Workshop on Wireless Ad hoc and Sensor Networks WWASN2006

a full day workshop held in conjunction with the ICDCS 2006
The 26th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
July 4-7, 2006 in Lisboa, Portugal


Wireless ad hoc networks are formed by a set of hosts that communicate with each other over a wireless channel. Each node has the ability to communicate directly with another node (or several of them) in its physical neighborhood. They operate in a self-organized and decentralized manner and message communication takes place via multi-hop spreading. Any packet sent from one node to another may pass through a number of intermediate nodes acting as routers.

Recently, wireless ad hoc technology has been utilized for the development and deployment of wireless sensor networks: wireless ad hoc networks consisting of individual sensor nodes distributed over a given area and used to monitor some physical phenomenon in the environment. Typical sensed phenomena include temperature, humidity, position, speed, motion, and others, used in applications ranging from health care and logistics, through agriculture, forestry, civil and construction engineering, to surveillance and military applications. The importance of such networks is increasing rapidly with advances in technology that result in smaller, cheaper, and power-efficient devices.

This workshop covers the area of ad hoc and sensor networking, from physical issues to applications aspects. In particular, it will cover physical, data link, network and transport layers, as well as applications, security, simulation and power management issues in sensor, local area, personal, and mobile ad hoc networks. Among the goals of the workshop is to review ad hoc and sensor network protocols and models, and to reflect the latest advances in the state of the art in modeling, design, and deployment of such networks.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Submission details

Papers should be submitted via email. Papers should be submitted in PDF format, using either the IEEE Computer Society proceedings format (two column, 10 point, single-spaced) or a single-column, 12 point, at least 1.5 line spacing format. Guidelines can be found on the IEEE Author Forms page, and a LaTeX document class convenient to use is also available. There are no page lenth restrictions on the length of submitted papers, but note that the paper length for accepted papers will be limited, as stipulated below. Number each page in the manuscript. Include an abstract, five to ten keywords, the technical area(s) most relevant to your paper, and the corresponding author's e-mail address.

Accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press as part of the proceedings of ICDCS'2006 workshops. Note that the length of final versions of accepted papers cannot exceed 6 pages in the IEEE Computer Society proceedings format.


Manuscript Submission Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Acceptance Notification (will be a bit late, sorry!) February 22, 2006
Final Manuscript Due March 15, 2006

Program Co-Chairs

Benoit Garbinato, University of Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
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Vojislav B. Misic, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
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David Simplot-Ryl, IRCICA/LIFL, Univ. Lille 1, France
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Ivan Stojmenovic, SITE, University of Ottawa, Canada
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Program committee

Roberto Baldoni, University "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy
Stefano Basagni, Northeastern University, Boston, USA
Ana Cavalli, INT Evry, France
Ling-Jyh Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Fei Dai, North Dakota State University, USA
Arjan Durresi, Lousiana State University, USA
Patrick Eugster, Purdue University, USA
Guangbin Fan, University of Mississippi, USA
Pascal Felber, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
Eric Fleury, CITI Lyon, France
Matthias Frank, University of Bonn, Germany
Roy Friedman, Technion, Israel
Rachid Guerraoui, EPFL, Switzerland & MIT, USA
Weifa Liang, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Susan Lincke, University of Wisconsin Parkside, USA

Jelena Misic, University of Manitoba, Canada
Andrea Passarella, University of Cambridge, UK
Fernando Pedone, University of Lugano, Switzerland
Isabelle Simplot-Ryl, LIFL, Lille, France
Wenzhan Song, University of Washington, USA
Natalija Vlajic, York University, Toronto, Canada
Wenyue Wang, North Carolina State University, USA
Takashi Watanabe, Shizuoka University, Japan


During ICDCS-2003 (Providence, Rhode Island, USA), Ivan Stojmenovic and Jingyuan Zhang have organized a workshop called MWN (Workshop on Mobile and Wireless Networks). A total of 60 papers from 17 different
countries had been submitted to the workshop. A total of 32 papers were selected for presentation. Approximately half of the papers were dealing with wireless ad hoc networks, which is why subsequent workshops were focusing specifically on wireless ad hoc networks.

WWAN2004 was held during ICDCS-2004 (Tokyo, Japan); it was organized by David Simplot-Ryl and Ivan Stojmenovic. In response to the Call for Papers, 42 papers from 20 different countries had been submitted, 21 of which were selected for presentation at WWAN 2004.

WWAN2005 was held during ICDCS-2005 (Columbus, Ohio, USA); it was organized by David Simplot-Ryl and Ivan Stojmenovic. In response to the Call for Papers, thirty papers from twelve different countries had been submitted, and twelve best ones have been selected for inclusion in the workshop.


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