[DistComp] CFP: IWSN'2012 in conjunction with DCOSS 2012
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Wed Jan 25 02:39:48 CST 2012
Third International Workshop on Interconnections of Wireless Sensor
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The Third International Workshop on Interconnections of Wireless Sensor
In conjunction with the 8th IEEE/ACM DCOSS 2011, 16-18 May 2012, Hangzhou,
- Djamel Djenouri, CERIST Research Centre, Algiers, Algeria.
Email: ddjenouri at mail.cerist.dz. URL: http://djenouri.googlepages.com
- Abdelouahid Derhab, CERIST Research Centre, Algiers, Algeria.
Email: aderhab at mail.cerist.dz. URL:
- Jianguo Ding, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
Email: jianguo.ding at ieee.org. URL: http://www.iet.ntnu.no/~jgding/
*Subject of the Workshop*
We lately witness a tremendous development in the wireless sensor
networking (WSN), which makes it possible to monitor, unobtrusively and for
long periods of time, the physical environment. Ensuring high connectivity
within the network is vital for real applications. Moreover, for many
applications, sensor networks cannot operate in complete isolation. There
must be a way enabling a monitoring entity or some end-users to gain access
to the data produced by the sensor network, and even to interact with a
particular sensor mote to activate/deactivate it, read the sensed values
instantaneously, fix some inner parameters, make dynamic code loading into
the mote, etc. By connecting the sensor network to an existing network
infrastructure such as a local-area network, a private intranet, mobile
network infrastructures, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and notably the
global internet, gaining remote access to the sensor network would be
The integration of RFID and WSN is one of the most promising technologies
that will play an important role in the emergence of Internet of the Things
(IoT). For example, in a healthcare application, RFID tags can be used to
track the elders, whereas the sensors are used to monitor the elders’
conditions. However, many questions need answers, and many challenges must
be tackled before such interconnection becomes effective. Suitability of IP
standards must be investigated, as well as the connection architecture. By
openly connect a sensor network to other networks, doors will be opened to
new vulnerabilities. An intruder would not need to gain physical access to
the network anymore, but he might remotely launch attacks. Security is thus
a very important aspect that must be considered. Routing, QoS, and
interoperability are also important and challenging issues in the new
Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is an emerging paradigm that
transmits events captured by low-end machines such as sensors and smart
meters, to high-end applications that translate the captured events into
meaningful information. Data generally flows from a machine over a wired,
wireless, or hybrid network and then through a gateway to a system where it
can be automatically reviewed and actions may be taken without any
interaction from an operator. M2M is used in a wide range of applications
such as remote e-healthcare, smart homes, utility management, and
Connecting different WSNs/part of a WSN is another issue that needs to be
considered. A WSN might get partitioned into distinct segments due to
battery exhaustion of sensors. Providing mechanisms to restore connectivity
by connecting those segments is of high importance, where an isolated
segment of sensor nodes that cannot reach its sink can exploit the
existence of a neighboring reachable WSN to deliver its sensed information.
This workshop is a forum for researchers, academics, and industrials to
debate the different issues related to the interconnection of wireless
sensor networks, and discuss relevant theoretical and practical solutions.
Topics of the workshop consist of all aspects related to WSN, with more
focus on the interconnection and integration of WSN to other networks, as
well as connectivity issues in WSNs. They include but are not limited to:
- Interconnection architecture aspects
- Connectivity, deployment, and relocation issues in WSNs
- Interconnection/Integration of WSN and RFID
- M2M communications
- IPv6/6LoWPAN in WSN
- Interconnecting sensor and actor networks
- Interconnecting WSN and fixed network
- Interconnecting WSN and mobile network (e.g., GSM, UAV; etc.)
- Interconnecting onboard vehicular sensors and fixed infrastructure
- Integration of Body area networks to WLAN and beyond
- Testdeds for integrated networks
- Security issues for interconnecting WSN and other networks.
- Fault-tolerance and dependability for interconnecting WSN and other
- Quality of Service (QoS) issues for interconnecting WSN and other
- Network, transport, and middleware protocols for interconnecting WSN
and other networks.
- Integrated applications and services for cross networks
- In-network processing and aggregation for interconnecting WSN and
- Location, synchronization and time services for interconnecting WSN
and other networks.
- Integration of sensor networks and web-based services
*Submission guidelines and policy
Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently
under review in any other conference or journal, and has not been
previously published. Papers are restricted to a maximum length of 6 pages,
including text, figures, and references. All papers will be peer reviewed.
Accepted and registered papers will appear in the conference proceedings.
At least one author of accepted papers is required to register and attend
the workshop to present the paper.
Papers should be prepared using the standard IEEE camera-ready template,
and submitted in pdf format. Papers should be submitted through easy chair
Paper submission deadline: March 01, 2012
Author notification: April 01, 2012
Camera-ready papers and author registration: April 30, 2012
Monica Aguilar Igartua, UPC, Barcelona, Spain
Antoine Bagula, Cape Town University, South Africa
Jose Maria Barcelo, UPC, Barcelona, Spain
Luca Caviglione, National Research Council (CNR), Italy
Abdelouahid Derhab, CERIST, Algiers, Algeria
Jianguo Ding, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
Djamel Djenouri, CERIST, Algiers, Algeria
Kalman Graffi, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Richard Holzer, Passau University, Germany
Michel Hurfin, INRIA, France
Shanshan Jiang, SINTEF, Norway
Anne Kayem, Cape Town University, South Africa
Thomas Lagkas, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Achour Mostefaoui, University of Rennes 1, France
Xinhui Wang, NTNU, Norway
Mohamed Younis, University of Maryland, USA
Yan Zhang, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Dr. Abdelouahid Derhab (research associate)
Department of Theories and Computer Engineering.
Center of Research on Scientific and Technical Information (CERIST)
Address: 5 Rue des 3 frères Aïssou Ben Aknoun BP 143 Algiers 16030 Algeria
Tel +213 21 91 62 05/08
Fax +213 21 91 21 26
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