The Fourth Workshop on Wireless Ad hoc and Sensor Networks WWASN2007

a full day workshop held in conjunction with the ICDCS 2007
The International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
Monday, June 25, 2007 in Toronto, ON, Canada


Wireless networks and mobile computing research has until recently concentrated on single-hop networks (network nodes communicating directly to a fixed infrastructure), such as cellular or satellite systems. Wireless ad hoc networking covers multi-hop scenarios (network nodes communicating via other network nodes) such as conference, hospital, battlefield, rescue, and monitoring scenarios. 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 in its physical neighborhood. They operate in a self-organized and decentralized manner and message communication takes place via multi-hop spreading. A packet is sent to its target node through a set of intermediate nodes that act as routers. Particular ad hoc network systems include packet radio networks, sensor networks, personal communication systems, rooftop networks, and wireless local area networks.

This workshop covers the area of ad hoc networking, from physical issues up 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. It is the goal of this workshop to review ad hoc protocols and models and to reflect the latest in the state of the art in ad hoc networks. It seeks to provide up to date information on research and development activities in the rapidly growing area of ad hoc networks. The workshop will also address the rapidly growing field of sensor networks, including (but not limited to) the issues related to their topology, routing, performance, data gathering and filtering, energy efficiency, and mobility.

Submitted papers will be carefully reviewed for quality and relevance. Each paper will be reviewed by experts in the topic area. Both guest co-chairs are deeply involved in the area of ad hoc networks and they can easily attract best authors and necessary reviewers (from both industry and academia) for the submitted articles. In the selection process, a comprehensive coverage will be sought, covering the most important topics such as (but not limited to):

General Chairs

David Simplot-Ryl Ivan Stojmenović
IRCICA/LIFL, Univ. Lille 1, France SITE, University of Ottawa, Canada

Program Co-Chairs

Vojislav B. Mišić Yu Wang
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Program committee

Lin Cai, University of Victoria, Canada
Ling-Jyh Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Cherita Corbett, Sandia National Laboratory, USA
Aysegül Cuhadar, Carleton University, Canada
Y. Charlie Hu, Purdue University, USA
Bengi Karaçali, Avaya Labs, USA
Deepa Kundur, Texas A&M University, USA
Ibrahim Korpeoglu, Bilkent University, Turkey
Cheng Li, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Man Lin, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada
Sahra Sedigh-Ali, University of Missouri-Rolla, USA
Weisong Shi, Wayne State University, USA
Damla Turgut, University of Central Florida, USA
Natalija Vlajić, York University, Canada
Wenye Wang, North Carolina State University, USA
Vincent Wong, University of British Columbia, Canada
Zhanping (Walter) Yin, University of British Columbia, Canada

Final Program (for detailed schedule, check the Program section of the ICDCS web site)


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.

WWASN2006 was held in conjunction with ICDCS2006 in Lisbon, Portugal, with 13 papers accepted out of 26 submitted; it added Sensor Networks as one of its main foci. In addition to the more traditional areas of routing, topology control, and coverage, the scope of the submissions has also included issues related to mobility, applications, and security.

A total of 33 papers were submitted, out of which the above 12 were accepted, giving an overall acceptance rate of 36.36%.


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