Cooperative and Intelligent Sensing

Submission Deadline: 20 January 2017

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Cooperative and Intelligent Sensing.


With the advances of technologies in Micro-electro-mechanics and wireless communication, it becomes feasible to deploy a large-scale wireless sensor network (WSN) with thousands of tiny and inexpensive sensor nodes scattered over a vast field so that information of interest can be obtained, processed, transmitted, and fused automatically via node collaboration and intelligent sensing. Especially with the help of cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoTs), device to device (D2D) communication, and big data, cooperative and intelligent sensing will bridge the gap of ubiquitous sensing, intelligent computing, cooperative communication, and mass data management technologies in multidisciplinary, to create novel solutions and applications that improve urban environment, human life quality, and smart city systems.

The objective of this Special Section in IEEE Access is to bring together the state-of-the-art research contributions that address key aspects of cooperative and intelligent sensing, such as cooperative sensing with D2D, crowd sensing, mobile cooperative sensing, mass sensing data processing, intelligent sensing for smart city, intelligent sensing for environment monitoring, cooperative sensing for e-health, etc., which will bridge the gap of ubiquitous sensing, intelligent computing, cooperative communication, and mass data management technologies.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Cooperative sensing architectures, protocol, and algorithms design
  • Cooperative sensing data gathering, aggregation, storage, processing, fusion, and mining
  • Cooperative sensing data query and event processing
  • Cooperative localization and tracking
  • Cooperative sensing with D2D
  • Cooperative spectrum sensing
  • Cooperative sensing for intelligent computing
  • Cooperative sensing for e-health
  • Crowd sensing
  • Mobile cooperative sensing
  • Security issues of cooperative and intelligent sensing
  • Cooperation-based fault tolerance and identification
  • Cooperation-based resource management and optimization
  • Cooperative sensing between WSN and other systems
  • Cooperative sensing platforms, tools, and design methods
  • Test-bed and prototype implementation
  • New emerging applications


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Associate Editor: Rongbo Zhu, South-Central University for Nationalities, China

Guest Editors:
1. Maode Ma, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
2. Lu Liu, University of Derby, UK
3. Shiwen Mao, Auburn University, USA


IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief: Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland

Paper submission: Contact Associate Editor and submit manuscript to:

For inquiries regarding this Special Section, please contact: Bora M. Onat, Managing Editor, IEEE Access (Phone: (732) 562-6036,