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Mobile computing devices are appearing in many forms and with increasingly diverse functions: personal digital assistants such as PalmOS organizers and PocketPCs, handheld games like GameBoys, mobile phones, digital audio players, and smart cameras. These are being augmented with ever-increasing capabilities that cross function boundaries.
The September 2003 issue of Computer will be devoted to handheld computing. We are soliciting papers that provide a perspective on all aspects of the field: infrastructure technologies, devices, middleware, and applications. There are opportunities for short and long papers, providing a forum for reporting on both early and mature research. We also wish to solicit descriptions of the experiences with handheld technology in existing products and services. Topics of interest include new services enabled by mobile technologies, middleware support for mobile devices, novel functions for handheld devices, user interfaces and interaction techniques for small devices, wireless-phone computing, and handheld applications, particularly in nontraditional settings.
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Computer seeks articles for a February 2004 special issue on ad hoc networking. The guest editors are Jie Wu from Florida Atlantic University, and Ivan Stojmenovic from the University of Ottawa.
Wireless network and mobile computing research has traditionally concentrated on single-hop networks, such as cellular and satellite systems, wherein network nodes communicate directly to a fixed infrastructure. Ad hoc networking covers multi-hop scenarios—wherein network nodes communicate via other network nodes—such as conference, hospital, battlefield, rescue, and monitoring situations. Ad hoc network systems also include packet radio networks, sensor networks, personal communication systems, rooftop networks, and wireless local area networks. Even multi-hop cellular networks may be viable when many cellular phones are concentrated in a small area such as a sports stadium.
This special issue will cover data-link, network, and transport layers of ad hoc networks, as well as security, simulation, and power management issues in sensor, local area, personal, and mobile ad hoc networks. Topics also include medium-access control based on IEEE 801.11 and Bluetooth; position discovery and management in ad hoc networks; and clustering, routing, broadcasting, multicasting, quality of service, topology construction, and maintenance in ad hoc networks. Send inquiries to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Send pdf files by 31 May to email@example.com.
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