Summary and topics

Thanks to technological advances, wired and wireless sensor networks are attracting an increasing attention that promotes their large-scale deployments in many applications, such as environmental monitoring, military surveillance, and scientific exploration. Continuous improvements are motivating works in addressing specific sensor network issues spanning hardware, network protocols, architecture, operating systems, and applications. Furthermore, emergent needs to fulfill a variety of heterogeneous requirements are highlighting the importance of multidisciplinary networks that control their processing and manage their resources by means of self-organizing techniques. These techniques particularly require sharing the decision-making process over hundreds of low-power, short lifetimes sensors. The achievement of this goal is still facing an urgent and challenging question on how to provide these spatially distributed sensors with reasonable autonomy that help them in performing the right action, at the right time for the sake of fulfilling current requirements while increasing the lifetime of the entire sensor network and guaranteeing reliable and enduring pathway communications. Automating the sensor network activities is also an urgent and challenging issue especially that commonly sensing devices are operating unattended in remote and hostile areas where manual maintenance is nearly impossible. Since predefined and late decisions do not help much in improving the efficiency of networked sensing devices, automation and autonomy are very important mechanisms in addressing upcoming developments that target multi-services, collaborating, or competing sensor networks. To reach these goals, the first International Workshop on Automated and Autonomous Sensor Networks is seeking novel ideas in the following topics that include, but not limited to:

  • Heterogeneous sensor networks
  • Multi-service sensor networks
  • Sensor network control
  • Automated sensing activities
  • Competing sensors or sensor networks
  • Collaborating sensors and sensor networks
  • Semantic-based management of sensor networks
  • Resource management in sensor networks
  • Context awareness in sensor networks
  • Self-organization and self-adaptation in sensor networks
  • New architectures and protocols for sensor networks
  • New sensor network applications
  • Sensor network maintenance
  • Intelligent sensors and sensor networks  
  • Data management in sensor networks
  • Data and resource sharing in sensor networks  

Chairs

Nafaâ Jabeur (point of contact)
Computer Science Department,
Dhofar University
Postal Code: 211
Salalah, Sultanate of Oman
Email: nafaa_jabeur@du.edu.om

Youssef Iraqi 
Computer Science Department,
Dhofar University
Postal Code: 211
Salalah, Sultanate of Oman
Email: y_iraqi@du.edu.om

Technical program committee

  • Phil Graniero, University of Windsor, Canada
  • Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Gianluca Moro, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Stefano Avallone, University of Naples, Italy
  • Nabil Sahli, Telematica Institute, Netherlands
  • Athanasios Gkelias, Imperial College, UK  
  • Khalil El-Khatib, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
  • Youssef Iraqi, Dhofar University, Oman
  • Gregory S. Yovanof, Athens Information Technology, Greece
  • Bernard Moulin, Laval University, Canada
  • Vasilis Friderikos, King's College London, UK
  • Michael Lauer, Goethe-University of Frankfurt, Germany
  • Nafaa Jabeur, Dhofar University, Oman

Submission guidelines

This Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF or MS Word files and should be uploaded using the conference website. Full paper submissions should be in ACM format with a limit of 6 pages. Papers that fail to comply with length limit will be rejected. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 independent reviewers of the PC. Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or challenging positions on important emergent topics. At least one author should attend the workshop to present the paper. The conference Proceedings will be indexed by ACM Digital Libraries and published with an ISBN.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: August 17th 2008
  • Acceptance notification: September 07th 2008
  • Camera ready papers: September 17th 2008