges posed by the emergent cognitive CPSs on networking models and services. 3) Providing fundamental theory, model, and methodology in interpreting, aggregating, processing/analyzing data for intelligent cyber-physical systems. 4) Exploring new functions and technologies to provide adaptive services and intelligent applications for different end users. Topics include (but are not limited to) - Context-Aware Cyber-Physical Systems - Cognitive Services using Distributed Ad Hoc Networks - Network and Software Architecture for Cognitive Systems and Applications - Novel Network Structures and System Design for Cyber-Enabled Applications - Distributed Data Acquisition, Routing and Scheduling - Cloud-based IoT Applications and Technologies - Wireless Networks and Smart Sensing - Multi-Sensors Fusion for IoT - Mobile Computing and Wireless Communications - High Performance Evaluation Metrics of Cyber-Physical Systems - Framework and Implementation for Smart Energy Systems - Smart Applications in Cyber-Physical-Social Systems - Sensor Networks and Mobile Applications - Human Centric Systems - Semantic Social Network Analysis - Cognitive Ambient Intelligence Systems - Community Detection and Structural Analysis in Cyberspace - Analysis of Network Dynamics across Cyber-Physical Systems - Behavior Analysis and Interaction Measure in Cyber-Enabled Applications - Heterogeneous Big Data Analytics - Cyber-Physical-Social Networks and Communications - Cyber-Enabled Learning Analytics - Cyber-Physical Healthcare Services - Cognitive Privacy Protection - Security, Privacy and Safety in Cyber-Enabled Applications
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-12-17
Special Issue on Recent advances on security and privacy in Intelligent Transportation Systems
Submission Date: 2018-03-01

The rapid evolution of communications technologies together with the variety and potential availability of network access mediums and service providers have led to the emergence of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSs). There is a large variety of ITS networks spanning from mobile ground networks, e.g. Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) to aerial ground networks, e.g. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) networks. VANET is a kind of ITS networks where a vehicle is a connected car equipped with various communications technologies such as: Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) and cellular networks (3G/4G). The purpose of VANET is to ensure a wide area coverage for all vehicles in scaling the network, thus achieving the always best connected paradigm where the best connectivity is offered to clients wherever they are and at any time. UAV is another kind of aerial ITS networks, which are used in military applications for target monitoring and engaging air to ground combats. It is also used in civil applications to explore inaccessible areas and deliver data to and from areas with no network infrastructure. There are many unprecedented challenges to realize ITS network; security and privacy is one of them since, on one hand, vehicles exchange sensitive data (e.g., accidents notification, coordinates of nuclear sites, etc.) and on the other hand they form a specific network with particular characteristics (frequent fragmentation and dynamic topology). This special issue covers studies and solutions that ensure ITS security and privacy. We encourage authors from the industry and academe to submit their original research works that will enhance our understanding and modeling of security, privacy, and attacks. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: - Intrusion detection and response systems in ITS network. - Intrusion prediction model in in ITS network - Data Mining and Machine learning for IDS - Cyber-attacks against ITS network - Security metrics - Secure localization in ITS network - Lightweight cryptography technique - Cyber-attacks modeling in ITS network - Secure routing protocol - Key management schemes in ITS network - Privacy challenges in ITS
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-11-04
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