Call for Papers

Telecommunication Systems (Kluwer Academic Publishers)

Special Issue on "Wireless Sensor Networks"
Recent advances in digital electronics, embedded systems, and wireless communications have motivated a lot of research in the direction of distributed wireless sensor networks. Such networks may have a wide range of applications, including security and surveillance, control, actuation and maintenance of complex systems, and fine-grain monitoring of indoor and outdoor environments. Sensor networks differ from conventional network systems in many aspects. They usually involve a large number of spatially distributed, energy-constrained, self-configuring and self-aware nodes. The wireless sensor networks are bringing a lot of new challenges and design considerations, which go much beyond conventional network systems.

This special issue is intended to foster the dissemination of high quality research in topology control, communication protocols, data management and access techniques, and applications of wireless sensor networks.

Technical papers describing previously unpublished, original, state-of-art research work are solicited. Topics include, but not limited to:
sensor network communication architectures
self-configuring, self-healing schemes in sensor networks
energy-saving and topology control
mobility-tolerant communication protocols
energy-efficient media access, error control, and traffic management
collaborative information processing of sensor nodes
transportation protocols
data dissemination, data fusion, and information processing
robust distributed algorithms for collaborative processing
modeling, performance evaluation, and simulation tools
distributed resource management
systems, platforms, and tools
target tracking and location-based services
localization services
time synchronization
data-centric routing, attribute-based addressing, and location management
collaboration and group management of sensor nodes
distributed networked sensing and control
embedded architectures and tools
programming models and languages
query processing and optimization
services and applications (e.g., automotive, battlefield, bio, construction, disaster recovery, environmental, medical, security)

Submission Guideline

Authors should follow the Telecommunication Systems manuscript format described at
Prospective authors should submit a PDF/PS version of complete manuscript to Guest Editor
Prof. Chen at

Important Date
Manuscript Due April 30, 2003  
Acceptance Notification August 31, 2003
Final Manuscript Due Oct. 15, 2003  
Expected Publishing Date Beginning of 2004
Guest Editors
Prof. Yuh-Shyan Chen
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan
Prof. Yu-Chee Tseng
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
National Chiao Tung University, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan
Dr. Ying Zhang
Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
Dr. Feng Zhao
Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)