WWASN2014: From Wireless Sensor Networks
to Cyber-Physical Systems

Eleventh International workshop, held in conjunction with the ICDCS 2014
The 34th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
June 30 to July 03, 2014, in Madrid, Spain


Wireless sensor network and related organization, communication, and optimization techniques are experiencing renewed interest in the context of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), which is an umbrella term that refers to the integration of computation, communication, and control processes executed by billions of networked devices, including sensors, actuators, smart user devices, autonomic devices, and others. Also, CPS are envisaged as one of the enabling technologies for the development and implementation of Smart Grids. Successful design, development, and deployment of CPS pose a number of novel problems that need to be resolved through innovative research with immediate practical significance. In addition, many of the solutions that have been successfully developed and utilized in various areas of communications are simply rendered ineffective by the sheer scale and other aspects of CPS, and creative re-development of new solutions specifically tailored to address them is needed.

This workshop covers communication aspects of sensor, actuator, Internet-of-Things, and networks used to implement Cyber-Physical Systems in general. The range of topics includes all relevant issues from architecture to applications, at all levels of granularity from physical up to application aspects. Research results dealing with policy, human interface, and other relevant technologies will be welcome as well. The overarching goal is to provide a premier venue for dissemination, discussion, and refinement of research results pertaining to all communication-related aspects of Cyber-Physical Systems and related technologies.

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):

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. 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. There is no page limit for the initial submission; page limit for the final, camera-ready copy will be determined by the publisher.

IMPORTANT: For each accepted paper, authors will be required to submit at least one full registration for the ICDCS2014 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'2014 workshops.


Manuscript Submission February 02, 2014
Acceptance Notification February 22, 2014
Final Manuscript Due at IEEE TBA

General Chair

Ivan Stojmenovic, SITE, University of Ottawa, Canada

Program Co-Chairs

Kui Wu
University of Victoria, BC, Canada
Vojislav B. Mišić
Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada

Program committee

Ana Maria Vegni, Universita Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
Burak Kantarci, University of Ottawa, Canada
Cheng Wang, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Ibrahim Korpeoglu, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
Kemal Tepe, University of Windsor, Canada
Lin Cai, University of Victoria, Canada
Ling-Jyh Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Melike Erol Kantarci, University of Ottawa, Canada
Milena Radenkovic, University of Nottingham, UK
Nathalie Mitton, INRIA, France
Vassilis Karyotis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece


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.

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.

WWASN2011 was held during ICDCS2011 in Minneapolis, MN, with 9 papers accepted from nearly 30 submissions, and a keynote speech by Dr. Tian He from University of Minnesota.

WWASN2012 was held during ICDCS2012 in Macau, China, with 12 papers accepted from over 30 submissions, and a keynote speech by Prof. Weijia Jia from City University of Hong Kong, China.

WWASN2013 was held during ICDCS2013 in Philadelphia, PA, with 8 papers accepted from over 30 submissions, and a keynote speech by Dr. Lei Rao of General Motors, USA, and Prof. Jelena Misic of Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.


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