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ASJC 2016 : Asian Journal of Control


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Submission Deadline Apr 30, 2016
Notification Due Oct 31, 2016
Final Version Due Jan 31, 2017

Call For Papers

Call for Papers: Special issue on Advances in Control and Optimization over Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks
Asian Journal of Control (IF: 1.556)
Deadline extended to April 30th, 2016

Special issue on “Advances in Control and Optimization over Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks”

As different from traditional sensor networks which are deemed as open-loop information gathering systems, the emerging wireless sensor and actuator networks (WSANs) are closed-loop systems of wireless-capable sensors and actuators which can facilitate intimate interactions between human and the physical world. For their low cost, ease of maintenance, convenient upgrading and the ability to enhance system intelligence, WSANs have found promising applications in a variety of fields such as environment monitoring and control, building automation, industrial control, smart grid management, and intelligent transportation.

WSANs are an integrated technology of control and communication. However, control engineers and network experts often work separately to design control algorithms and communication protocols without closely examining their intimate interactions and interdependencies in WSANs, resulting in system overall performance underexplored. WSANs are systems of heterogeneous sensors and actuators which call for joint control and optimization of issues such as task scheduling, node coordination and resource allocation. Also, large-scale WSANs call for distributed and cooperative control schemes where each node make decisions based on only limited local information. Recently, mobile WSANs are emerging where the network connectivity becomes dynamic and even stochastic. In such a dynamic environment, it calls for advanced control and optimization schemes with abilities such as mobility control, path planning, and robust control against topology dynamics.

This special issue seeks original contributions which address recent emerging issues of control and optimization over WSANs. We solicit on (but not limited to) the following topics:

- Sensor-actuator and actuator-actuator coordination in WSANs
- Estimation and control over wireless networks
- Distributed and collaborative control over WSANs
- Control and communication co-design in WSANs
- Cross-layer optimization and resource allocation for WSANs
- Wireless sensor/robot networks and mobile WSANs
- Energy efficiency, security and privacy issues of WSANs
- Emerging applications, simulation tools, experiments, test-beds and prototyping systems

*About Asian Journal of Control (AJC)
The Asian Journal of Control, an ACA (Asian Control Association) affiliated journal, is the first international journal originating from the Asian Pacific region and being recognized by the major body of control researchers in this region. The Asian Journal of Control publishes bimonthly high-quality papers on original theoretical and experimental research and development in the areas of control, involving all facets of control theory and its application. Functionally, this journal not only provides a forum where control researchers and practitioners can exchange their knowledge and experiences in the control areas, but also serves as an educational means for students and any others whoever likes to learn some topics in the same technical area. The journal aims to be a key interface between control communities within the Asian Pacific region and throughout the world and is listed by Science Citation Index Expanded.

*Guest Editors:
Prof. Xianghui Cao
School of Automation, Southeast University, China

Prof. Enrico Natalizio
Heudiasyc Lab, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France

Prof. Jiming Chen
College of Control Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, China

*Important Dates:
April 30, 2016 Deadline for submissions
August 31, 2016 Completion of First Review
December 31, 2016 Completion of Final Review
January 31, 2017 Receipt of Final Manuscript
May 1, 2017 Publication (Tentatively Vol.19, No. 3)

*How to submit:
Potential authors are encouraged to upload the electronic file of their manuscript (in PDF format) through the journal’s online submission website: All submission should include a title page containing the title of the paper, an abstract and a list of keywords, authors’ full names and affiliations, complete postal and electronic address, phone and fax numbers. The contacting author should be clearly identified. For detailed submission guidelines, please visit

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