The Fifth Workshop on Wireless Ad hoc and Sensor Networks WWASN2008

a full day workshop held on June 20, 2008, in conjunction with the ICDCS 2008
The International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
June 17-20, 2008 in Beijing, China

!!! Just received this important piece of news for authors of accepted papers:

IEEE CS press has finally changed the publication schedule as follows:

  1. CPS Editor posts Final paper Formatting and Submission Instructions Web page (online author kit) Feb 26, 2008
  2. Papers due in PDF format March 23, 2008

Stay tuned ...


Wireless ad-hoc networks are formed by a set of hosts or nodes that communicate with each other over a wireless channel. They operate in a self-organized and decentralized manner and message communication takes place via multi-hop spreading, wherein a packet is sent to its target node through a set of intermediate nodes that act as routers. Wireless networks and mobile computing research has until recently concentrated on single-hop networks such as cellular or satellite systems. However, multi-hop scenarios in which network nodes communicate via other network nodes, for example conference, hospital, battlefield, rescue, and monitoring scenarios, are rapidly becoming prevalent in practice.

This workshop covers the area of ad hoc networking in single- and multi-hop scenarios, from physical issues up to application 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.

The submitted articles will be carefully reviewed for quality and relevance. Each article will be reviewed by experts of the same topic. In the selection process, a comprehensive coverage will be sought, covering the most important topics such as (but not limited to):

Submission details

Papers should be submitted via email. Papers should be submitted as PDF files, 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. A LaTeX document class convenient to use is available. Include an abstract, five to ten keywords, the technical area(s) most relevant to your paper, and the corresponding author's e-mail address. Number each page in the manuscript. While there are no page lenth restrictions on the length of submitted papers, please note that the paper length for accepted papers will be limited to six (6) pages with up to two (2) additional pages at $150 per page.

IMPORTANT: For each accepted paper, authors are required to submit at least one full registration for the ICDCS2008 conference. Accepted papers supported by at least one full registration will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press as part of the proceedings of ICDCS'2008 workshops.


Manuscript Submission November 15, 2007
Acceptance Notification March 1, 2008
Final Manuscript Due at IEEE March 9, 2008

General Chairs

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

Program Co-Chairs

Vojislav B. Mišić Guoliang Xing
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada City University of Hong Kong

Program committee

Lin Cai, University of Victoria, Canada
Ling-Jyh Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Yuanzhu Peter Chen, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Yu Cheng, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Aysegül Cuhadar, Carleton University, Canada
Qi Han, Colorado School of Mines, USA
Katrin Hoeper, NIST, USA
Qingfeng Huang, The Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) Inc., USA
Deepa Kundur, Texas A&M University, USA
Cheng Li, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Hai Liu, University of Ottawa, Canada

Wei Lou, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Weisong Shi, Wayne State University, USA
Min Song, Old Dominion University, USA
Natalia Stakhanova, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Suleyman Uludag, University of Michigan-Flint, USA
Natalija Vlajic, York University, Canada
Dan Wang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Gang Zhou, College of William and Mary, USA

Accepted Papers

We've had 33 submissions, out of which we have been able to accept a total of 15 papers.

Final Program



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.

WWASN2007 was held in conjunction with ICDCS2007 in Toronto, ON, with 12 papers accepted out of 33 submissions. It also featured a keynote speech by Dr. Sharokh Valaee of University of Toronto.


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