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IWSN 2012 : Interconnections of Wireless Sensor Networks


When May 18, 2012 - May 18, 2012
Where Hangzhou, China
Submission Deadline Mar 15, 2012
Notification Due Apr 7, 2012
Final Version Due Apr 30, 2012
Categories    wireless sensor networks   wireless networks   wireless communications   sensor networks

Call For Papers

The Third International Workshop on Interconnections of Wireless Sensor Networks IWSN'12
In Conjunction with IEEE DCOSS
18 May 2012, Hangzhou, China


Subject of the Workshop:
We lately witness a tremendous development in the wireless sensor networking (WSN), which makes it possible to monitor, unobtrusively and for long periods of time, the physical environment. Ensuring high connectivity within the network is vital for real applications. Moreover, for many applications, sensor networks cannot operate in complete isolation. There must be a way enabling a monitoring entity or some end-users to gain access to the data produced by the sensor network, and even to interact with a particular sensor mote to activate/deactivate it, read the sensed values instantaneously, fix some inner parameters, make dynamic code loading into the mote, etc. By connecting the sensor network to an existing network infrastructure such as a local-area network, a private intranet, mobile network infrastructures, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and notably the global internet, gaining remote access to the sensor network would be straightforward.

The integration of RFID and WSN is one of the most promising technologies that will play an important role in the emergence of Internet of the Things (IoT). For example, in a healthcare application, RFID tags can be used to track the elders, whereas the sensors are used to monitor the elders’ conditions. However, many questions need answers, and many challenges must be tackled before such interconnection becomes effective. Suitability of IP standards must be investigated, as well as the connection architecture. By openly connect a sensor network to other networks, doors will be opened to new vulnerabilities. An intruder would not need to gain physical access to the network anymore, but he might remotely launch attacks. Security is thus a very important aspect that must be considered. Routing, QoS, and interoperability are also important and challenging issues in the new heterogeneous systems.

Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is an emerging paradigm that transmits events captured by low-end machines such as sensors and smart meters, to high-end applications that translate the captured events into meaningful information. Data generally flows from a machine over a wired, wireless, or hybrid network and then through a gateway to a system where it can be automatically reviewed and actions may be taken without any interaction from an operator. M2M is used in a wide range of applications such as remote e-healthcare, smart homes, utility management, and industrial automation.

Connecting different WSNs/part of a WSN is another issue that needs to be considered. A WSN might get partitioned into distinct segments due to battery exhaustion of sensors. Providing mechanisms to restore connectivity by connecting those segments is of high importance, where an isolated segment of sensor nodes that cannot reach its sink can exploit the existence of a neighboring reachable WSN to deliver its sensed information.

This workshop is a forum for researchers, academics, and industrials to debate the different issues related to the interconnection of wireless sensor networks, and discuss relevant theoretical and practical solutions.


Topics of the workshop consist of all aspects related to WSN, with more focus on the interconnection and integration of WSN to other networks, as well as connectivity issues in WSNs. They include but are not limited to:

Interconnection architecture aspects
Connectivity, deployment, and relocation issues in WSNs
Interconnection/Integration of WSN and RFID
M2M communications
Interconnecting sensor and actor networks
Interconnecting WSN and fixed network
Interconnecting WSN and mobile network (e.g., GSM, UAV; etc.)
Interconnecting onboard vehicular sensors and fixed infrastructure (V2I)
Integration of Body area networks to WLAN and beyond
Testdeds for integrated networks
Security issues for interconnecting WSN and other networks.
Fault-tolerance and dependability for interconnecting WSN and other networks.
Quality of Service (QoS) issues for interconnecting WSN and other networks.
Network, transport, and middleware protocols for interconnecting WSN and other networks.
Integrated applications and services for cross networks
In-network processing and aggregation for interconnecting WSN and other networks.
Location, synchronization and time services for interconnecting WSN and other networks.
Integration of sensor networks and web-based services

Submission guidelines and policy:

Submitted papers must represent original material that is not currently under review in any other conference or journal, and has not been previously published. Papers are restricted to a maximum length of 6 pages, including text, figures, and references. All papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted and registered papers will appear in the conference proceedings. At least one author of accepted papers is required to register and attend the workshop to present the paper.
Papers should be prepared using the standard IEEE camera-ready template, and submitted in pdf format. Papers should be submitted through easy chair system:

Important Dates:

Paper submission deadline: March 01, 2012
Author notification: April 01, 2012
Camera-ready papers and author registration: April 30, 2012

General Co-Chairs
- Djamel Djenouri, CERIST Research Centre, Algiers, Algeria.
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- Abdelouahid Derhab, CERIST Research Centre, Algiers, Algeria.
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- Jianguo Ding, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
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