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EFTS-WSN 2016 : Special Issue on Reliability and Fault Tolerant Strategies and Protocols in Wireless Sensors Network - International Journal of System Dynamics Applications (IJSDA)


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Submission Deadline Dec 15, 2015
Notification Due Feb 15, 2016
Final Version Due Mar 15, 2016
Categories    wireless sensor networks   mobile computing   reliability   fault tolerance

Call For Papers

Guest Editors
Rabie A. Ramadan, Cairo University, Egypt
Hidoussi Faouzi, UHL Batna, Algeria

Wireless sensors network (WSN) is a wireless network consisting of distributed devices that cooperatively monitor physical and/or environmental conditions. However, sensors’ communication as well as sensing ranges are small as well as sensors are battery-powered. On the other side, they are expected to operate without attendance for a relatively long period of time. In fact, in most cases it is very difficult and even impossible to change or recharge batteries for the sensor nodes. Moreover, WSNs are characterized with denser levels of sensor node deployment, unreliability sensor nodes, and sever power, computation, and memory constraints. Thus, these unique characteristics and constraints present many new challenges for the development and applications of WSNs.
The previous characteristics of sensor nodes may lead to energy depletion, hardware failure, communication link errors. In addition, the lack of secure WSNs may expose the nodes to different types of attacks including physical attacks, denial of service attacks, and many other types of attacks. The problem becomes even more complicated in mobile WSNs. Therefore and due to all of these reasons, sensor networks are considered prone to failure even more than any other ad hoc networks.

To solve the previously mentioned problems in WSNs, there is a need for comprehensive solutions that include efficient methods and strategies for designing a reliable network, fault identification, fault handling, and fault preventions. The term Fault tolerance is defined as the ability of a system to operate correctly in the presence of faults. Fault tolerance in a WSN system may exist at hardware, software, network communication, and application layers. It may also require duplicate data and resource optimization at different layer. For instance, the fault tolerance might be considered during sensor deployment, clustering, and designing routing algorithms.

This special issue is considered a vehicle for novel solutions to the faults of WSNs. The editors welcome submissions from experts from industry, governments and academia experienced in engineering, and reliable network design or modeling.

This special issue focus on reliability and fault tolerance in WSNs Extended and revised versions of selected best papers from the international conference on Intelligent Information Processing, Security and Advanced Communication (IPAC'2015) will be invited for this special issue.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
Fault-Tolerant and ubiquitous computing in sensor networks.
Fault-Tolerance and reliability analysis for WSN.
Efficient deployment for reliable and fault tolerance WSNs.
Energy-efficient protocols for fault-tolerant WSN.
Heterogeneous fault detection in WSN.
Future research in fault tolerant for WSN.
Efficient routing protocols in WNS.
Secure fault tolerance in WSN.
Planning, design and optimization of reliable networks, systems, and services.
Risk and reliability in WSNs.
Fault-Tolerant in WSN time synchronization.
Fault detection, correction, and recovery in WSNs.
Totally fail-safe design WSNs for critical applications.
Fault tolerance and quality of service.
Security and privacy aspects of the communications in WSNs.
WSNs design and modeling.

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit their original empirical research articles 3,000–5,000 words in length. Interested authors must consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis by no fewer than 3 members of the journal’s Editorial Review Board and 1 Associate Editor. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers and at the sole discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.
Important Dates
Submission of Manuscripts: December 15, 2015
Notification to Authors: February 15. 2016
Final Versions Due: March 15, 2016

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Rabie A. Ramadan, Cairo University, Egypt and Hidoussi Faouzi, UHL Batna, Algeria
Guest Editors
International Journal of System Dynamics Applications

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