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LOCAN 2009 : The 5th International Workshop on Localized Communication and Topology Protocols for Ad hoc Networks


When Dec 14, 2009 - Dec 16, 2009
Where Wu Yi Mountain, China
Submission Deadline Sep 1, 2009
Notification Due Oct 1, 2009
Final Version Due Oct 15, 2009
Categories    communications   networking

Call For Papers

LOCAN 2009
The 5th International Workshop on Localized Communication
and Topology Protocols for Ad hoc Networks

In conjunction with MSN, 14-16, Dec. 2009
Wu Yi Mountain, China

Subject and Purpose of the Workshop

This workshop covers comprehensively the algorithmic issues in the hot area of ad hoc and sensor networking. In particular, sensor networks are currently recognized as one of the priority research areas and research activities are booming recently.

The workshop scope includes network layer problems like data communication (routing, QoS-routing, geocasting, multicasting, broadcasting, etc.) and topology control (neighbor discovery, power adjustment, neighbor elimination, etc.). The main paradigm shift is to apply localized (or greedy) schemes as opposed to existing protocols requiring global information. Localized algorithms are distributed algorithms where simple local node behavior achieves a desired global objective. Localized protocols provide scalable solutions, that is, solutions for wireless networks with an arbitrary number of nodes, which is the main goal of this plan. Sensor and rooftop/mesh networks, for instance, have hundreds or thousands of nodes.

The objective of the workshop is to present state of the art research results on data communication and topology control in rapidly growing area of ad hoc and sensor networks, with emphasizes on localized techniques

Topics of Interest

We are seeking papers that describe original and unpublished contributions addressing various aspects of ad hoc networking.
Possible topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Medium access control for ad hoc networks
* Analytical, mobility and validation models for ad hoc networks
* Hybrid networks and wireless Internet
* Security in ad hoc networks
* Data management, query processing, and data delivery in sensor
* Unicast routing, multicasting, and broadcasting in ad hoc networks
* Geocasting and anycasting in ad hoc networks
* Energy-efficient and bandwidth-efficient protocols for ad hoc networks
* Quality of service in medium access control and routing
* Topology construction and maintenance in ad hoc networks
* Neighborhood discovery and mobility management in ad hoc networks
* Localized protocols for duty-cycled sensor networks
* Auto-configuration and network formation protocols and algorithms
* Relative positioning algorithms
* Lower bounds on information exchange required for localized solutions
* Network graph properties supporting localized protocols
* Worst and average case analysis on the deviation from optimal


Papers must not exceed 8 single-spaced and two-column pages using at least 10 point size type on 8.5 x 11 inches pages. See style files, author guidelines and instructions at the conference website. Accepted papers will be included in the MSN main proceedings and will be published by the IEEE Press and EI-indexed.

At least one author of each accepted paper must be registered for the conference in order for that paper to appear in the proceedings and to be scheduled for presentation.

Authors are requested to submit their papers (PDF format) through EasyChair "". For submission-related questions, please contact program co-chairs.

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission: September 1, 2009
Acceptance Notification: October 1, 2009
Camera Ready Manuscript Due: October 15, 2009

General Co-Chairs

David Simplot-Ryl, Univ. Lille 1 and INRIA Lille-Nord Europe, France Ivan Stojmenovic, SITE, University of Ottawa, Canada

Program Co-Chairs

Nathalie Mitton, INRIA Lille-Nord Europe, France
Xu Li, SITE, University of Ottawa, Canada

Publicity Chair

Hannes Frey, University of Paderborn, Germany

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