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CFP for Ad Hoc, Sensor and Mesh Networking Symposium (AHSM)

bulletB CFP for Symposium Co-Chairs

  • Azzedine Boukerche
    PARADISE Research Laboratory, SITE, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Ehab Elmallah
    University of Alberta, Canada
  • Nei Kato
    Graduate School of Information Sciences, Department of Electrical Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Xinbing Wang
    Shaghai Jiaotong University, China
  • Jun Zheng
    Southeast University, China

bulletB Scope and Motivation

The field of ad-hoc, sensor and mesh networking is re-emerging amid unprecedented growth in the scale and diversity of computer networking. In recent years, ad hoc and sensor networks have enjoyed a tremendous rise in popularity. The continued miniaturization of mobile computing devices and the extraordinary rise of processing power available in mobile laptop computers combine to put more and better computer-based applications into the hands of a growing segment of the population.
A Mobile ad-hoc network (MANET) is a system of wireless mobile nodes dynamically self organizing in arbitrary and temporary network topologies. People and vehicles can thus be internetworked in areas without a pre-existing communication infrastructure, or when the use of such infrastructure requires wireless extension. Therefore, such networks are designed to operate in widely varying environments, from military networks (with hundreds of nodes) to low-power sensor networks and other embedded systems. Dynamic topologies, bandwidth constraints, energy-constrained operations, wireless vulnerabilities, and limited physical security are among the characteristics that differentiate mobile ad hoc networks from fixed multi-hop networks.
There is a growing number of real applications using wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, and they are being taken seriously by the industries. These applications include, among others, emergency preparedness and response operations, decision making in the battlefield and data acquisition operations. Sensor networks have already entered many aspects of our lives. Wireless sensors can be deployed in almost any hostile and harsh weather environments. As a result, the last few years have witnessed a wealth of research ideas on ad hoc and sensor networks that are moving rapidly into commercialization and standardization.
As wireless nodes proliferate and as applications using Internet become familiar to a wider class of customers, those customers will expect to use networking applications even in situations where the Internet itself is not available. For example, people using laptop computers at a conference in a hotel might wish to communicate in a variety of ways, without the mediation of routing across the global Internet. Yet today such obvious communications requirements cannot be easily met using the Internet. Providing solutions to meet such requirements will be the subject of this symposium. The basic solution to meet such requirements is to allow mobile computer users with (compatible) wireless communication devices to set up a (possibly) short-lived network just for the communication needs of the moment- in other words, an ad-hoc network. The ultimate goal is to enable a multitude of users at any place access information from anywhere at any time.
Before wireless and mobile ad hoc and sensor networking technology can be easily deployed, improvements must be made in such areas as: wireless technologies, variable topology, device heterogeneity, limited power supply and the lack of effective energy-efficient design, lack of QoS and application support, location and configuration management, addressing and routing, interoperability, and security.
This symposium aims at providing a forum for sharing ideas among researchers and practitioners working on state-of-the-art solutions to the challenges above. We are seeking papers that describe original and unpublished contributions addressing various aspects of ad hoc and sensor networks.

