Tuesday, February 15, 2011

[DMANET] ALGOSENSORS 2011 - Call for Papers



7th International Symposium on Algorithms for Sensor Systems, Wireless Ad
Hoc Networks and Autonomous Mobile Entities

September 8-9, 2011, Saarbruecken, Germany; to be held in conjunction with


BROADENED SCOPE. Starting from 2011, ALGOSENSORS broadens its thematic
scope, keeping its focus on sensor networks, but also including other
related types of ad hoc wireless networks, such as mobile networks, radio
networks and distributed systems of robots.


- 2 Tracks (NEW from 2011):

Track A: Sensor Networks

Track B: Ad hoc Wireless and Mobile Systems

- 2 days event duration

- Proceedings by Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)

- Special Issue on best papers by the Theoretical Computer Science (TCS)


Chair: Sotiris Nikoletseas, U. of Patras and CTI, Greece
Track A Chair: Pekka Orponen, Aalto U., Finland
Track B Chair: Thomas Erlebach, U. of Leicester, UK


Paper submission: June 21, 2011
Notification: July 29, 2011
Camera-ready for pre-proceedings: August 15, 2011
Symposium: September 8-9, 2011
Camera-ready copy for post-proceedings: October 10, 2011

PROCEEDINGS: Accepted papers will be published in full text in hardcopy
post-proceedings, in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series
of Springer Verlag. Submissions may be considered for a two-page brief
announcement in case not accepted as a full text; authors who wish their
paper to be considered for both full paper and brief announcement tracks
should indicate this fact on the front page.

TCS JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE: As in previous years, selected high-quality
papers will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the
Theoretical Computer Science (TCS) Journal.

SCOPE AND TOPICS: Wireless ad-hoc sensor networks have recently become a
very active research subject due to their high potential of providing
diverse services to numerous important applications, including remote
monitoring and tracking in environmental applications and low maintenance
ambient intelligence in everyday life. The effective and efficient
realization of such large scale, complex ad-hoc networking environments
requires intensive, coordinated technical research and development
efforts, especially in power aware, scalable, robust wireless distributed
protocols, due to the unusual application requirements and the severe
resource constraints of the sensor devices. On the other hand, a solid
foundational background seems necessary for sensor networks to achieve
their full potential. It is a challenge for abstract modeling, algorithmic
design and analysis to achieve provably efficient, scalable and
fault-tolerant realizations of such huge, highly-dynamic, complex,
non-conventional networks. Features including the extremely large number
of sensor devices in the network, the severe power, computing and memory
limitations, their dense, random deployment and frequent failures, pose
new interesting abstract modeling, algorithmic design, analysis and
implementation challenges of great practical impact. ALGOSENSORS aims to
bring together research contributions related to diverse algorithmic and
complexity theoretic aspects of wireless sensor networks.

Starting from 2011, ALGOSENSORS broadens its thematic scope, keeping its
focus on sensor networks, but also including other related types of ad hoc
wireless networks, such as mobile networks, radio networks and distributed
systems of robots.

Contributions solicited cover the algorithmic issues in a variety of
topics including, but not limited to:

- Wireless Network Models
- Virtual Infrastructures
- Data Propagation and Routing
- Multicast and Broadcast
- Obstacle Avoidance
- Infrastructure Discovery
- Ad-hoc Deployment/Topology Control
- Fault Tolerance and Dependability
- Multi-hop Throughput Optimization
- Scheduling and Load Balancing
- Energy Management and Power Saving Schemes
- Dynamic Networks
- Adaptiveness and Self-organization
- Resource-efficient Distributed Computing
- Communication Protocols
- Medium Access Control
- Localization and Location Tracking
- Mobile Robotic Systems and Autonomous Agents
- Game Theoretic Aspects
- Cryptography, Security and Trust

HOW TO SUBMIT: Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting
original research in the topics related to the Symposium. The Track the
paper is submitted to should be clearly identified at the front page.
Authors should select a Track based on the type of network that is
studied in the paper or for which the results in the paper are most
relevant. The Program Committee reserves the right to move papers
between Tracks in order to ensure a fair evaluation. Simultaneous
submission to other conferences is not allowed. Papers should
not exceed twelve (12) pages of text using at least 11 point size type,
including references, figures, tables, etc., preferably formatted in the
LNCS style. Additional material may be added in a clearly marked Appendix
to be read at the discretion of the Program Committee Members. Authors
must submit their papers electronically via the Web page:
http://www.algosensors.org/algosensors11/. All papers will be peer
reviewed, and comments will be provided to the authors. Authors need
to ensure that for each accepted paper at least one author will
attend the symposium.
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