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MSSNC 2016 : 5th International Workshop on Mobile Systems, Wearables, and Sensors Networks for Collaboration


When Oct 31, 2016 - Nov 4, 2016
Where Florida, USA
Submission Deadline Jul 1, 2016
Notification Due Jul 25, 2016
Final Version Due Aug 17, 2016
Categories    wsn   mobile networks   data networks   protocols

Call For Papers

Call for Papers
5th International Workshop on Mobile Systems, Wearables, and Sensors Networks for Collaboration (MSSNC 2016) as part of The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2016)

October 31 - November 04, 2016
The Florida Hotel and Conference Center Orlando, Florida, USA. In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Paper Submission Deadline: July 01, 2016

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters

Wireless Sensors Networks (WSN) have spurred a considerable amount of research interest from various disciplines and application domains. They have been employed in emerging areas with high potential for societal impact, and are being used in plethora of healthcare, environmental, societal, and industrial applications. The processes of data gathering, analysis and information fusion need to employ efficient cooperation and coordination among tasks at different layers and abstractions – while having the constraint of energy-consumption on mind and, consequently, prolonging the effective network lifetime and its topology control.

A specific aspect of collaboration in WSN is the one with mobile and Ubiquitous systems. In many environmental application scenarios, typically there are much fewer mobile than static nodes, but the mobile nodes have higher energy reserves, as well as communication range. Consequently, they can improve the sensing coverage and reliability of transmission – but they do introduce an extra burden: the management of the mobile units. In other application scenarios – e.g., structural health-monitoring and traffic management – the ratio of mobile units to static (e.g., on bridges or along road-side) in a certain area is much higher. However, in such settings, the mobile entities that have a collaborative role change much more frequently with time. Mobile and wireless systems offer a wide range of applications and services that are conducive to collaboration, and vice versa.

The International Workshop on Mobile Systems and Sensors Networks for Collaboration (MSSNC 2016) aims at providing an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present their contributions addressing various challenges in efficient management of the collaborative aspects in wireless and mobile sensors networks and systems. MSSNC will be held in conjunction with the 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2016), providing a focused forum for presenting current results and visions in this important emerging area.

MSSNC Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Mobile and Sensor Networks Architectures
Data and Resource Sharing in Mobile Systems and Sensors Networks
Protocols for Efficient Coupling of Mobile Systems and Sensor Networks
Interfacing between WSN and Mobile Systems
Routing and Data Transport in Wireless Sensor Networks
Clustering in mobile systems and sensor networks for collaboration
Visualization Techniques in mobile systems and sensor networks for collaboration
Methods for Ad Hoc Deployment of Static Nodes and Collaborative Guidance of Mobile Nodes
Performance Metrics and Evaluation in mobile systems and sensor networks
Trust, Security and Privacy Issues in Distributed mobile systems and sensor networks for collaboration
Wearable/Body Sensor Networks and Mobility
Mobile systems and sensor networks for Groups and Organizations Work
Intelligent Sensor Technologies and Applications
Experiences with Mobile Applications, Networks and Systems
Innovative Mobile and Mobile Sensing Applications
Mobile Cloud Computing and Collaboration
Mobile Devices for Collaborative Activities
Support for Mobile Social Networking and Mobile Web
Systems for Location based, Context Sensing and Awareness
Usability for Mobile and Sensing Applications and Systems
Mobile assistive technologies design
Multimodal interaction on mobile technologies
Physiological Sensing Applications

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to sensor networks, mobile & Ubiquitous systems and collaboration. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters (please specify). For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the workshop EasyChair paper submission site at Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the submission form's Notes field.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the CTS 2016 conference to present the paper at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2016 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the organizers.

Paper Submission Deadline: July 01, 2016
Acceptance Notification: July 25, 2016
Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: August 17, 2016
Conference Dates: October 31 - November 04, 2016


Syed Misbahuddin, Umm Al Qura University, Saudi Arabia.

Faisal K. Shaikh, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan.

Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, USA.

Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, Southeast University, Bangladesh.

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