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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 The Ad Hoc Networks considers original, high quality and unpublished contributions addressing all aspects of ad hoc and sensor networks.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
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Special Issues
Special Issue on Ad Hoc Networks on “Advances in Wireless Communication and Networking for Cooperating Autonomous Systems”
Submission Date: 2017-03-19

SCOPE of The Special Issue Integration of embedded computing, sensing and wireless communication that has fueled the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), will also lead to the design and exploitation of a new generation of cooperating autonomous systems. The components of such systems will be high-end devices, such as autonomous machines, UAVs and robots, self-driving cars, virtual reality-based systems. Such systems pose new challenges to wireless networks, which have been traditionally designed for mobile broadband applications. Most current scenarios for device-to-device communications are based on the design and exploitation of simple sensor-actuator systems, and their architecture remains dependent on computation and battery limitations. Such constraints are not applicable for resource-rich advanced systems that must always perform at the highest levels of reliability, and may be tasked with demanding communication requirements for specialized missions and tasks, such as road-safety, disaster prevention and management or focussed monitoring of sensitive sites and infrastructures. In fact, the interactions needed within such complex and comparatively large-scale systems will demand extremely low latency, significantly higher reliability, uniform and ubiquitous network availability, more power efficient designs, and sharp transient spikes in information exchange resulting from distributed cooperation. Furthermore, as humans may have an active or passive role within these systems, merging of human interaction and response times along with safety and exposure to cyberattacks must be jointly considered, e.g. in the automotive industry, where the threat of attack vectors in wireless communication using V2V/V2I/V2X paradigms, significantly increased life risks. This special issue will highlight emerging applications as well as enabling wireless communication and networking technologies and architectures to support future autonomous systems. Emphasis will be given to breakthrough research in device/network co-design solutions that efficiently integrate sensing, computing and communication and exploit context awareness at various levels to dramatically improve wireless network performance across multiple dimensions: ultra-low latency, high reliability, uniform availability, improved bandwidth and power efficiency. The special issue will also cover test-beds and demonstration of system design and development for such networks. About the Topics of Interest In particular, the topic of interest includes but is not limited to Autonomous systems design and applications Time sensitive networks for mission critical control systems Network technologies and architectures for specialized high-end systems 5G networks for mission critical applications Context-aware networking protocol design Specialized devices interactions and communication V2X Communication for Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) Cooperative and synchronized self-driving vehicles Privacy, safety and cyberattacks mitigation in COCOAS Demonstrations and test-beds of autonomous distributed systems (e.g. autonomous vehicles, UAVs) Simulation tools and experimental studies Submission Format and Guideline All submitted papers must be clearly written in excellent English and contain only original work, which has not been published by or is currently under review for any other journal or conference. Papers must not exceed 25 pages (one-column, at least 11pt fonts) including figures, tables, and references. A detailed submission guideline is available as “Guide to Authors” at All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through Elsevier Editorial System (EES). The authors must select as “SI: Cooperating Systems” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. The EES website is located at: All papers will be peer-reviewed by three independent reviewers. Requests for additional information should be addressed to the guest editors. Guest Editors Enrico Natalizio University of Technology of Compiegne Dave Cavalcanti Intel Corporation Kaushik Chowdhury Northeastern University Mostafa El Said Grand Valley State University Important dates Paper submission: March 19th, 2017 Author notification: June 15th, 2017 Final papers: July 30th, 2017
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Special Issue on Security of IoT-enabled Infrastructures in Smart Cities
Submission Date: 2017-09-01

Theme and Scope: Internet of Things (IoT) is a paradigm that involves a network of physical objects containing embedded technologies to collect, communicate, sense, and interact with their internal states or the external environment through wireless or wired connections. IoT uses unique addressing schemes and network infrastructures to create new application or services. Smart cities are developed urban environments where any citizen can use any service anywhere and anytime. IoT has become a generator of smart cities aiming at overcoming the problems inherent in traditional urban developments. The nature of IoT information exchange among the connected objects “Things” and remote locations for data storage and data processing gives the ability to collect numerous amounts of data about individuals, and other things in the smart city. Hence, these data can be passed to malicious or have vulnerabilities such as man-in-the-middle attack or denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. Therefore, collected and transferred bands of data via IoT infrastructure would affect the national security and privacy. Driven by the concept that IoT is the major builder in the coming smart cities, security and privacy have become inevitable requirements not only for personal safety, but also for assuring the sustainability of the ubiquitous city. Although, there are available researches that address the security challenges in IoT data, this special issue aims to address the security and privacy challenges emerging from deploying IoT in smart cities with a special emphasize on the IoT device, infrastructures, networking, and protocols. In addition, the special issue provides an up-to-date statement of the current research progresses in IoT security, privacy challenges, and mitigation approaches for protecting the individuals’ safety and the sustainability of the smart city. Topics of Interest: The topics of interest include but are not limited to: Innovative techniques for IoT infrastructure security Internet of Things (IoT) devices and protocols security Cross-domain trust management in smart communities Cloud computing-based security solutions for IoT data Security and privacy frameworks for IoT-based smart cities Critical infrastructures resilience and security in smart cities Biometric modalities involved in IoT security for smart cities Security challenges and mitigation approaches for smart cities Cyber attacks detection and prevention systems for IoT networks Interoperable security for urban planning and applications Ethics, legal, and social considerations in IoT security Publication Plan: Submission deadline: September 01, 2017 Guest editors’ constructive rejection: October 01, 2017 First review completed: January 01, 2018 Revised manuscript due: April 01, 2018 Second review completed: May 01, 2018 Revised manuscript due: June 01, 2018 Final acceptance notification: July 01, 2018 Publication date: Third quarter of 2018 Submission Guidelines: All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through Elsevier Editorial System (EES). The authors must select as “Smart-City-IoT-Security” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process. The EES website is located at: Review Strategy: A constructive rejection approach will be applied prior to the review process. All the submissions will be initially screened by the guest editors as soon as the submission deadline passes. The rejection criteria at this stage include out-of-scope submissions, plagiarized manuscripts, and the submissions with no research substances. The authors will initially be notified about the rejected manuscripts within the following month after the submission deadline. A rigorous review process will be carried out on the rest of the submissions, and according to the publication plan. The submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers based on their originality, quality, and their relevance to the theme of the special issue.
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