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PWSN 2011 : 3rd International Workshop on Performance Control in Wireless Sensor Networks


When Jun 29, 2011 - Jun 29, 2011
Where Barcelona, Spain
Abstract Registration Due Apr 11, 2011
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2011
Notification Due May 15, 2011
Final Version Due May 30, 2011
Categories    sensor networks   wireless communications   embedded systems   control

Call For Papers


PWSN 2011 3rd International Workshop on Performance Control in Wireless Sensor Networks

June 29 2011, Casa Convalescència, Barcelona, Spain

In conjunction with the 7th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS '11)

Wireless sensor networks are currently the subject of intense research and many prototype installations are currently investigated. However, most of the existing sensor network installations have in common that they are not considered time critical. No immediate action has to be undertaken as a response to the received data. In contrast, many envisioned future application areas of wireless sensor networks (such as plant automation and control, traffic management, medical applications, emergency solutions) require immediate and guaranteed actions. In such environments, data has to be transported reliably and in time through the sensor network towards the end user. To make the networking task more complex, in many applications the end user or the controlling intelligence is located remotely (e.g., remote monitoring, supervision and surveillance applications), and the wireless sensor network interworks with other networks (e.g., fixed infrastructure cellular, Internet). Due to the lack of appropriate models, components and protocols, it is currently very difficult to construct and operate a wireless sensor network with performance guarantees. Thus, the commercial success of wireless sensor networks in many application areas is unsure unless this particular problem is understood and solved.

The PWSN workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners working on performance issues within wireless sensor networks. The workshop intends to examine research challenges associated with achieving dependability in WSNs, share experiences from real-life deployment of dependable sensor networks, discuss application-dependent wireless sensor-actuator design methodologies, illustrate dependable MAC, network and transport protocols, and in general, explore issues of reliability in WSNs.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Architectures: real-time systems, critical network architectures
* Applications: Critical applications, application requirements, novel applications and real-world deployments
* Models: Traffic models, channel models, mathematical models of network performance
* MAC protocols: MAC protocols with deterministic behavior, MAC protocols to balance forwarding performance and energy consumption.
* Routing and topology control: Methods to control network topology, services for time, location, and power management, topology robustness, reliability and fault tolerance
* Data transport: Control of data transport delay and reliability, methods to improve data forwarding performance in sensor networks, data storage, retrieval, and processing.
* Operating systems: Performance optimization and control of sensor network operating systems.
* Middleware: Middleware/frameworks providing performance guarantees for Sensor network applications.
* Security: System security and data integrity methods, Impact of security features on network performance.

Important dates:
Ext. Abstract Submission deadline: April 11, 2011
Ext. Paper Submission Deadline: April 15, 2011
Acceptance Notification: May 1, 2011
Camera Ready Paper: May 30, 2011
Workshop date: June 29, 2011

Workshop Co-Chairs
Vasos Vassiliou - University of Cyprus
Rolland Vida - Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Jorge Sa Silva - University of Coimbra

Technical Program Committee
* Fernando BOAVIDA (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
* Chiara BURATTI (University of Bologna, Italy)
* Claudio GEYER (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
* Savvas GITZENIS (University of Thessaly,Greece)
* Jurgen HUPP (Fraunhofer Institute; Germany)
* Abdelmajid KHELIL (Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany)
* Rogerio de LEMOS (University of Kent, UK)
* Ren Ping LIU (CSIRO ICT Center, Australia)
* Scott MIDKIFF (Virginia Tech, USA)
* Sotiris NIKOLETSEAS (University of Patras, Greece)
* Christos PANAYIOTOU (University of Cyprus)
* Alexander PFLAUM (Fraunhofer Institute; Germany)
* Iain PHILLIPS (Loughborough University, UK)
* Utz ROEDIG (University of Lancaster, UK)
* Joel RODRIGUES (University of Beira Interior, Portugal)
* Jens SCHMITT (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany)
* Hans SCHOTTEN (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany)
* Seyed SHAHRESTANI (University of Western Sydney, Australia)
* Cormac SREENAN (University College Cork, Ireland)
* Jorge SA SILVA (University of Coimbra, Portugal)
* Vasos VASSILIOU (University of Cyprus, Cyprus)
* Rolland VIDA (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)
* Attila VIDÁCS (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)
* Thiemo VOIGT (SICS, Sweden)
* Lars WOLF (Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Germany)

Paper Submission
Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal, and has not been previously published. All submissions should be written in English with a minimum paper length of six (6) and maximum of eight (8) printed pages (in Two-Column IEEE Conference Format), including text, figures, and references. Papers should be submitted through the EasyChair ( system at

For more information or questions, please email the workshop chairs or visit the workshop website:

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