bulletB Main Topics of Interest

  • Applications and Evolutions of Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Mesh Networks
  • Autonomic Networking
  • Wireless, Ad Hoc, and Sensor Devices
  • Physical Layer Design of Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Mesh Networks
  • Frequency and Channel Allocation Algorithms
  • Topology Control and Management
  • Algorithms and Modelling for Localization, Target Tracking, and Mobility Management
  • Architectures of Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing
  • MAC Protocols for Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Mesh Networks
  • QoS Provisioning in Medium Access Control and Routing for Ad Hoc and Mesh Networks
  • Analytical, Mobility, and Validation Models for Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Mesh Networks
  • Performance Evaluation and Modelling of Mobile, Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Mesh Networks
  • Integrated Simulation and Measurement based Evaluation of Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems
  • New Simulation Languages, Methodologies, and Tools for Wireless Systems
  • Analysis of Correctness and Efficiency of Protocols
  • Data Management, Data Aggregation, Data Dissemination, and Query Processing
  • Cryptography and Security Issues in Ad Hoc, Sensor and Mesh Networks
  • Distributed Algorithms
  • Pricing Modelling and Solutions
  • Pervasive and Wearable Computing
  • Co-existence Issues of Hybrid Networks
  • Energy Saving and Power Control Protocols for Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Mesh Networks
  • Resource Management Algorithms in Mobile, wireless Ad Hoc and Mesh Networks
  • Synchronization and Scheduling Issues in Mobile and Ad Hoc Networks
  • Service Discovery for Wireless Ad Hoc, Mesh, and Sensor Networks
  • Cross-layer Design and Interactions
  • Mobile Service and QoS Management for Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
  • Survivability and Reliability Evaluation and Modelling for Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Mesh Networks
  • Ubiquitous and Mobile Access for Wireless Mesh Networks
  • Security and Privacy Issues for Wireless Ad Hoc, Mesh, and Sensor Networks

