SASN 2009 : The International Workshop on Scalable Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
Conference Series : Security of ad hoc and Sensor Networks
Call For Papers
Aims and Scope
The scope of the International Workshop on Scalable Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (SASN '09) is to bring together a highly qualified group of researchers and developers interested in the design, development and evaluation of scalable ad hoc and sensor networks, so that they can share their results and experiences, exchange innovative ideas, and establish potential collaborations expecially between the Academia and the Industry.
With the explosive proliferation of mobile communication and computing devices, the scalability property is becoming an increasingly popular issue in wireless communication research, as it has been recognized as one of the key features for supporting pervasive networking scenarios.
The scalability concept involves several dimensions, like the node number, the data load, the user/application number, etc, and it is the basis to break up the cellular concept enriching it by multi hop communications.
The workshop will focus on fundamental challenges and issues in the fields of scalable ad hoc and sensor networks, and it will highlight the newest trends in this emerging area.
Topics of Interest
Original, unpublished contributions addressing application and architectures, systems and protocols design, development and analysis, in all areas related to scalable ad-hoc and sensor networks are solicited. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* congestion, scheduling and admission control
* routing, broadcasting and multicasting protocols
* transport-layer protocols for SASN
* data transportation, dissemination, aggregation, replication and management
* resource allocation, discovery and management
* context and location-aware services
* power-aware architectures, algorithms and protocols design
* security and privacy
* Quality of Service (QoS) and fairness provisioning
* cross-layer design and optimization
* joint source-channel coding and asymptotic scalability
* integration of ad hoc/sensor networks with infrastructure-based networks
* information-theoretic analysis of ad hoc/sensor networks
* scalable mobile, mesh and vehicular ad hoc networks
* opportunism and cooperation for SASN
* peer-to-peer and delay-tolerant networks
* modeling and simulation methodologies for large scale networks
* prototypes and testbeds design to investigate scalability
* challenges arising from new technologies (UWB, MIMO, beam forming, Cognitive Radio, etc.)