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IST-AWSN 2012 : 7th International Symposium on Intelligent Techniques for Ad hoc and Wireless Sensor Networks


When Aug 27, 2012 - Aug 29, 2012
Where Niagara Falls, Canada
Submission Deadline Feb 10, 2012
Notification Due Apr 10, 2012
Final Version Due May 10, 2012
Categories    wireless sensor networks   context and situation awarness   learning agents in awsn   sensors and actuators infrastr

Call For Papers

IST-AWSN'12 will be held in conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2012) in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, August 27-29, 2012.

Recent developments of low-cost, low-power, multifunctional wireless sensors have enabled the fast growth of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) applications, which include security, military, agriculture, automation, environmental and habitat monitoring. WSNs consist of numerous small inexpensive battery powered sensors; each sensor has the capability to process and store the sensor data. A combination of the dense deployment of numerous smart sensors, AI techniques, and intelligent agents can provide continuous real-time monitoring that is precise, accurate, reliable, and inexpensive.

This symposium aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working on different aspects of wireless sensor networks and software agent technology in an effort to highlight the state-of-the-art and discuss the challenges and opportunities to explore new research directions. We strongly welcome submissions that include results which advance the state of the art relating to the theme of the symposium.

The main topics to be addressed include (but not limited to):

- Adaptive agents in AWSN
- Agent security and trust in AWSNs
- Agent-based architectures for AWSNs
- Agents design issues dealing with reliability, efficiency, and fault tolerance
- Context and situation awareness
- Database management systems for AWSNs
- Distributed management systems for AWSNs
- Future Internet of Things
- Intelligent data fusion and aggregation
- Intelligent query and data dissemination
- Intelligent systems for AWSNs
- Learning agents in AWSN
- M2M communication protocols for sensors networks
- Middleware for sensors network
- Mobile agents in AWSNs
- Monitoring agents in AWSNs
- Peer-to-Peer systems for AWSNs
- Power management and energy-efficient protocols
- QoS, performance evaluation and simulation
- Routing protocols for AWSNs
- Safe transmissions of data in AWSNs
- Self-organization of AWSNs
- Sensors and actuators infrastructures for ubiquitous robotics applications
- Sensors Knowledge Modeling and reasoning with Uncertainty
- Smart energy-efficient routing protocols

Only original papers will be considered that have neither been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere, including web publication. All submissions will be handled electronically. The length of the paper is limited to 6 pages. All papers will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.

Accepted papers will be printed in the conference proceedings published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series (on-line and CD). Procedia Computer Sciences is hosted on and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect (, and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus ( and Engineering Village (Ei) (

This includes EI Compendex ( The papers will contain linked references, XML versions and citable DOI numbers. You will be able to provide a hyperlink to all delegates and direct your conference website visitors to your proceedings.

Authors of high quality papers presented in the symposium will be invited to submit extended version of their papers for publication in international journal special issues.

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