Special issue on “Security in Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks with Advanced QoS Provisioning”


In recent years, wireless and mobile communication systems have become increasingly popular as the advance of hardware technologies makes the implementation of novel communication technologies feasible. With growing demand of software downloading and mobile multimedia services, the quality of service (QoS) provisioning and the management of network security have been critical in determining the success of future generation wireless communications. This special issue calls for cutting-edge research achievements on the provisioning of QoS and security in wireless and mobile networks.

Authors are encouraged to submit full papers presenting new research related to theory or practice of all aspects of security issues in ad hoc and sensor networks and QoS provisioning. The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Security in Wireless MANETs, VANETs, Sensor, Mesh and PCS Networks

  • Secure PHY, MAC and Routing Protocols

  • Secure Cooperation-Based Systems and Services

  • Security in Cognitive Radio Networks

  • Intrusion Detection in Wireless Ad hoc and Sensor Networks

  • Privacy, anonymity and authentication

  • Trust Establishment

  • Cooperation and Prevention of Non-cooperative Behaviours

  • Incentive Aware Secure Protocol Design

  • QoS for Wireless Multimedia Networks and Systems

  • QoS for Wireless/Wired Hybrid Systems

  • QoS support and Mobility Management in Wireless Internet

  • QoS-Aware Routing for Wireless Networks

  • QoS Metrics

  • Wireless Network Survivability

  • Wireless Systems Reliability

  • Field operating tests, Performance Modelling and Simulation Techniques

  • Real-time and QoS-aware Wireless Networks

Submitted papers should not be under consideration elsewhere for publication and the authors must follow the guidelines for preparation of the manuscripts. The language of the journal is English. 12-point type in one of the standard fonts, i.e., Times, Helvetica, or Courier, is preferred. The paper length should not exceed 20 pages in total, including all figures and illustrations. It is not necessary for authors to use double-line spacing in their manuscript. Tables and figures must be on separate pages after the reference list, and not be incorporated into the main text. Figures should be uploaded as separate figure files. For manuscript submission authors should follow the guidelines described in the section “For Authors” at http://www.interscience.wiley.com/security. Prospective authors should submit their paper online at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/scn. When submitting their papers in the SCN Journal Manuscript Central website, the authors should make sure to choose “Manuscript type” as “Special Issue”, and enter “Running Head” and “Special Issue title” as “SCN-SI-039” and “QoS Provisioning”, respectively.

Important Dates

Submission Date: February 20, 2012

Reviews due: March 15, 2012

Recommendation to EiC: April 1, 2012

Notification to Authors: April 10, 2012

Publication date (tentative): Summer 2012

Guest Editors

J. Ben-Othman

Department Computer Science

University of Paris 13

Email: jalel.ben-othman@univ-paris13.fr

Tsungnan Lin,

Department of Electrical Engineering

National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Email: tsungnan@ntu.edu.tw

Cheng Li

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science,

Memorial University

St. John's, NL, A1B 3X5, Canada

E-mail: licheng@mun.ca

Short bios for Guest Editors

Dr. Ben-Othman received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees both in Computer Science from the University of Pierre et Marie Curie, (Paris 6) France in 1992, and 1994 respectively. He received his PhD degree from the University of Versailles, France, in 1998. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Orsay (Paris 11) and University of Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), in 1998 and 1999 respectively. He was an Associate Professor at the University of Versailles from 2000 to 2011. He is now full professor at University of Paris 13. Dr. Ben-Othman's research interests are in the area of wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, Broadband Wireless Networks, multi-services bandwidth management in WLAN (IEEE 802.11), WMAN (IEEE 802.16), WWAN (LTE), security in wireless networks in general and wireless sensor and ad hoc networks in particular. His work appears in highly respected international journals and conferences, including, IEEE ICC, Globecom, LCN, VTC, PIMRC, etc. He has supervised and co-supervised several graduate students in these areas. He is widely known for his work on wireless ad hoc and sensor Networks, in particular, security. He is an editorial board member of Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Inderscience Int. J. of Satellite Communications Policy and Management and an Associate Editor of Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems. He has served as a member of Technical Committees of more than 40 international IEEE/ACM conferences and workshops including ICC, Globecom, MSWIM, LCN. He is a member of IEEE and ACM. He served as Local Arrangement Chair for the 13th IEEE International Symposium on Computer Communication (ISCC 09). He served as a TPC Co-Chair of IEEE Globecom Wireless Communications Symposium (Globecom 2010) and 9th international Workshop on Wireless local Networks (WLN09) and 10th international Workshop on Wireless local Networks (WLN10). He served as a publicity chair of several conferences such as the 12th ACM International Conference on Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWIM 09), IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WOWMOM 2010), 25th Biennial Symposium on Communications. Currently he is serving as TPC Co-Chair for IEEE Globecom Ad hoc, Sensor and Mesh Networking (Globecom 2011), 6th ACM International Symposium on QoS and Security for Wireless and Mobile Networks (Q2SWinet 2010), Wireless Networking Symposium of The 7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2011), IEEE International Conference on Communications Ad hoc, Sensor and Mesh Networking (ICC 2012). He is an active member of IEEE CIS-TC, TC AHSN, and WTC.

Tsung-Nan Lin (SM'03) received the B.S. degree from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1989 and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, in 1993 and 1996, respectively, all in electrical engineering. From 1991 to 1992, he was a Teaching Assistant with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University. From 1992 to 1996, he was a Research Assistant with the NEC Research Institute, Princeton. He has also been with EPSON R&D Inc. and EMC. Since February 2002, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering, National Taiwan University. He is currently Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Graduate Institute of Communication Engineering. He is also Director of Division of Network Management in Computer & Information Networking Centre. His research interests are mathematical modelling of computer and communication networks, signal processing for wireless communications, and machine learning. Dr. Lin is a member of the Phi Tau Phi scholastic honour society. He was co-recipient of the outstanding paper award of IEEE Neural Networks Society in 1997 and the young author best paper award of IEEE Signal Processing Society in 1998. He serves in the program committees of various international conferences on wireless communications and networking.

Cheng Li received the B. Eng. and M. Eng. degrees from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, P. R. China, in 1992 and 1995, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Memorial University, St. John's, Canada, in 2004. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science of Memorial University, St. John's, Canada. His research interests include mobile ad hoc and wireless sensor networks, wireless communications and mobile computing, switching and routing, and broadband communication networks. He is an editorial board member of Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, an associate editor of Wiley Security and Communication Networks, and an editorial board member of Journal of Networks, International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications and KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems. He has served a technical program committee (TPC) co-chair for the IEEE WiMob'11 and QBSC'10. He has served as a co-chair for various technical symposia of many international conferences, including the IEEE GLOBECOM and ICC. He has served as the TPC member for many international conferences, including the IEEE ICC, GLOBECOM, and WCNC. Dr. Li is a registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Canada and is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a member of the IEEE Communication Society, Computer Society, Vehicular Technology Society, and Ocean Engineering Society.