Journal of Networks (JNW, ISSN 1796-2056)
Protocol Design and Performance Optimization of Wireless Mesh Networks


Wireless mesh networks (WMNs) are becoming promising technologies for broadband wireless access
in the context of home networking, enterprise networking, or community networking, which have the
characteristics of dynamic self-organization, self-configuration, self-healing, easy maintenance, high
scalability and reliable services. Despite recent advances, many research issues remain in the design of
all layers of the protocol stack of WMNs. Multi-channel, multi-radio and multi-antenna have brought new
challenges in the design of physical, MAC, and routing protocols. New application scenarios, such as
office, mobile service, real-time traffic and rural area, are urging researchers to address enhanced quality-
of-service (QoS) support and various security issues in the design of different protocol layers for WMNs.
In this special issue, we solicit original work in all areas of WMNs. In particular, we seek original work on
identifying new research and development challenges and developing new techniques and algorithms in
protocol design and performance optimization in WMNs. Specific topics include, but not limited to, the

            Routing and Network Protocols of WMNs
            MAC Protocols of WMNs
            Physical Layer Design of WMNs
            Cross Layer Design of WMNs
            Energy Saving and Power Control Protocols of WMNs
            QoS Provisioning of WMNs
            Security and Privacy Issues of WMNs
            Resource Management of WMNs
            Performance Evaluation and Modeling of WMNs
            Multimedia over WMNs
            Test-bed and Prototype Implementation of WMNs

Submission Details:

Prospective authors should submit high quality and original contributions that have not appeared, nor are
under consideration, in any other journals. Submissions should follow the guidelines of Journal of
Networks, which can be found at:
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to the corresponding Guest Editor, Prof. Yuhang Yang at For further questions or inquiries, please contact the corresponding Guest Editor.

Important Dates:

Manuscript due date:                           September 10, 2010
Notification of acceptance:                 November 10, 2010
Submission of final manuscript:       December 10, 2010
Tentative Publication date:                 2nd Quarter, 2011

Guest Editors:

    Prof. Yuhang Yang
    Department of Electronic Engineering,
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 200240 Shanghai, China

    Dr. Maode Ma
    School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering,
    Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798

    Dr. Liang Zhou
    Laboratory of Electronics and Computer Engineering,
    ENSTA-ParisTech, Paris, France