Special Issue "Underwater Sensor Nodes and Underwater Sensor Networks"
Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220)

Website: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sensors/special_issues/underwater_sens
Journal Impact Factor: 1.771 (2010); 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.917 (2010), Q1 in 
Instruments & Instrumentation
Deadline: 15 December 2011

More than the 70% of the earth surface is covered with water (almost all of 
that is the ocean). New technologies have brought us new ways to monitor and 
sense aquatic environments. Marine surveillance, pollution detection and 
monitoring, and oceanographic data collection are needed to explore, protect, 
and commercial exploit the aquatic environment. Many potential applications 
exist such as fish and mussels grow observation, deep-sea archaeology, seismic 
and volcanic prediction, oil monitoring and so on.

This special issue tries to collect the recent advances on underwater sensors 
and underwater sensor networks to measure, monitor, surveillance and control 
underwater environments. Because of the environment nature, many features must 
be taken into account: the need of large number of nodes, limited energy of the 
nodes, short-distance radio communications, large propagation latency, low 
bandwidth capacity and high error rate. All these constraints make underwater 
sensors and underwater sensor networks a special case of the regular ones.

Topics of interest of this special issue include, but are not limited to, the 
following topics:

- Sensor nodes to measure water parameters (salinity, conductivity, turbidity, 
pH, oxygen, temperature, depth, etc.)
- Sediments and pollution sensor nodes
- Acoustic sensors
- Underwater sensor network architectures
- Wired and wireless protocols for underwater sensor networks
- Localization systems for underwater wireless sensor networks
- Target tracking using underwater sensor networks
- Optical, acoustic and electromagnetic communications for underwater sensor 
- Modems for underwater sensor networks
- Study cases, implementations and real deployments of underwater sensor 
- Routing protocols specialized for underwater wireless sensor networks
- Cooperation in underwater sensor networks
- Modeling and simulation in underwater sensor networks
- Data collection, storage, and retrieval by underwater sensor network

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Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jaime Lloret Mauri
Instituto de Investigación para la Gestión Integrada de Zonas Costeras (IGIC)
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Camino Vera s/n, 46022, Valencia, Spain
E-mail: jllo...@dcom.upv.es

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