Journal of Parallel and Distributed ComputingSpecial
Issue on Mobile Ad-hoc Networking and Computing
The field of mobile and wireless
networking is reemerging amid unprecedented
growth in the scale and
diversity of computer networking. However, many
today's wireless local area
networks (WLAN) need an infrastructure network.
not only provide access to other networks, but also
include forwarding functions,
medium access control, etc. In these
networks, communication typically takes place
only between the wireless
nodes and the access point, but not directly between
the wireless nodes. Ad hoc
wireless networks, however, do not need any
infrastructure to work.
Each node can communicate with another node; no access
point controlling medium
access is necessary.
As opposed to a LAN wired
networks, a mobile ad-hoc communication network will
have mobile clients as well
as mobile servers, without a pre-existing
The dynamic re-configurability of
such a network poses challenges
in such diverse areas as routing, bandwidth
management, data management,
location management, frequent disconnections,
mobile file handling, wireless
broadcasting, network reliability and security.
Papers are sollicited for
a special issue of the Journal of Distributed
Computing (JPDC) on Mobile
Ad-hoc Networking and Computing The purpose
of this special issue is
to focus on all aspects of mobile ad-hoc networking.
Topics of interest include,
but not limited to:
o- Mobile communication
self-organizing network architectures and protocols, etc.)
o- Routing protocols
(unicast, multicast, geocast, content-based, etc.)
and wireless ad hoc networks
and scheduling issues in mobile ad-hoc systems.
o- Data management
and mobility management for wireless ad-hoc networks
o- Security and fault-tolerance
issues for ad hoc networks
o- Resource and information
o- Pervasive computing
o- Distributed algorithms
for ad hoc networks
leader election, group management, etc.)
o- Low power and energy-efficient
o- Sensor networks
o- Performance, analysis
and simulation of mobile networking protocols;
o- Measuring and negotiating
quality of service (QoS)
o- Applications of
ad hoc networks (distributed databases,
multimedia, civilian and non-civilian appliactions, etc.)
Papers must be unpublished
and must not be submitted elsewhere for publication.
Authors are encouraged to
submit papers in electronic form (postcript only)
to the Guest Editor: Prof.
Azzedine Boukerche (email@example.com)
**July 5, 2001**. Five copies
of the manuscripts can also be submitted.
Each submission must accompany
a short abstract, names of authors and their
affiliations (e-mail adresses,
telephone and fax numbers), and a contact
person for correspondence.
All of the articles will be reviewed for their
originality and their contribution
following the JPDC's standards and criteria.
Prof. Azzedine Boukerche
Department of Computer Sciences,
P.O Box 311366
University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203-1366, USA
Tel: (940)-565-4869, Fax