WiSAN 2008:
The First International Workshop on Wireless Sensor and Ad-hoc Networks

September 10-12, 2008, Portland, OR
In conjuction with ICPP 2008.

Deadline Extended

The deadline for the paper submission is extended until May 5.


During the last decade, the wireless communication has grown by orders of magnitude and the new communication services have been globally adapted with great enthusiasm. This remarkable evolution of wireless communication has led to many challenging problems that require design, analysis and performance evaluation tools to keep up with their rapid evolution and increasing complexity. This workshop will focus on the design, analysis, optimization and evaluation of communication protocols through the application of analytical modeling, simulation, prototype testbed, and measurement-based performance evaluation techniques.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an international forum for researchers and industry practitioners to present their state-of-art and in-progress research on all aspects of wireless sensor and ad-hoc networks, and to exchange ideas and explore new avenues of collaborations.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Design and optimisation of sensor and ad-hoc networks
  • Design and analysis of energy efficient communication protocols
  • Evaluation of reliability and performance guarantees
  • Analytical and numerical modeling, queuing system and network models
  • Performance evaluation of wireless and sensor devices
  • Measurement based evaluation of sensor and ad-hoc networks
  • Security issues
  • Traffic models
  • Mobility management
  • Resource allocation management
  • Routing algorithms
  • Topology Control and Management
  • Simulation models for optimisation of scarce resources
  • Group communication algorithms
  • Performance case studies and industrial reports
  • Quality of Service provisioning
  • Integration of ad hoc and sensor networks with broadband wireless network infrastructures
  • Survivability and Reliability Evaluation
  • Novel applications and evolutions

Important Dates

  • Extended deadline: Mon, May 5, 2008, 23:59 EDT
  • Author notification: May 25, 2008
  • Camera ready papers: Mon, Jun 2, 2008, 23:59 EDT
  • Workshop dates: Sep 10-12, 2008

Paper submission instructions

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the workshop. Regular paper submissions should conform to the following requirements: Submitted papers should be formatted in a two-column IEEE Computer Society format and should not exceed 6 pages including figures and references. All papers will be peer reviewed and the comments will be provided to the authors. All regular paper submissions will be handled electronically via email. Please send your paper in pdf to Roger Karrer (roger [dot] karrer [at] telekom [dot] de). If your submission has not been confirmed by email at least 6 hours after the deadline, please contact Roger Karrer.


General chairs:
  • Irfan Awan, Department of Computing, University of Bradford
  • Antonio Pescape, Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica, University of Napoli "Federico II", Napoli, Italy
  • A. Al-Dubai, School of Computing, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK

TPC chair:

  • Roger Karrer, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories/TU Berlin (roger [dot] karrer [at] telekom [dot] de)

TPC members:

  • Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Jong-Won Kim, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Korea
  • Consolee Mbarushimana, Glasgow Caledonian University, GB
  • Geyong Min, University of Bradford, GB
  • Fragkiskos Papadopoulos, CAIDA, US
  • Imed Romdhani, Napier University, GB
  • Bahar Sadeghi, Intel, US
  • Ali Sharabi, Glasgow Caledonian University, GB
  • Ignacio Soto, University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
  • Luca Valcarenghi, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy
  • Yurong Xu, Dartmouth College, US
  • Andreas Willig, TU Berlin, Germany
  • Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Frank Zdarsky, NEC Europe Network Laboratories, Germany