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[PVS] [Researchers] IEEE Globecom 2008: Ad Hoc,Sensor and Mesh Networking Symposium

IEEE Globecom 2008: Ad Hoc, Sensor and Mesh Networking Symposium

November 30th- December 4th, 2008
New Orleans, LA, USA

Deadline: March 15th, 2008
TPC Co-Chairs:
Prof. Azzedine Boukerche, University of Ottawa, boukerch@site.uottawa.ca
Prof. Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, rboutaba@uwaterloo.ca
Prof. Nirwan Ansari, New Jersey Institute of Technology,
Prof. Nidal Nasser, University of Guelph, nasser@cis.uoguelph.ca


Multi-hop wireless Ad Hoc and sensor networks are self-organizing systems
formed by co-operating nodes within communication range of each other that
form temporary networks. Ad hoc wireless networks allow anywhere, anytime
network connectivity with complete lack of control, ownership, and
regulatory influence. The last few years have witnessed a wealth of research
ideas on ad hoc and sensor networks that are moving rapidly into
commercialization and standardization. Such networks can be randomly and
rapidly deployed and reconfigured and easily tailored to specific
applications including entertainment, civilian, military, etc. Moreover, an
ad hoc architecture is highly robust to node failure and can provide a
high-level of fault tolerance due to nodal redundancy and its distributed
nature. Furthermore, energy efficiency can be achieved through multi-hop
routing communication. Bandwidth reuse can also benefit from dividing the
single long range hop to multiple short hops with each hop having a shorter
range. Several challenges face are standing in the way to achieving
ubiquitous deployment of ad hoc and sensor networks. These include variable
topology, device heterogeneity, limited power supply and the lack of
effective energy-efficient design, lack of QoS and application support, etc.

This symposium aims at providing a forum for sharing ideas among researchers
and practitioners working on state-of-the-art solutions to the challenges
above. We are seeking papers that describe original and unpublished
contributions addressing various aspects of ad hoc and sensor networks.


All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length
of five (5) printed pages (10-point font) including figures, without
incurring additional page charges (maximum 1 additional page). Standard
IEEE Transactions templates for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats found at

Alternatively you can follow the sample instructions in template.pdf at
Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process and all
submissions must be done through EDAS at http://edas.info/

Topics of Interest

 You are invited to submit original technical papers covering but not
limited to
the following topics.

. Applications and Evolutions of Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Mesh Networks
. Autonomic Networking
. Wireless, Ad Hoc, and Sensor Devices
. Physical Layer Design of Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Mesh Networks
. Frequency and Channel Allocation Algorithms
. Topology Control and Management
. Algorithms and Modeling for Localization, Target Tracking, and Mobility
. Architectures of Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing
. MAC Protocols for Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Mesh Networks
. QoS Provisioning in Medium Access Control and Routing for Ad Hoc and Mesh
. Analytical, Mobility, and Validation Models for Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Mesh
. Performance Evaluation and Modeling of Mobile, Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Mesh
. Integrated Simulation and Measurement based Evaluation of Ad Hoc and
Sensor Systems
. New Simulation Languages, Methodologies, and Tools for Wireless Systems
. Analysis of Correctness and Efficiency of Protocols
. Data Management, Data Aggregation, Data Dissemination, and Query
. Cryptography and Security Issues in Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
. Distributed Algorithms
. Pricing Modeling and Solutions
. Pervasive and Wearable Computing
. Co-existence Issues of Hybrid Networks
. Energy Saving and Power Control Protocols for Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Mesh
. Resource Management Algorithms in Mobile, wireless Ad Hoc and Mesh
. Synchronization and Scheduling Issues in Mobile and Ad Hoc Networks
. Service Discovery for Wireless Ad Hoc, Mesh, and Sensor Networks
. Cross-layer Design and Interactions
. Mobile Service and QoS Management for Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
. Survivability and Reliability Evaluation and Modeling for Ad Hoc, Sensor,
and Mesh Networks
. Ubiquitous and Mobile Access for Wireless Mesh Networks
. Security and Privacy Issues for Wireless Ad Hoc, Mesh, and Sensor Networks 

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