Optimization within SN and Telecommunications

A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021)

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
Department of Mathematics, University of Salerno, 84084 Fisciano, SA, Italy
Interests: wireless sensor networks; optimal activation scheduling; lifetime maximization; mixed-integer linear programming; metaheuristics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Due to technological advances that enabled their usage in several relevant and different scenarios, in recent years wireless sensor networks have grown in popularity and received increasing research interest.

Among others applications, we may recall:

- Smart cities (smart parking, smart lighting, noise and traffic congestion control, waste management);

- Environmental monitoring (air pollution control, fire detection);

- Domotic and home automation (smart homes, internet of things);

- Healthcare (patient monitoring, condition control for medical appliances, e.g., vaccine storage freezers).

The underlying technical complexity associated with these applications and the limited resources available to the individual sensing devices, in terms of both hardware capabilities and battery capacity, represent a continuous source of new and difficult challenges for the Optimization and Operational Research scientific communities.

This Special Issue will focus on novel research directions in this challenging field. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, distributed or centralized exact and heuristic approaches for the following problem areas:

- Sensor activation scheduling to prolong network lifetime;

- Sensor transmission scheduling to avoid collisions;

- Efficient tracking for moving targets;

- Sensor deployment for area monitoring;

- Mobility models and protocols for WSNs with mobile nodes;

- Efficient data transmission and multi-hop routing protocols;

- Failure-resistant robust protocols;

- Machine learning and pattern recognition applications to WSNs.

Dr. Andrea Raiconi
Guest Editor

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  • sensor scheduling
  • target tracking
  • sensor deployment
  • metaheuristic algorithms
  • exact approaches
  • distributed protocols
  • communication protocols
  • reliable communications

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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