We are happy to announce the following 5 workshops that complement the main conference as well provide a forum for researchers to discuss special interest areas within pervasive computing and communications.
Autonomic and opportunistic communications have recently emerged as an important new paradigm of networking. The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum between the autonomic and opportunistic communication communities to exchange ideas, discuss solutions, and share experiences among researchers, professionals, and application developers both from industry and academia. The synergies between autonomic and opportunistic communications & social networks studies and technologies are one of the primary interests of this year’s edition. Original papers addressing both theoretical and practical aspects of autonomic and opportunistic communications will be solicited. Papers describing prototype implementations and deployments will also be welcome.
- Hongyi Wu, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Konstantinos Oikonomou, Ionian University, Greece (email@example.com)
Welcome to D-SPAN 2010, the First International Workshop on Data Security and Privacy in Wireless Networks (D-SPAN). The workshop focuses on defining novel problems and developing novel techniques for data security and privacy issues in wireless and mobile networks. With the emergence of data-intensive wireless networks such as wireless sensor networks and data-centric mobile applications such as location-based services, the traditional boundaries between these three disciplines are blurring. This workshop solicits papers from two main categories: (1) papers that consider the security and privacy of data collection, transmission, storage, publishing, and sharing in wireless networks broadly defined, e.g., MANET, cellular, vehicular, ad hoc, cognitive, as well as sensor networks, and (2) papers that use data analytics techniques to address security and privacy problems in wireless networks. The workshop provides a venue for researchers to present new ideas with impact on three communities:wireless networks, databases, and security. All accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.
- Sajal K. Das, The University of Texas at Arlington and National Science Foundation
- Peng Ning, North Carolina State University
- Wade Trappe, Rutgers University
- Nan Zhang, The George Washington University
- Xiuzhen (Susan) Cheng, The George Washington University
The huge advances of wireless broadband technologies lay the foundation of a future where ubiquitous wireless network access will be anywhere at anytime. Wireless mesh networks are expected to be a key element of this future, and this workshop aims to bring together the technologist and researchers who share interest in the area of wireless mesh networks. Thus, we seek papers that address theoretical, experimental, and work in-progress at all layers of mesh networks, from application to physical layer.
- Albert Banchs, Univ. Carlos III of Madrid, Spain
- Raffaele Bruno, IIT-CNR, Italy
Recent advances in wearable computing, bioengineering, wireless sensors networks, mobile devices and wireless communications have paved the way to new definitions of e-health systems, moving from original telemedicine systems to the development of innovative medical solutions based on pervasive technologies. To make these systems a reality, satisfying main requirements of reliability and effectiveness, a strict interaction and cooperation among scientists of different research areas (from medical specialists to ICT researchers) is necessary. The workshop intends to provide a forum for the interaction of these different areas as an important chance to discuss novel solutions and understand what critical aspects have to be considered to provide effective E-health systems.
- Franca Delmastro, IIT-CNR, Italy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Alessandro Puiatti, SUPSI-DTI, Switzerland (email@example.com)
- Paolo Bonato, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, US (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Giovanni Pioggia, IFC-CNR, Italy (email@example.com)
Recently, in the attempt to integrate wireless sensor networks (WSN) in the fabric of human activities it has been recognized that it would be beneficial to augment WSN by actors. Actors may be simple static actuator devices (e.g., sprinklers) programmed to take immediate, one-shot, action in response to sensory input, or sophisticated entities such as mobile robots that are able to make complex decisions and take appropriate actions on themselves, sensors and/or the environment. Actors interconnect directly or through sensor nodes.
Wireless sensor and actor networks (WSAN) are indeed the confluence point where the traditional fields of WSN, robot networks and control theory meet. In WSAN, nodes collaborate to accomplish distributed sensing and actuation tasks. Leveraged by the control and mobility of actors, the networking process and applications embrace a whole new set of possibilities. For instance, actors may deploy, repair and relocate sensors to improve coverage, build routes and fix network partition to ensure data communication, change network topology to shape routing patterns and balance energy consumption, and respond to reported events in a timely and effective manner. The benefits are limited only by imagination. As an emerging research field, WSAN are in need of new networking techniques, by which they can fully exploit their particularities and potentials.
The International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks (WiSARN) has for stated goal to be a high-profile workshop that brings together state-of-the-art contributions on the design, specification, and implementation of architectures, algorithms and protocols for current and future applications of WSAN.
- Jiming Chen, Zhejiang University, China (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Hannes Frey, University of Paderburn, Germany (email@example.com)
- Xu Li, University of Ottawa, Canada (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Ivan Stojmenovic, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada (email@example.com)