wwasn2010-logo The Seventh Workshop on Wireless Ad hoc and Sensor Networks WWASN2010

A full day workshop held on Friday, June 25, 2010, in conjunction with the ICDCS 2010
The 30th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
June 21-25, 2010 in Genoa, Italy

This workshop covers the area of ad hoc networking, from physical issues up to application aspects. In particular, it will cover physical, data link, network and transport layers, as well as applications, security, simulation and power management issues in sensor, local area, personal, and mobile ad hoc networks. It is the goal of this workshop to review ad hoc protocols and models and to reflect the latest in the state of the art in ad hoc networks. It seeks to provide up to date information on research and development activities in the rapidly growing area of ad hoc networks. The workshop will also address sensor networks, vehicular access networks, and other emerging ad hoc wireless networks, including (but not limited to) the issues related to:

Selected best papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks journal.

Submission details

Papers should be submitted via email to workshop co-chairs. Papers should be submitted as PDF files, using the IEEE Computer Society proceedings or equivalent format (two column, 10 point, single-spaced, US Letter, no margin smaller than one inch). Include an abstract, five to ten keywords, technical area(s) most relevant to your paper, and the corresponding author's e-mail address. Number each page in the manuscript. While there are no page length restrictions on the length of submitted papers, please note that the paper length for accepted papers should not exceed ten (10) pages with up to two (2) additional pages for which extra page charge will apply.

IMPORTANT: For each accepted paper, authors are required to submit at least one full registration for the ICDCS2010 conference. Accepted papers supported by at least one full registration will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press as part of the proceedings of ICDCS'2010 workshops.


Manuscript Submission January 29, 2010
Acceptance Notification February 22, 2010
Final Manuscript Due at IEEE as per IEEE instructions

General Chairs

David Simplot-Ryl Ivan Stojmenović
IRCICA/LIFL, Univ. Lille 1, France SITE, University of Ottawa, Canada
http://www.lifl.fr/~simplot/ http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~ivan/

Program Co-Chairs

Vojislav B. Mišić Symeon Papavassiliou
Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada National Technical University of Athens, Greece
http://www.scs.ryerson.ca/~vmisic/ http://www.netmode.ntua.gr/papavass/

Program committee

Abdolreza Abhari, Ryerson University, Canada
Habib M. Ammari, Hofstra University, USA
Lin Cai, University of Victoria, Canada
Ling-Jyh Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Ho Ting Cheng, University of Waterloo, Canada
Yuanzhu Peter Chen, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Yu Cheng, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Aysegül Cuhadar, Carleton University, Canada
Hannes Frey, Universität Paderborn, Germany
François Ingelrest, EPFL, Switzerland
Vasileios Karyotis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Ibrahim Korpeoglu, Bilkent University, Turkey
Ming Li, Oracle Corp., USA
Hai Liu, Hong Kong Baptist University, China
Nathalie Mitton, INRIA, France
Uyen Trang Nguyen, York University, Canada
Sotiris Nikoletseas, University of Patras, Greece
Jianping Pan, University of Victoria, Canada
Petar Popovski, Aalborg University, Denmark
Antonio Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy
Sahra Sedigh, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Natalia Stakhanova, University of New Brunswick, Canada
Suleyman Uludag, University of Michigan-Flint, USA
Natalija Vlajic, York University, Canada
Ping Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Isaac Woungang, Ryerson University, Canada
Gang Zhou, College of William and Mary, USA

Final Program

Welcome Address (9.00-9.15)

Session I: Communication protocols for ad hoc networks (

Simulative Evaluation of Adaptive Jamming Detection in Wireless Multi-hop Networks
Nils Aschenbruck, Elmar Gerhards-Padilla, and Peter Martini, University of Bonn, Germany

W-Coolstreaming a protocol for collaborative data streaming for wireless networks
Roberto Beraldi, Marco Galiffa, and Hussein Alnuweiri, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy, and TAMUQ, Doha, Qatar

The Insecurity of Time-of-Arrival Distance-Ranging in IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networks
Steve Glass, Vallipuram Muthukkumarasamy and Marius Portmann, NICTA, Brisbane, Australia; Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia; and University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Carrier-based Coverage Augmentation in Wireless Sensor and Robot Networks
Rafael Falcon, Xu Li, and Amiya Nayak, SITE, University of Ottawa, Canada

Coffee Break (11.00-11.15)

Session II: Routing I (11.15-12.30)

Scalability and robustness of topology dissemination schemes in ad-hoc routing protocols
Raquel Morera, Anthony McAuley, Telcordia, USA

Mobile Software Agents for Wireless Network Mapping and Dynamic Routing
Hamzeh Khazaei, Jelena Mišić, and Vojislav B. Mišić, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada and2Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

A bio-inspired distributed routing protocol for wireless sensor networks: performance evaluation
Maurizio Paone, Angelo Cucinotta, Antonino Longo Minnolo, Luca Paladina, and Antonio Puliafito, University of Messina, Italy

Lunch (12.30-14.00)

Session III: Routing II (14.00-15.45)

A Cooperative Framework for Reliable Multicast Forwarding in Mobile Ad hoc Networks
Giuseppe Araniti, Massimo Condoluci, Antonella Molinaro, Antonio Iera, DIMET, University “Mediterranea” of Reggio Calabria, Italy

Reliable Routing Protocols in Vehicular Ad hoc Networks
Gongjun Yan, Nathalie Mitton, and Xu Li, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, and INRIA, Lille, France

Improved Scheme for Adaptive Gateway Discovery in Hybrid MANET
A. J. Yuste, A. Triviño, F. D. Trujillo, and E. Casilari, Universidad de Málaga, Spain

Identification of Stable Links in MANETs
A. Triviño-Cabrera, J. García de la Nava Ruiz, and E. Casilari, Universidad de Málaga, Spain

Closing (15.45-16.00)


During ICDCS-2003 (Providence, RI), Ivan Stojmenovic and Jingyuan Zhang have organized a workshop called MWN (Workshop on Mobile and Wireless Networks). A total of 60 papers from 17 different countries had been submitted to the workshop. A total of 32 papers were selected for presentation. Approximately half of the papers were dealing with wireless ad hoc networks, which is why subsequent workshops were focusing specifically on wireless ad hoc networks.

WWAN2004 was held during ICDCS-2004 (Tokyo, Japan); it was organized by David Simplot-Ryl and Ivan Stojmenovic. In response to the Call for Papers, 42 papers from 20 different countries had been submitted, 21 of which were selected for presentation at WWAN 2004.

WWAN2005 was held during ICDCS-2005 (Columbus, OH); it was organized by David Simplot-Ryl and Ivan Stojmenovic. In response to the Call for Papers, thirty papers from twelve different countries had been submitted, and twelve best ones have been selected for inclusion in the workshop.

WWASN2006 was held in conjunction with ICDCS2006 in Lisbon, Portugal, with 13 papers accepted out of 26 submitted; it added Sensor Networks as one of its main foci. In addition to the more traditional areas of routing, topology control, and coverage, the scope of the submissions has also included issues related to mobility, applications, and security.

WWASN2007 was held in conjunction with ICDCS2007 in Toronto, ON, with 12 papers accepted out of 33 submissions. It also featured a keynote speech by Dr. Sharokh Valaee of University of Toronto.

WWASN2008 was held during ICDCS2008 in Beijing, China, with 15 papers accepted out of 33 submissions.

WWASN2009 was held during ICDCS2009 in Montreal, Canada, in June 2009, with 17 papers accepted out of 37 submissions.


Send questions or comments to workshop co-chairs.