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Call for Papers & Submissions

Camera ready instructions for accepted papers have been sent to all the authors: if you are one of them and you didn’t receive anything, let us know! Hard deadline: August 30, 2013 September 5, 2013 (extended).

The purpose of the fifth Workshop on Real-World Wireless Sensor Networks is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the area of sensor networks, with focus on real-world experiments or deployments of wireless sensor networks. Included are, nonetheless, new forms of sensing such as those that leverage smart phones, Internet of Things, RFIDs, and robots.

When working with real-world experiments or deployments, many new issues arise: the network environment may be composed of a variety of different technologies, leading to very heterogeneous network structures; software development for large scale networks poses new types of problems; prototype networks may differ significantly from the deployed system; actual sensor network deployments may need a complex combination of autonomous and manual configuration. Furthermore, results obtained through simulation are typically not directly applicable to operational networks and it is therefore imperative for the community to produce results from experimental research.

Authors are invited to submit papers (12 pages, Springer LNCS format, 10 point font size) for presentation at the workshop. Papers will be selected based on originality, technical merit, and relevance. Submissions must be fully anonymized, as REALWSN will apply a double-blind review process. Accepted papers will be published by Springer in the Lecture Notes on Electrical Engineering series and indexed by all major digital libraries (e.g., ISI, Scopus, Google Scholar, …).

We will organize a poster and demo session as well. The deadline will be August 15, notification August 22.

All topics pertaining to real-world wireless sensor networks are of interest, including but not limited to:

  • Experiences with real-world deployments
  • Mining real-world WSN data
  • Sensor systems leveraging smart phones (crowd sensing), Internet of Things (IoT), RFIDs, robots.
  • Experimental validation/refutation of previous simulation results obtained by others
  • Real-world performance of self-organization and self-management
  • Debugging, testing, validation, and management
  • Deployment and configuration
  • Applications in medicine, industry, science, environmental monitoring, etc.
  • Security and trust
  • Scalability in practice
  • Development and prototyping platforms
  • Operating systems, sensor network programming paradigms, and languages
  • Middleware for heterogeneous networks
  • Real-time and dependability issues
  • Hardware support for real-world sensor networks
  • Robustness at all levels: communication, software, hardware
  • Energy efficient protocols
  • Hardware and software methods for energy measurement and profiling

Important dates

  • Electronic submissions due: June 21, 2013 June 29, 2013 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: August 8, 2013
  • Camera-ready copy due: August 30, 2013 September 5, 2013 (extended)
  • Workshop: September 19-20, 2013