Satellite Workshop: MSWSN
Mobility and Scalability in Wireless Sensor Networks
San Francisco, 18th June, 2006

In the recent years wireless sensor networks has advanced from a pure academic research to industry serving the market's demand for numerous  application scenarios. This workshop gives a podium for new concepts and algorithms.  Interesting examples are the use of sensor networks in mobile scenarios, the use of hybrid sensor networks in commercial solutions (e.g. sensor networks combined with ad hoc networks), and the use of smart or directed antennae, multiple frequencies, or other transmission media.

This workshop presents recent developments in the context of Wireless Sensor Networks with special (yet not exclusive) focus on algorithmic aspects concerning
  • Mobility
  • Scalability
  • Lifetime
  • Heterogeneity
in wireless sensor networks.

The workshops consists of  invited talks of renown researchers (t.b.a.) in the field of wireless sensor networks and short papers (two pages) containing concept papers and announcements.

Short papers can be submitted and will be peer-reviewed by the  program committee with researchers working in the field of wireless
sensor networks mostly from academia, and some from industry (call for short papers).

San Francisco: Photographer Andreas Jakoby
This workshop will be held as a one-day satellite workshop of the 2006 International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS '06) and will take place in the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, Union Square, San Francisco during June 18 - 20, 2006.


Christian Schindelhauer
Univ. of Freiburg, Germany


Christian Schindelhauer
Univ. of  Freiburg, Germany

Holger Karl
Univ. of Paderborn, Germany

Klaus Volbert
iSS GmbH, Essen, Germany

March 15, 2006 Short paper submission deadline - 2 pages - mail to schindel@upb.de
April 01, 2006 Notification of Acceptance/Rejection (short papers)
April 15, 2006 Camera-Ready Paper Due (12 pages for invited talks and short papers) - mail to schindel@upb.de

  • Page limit:
    • 12 pages for papers of invited talks. Deadline for the camera-ready version: April 15th 
    • 2 pages for short papers (submission deadline March 15, 2006)
    • 12 pages for final version of short papers. Deadline for the camera-ready verison: April 15th
  • Invited papers and accepted short papers for the DCOSS satellite workshops are included in a separate proceedings in full text, to be published by a major publisher in Greece (CTI Press/Ellinika Grammata). The deadline for the camera-ready version is April 15th
  • Please use the following template  (poster.tex) and the LaTeX style (ctistyle.cls) for your  contribution.
  • Short papers:
    • Submit your short paper as PDF-document via e-mail to schindel@upb.de before or on March 15.
    • After acceptance send your sources of your camera-ready version via e-mail to schindel@upb.de before or on April 15th.
    • At least one of the authors of an accepted short paper must present the paper at the workshop.
  • Papers for invited talks:
    • If you wish to submit a paper, send your source files and a compiled PDF-file to schindel@upb.de before or on April 15th.

  • Autonomous mobile networks overlaid on public transportation networks, G. Sampath and J. TenEyck
  • Mobility Management in Sensor Networks, Muneeb Ali, Thiemo Voigt, and Zartash Afzal Uzmi
  • Intelligent Hierarchical Cluster-Based Routing, Abdul W. Matin and Sajid Hussain


SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2006
Christian Schindelhauer, Chair
9:00 - 11:00 SESSION 1: MOBILITY

Invited Talk: Keith J. O’Hara (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Mobility and Pervasiveness in Physical Computing Systems
joint work with Tucker Balch (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Mobility Management in Sensor Networks
Muneeb Ali (Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan), Thiemo Voigt (Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Kista, Sweden), Zartash Afzal Uzmi (Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan)

Autonomous Mobile Networks Overlaid on Public Transportation Networks
G. Sampath (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA), J. TenEyck (Marist College, Poughkeepsie, USA)

11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15  - 12:30 SESSION 2: SCALABILITY

Invited Talk: Sándor Fekete (Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany)
Algorithmic Aspects of Large Sensor Networks
joint work with Alexander Krüller (Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany), Dennis Pfisterer, Stefan Fischer (University of Lübeck, Germany)

Intelligent Hierarchical Cluster-Based Routing
Abdul W. Matin, Sajid Hussain (Jodrey School of Computer Science, Wolfville, Canada)

12:30  - 2:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm SESSION 3: LIFETIME

Invited Talk: Sotiris Nikoletseas (Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Patras, Greece)
Adaptive Power Saving for Heterogeneous Sensor Networks with Incremental Deployment

Invited Talk: Jun Luo (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), School of Computer and Communication Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland)
Mobility to Improve the Lifetime of Wireless Sensor Networks: Theory and Practice
joint work with Jean-Pierre Hubaux (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), School of Computer and Communication Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland)

4:00 pm -  4:15 pm Coffee Break
4:15 pm -  5:30 pm SESSION 4: PANEL DISCUSSION


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