bulletBTechnical Program Committee

  • Ayman Abdel-Hamid, Arab Academy For Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport, Egypt
  • Hosam Aboelfotoh, Kuwait University, Kuwait
  • Abdelhafid Abouaissa, University of Haute Alsace, France
  • Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, State University of New York at Binghamton, USA
  • Nadjib Achir, University of Paris 13, France
  • Dharma Agrawal, University of Cincinnati, USA
  • Christer Ahlund, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden
  • Kemal Akkaya, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA
  • Fatih Alagoz, Bogazici University, Turkey
  • Regina Araujo, Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil
  • Chadi Assi, Concordia University, Canada
  • Gunther Auer, DOCOMO Euro-Labs, Germany
  • Albert Banchs, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Javier Barria, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Joao Barros, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Dominique Barthel, Orange Labs, France
  • Stefano Basagni, Northeastern University, USA
  • Tarek Bejaoui, Mediatron Lab., Carthage University, Tunisia
  • Abdelfettah Belghith, University of Manouba, Tunisia
  • Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Jalel Ben-othman, Université de Versailles, France
  • Salima Benbernou, Paris Descartes, France
  • Brahim Bensaou, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Giuseppe Bianchi, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy
  • Subir Biswas, Michigan State University, USA
  • Luciano Bononi, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Fernando Boronat, Instituto de Investigación para la Gestión Integrada de Zonas Costeras, Spain
  • Azzedine Boukerche, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Torsten Braun, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Hasan Cam, Arizona State University, USA
  • Juan-Carlos Cano, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Xiaojun Cao, Georgia State University, USA
  • Mihaela Cardei, Florida Atlantic University, USA
  • Ing-Ray Chen, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Maggie Cheng, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
  • Xiuzhen Cheng, George Washington Univ, USA
  • Yu Cheng, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
  • Soumaya Cherkaoui, University of Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Chun Tung Chou, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Jorge Cobb, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Jun-Hong Cui, University of Connecticut, USA
  • Francesca Cuomo, University of Rome Sapienza, Italy
  • Marilia Curado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Subhrakanti Dey, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Marcelo Dias de Amorim, UPMC Sorbonne Universitas, France
  • Falko Dressler, University of Erlangen, Germany
  • Mohamed Eltoweissy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
  • Ozgur Ercetin, Sabanci University, Turkey
  • Jeffrey Evans, Purdue University, USA
  • Zubair Fadlullah, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Wissam Fawaz, LAU, Lebanon
  • Fethi Filali, QU Wireless Innovations Center, Qatar
  • Stefan Fischer, University of Luebeck, Germany
  • Carlo Fischione, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Jie Gao, Stony Brook University, USA
  • Damianos Gavalas, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Kaveh Ghaboosi, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Bogdan Ghita, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Dhrubajyoti Goswami, Concordia University, Canada
  • Daniel Guidoni, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Jun Guo, The University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Essia Hamouda, University of California Riverside, USA
  • Soumaya Hamouda, Ecole Supérieure des Communications de Tunis, Tunisia
  • Walaa Hamouda, Concordia University, Canada
  • Janelle Harms, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Hossam Hassanein, Queen's University, Canada
  • Mohamed Hefeeda, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Khalifa Hettak, Communications Research Centre (CRC), Canada
  • Matthias Hollick, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
  • Wen Hu, CSIRO, Australia
  • Mohamed Ibnkahla, Queen's University, Canada
  • Muhammad Ilyas, Michigan State University, USA
  • Salekul Islam, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Canada
  • Michel Jezequel, Telecom Bretagne, France
  • Sanjay Jha, University of NSW, Australia
  • Anxiao Andrew Jiang, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Hai Jiang, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Tao Jiang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P.R. China
  • Yan Jin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
  • Ahmed Kamal, Iowa State University, USA
  • Joarder Kamruzzaman, Monash University, Australia
  • Salil Kanhere, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Holger Karl, University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Nei Kato, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Ibrahim Khalil, Faculty member, RMIT University, Australia
  • Ibrahim Korpeoglu, Bilkent University, Turkey
  • Bjorn Landfeldt, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Rami Langar, UPMC - University of Paris 6, France
  • Xianfu Lei, Southwest Jiaotong University, P.R. China
  • Ricardo Lent, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Victor Leung, The University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Jun Li, Communications Research Centre Canada, Canada
  • Qun Li, College of William and Mary, USA
  • Wei Li, Texas Southern University, USA
  • Jie Liang, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Yao Liang, IUPUI, USA
  • Donggang Liu, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
  • Ellen Liu, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Errol Lloyd, University of Delaware, USA
  • Mike MacGregor, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Allen MacKenzie, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Abdullah-Al Mahmood, Wairever Inc., Canada
  • Michela Meo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Hala Mokhtar, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
  • Hussein Mouftah, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Tamer Nadeem, Old Dominion University, USA
  • Hamid Nafaa, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Kshirasagar Naik, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Farid Naït-Abdesselam, University of Paris Descartes, France
  • Eduardo Nakamura, FUCAPI - Research and Technological Innovation Center, Brazil
  • Nidal Nasser, University of Guelph, Canada
  • Sotiris Nikoletseas, University of Patras and Computer Technology Institute, Greece
  • Mohamed Ould-Khaoua, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
  • Jianping Pan, University of Victoria, Canada
  • Richard Pazzi, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Wangdong Qi, Virginia Tech, USA
  • Nazanin Rahnavard, Oklahoma State University, USA
  • Kui Ren, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
  • Samer Samarah, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Chien-Chung Shen, University of Delaware, USA
  • Gaotao Shi, Tianjin University, P.R. China
  • Hongchi Shi, Texas State University-San Marcos, USA
  • Vijay Sivaraman, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Min Song, Old Dominion University, USA
  • Burkhard Stiller, University of Zürich, Switzerland
  • Radu Stoleru, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Tim Strayer, BBN Technologies, USA
  • Begumhan Turgut, Rutgers University, USA
  • Damla Turgut, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Shahrokh Valaee, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Hai Vu, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  • Xinbing Wang, Shanghai Jiaotong University, P.R. China
  • Yu Wang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
  • Min-You Wu, Shanghai JiaoTong University, P.R. China
  • Linda Jiang Xie, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
  • Guoliang Xue, Arizona State University, USA
  • Yan Yan, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China
  • Panlong Yang, Institute of Communication Engineering, P.R. China
  • Yuanyuan Yang, Stony Brook University, USA
  • Mohamed Younis, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA
  • Ossama Younis, Telcordia Technologies, Inc., USA
  • Murat Yuksel, University of Nevada - Reno, USA
  • Zhifeng Zhao, Zhejiang University, P.R. China
  • Yi-hua Zhu, Zhejiang University of Technology, P.R. China
  • Albert Zomaya, The University of Sydney, Australia