The Tenth Workshop on Wireless Ad hoc and Sensor Networks WWASN2013

A full day workshop held in conjunction with the ICDCS 2013
The 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
July 08 -11, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA

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 the rapidly growing field of sensor networks, including (but not limited to) the issues related to their topology, routing, performance, data gathering and filtering, energy efficiency, and mobility.

The submitted articles will be carefully reviewed for quality and relevance. Each article will be reviewed by experts of the same topic. In the selection process, a comprehensive coverage will be sought, covering the most important topics such as (but not limited 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. Page limit for workshops is 6 pages; up to 1 extra page can be included at a charge of $150.

IMPORTANT: For each accepted paper, authors are required to submit at least one full registration for the ICDCS2013 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'2013 workshops.


Manuscript Submission

February 15, 2013

Acceptance Notification

March 7, 2013

Final Manuscript Due at IEEE

April 1, 2013

General Chair

Ivan Stojmenović

SITE, University of Ottawa, Canada


Program Co-Chairs

Kui Wu

Vojislav B. Mišić

University of Victoria, BC, Canada

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada



Program committee

Anna Maria Vegni, Universita Roma Tre, Rome, Italy
Burak Kantarci, University of Ottawa, Canada
Vassilis Karyotis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Ibrahim Korpeoglu, Bilkent University, Turkey
Lin Cai, University of Victoria, Canada
Ling-Jyh Chen, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Melike Erol Kantarci, University of Ottawa, Canada
Milena Radenkovic, University of Notttingham, UK
Nathalie Mitton, INRIA, France
Octavia Dobre, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Reza Malekian, University of Information Science and Technology St. Paul the Apostle, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia

Workshop Program

Keynote: Machine-Type Communications over LTE Cellular Networks
Prof. Jelena Mišić,Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada

Keynote: Sensor network in the car: challenges and opportunities (cancelled)
Dr. Lei Rao, General Motors, USA

Session 1: Fundamentals

Distributed Multi-Hop Network Association in Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Networks
Hyung-Sin Kim, Jae-Seok Bang, and Yong-Hwan Lee
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Multi-Path Routing and Stream Scheduling with Spatial Multiplexing and Interference Cancellation in MIMO Networks
Bo Zhang, Xiaohua Jia, Kan Yang, and Ruitao Xie
City University of Hong Kong, China

Energy-Efficient Clustering in IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Sensor Networks
Hamidreza Tavakoli, Jelena Mišić, Majid Naderi, and Vojislav B. Mišić
Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, and Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada

Energy-Efficient Protocol for Extending Battery Life in Wireless Sensor Networks
Qian Zhao, Yukikazu Nakamoto, and Zulfazli Hussin
University of Hyogo, Kobe, Japan

Keynote 2: Machine to Machine communication: The Next Step
Prof. Jelena
Mišić, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Session 2: Applications

Using Directional Antenna for Continuous Moving Object Tracking in WSN with Uncovered Holes
Zhefeng Sun and Huan Li
Beihang University, Beijing, China

A Prototype Wireless Sensor Network for Precision Agriculture
Jonathan Jao, Bo Sun, and Kui Wu
Lamar University, Beaumont, TX, and University of Victoria, BC, Canada

AODV and OLSR Routing Protocols in MANET
Reza Malekian and Aleksandar Karadimce
University of Information Science and Technology "St. Paul the Apostle," Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia

SmartParcel: A Collaborative Data Sharing Framework for Mobile Operating Systems
Bhanu Kaushik, HonggangZhang, Xinwen Fu, Benyuan Liu, and Jie Wang
University of Massachussetts, Lowell, MA, and Fordham University, Bronx, NY


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.

WWASN2010 was held during ICDCS2010 in Genoa, Italy, with 12 papers accepted out of 30+ submissions.

WWASN2011 was held during ICDCS2011 in Minneapolis, MN, with 9 papers accepted from nearly 30 submissions, and a keynote speech by Dr. Tian He from University of Minnesota.

WWASN2012 was held during ICDCS2012 in Macau, China, with 12 papers accepted from over 30 submissions, and a keynote speech by Prof. Weijia Jia from City University of Hong Kong, China.


Send questions or comments to workshop co-chairs.