Opportunistic Networks are derived from ad hoc network. These are a form of MANETs which exploits human social characteristics like daily routines, similarities etc; to message sending or receiving. This can be the fastest, if nodes are in the range. Opportunistic Network (OppNet) is a subclass of the Delay\Disruption Tolerant Network (DTN). There is no end-to-end connection between Opportunistic Mobile Nodes (OMNs). An opportunistic network consists of numerous nodes in the identified area. Irrespective of this still an opportunistic networking approach concedes to barter information among them, but it may be deteriorated by delay in message transmission, as information needs to be buffered and has to wait until a path is idle routing towards the destination. Vast clusters of hardware and applications are planted in a mobile unit, so as to enable it to communicate make it adequate enough to tolerate any load. Moreover, granting nodes to establish and release connections allow for further innumerable novel applications In order to support data or communication integrity and authenticity, the security service offers different operations on information to make it safe from vulnerable changes during transformation from one hop to another. It is estimated that 33 hundred million people are using mobile phones worldwide, which is more than half of the world's population. So, there are lots of opportunities for invader into entering the network. That’s why, security and privacy of opportunistic network is one of the important aspect of research. There are numerous applications of Opportunistic Networks like Opportunistic Computing, recommender systems, Mobile data offloading etc.

The objective of this special issue is to provide a forum for PhD Students, academicians, researchers, scientists and engineers to present the research in this area.


  • Opportunistic Network
  • Amorphous Opportunistic Network
  • Semantic Opportunistic Network
  • Gnutella Opportunistic Network
  • Freenet Opportunistic Network
  • ZebraNet
  • Future Networks Inspired by Opportunistic Network
  • Routing Protocols
  • Mobility Models
  • Delay Tolerant Networks (DTN)
  • Mobile Ubiquitous LAN Extension (MULEs)
  • SWIM (Shared Wireless Info-station Model)
  • Pocket Switched Network
  • Network Emulation Testbed for Opportunistic Networks
  • QoS of Opportunistic Networks
  • Mobile Social Networking
  • Vehicular Networks
  • Sensor Network
  • Mobile Agent
  • Mobile Data Offloading
  • Security, Privacy and Trust
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention System

Important dates:

  • Submission: November 25, 2018  November  15, 2018
  • Author notification: January 10, 2019
  • Revised papers: January 30, 2019
  • Final decision: February 20, 2019
  • Camera Ready papers due: March 1, 2019
  • Publication: March 15, 2019

Submission guidelines:

Original and unpublished works on any of the topics aforementioned or related are welcome. The SCPE journal has a rigorous peer-reviewing process and papers will be reviewed by at least two referees. All submitted papers must be formatted according to the journal's instructions, which can be found at: 


Special issue editors:

  • Rosilah Hassan, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Khairol Amali Bin Ahmad, National Defence University of Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Khaleel Ahmad, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, India