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 second 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
  • Sensor network maintenance
  • Intelligent sensors and sensor networks  
  • Data management in sensor networks
  • Data and resource sharing in sensor networks 
  • Quality of Service in sensor networks
  • Sustainable sensor networks
  • Decision Support Systems for Sensor Networks
  • Virtual Environment for Supporting Sensor Networks
  • Sensor Networks on the Web
  • Sensor networks for a sustainable development
  • Autonomous/Intelligent social sensor networks
  • Autonomous/Intelligent sensor networks for supporting social networks
  • Sensor networks for an autonomous/intelligent management of spatial resources
  • Sensor networks for an autonomous/intelligent risk management
  • New sensor network applications


Nafaâ Jabeur (point of contact)
Computer Science Department, Dhofar University
Postal Code: 211
Salalah, Sultanate of Oman

Youssef Iraqi 
Computer Science Department, Dhofar University
Postal Code: 211
Salalah, Sultanate of Oman

Technical program committee
  • Bernard Moulin, Laval University, Canada
  • Duc Tran, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
  • Gregory S. Yovanof, Athens Information Technology, Greece
  • Gianluca Moro, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Hamdi Yahyaoui, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
  • Jiming Chen, Zhejiang University, China
  • Khalil El-Khatib, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
  • Michael Lauer, Goethe-Univ. Frankfurt, Germany
  • Mohamed Younis, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
  • Nabil Sahli, Dhofar University, Oman
  • Phil Graniero, University of Windsor, Canada
  • Stefano Avallone, University of Naples, Italy
  • Vasilis Friderikos, King's College London, UK
  • Zakaria Maamar, Zaid  University,  UAE
Submission guidlines

Submissions must be in an electronic form as PDF format. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 2 peer reviewers. Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. At least one author should attend the conference to present the paper.

Important dates
  • Submission deadline: July, 31 - 2009
  • Acceptance notification: September 05 - 2009
  • Camera ready papers: September 15 - 2009