9. mar. 2010

CFP: QoS Provision in Wireless Sensor Networks (QPWSN'10)

C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S



1st International Workshop on "QoS Provision in Wireless Sensor Networks"




organized in conjunction with


The 6th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS '10)


23 June 2010, Santa Barbara, California




Important Dates:

Manuscript Submission:      23 April 2010          

Acceptance Notification:    7 May 2010            

Camera ready:                        21 May 2010          



Scope and Overview:

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are a modern kind of wireless networks, where numerous monitoring devices are interconnected to communicate their collected data. The literature has not paid yet enough attention to QoS in WSNs. This is mainly due to the currently unclear purpose and usage of the WSNs, which significantly differ from the traditional networks. However, modern WSN applications require traffic differentiation, guaranteed end-to-end delivery, low delay jitter, and high throughput. The sensors’ limited resources and energy autonomy combined with the unreliable wireless medium make QoS support in WSN certainly challenging.  Thus, new designs for offering QoS in WSNs are becoming necessary.

This Workshop will try to analyze modern methods of providing QoS support in WSNs, explain all related issues, highlight the problems that arise when trying to provide QoS demanding services over wireless networks, present the theoretical background, bring out related solutions given so far, and moreover, exhibit the latest research concepts and relevant ideas regarding near-future implementations.



Topics of Interest:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Multimedia transmissions over WSNs

- QoS capable routing algorithms for WSNs

- Traffic prioritization schemes for WSNs

- QoS supportive protocols for medium access control in WSNs

- Power saving mechanisms for WSNs

-  Medical content transfer using sensors for telemedicine

- Categorized data communications over environment monitoring WSNs

- Novel applications for QoS aware WSNs

- Cross-layer techniques for QoS provision in WSNs

- Simulation of QoS aware WSNs

- Analytical models for QoS aware WSNs



Paper submission:

Papers are solicited in the IEEE proceedings format with up to eight (8) pages. Papers in PDF format must be submitted via Easy Chair by using the following URL:   http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=qpwsn10. All submissions must be original prior unpublished work and not under review elsewhere. All papers will be reviewed and selected based on their originality, merit, and relevance to the workshop. Accepted papers must be presented at the workshop, will appear in the DCOSS proceedings and will be included in the IEEE digital library. Please email to the workshop co-chairs if you have any questions.



Workshop Co-Chairs:

Thomas D. Lagkas, University of Western Macedonia, Greece

Pantelis Aggelidis, University of Western Macedonia, Greece


Workshop TPC Members (to be updated):

Christos Bouras, University of Patras and RACTI, Greece

Der-Jiunn Deng, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Gianluigi Ferrari, University of Parma, Italy

Periklis Chatzimisios, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece

Vasileios Gkamas, Research Academic Computer Technology Institute, Patras, Greece

Alexandros Kaloxylos, University of Peloponnese, Greece

Eirini Karapistoli, CERTH - Informatics and Telematics Institute, Greece

Maode Ma, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Marek Natkaniec, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Christos Papageorgiou, University of Patras, Greece

Dimitrios Stratogiannis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Hang Su, Texas A&M University, U.S.A.

Georgios Tsiropoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Christos Verikoukis, Telecommunications Technological Centre of Catalonia, Spain

Vasileios Vitsas, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece




Dr. Thomas D. Lagkas

Wireless Communication Networks PhD

Adjunct Lecturer, University of Western Macedonia

Scientific Associate, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki


Website: http://compus.uowm.gr/MIT115/page/lagkas_en.html

4. mar. 2010

McKinsey: Get Ready For Sensor-Driven Business Models


CFP: 1st International Workshop on Mobility in Wireless Sensor Networks (MobiSensor'2010)

CFP: Fifth IEEE International Workshop on Practical Issues in Building Sensor Network Applications (SenseApp 2010)

Handbook of Research on Developments and Trends in Wireless Sensor Networks: From Principle to Practice

Name: Handbook of Research on Developments and Trends in Wireless Sensor Networks: From Principle to Practice

ISBN: 978-1-61520-701-5

Publisher: Information Science Reference

Release Date: February 2010

My Contribution:

Chapter 20: Sensor Web: Integration of Sensor Networks with Web and Cyber Infrastructure

Co-author: Peng Deng

I implemented a gesture recognition application to demonstrate SensorWeb architecture is highly flexible, customizable and scalable.

