Green Computing in Wireless Sensor Networks

in Special Issue   Posted on August 13, 2017 

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Submission Deadline: Fri 15 Sep 2017
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The past decades have witnessed the advancement of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) in both academic and industrial communities. In a WSN, a large number of sensor nodes are deployed and networked to monitor or survey targeted area, such that the interested data can be sensed, processed, stored and collected. Through WSNs, we are able to bridge the physical word and the cyber space, which composes the foundation for developing new smart applications. Many potential applications of WSNs have been exploited in the fields of environmental engineering, healthcare, industry, military applications, smart home, and green buildings etc.

To enable the pervasive deployment of WSNs, the biggest stumbling block is the contradiction between the various functionalities demanded by applications and the limited energy supply for sensor nodes. Such a situation is getting worse, especially considering the increasing network scale. Therefore, in this special issue, we look at WSNs, mainly from the perspective of green computing. On one hand, we expect to design energy-saving (or –free) protocols cross different system layers, to prolong the network lifetime as far as possible. Specifically, to practice WSNs in real applications, we are supposed to achieve a tradeoff between system performance and energy efficiency, through adapting sensing/networking functionalities to energy budget. On the other hand, we can resort to seeking new techniques to sustainably supply energy to sensor nodes. For example, sensor nodes equipped with certain mechanisms can harvest energy from surrounding circumstance, or we can rely on dedicated devices to periodically charge the sensor nodes (if they are re-chargeable). The above threads (or the joint optimizations cross them) are of great significance to improve the sustainability and performance of WSNs. Therefore, it is highly worthy to extensively investigate how we run a WSN in a green fashion.

Topics of primary interest are centered around green computing in WSNs, including but not being limited to:

  • Energy harvesting/charging and power management
  • Long-life sensor node deployment and topology control
  • Energy-efficient communication protocol design
  • Scheduling algorithms for sensor networks
  • Energy-efficient (or –free) sensing techniques
  • New applications of self-sustainable sensor networks
  • Data routing, processing and storage strategies
  • Network modelling and performance analysis


Manuscript Due: September 15th, 2017

First Notification: October 31st, 2017

Revised Version: December 15th, 2017

Final Notification: January 15th, 2018

Publication Date: April, 2018 (tentative)

Original, high quality contributions that are not yet published or that are not currently under review by other journals or peer-reviewed conferences are sought. Prospective authors should prepare their manuscript in accordance with the Computer Networks format described at To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for inclusion into the Special Issue, the authors have to select \” Green Computing in WSN\” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process via

Guest Editors:

Feng Li (Corresponding Editor)

School of Computer Science and Technology

Shandong University

Jinan, Shandong, China 250101

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Shibo He

College of Control Science and Engineering

Zhejiang University

Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China 310027

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Jun Luo

School of Computer Science and Engineering

Nanyang Technological University

Singapore 639798

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Gurusamy Mohan

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

National University of Singapore

Singapore 117576

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Junshan Zhang

School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ 85287-7206

Email: [email protected]

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