CFP - IEEE JSAC issue on Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Special issue on Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Traditional wireless and mobile networks are based on cellular network
mobile nodes communicate with centralized entities (i.e., the base-stations),
serve as point of wireless access to a fixed network. In contrast, ad hoc
represent a different communication paradigm, which is not dependent on any
infrastructure. Thus, ad hoc networks can be rapidly deployed, without prior
and in unknown radio propagation conditions. In ad hoc networks,
communications between
adjacent nodes is allowed, giving rise to multi-hop routing. The topology of
ad hoc
networks is distributed. Nodes in an ad hoc network can migrate freely,
leaving, and rejoining the network often, without warning, and without
disruption to
communication between other nodes. The challenges in the design of ad hoc
networks stem
from the lack of centralized entities, from the multi-hop mode of
communication, and
from the fact that all communication is carried over the wireless medium.
Ad hoc networks have long been considered for the military tactical
environment under the more familiar name of Packet Radio Networks. Recently,
use of ad hoc networking technology in commercial systems has been
investigated. For
example, one may consider such applications as law enforcement, rescue
virtual classrooms, or local area networks.

We are seeking papers that describe original and unpublished contributions
various aspects of ad hoc networking technology. Possible topics of interest
related to ad hoc networks) include, but are not limited to:

* physical layer issues * node implementation
* MAC schemes * energy-conserving protocols
* self-organizing topologies * effects on existing protocols
* routing protocols * quality of service
* mobility management * multicasting
* integration with wired networks * multimedia and traffic integration
* applications * experiments and testbeds
* security

Guest Editors for this issue are:
Prof. Mario Gerla, UCLA
Prof. Zygmunt J. Haas, Cornell University
Prof. David B. Johnson, CMU
Mr. Charles E. Perkins, SUN Microsystems
Prof. Michael B. Pursley, Clemson University
Dr. Martha E. Steenstrup, BBN Technologies
Dr. C-K. Toh, Hughes Research Labs

Send 5 copies of your double-spaced contributions, printed according to the
publication guidelines, by physical mail to:
Prof. Zygmunt J. Haas
School of Electrical Engineering
Wireless Networks Laboratory
323 Frank Rhodes Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853, U.S.A

All inquiries should be sent to:

The schedule for the issue is as follows:
Submission deadline: May 15, 1998
Acceptance decisions: September 1, 1998
Final manuscript due: October 15, 1998
Expected publication date: First Quarter of 1999

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