Tuesday, May 12, 2015

[DMANET] CFP: Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal [IF=1.94] -- SI on "Smart Wireless Access Networks and Systems For Smart Cities"

Dear All,

please find below a call for papers for the Special Issue of the Elsevier Ad

Hoc Networks Journal on " Smart Wireless Access Networks and Systems For

Smart Cities".


Call for Papers for the Special Issue of the Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks

Journal on "Smart Wireless Access Networks and Systems For Smart Cities"

http://www.journals.elsevier.com/ad-hoc-networks/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-smart-wireless-access-networks-and-systems/ <http://www.journals.elsevier.com/ad-hoc-networks/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-smart-wireless-access-networks-and-systems/>



The main goals of a smart-city are to improve sustainability and livability,

to ease city government and organization, and to increase services to the

citizens. The primary role of ICT in enabling this vision is to keep the

decision makers, the stake holders and the citizen constantly updated with

fresh information collected around the city. To accomplish this task, next

generation cities, will be populated with billions of heterogeneous devices

ranging from tiny communicating objects (e.g., actuators, sensors, tags)

able to interact with the surrounding environment and remote systems, to

high-end nodes (e.g., data centers, workstations) capable of complex

operations and to process a huge amount of information.

In this futuristic scenario a very special role is played by citizens with

their smartphones, tablets and portable devices. They are constantly

connected with whatever surroundings them and they are formidable

information consumers. Their role however does not end here. Smartphones, in

fact, are very powerful devices with constantly increasing processing,

communication and sensing capabilities and very recently, a large plethora

of proposals have emerged to leverage those capabilities to contribute to

the information production process. For instance, citizens roaming around

the city may be considered as mobile probes which, by making uses of cyber

and physical data accessible by smartphones, can analyze the situation and

produce reports to the community. Furthermore smarthphones can actively

contributing in creating the communication infrastructure by forwarding data

coming from surrounding devices.

All in all, cities are going to became a new complex ecosystem which has the

potentiality to offer many amazing feature and support innovative

application. Unfortunately, fully exploiting, managing and accessing that

ecosystem are still far to be fully viable and their fulfillment surely

poses a formidable challenge.

This Special Issue aims to solicit contributions on novel algorithms,

methodological studies and experimentations on how to address the formerly

highlighted issues. Specifically on how devise a city-wide networking

infrastructure capable to efficiently guarantee communication in the new

envisaged ecosystem, to manage the complexity of heterogeneous devices and

access technologies, and to guarantee robust, ubiquitous, and secure

connectivity over the urban environments. At the same time, beside studying

the issues of the city-wide infrastructure deployment, the workshop aims to

investigate the potential provided by the end-users devices (e.g.

smartphones, tablets) when augmented in order to turn them into active

components of the smart-city ecosystem, instead of mere connection

end-points. Such a potential includes the possibility to extend the network

access in a pervasive way, to provide ubiquitous computing services, and to

favor the emergence of "collectivity intelligence behaviors" through

collaboration and direct communication among devices.

In lines with such objectives, the topics of interests include -but it is not limited to- the following issues:

. Models of network components' interactions on a smart-city

. Novel communication protocols for M2M Communications;

. Device-2-Device Communications (D2D);

. IoT architectures and middlewares;

. Self-organizing wireless networks for pervasive urban access;

. Network virtualization for heterogeneous wireless networks;

. Systems for distributed Sensing and Control in Smart Cities;

. Smartphone-based sensing systems, tools, applications in Smart City environments

. Crowd sourcing in smart cities;

. Dynamic trust management models for Smartphone based networks and applications;

. Cooperation incentive models for Smartphone based networks and applications;

. Reliability, Security, Privacy and Trust in smart cities ecosystems;

. Business model to promote users collaboration and resources sharing in smart cities ecosystems;

. Testbed on the feasibility of Smartphone based networks and interaction with Cyber physical Systems;

. Applications, Business, Standards, and Social Issue;

. Security models to promote Smartphone collaboration and resources sharing;

. Cooperative systems of Smart Objects supporting Wireless Networks Interoperability and Management



Manuscript submission: 1st August 2015

Notification of acceptance: 1st February 2016

Final Manuscript Due: 1st March 2016

Online Publication: 1st May 2016



All submissions have to be prepared according to the Guide for Authors as

published in the Journal website at

http://www.journals.elsevier.com/ad-hoc-networks <http://www.journals.elsevier.com/ad-hoc-networks>.

Authors should select "SI: SWANSITY", from the "Choose Article Type"

pull-down menu during the submission process.

All contributions must not have been previously published or be under

consideration for publication elsewhere. A submission based on one or more

papers that appeared elsewhere has to comprise major value-added extensions

over what appeared previously (at least 30% new material). Authors are

requested to attach to the submitted paper their relevant, previously

published articles and a summary document explaining the enhancements made

in the journal version.



* Valeria LOSCRI'

Inria Lille-Nord Europe / FUN

<mailto:valeria.loscri@inria.fr <mailto:valeria.loscri@inria.fr>> valeria.loscri@inria.fr <mailto:valeria.loscri@inria.fr>

* Pasquale PACE

University of Calabria - Italy

ppace@dimes.unical.it <mailto:ppace@dimes.unical.it>

* Zhengguo SHENG

University of Sussex, UK

z.sheng@sussex.ac.uk <mailto:z.sheng@sussex.ac.uk>

* Giuseppe RUGGERI

University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria - Italy

giuseppe.ruggeri@unirc.it <mailto:giuseppe.ruggeri@unirc.it>

* Athanasios V. VASILAKOS

Lulea University of Technology, Sweden

<mailto:athanasios.vasilakos@ltu.se <mailto:athanasios.vasilakos@ltu.se>> athanasios.vasilakos@ltu.se <mailto:athanasios.vasilakos@ltu.se>

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