WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS AND MOBILE COMPUTING
Special Issue Announcement
Emerging WLAN Technologies and Applications
Today, we are witnessing that the wireless local area networks (WLANs) are being rapidly and widely accepted as a complementary technology of the high-speed wired LAN technologies such as Ethernet for portable and mobile devices. The state-of-the-art WLAN can support up to 54 Mbps transmission rate using the 5GHz unlicensed bands. While today¨s WLANs are considered wireless Ethernet by virtue of supporting best-effort services, the needs for Quality-of-Service (QoS) provisioning across the wireless link are arising, for example, in order to support audio/video (AV) traffic within home wirelessly. It is widely known that the current WLAN technologies are vulnerable to the security attacks, and in order to make the WLAN more accepted, making it more secure is a key requirement. The WLAN are also considered as a complementary technology for the 3G wireless thanks to its high-speed network speed along with the low cost.
For a wider acceptance in the market, the WLAN technologies should be evolved such that they support QoS provisioning, secure communications, interworking with other wireless networks, extended operation times of batter-powered devices, seamless mobility supports, fair bandwidth sharing with other wireless devices.
This special issue solicits the state-of-the-art research papers on emerging WLAN technologies and applications. Topics of interest include, but not limited to:
The manuscripts should be submitted as an e-mail attachment in PDF format to Sunghyun Choi at firstname.lastname@example.org. Detailed instructions to authors can be found in: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jabout/76507157/ForAuthors.html