I am one of the key developers of SensorWeb architecture. http://www.gridbus.org/sensorweb/SensorWeb3.1_ReleaseNotes.pdf

Both SensorWeb and gesture recognition application are implemented in Java and J2EE. The software can be downloaded from http://www.gridbus.org/sensorweb/

Hurry, while stocks last! :D

CFP: 8th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC 2011)

2. mar. 2010

Free Webinar – March 10th

We have a two part webinar on March 10th at 8 am — signup here — the first talking about use of the DASH7 standard within the military presented by Identec Solutions, and the second presented by Ted Osinski of MET Labs, where we’ll hear about the roadmap for interoperability certification. It’s free and usually a pretty interactive discussion. Hope you can join us.

CFP: MST Journal Special Issue on WSN: Designing for Real World Deployment

Call for papers


Measurement Science and Technology Journal (Institute of Physics)


Special Issue on


Wireless Sensor Networks: Designing for Real-World Deployment and

Deployment Experiences


A vast number of protocols, architectures and design methods for

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have been proposed within the last

decade. Analytical methods, simulation tools and laboratory

experimentation were used to validate the proposals and demonstrate

that the solutions put forth should work as expected. However, many

such solutions failed (and sometimes quite dramatically) when deployed

in a real-world application context. This is often the consequence of

making ill-informed assumptions about the environment in which the WSN

will be deployed, lack of attention to specific conditions that will

be encountered in the deployment and incomplete application

specification. In addition, good solutions for many important

real-world deployment problems are missing. For example, mechanisms

for dealing with missing data, in-network debugging tools or fault

management strategies for real deployments are required.


This special issue has several aims:


·      to collect insights from real-world deployment efforts that can

help the WSN community to better understand the issues needed to be

accounted for when designing WSN protocols, architectures and



·      to document particular real-world deployment issues encountered

by practical scientists and highlight more generic WSN solutions and

tools born from practical, deployment experience;


·      to report on WSN protocols and mechanisms that have had, in the

past, only a theoretical treatment but have recently been proven to

work well in real-world deployments.


We are seeking contributions describing innovative work in the realm

of real-world WSN deployments. Topics of interest include, but are not

limited to:


·      Issues with deployment assumptions: setting realistic

application requirements; user interaction with the WSN design process

and with the end systems; the use of communication channel and sensor

and sensing models; experiences with communication protocols, energy

management and expected network lifetime; in-network processing;

real-time issues in deployed systems; effective information extraction



·      Supporting tools and methods for real-world deployment:

deployment and debugging tools; on-the fly programming, configuration

and installation support; management of deployed sensor networks;

security, availability and dependability issues in sensor networks;

fault-tolerance and troubleshooting sensor networks; network health

monitoring and management; practical medium access control protocols;

topology control and routing protocols in real-world deployments;

practical localization and time synchronization.


·      Novel real-life WSN applications: deployment success stories

leading to technology adoption; failure stories leading to iterative

hw/sw developments and re-deployment; novel measurement instruments

based on WSNs.




Notes for Prospective Authors: The scope of this call is restricted to

work that falls within the remit of the MST Journal. Articles should

bring forth new WSN based measurement techniques and systems,

significant improvements to existing measurement techniques or

describe the application of existing techniques in novel situations.


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be

currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.  Expanded,

archival versions of papers delivered at technical conferences are



Important dates:


Extended abstract deadline: 15th March 2010 (by email to e.gaura@coventry.ac.uk)


Manuscript submission deadline: 31st March 2010


Expected Publication date: December 2010 (available on-line from November 2010)


Manuscript Submission Instructions for Prospective Authors:


Please follow the MST journal manuscript format described at

http://www.iop.org/EJ/journal/-page=extra.2/MST and submit your papers

to the online submission and reviewing system or by email, as per

instructions at http://www.iop.org/EJ/submit/0957-0233 . In the

“special issue details” box (or in the email subject line) write

“Wireless Sensor Networks”. Papers should be up to 10 journal pages in

length, or 8500 words.


Guest editors:


Prof. Elena Gaura


Cogent Computing Applied Research Centre, Coventry University, UK






Dr. Utz Roedig


Infolab21, Lancaster University






Dr. James Brusey


Cogent Computing Applied Research Centre, Coventry University, UK






1. mar. 2010

6LoWPAN Seminar Video Released

I gave a book release seminar on Dec 6th at the Centre for Internet Excellence in Oulu, Finland. Thanks to the great hosts, we are now releasing the entire seminar in a really professional format on-line. The seminar gave a good overview of 6LoWPAN and the general contents of the book, covering about half of the course material slides and lasts for 80 minutes. Enjoy!

6LoWPAN Seminar Video (80 minutes, MP4) Recorded 6.12.2009