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SESP 2012 : 1st ACM International Workshop on Sensor-Enhanced Safety and Security in Public Spaces


When Jun 11, 2012 - Jun 11, 2012
Where Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA
Submission Deadline Mar 9, 2012
Notification Due Mar 25, 2012
Final Version Due Apr 1, 2012
Categories    security   sensor networks   manet   public safety

Call For Papers


** 1st ACM International Workshop on Sensor-Enhanced Safety **
** and Security in Public Spaces (SESP 2012) **


Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA, June 11, 2012,

held in conjunction with ACM MobiHoc 2012

Public spaces, such as airports, railway stations, or stadiums bring
together large numbers of people on limited space to use a
security-sensitive infrastructure. Electronic security systems may
help to provide better and faster security and safety for the general
public. Application scenarios may include intrusion detection and
monitoring of large crowds in order to provide guidance in case of
unexpected events (e.g., a mass panic). However, current security
systems used within the public infrastructure are typically expensive,
not trivial to deploy, difficult to operate and maintain, prone to
malfunction due to individual component failures, and generally lack
citizen privacy-friendliness. The advent of novel, large-scale
distributed security systems based on wireless, lightweight sensors
may enhance security and safety in public spaces.

SESP 2012 is an international forum for researchers, developers, and
practitioners to demonstrate new ideas, techniques, and tools that
enable the design of inexpensive, flexible, resilient, and
privacy-friendly security systems for enhanced security and safety in
public spaces. The workshop welcomes academia, government, industry,
and contributing individuals to submit unpublished papers in
theoretical and practical aspects of computer, networking and
communications security. SESP will provide participants with fresh
ideas, inspiring challenges, and novel approaches in the context of
wireless sensor-based safety and security in public spaces. Solutions
have not been fully analyzed in favor of identifying novel corners in
the solution space.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Supporting Networks
* Ad hoc networks
* Wireless sensor networks & PLC-based sensor networks
* Wireless mesh networks
* Wireless social networks
* Hybrid wired/wireless networks
* Ad hoc networks integration in infrastructure networks

Middleware Design & Methodologies
* Trust in pervasive environments
* Tradeoff analysis between performance, security, and privacy
* Security standards
* Dependability and reliability
* Secure routing protocols
* Access control
* Security in networked sensing and control systems
* Global sensing (e.g., smartphones)

* Secure location determination
* Intrusion detection
* Crowd monitoring
* Secure group communication
* Area surveillance
* Early warning systems
* Mass panic prevention
* Intelligent guidance systems

Workshop Co-Chairs
- Emmanuel Baccelli, INRIA & Éole Polytechnique, France
- Thomas C. Schmidt, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
- Matthias Wählisch, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Industry Liaison Chair
- Georg Wittenburg, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Technical Program Committee
- Nils Aschenbruck, Universität Bonn, Germany
- Emmanuel Baccelli, INRIA, France
- Torsten Braun, University of Bern, Switzerland
- Levente Buttyan, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
- Augusto Casaca, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
- Anna Förster, Networking Lab/SUPSI, Switzerland
- Mario Gerla, UCLA, USA
- Omprakash Gnawali, University of Houston, USA
- Mukul Goyal, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA
- Ulrich Herberg, Fujitsu, USA
- Kenichi Mase, Niigata University, Japan
- Charlie Perkins, Tellabs, USA
- Tomi Räty, VTT Tech. Res. Centre of Finland, Finland
- Shahid Raza, SICS, Sweden
- Theodoros Salonidis, Technicolor, France
- Jochen Schiller, Research Forum on Public Safety and Security, Germany
- Thomas C. Schmidt, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
- Christoph Sommer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
- Matthias Wählisch, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
- Dirk Westhoff, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers to the
workshop. In contrast to the main conference, SESP is a platform to
report results with shorter turn-around time and work-in-progress. All
paper submissions must follow the standard alternate ACM double column
format with at least 10-pt font. Each submission can have at most 5


Please, submit your paper via

All papers will be carefully evaluated by at least three reviewers.
The review process is single-blind. Authors of accepted papers must
present their paper at the workshop. All accepted papers will be
published in the same CD/USB as the main conference and in the ACM
Digital Library.

Papers may be excluded from distribution after the conference (e.g.,
removal from ACM Digital Library) if the paper is not presented at the
workshop. In case of double submissions or (self-)plagiarism, the
paper will be excluded from the technical program.

- Full paper: March 9, 2012 (firm)
- Notification: March 25, 2012
- Final version: April 1, 2012

Please, send questions to

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