Call for papers

IST-AWSN’17 will be held in conjunction with the 8th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT-2017) in Madeira, Portugal, May 16-19, 2017.

Recent developments of low-cost, low-power, multifunctional wireless sensors and smart devices have enabled the fast growth of Ad-hoc and Wireless Sensor Network (AWSN) applications. AWSNs consist of numerous small battery powered nodes. A combination of the dense deployment of numerous smart sensors, actuators and smart mobiles nodes, AI techniques, and intelligent agents can provide pervasive services, enabling users to satisfy their needs anytime anywhere. Different problems rise at different level from protocol specification and verification, simulation and performance evaluation to distributed intelligent software specification and design.

This symposium aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working on different aspects of ad-hoc and wireless sensor networks and software agent technology in an effort to highlight the state-of-the-art and discuss the challenges and opportunities to explore new research directions. We strongly welcome submissions that include results which advance the state of the art relating to the theme of the symposium.

The main topics to be addressed include (but not limited to):

  • Large scale wireless sensor network (e.g. LoRa, SigFox, LTE-M, 5G )
  • Large-scale information processing, learning, mining and analysis of sensor data
  • Internet/Cloud of Things
  • Distributed algorithms and distributed data processing
  • Knowledge Modelling and reasoning with Uncertainty
  • Localisation and location based services
  • Intelligent data fusion and aggregation
  • Intelligent query and data dissemination
  • Context and situation awareness
  • Distributed management systems for AWSNs
  • QoS, performance evaluation and simulation
  • Modelling, simulation, measurements, experimental systems and test-beds
  • M2M communication protocols for sensors networks
  • Power management and energy-efficient protocols
  • Routing protocols for AWSNs
  • Self-organisation of AWSNs
  • Sensors and actuators infrastructures for ubiquitous applications
  • Long range communication for WSN
  • Software defined wireless sensor networks (SDWSN)