The Sixth Workshop on Wireless Ad hoc and Sensor Networks WWASN2009

A full day workshop held on June 22, 2009, in conjunction with the ICDCS 2009
The International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
June 22-26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada


This workshop covers the area of ad hoc networking, 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 the issues related to their topology, routing, performance, data gathering and filtering, energy efficiency, and mobility. Topics of interest include (but no limited to):

Selected best papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks journal.

Submission details

Papers should be submitted via email ( and Papers should be submitted as PDF files, using either the IEEE Computer Society proceedings format (two column, 10 point, single-spaced, US Letter, all margins no smaller than one inch). 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 length 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 ICDCS2009 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'2009 workshops.


Manuscript Submission January 10, 2009
Acceptance Notification February 10, 2009
Final Manuscript Due at IEEE March 13, 2009

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 Michigan State University, USA

Program committee

Habib M. Ammari, Hofstra University, USA
Lin Cai, University of Victoria, Canada
Arnaud Casteigts, University of Ottawa, 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
Junzhao Du, Xidian University, China
Hannes Frey, Universität Paderborn, Germany
Liljana Gavrilovska, University Kiril i Metodij, Macedonia/Aalborg University, Denmark
Qi Han, Colorado School of Mines, USA
Katrin Hoeper, Motorola, USA
François Ingelrest, EPFL, Switzerland
Muhammad Jaseemuddin, Ryerson University, Canada
Ibrahim Korpeoglu, Bilkent University, Turkey
Cheng Li, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Feng Li, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Xu Li, Carleton University, Canada
Hai Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
Nathalie Mitton, INRIA, France
Sotiris Nikoletseas, University of Patras, Greece
Uyen Trang Nguyen, York University, Canada
Jianping Pan, University of Victoria, Canada
Petar Popovski, Aalborg University, Denmark
Sahra Sedigh, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 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

Final Program


During ICDCS-2003 (Providence, RI), 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, OH); 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.

WWASN2008 was held during ICDCS2008 in Beijing, China, with 15 papers accepted out of 33 submissions.


Send questions or comments to workshop co-chairs.