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Elsevier Journal: Computer Communications

Special Issue Announcement


Energy-Efficient Scheduling and MAC for Sensor Networks, WPANs, WLANs, and WMANs

(A published CFP in PDF file)


Guest Editor


Yang Xiao, The University of Memphis, USA




Energy efficiency is very important for all mobile/wireless devices due to mobility of these devices. The recent evolution of sensor networks, Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs),  Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs), and Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMANs) has yielded a demand to improve energy-efficient scheduling algorithms and energy-efficient Medium Access Control (MAC) protocols. The effort to improve energy-efficient scheduling and MAC is linked with many technical challenges including compatibility with legacy networks, complexity in implementation, and practical values in real market, etc. The need to address energy saving solutions and provide timely, solid technical contributions of these networks establishes the motivation behind this special issue.

This special issue focuses on the novel and practical ways to improve energy saving solutions for Sensor networks, WPANs, WLANs, and WMANs.


 Specific areas of interest include:

Papers with the following topics will not be reviewed, but should be submitted to the regular issues or other special issues.

The manuscripts should be submitted as an e-mail attachment in PDF format to Yang Xiao at If the file is larger than 1MB, the authors are encouraged to use WINZIP. Guidelines on how to present your paper are given at Furthermore, each author is required to help the review process of the special issue.




        Submission deadline: Jun. 15, 2005

        Notification: Oct. 1, 2005

        Final Paper Submission: Oct. 10, 2005

        Publication of special issue: Spring 2006