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MASS 2016 : The 13th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems


When Oct 10, 2016 - Oct 13, 2016
Where Brasilia, Brazil
Submission Deadline Mar 25, 2016
Notification Due Jun 3, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 22, 2016

Call For Papers


The 13th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems

Brasilia, Brazil
October 10 - 13, 2016


Submission Deadline: April 09, 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Notification of Acceptance: June 17, 2016
Camera-ready version: July 22, 2016


The 13th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS 2016) will be held in Brasilia, Brazil, October 10-13, 2016. Wireless ad hoc communications, Internet of Things, and mobile computing have applications in a variety of environments, such as smart homes, hospitals, battlefields, and disaster-recovery operations. Wireless sensor and actuator networks are being deployed for enhancing industrial control processes and supply-chains, and for various forms of environmental monitoring. IEEE MASS 2016 is a three-track conference sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society. It aims at addressing research advances in mobile ad-hoc and sensor systems related to (i) algorithms and theory, (ii) systems, protocols, and applications, and (iii) experimental evaluation and testbeds, covering topics ranging from theoretical foundations to applications and testbed development.


Original, unpublished contributions are solicited in all aspects of mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), wireless sensor networks (WSNs) (including cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things), and mobile networking/computing, including theory, systems and applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Algorithmic aspects of MANETs and WSNs
Application Layer Protocols
Architectures of wired/wireless networks
Capacity planning and admission control
Clustering, topology control, coverage, and connectivity
Cognitive networking
Cooperative and cognitive communication
Cooperative sensing in WSNs
Compressive sensing technologies
Crowd-sourcing, participatory and social sensing
Cross layer design and optimization
Cyber-physical systems
Data gathering, fusion, and dissemination
Data transport and management in WSNs
Delay tolerant networks
Experiences, real-world applications and deployments
Handoff/mobility management and seamless
Internet/Cloud of Things
Key management and trust establishment
Localization and Location Based Services
MAC protocols, including 802.11, 802.15.4, UWB
MAC-layer design for ad hoc networks and WSNs
Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications
Measurements, experimental systems and test-beds
Mobile computing and networking Mobility management
Modeling, analysis and performance evaluation
Multi-channel, multi-radio and MIMO technologies
Network Layer protocols
Networked smartphone applications
Novel applications and architectures for WSNs
Operating systems and middleware support
Opportunistic networking
P2P, overlay, and content distribution
Power-aware architectures, algorithms, and protocols
QoS and Resource management
Reliability, resiliency and fault tolerance techniques
Resource management and wireless QoS provisioning
Robotic networks
Routing protocols, including unicast, multicast, broadcast, geocast
Security and privacy issues in ad hoc and sensor networks, and mobile networking
Smart grid
Smart healthcare
Smart transportation
Social networks using smartphones and sensors
Time synchronization
Topology control, coverage and connectivity issues
Vehicular networks and protocols
Wireless mesh networking

Keynote Speakers:
P. R. Kumar, Texas A&M University, USA
Kang G. Shin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Djamel Sadok, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil


General Chair:
Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

General Co-Chair:
Marcelo M. Carvalho, University of Brasilia, Brazil

Technical Program Chair:
Ravi Prakash, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Technical Program Vice-Chairs:
Antonio A. F. Loureiro, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Paolo Santi, IIT-CNR, Italy, and MIT-Fraunhofer Ambient Mobility, USA
Guojun Wang, Central South University, China

Workshop Chair:
Cintia Borges Margi, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Demo/Poster Chair:
Marco Spohn, Federal University of Fronteira Sul, Brazil

Finance and Registration Chair:
Zhen Jiang, West Chester University, USA

Publications Chair:
Dajin Wang, Montclair State University, USA

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs:
Priscila A. S. Barreto, University of Brasilia, Brazil
Paulo R. L. Gondim, University of Brasilia, Brazil

Publicity Chair:
Nadjib Aitsaadi, University Paris Est Creteil, France


Dharma Agrawal, University of Cincinnati, USA
Jie Wu, Temple University, USA
Kang Shin, University of Michigan, USA


Authors are invited to submit technical papers presenting original, unpublished research, not currently under review elsewhere. All submissions should be written in English with a maximum length of 9 single-spaced, double-column pages using 10pt size fonts on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, with a side margin of at least 1 inch, including all figures, tables, and references, in the PDF format. Authors must use the Manuscript Templates for IEEE Conference Proceedings. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by IEEE and will be presented at the conference. Based on reviews and TPC discussions, the TPC may choose to accept some papers as short papers (5 pages). For all papers, IEEE reserves the right to exclude the paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference. The conference will also include a poster and demo session.

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