wwasn2010-logo The Eighth Workshop on Wireless Ad hoc and Sensor Networks WWASN2011

A full day workshop held on in conjunction with the ICDCS 2011
The 31st International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
June 21-24, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN, USA

This workshop covers the area of wireless ad hoc and sensor 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. We also solicit papers that deal with recently introduced issues such as multi-hop scenarios, cognitive communications, energy efficiency and green networking. The workshop will address all issues related to  sensor networks, vehicular access networks, and other emerging ad hoc wireless networks, including (but not limited to) the following:

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 to workshop co-chairs. Papers should be submitted as PDF files, using the IEEE Computer Society proceedings or equivalent format (two column, 10 point, single-spaced, US Letter, no margin smaller than one inch). Include an abstract, five to ten keywords, 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 should not exceed ten (10) pages with up to two (2) additional pages for which extra page charge will apply.

IMPORTANT: For each accepted paper, authors are required to submit at least one full registration for the ICDCS2010 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'2010 workshops.


Manuscript Submission January 14, 2011 January 31, 2011
Acceptance Notification February 22, 2011
Final Manuscript Due at IEEE March 14 (as per IEEE instructions)

General Chairs

David Simplot-Ryl Ivan Stojmenović
IRCICA/LIFL, Univ. Lille 1, France SITE, University of Ottawa, Canada
http://www.lifl.fr/~simplot/ http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~ivan/

Program Co-Chairs

Vojislav B. Mišić Kui Wu
Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada University of Victoria, BC, Canada
http://www.scs.ryerson.ca/~vmisic/ http://webhome.cs.uvic.ca/~wkui/

Program committee

Habib M. Ammari, Hofstra University, USA
Claudia Campolo, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy
Ling-Jyh Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Yuanzhu Peter Chen, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Junzhao Du, Xidian University, China
Aysegül Cuhadar, Carleton University, Canada
Hannes Frey, Universität Paderborn, Germany
François Ingelrest, EPFL, Switzerland
Vasileios Karyotis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Ibrahim Korpeoglu, Bilkent University, Turkey
Hai Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
Nathalie Mitton, INRIA, France
Uyen Trang Nguyen, York University, Canada
Jianping Pan, University of Victoria, Canada
Kewei Sha, Oklahoma City University, USA
Suleyman Uludag, University of Michigan-Flint, USA
Anna Maria Vegni, Universita Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
Gang Zhou, College of William and Mary, USA

Workshop Program

Keynote Speech
Range-Free Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks
Tian He, University of Minnesota, USA

Session I: Coverage

Connected Point Coverage in Wireless Sensor Networks using Robust Spanning Tree
Pouya Ostovari, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Mehdi Dehghan, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, and Jie Wu, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

On Guided Navigation in Target Tracking Sensor Networks using Alpha-Beta Filters
Surendra Sharma, Sarang Deshpande and Krishna M. Sivalingam, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India

Democratic Leader Finding Algorithm for Large Mobile Ad hoc Networks
Shantanu Sharma and Awadhesh Kumar Singh, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India

Session I: Coverage

Mitigating Wireless Jamming Attacks via Channel Migration
Sangwon Hyun and Peng Ning, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, and An Liu, Intelligent Automation Inc., Rockville, MD

ID-based Safety Message Authentication for Security and Trust in Vehicular Networks
Subir Biswas, University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB, Jelena Mišić and Vojislav B. Mišić, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

Provenance based Mechanism to Identify Malicious Packet Dropping Adversary in Sensor Network
Salmin Sultana and Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN, and Mohamed Shehab, University of North Carolina, Charlotte,NC

Session III: Protocols

Cooperative File Sharing in Hybrid Delay Tolerant Networks
Cong Liu, Sun Yat Sen University, Taiwan, Jie Wu, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, Xin Guan, Keio University, Japan, and Li Chen, Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

Transmission Rate Enhancement of Cooperative Communications in Wireless Networks
Xiaoyan Wang and Jie Li, University of Tsukuba, Japan, and Kui Wu, University of Victoria, Canada

Predicting Energy Consumption of Trigger-driven Sensor Network by Markov Chains
Wei Zha and Wee Keong Ng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


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.

WWASN2009 was held during ICDCS2009 in Montreal, Canada, in June 2009, with 17 papers accepted out of 37 submissions.

WWASN2010 was held during ICDCS2010 in Genoa, Italy, with 12 papers accepted out of 30+ submissions.


Send questions or comments to workshop co-chairs.