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SSPA 2013 : Smart Sensor Protocols and Algorithms


When Dec 11, 2013 - Dec 13, 2013
Where Dalian, China
Submission Deadline Aug 31, 2013
Notification Due Oct 12, 2013
Final Version Due Oct 27, 2013

Call For Papers

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Smart Sensor Protocols and Algorithms (SSPA2013)

in conjunction with The 9th International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN2013)
Dalian, China, December 11-13, 2013.


Smart Sensor protocols and algorithms make use of several methods and techniques (such as machine learning techniques, decision making techniques, knowledge representation, network optimization, problem solution techniques, and so on), to establish communication between network devices. They can be used to perceive the network conditions, or the user behavior, in order to dynamically plan, adapt, decide, take the appropriate actions, and learn from the consequences of their actions. The algorithms can make use of the information gathered from the protocol in order to sense the environment, plan actions according to the input, take consciousness of what is happening in the environment, and take the appropriate decisions using a reasoning engine. Goals such as decide which scenario fits best its end-to-end purpose, or environment prediction, can be achieved with smart protocols and algorithms. Moreover, they could learn from the past and use this knowledge to improve future decisions.

In this workshop, researchers are encouraged to submit papers focused on the design, development, analysis or optimization of smart sensor protocols or algorithms at any communication layer. Algorithms and protocols based on artificial intelligence techniques for network management, network monitoring, quality of service enhancement, performance optimization and network secure are included in the workshop.

This conference edition once again targets to gather researchers from academia and industrial sectors to present analytical research, simulations, practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, and advances in sensor protocols and algorithms. The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, standards, deployments, implementations, running experiments and applications.


Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal, including, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:

Reasoning and learning techniques for sensing environment pollution
Smart route prediction in vehicular sensor networks
Smart data aggregation in vehicular sensor networks
Smart multimedia network protocols and algorithms for WSNs
Application layer, transport layer and network layer cognitive protocols
Cognitive radio network protocols and algorithms
Automatic protocols and algorithms for environment prediction
Algorithms and protocols to predict data network states
Intelligent synchronization techniques for sensor network protocols and algorithms
Smart sensor protocols and algorithms for e-health
Software applications for smart algorithms design and development in WSNs
Dynamic protocols based on the perception of their performance
Smart protocols and algorithms for Smartgrids
Protocols and algorithms focused on building conclusions for taking the appropriate actions
Smart Automatic and self-autonomous WSNs
Artificial intelligence applied in protocols and algorithms for WSNs
Smart security protocols and algorithms in WSNs
Smart cryptographic algorithms for communication in WSNs
Artificial intelligence applied to power efficiency and energy saving protocols and algorithms
Smart routing and switching protocols and algorithms in WSNs
Cognitive protocol and algorithm models for saving communication costs
Any kind of intelligent technique applied to QoS, content delivery, network Monitoring and network mobility management
Smart cooperative protocols and algorithms WSNs
Problem recognition and problem solving protocols for WSNs
Genetic algorithms, fuzzy logic and neural networks applied to WSNs


Submission deadline: 31th of August 2013
Author notification: 12th of October 2013
Camera-ready version: 27th of October
Registration Deadline: 16th of November 2013
Workshop Dates: 11-13th of December 2013


Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers. Papers presenting original and unpublished work are invited and will be evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Submitted papers should be in PDF format and uploaded on easychair. The submission website is The submitted paper should not exceed eight single-spaced, double-column pages in IEEE style format. Detailed formatting and submission guidelines is available on the conference website. Submissions imply the willingness of at least one author to register, attend the conference, and present the paper.


Network Protocols and Algorithms


General Chairs
Jaime Lloret Mauri, Universitat Politècnica València, Spain
Kayhan Zrar Ghafoor, University of Koya, Kurdistan Region-Iraq

TPC Chairs
Miguel Garcia Pineda, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Ali Safa, Universiti of Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Panel & Tutorial Chairs
Sandra Sendra compte, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Rashid Khokhar, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Web Chair
Alejandro Cánovas Solbes, Universitat Politècnica València, Spain

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