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WAWC 2008 : Workshop on Applications of Wireless Communications


When Aug 20, 2008 - Aug 21, 2008
Where Lappeenranta, Finland
Abstract Registration Due Jan 20, 2008
Submission Deadline Feb 11, 2008
Notification Due Mar 31, 2008
Categories    wireless   application   security   pervasive

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

6th Workshop on Applications of Wireless Communications (WAWC'08),
August 20-21, 2008 - Lappeenranta, Finland

in co-operation with ESF MiNEMA programme,

in conjunction with the 17th Summer School on Telecommunications
at the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: January 20, 2008
Paper submission deadline: February 11, 2008
Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2008
Revised papers due: May 1, 2008


The research related to wireless communication and its use, concentrates
on providing tools for application developers to create new and better
applications and services e.g. a better way to handle connection
forming, a new way to manage personal information or a new approach to
model context information. There is less emphasis on the actual
applications that use these new methods i.e. applications that benefit
from context-awareness, use the new communication model, adapts to each
person individually. WAWC'08 concentrates on such applications and
services. The major emphasis of the workshop this year is security of
wireless applications. What are the real security threats towards
wireless services? Do the existing research results provide feasible
solutions to these threats?
WAWC'08 is a workshop featuring invited presentations, refereed paper
presentations, student work presentations and a panel discussion.
WAWC'08 will be held in conjunction with the 17th Summer School on
Telecommunications that concentrates on various issues of the Wireless
World. The Summer School program also includes a 24h programming event,
Code Camp. Participants of WAWC'08 are welcomed to join also in Summer
School events.


Papers about security in applications and services using wireless
communication should concentrate at one of the following topics.

* Authentication
* Privacy threats and protection
* Trust
* Automation and Simplicity
* Lightweight cryptography
* Availability
* Threat analysis
* Middleware
* Seamless connectivity
* User-Centric security
* Feasible security solution
* Security Management
* Ambient Intelligence
* Pervasive/Ubiquitous Communications
* Wireless sensors security
* Touch zone security
* Payment systems

Please feel free to contact the program chair at to
determine the appropriateness of the topic of your paper.

What to submit

Abstract submission:
Abstract should be maximum of one page long describing the main idea of
the paper. The abstract submission is used as a prefiltering method to
quarantee that the reviewers will get only papers suitable for the

Paper submission:
The original submission should be maximum of 7 single-spaced A4 pages,
including figures, tables and references using point 12 font. Details of
the paper format can be found on the workshop website.

A good paper demonstrates that:

* Application area presented is or will be of greater interest of
* Wireless communication has a significant role in the solution
* The realization of the security solution presents a new way of
doing things

WAWC'08 among most conferences and journals requires that papers must be
original and published only in this conference. Proceedings will be
published in the Acta Universitatis Lappeenrantaensis series of
Lappeenranta University of Technology.

All selected papers must be paid in advance and presented in the

How to submit

All submissions for WAWC'08 will be electronic, in PDF format. Please,
submit papers through the paper submission system at the workshop
website. Authors will be notified of the receipt of submission via
email. If you do not receive notification, contact

Review process

All the papers will be reviewed by at least three members of program


Complete program and registration information will be available in May
2008 on the Workshop Web site The information
will be in both html and a printable PDF file formats.


Inquiries concerning the workshop to

Organized by the Laboratory of Communications Engineering Lappeenranta
University of Technology.

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