7th International Symposium on Algorithms for Sensor Systems, Wireless Ad Hoc Networks and Autonomous Mobile Entities

September 8-9, 2011, Saarbruecken, Germany



Starting from 2011, ALGOSENSORS broadens its thematic scope, keeping its focus on sensor networks, but also including other related types of ad hoc wireless networks, such as mobile networks, radio networks and distributed systems of robots.


Key Features:

– 2 Tracks (NEW from 2011):

Track A: Sensor Networks

Track B: Ad hoc Wireless and Mobile Systems

– 2 days event duration

– Proceedings by Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)

– Special Issue on best papers by the Theoretical Computer Science (TCS)



Program Committee:

Chair: Sotiris Nikoletseas, U. of Patras and CTI, Greece

Track A Chair: Pekka Orponen, Aalto U., Finland

Track B Chair: Thomas Erlebach, U. of Leicester, UK

TRACK A (Sensor Networks)

Mihaela Cardei, Florida Atlantic U., USA

Tassos Dimitriou, Athens Information Technology, Greece

Shlomi Dolev, Ben Gurion U., Israel

Alon Efrat, U. Arizona, USA

Jie Gao, SUNY Stony Brook, USA

Aubin Jarry, U. of Geneva, Switzerland

Evangelos Kranakis, Carleton U., Canada

Alexander Kroeller, TU Braunschweig, Germany

Fabian Kuhn, U. Lugano, Italy

Mingyan Liu, U. Michigan, USA

Sotiris Nikoletseas, U. of Patras and CTI, Greece

Pekka Orponen (Chair), Aalto U., Finland

Michael Rabbat, McGill U., Canada

Elad Schiller, Chalmers, Sweden

Christian Schindelhauer, U. Freiburg, Germany

Stefan Schmid, T-Labs/TU Berlin, Germany

Jukka Suomela, U. Helsinki, Finland

Subhash Suri, UCSB, USA

Sebastien Tixeuil, U. Paris 6, France

Dorothea Wagner, Karlsruhe Inst. Tech., Germany

TRACK B (Ad hoc Wireless and Mobile Systems)

Matthew Andrews, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, USA

Costas Busch, Louisiana State U., USA

Xiaowen Chu, Hong Kong Baptist U., Hong Kong

Thomas Erlebach (Chair), U. of Leicester, UK

Stefan Funke, U. of Stuttgart, Germany

Magnus Halldorsson, Reykjavik U., Iceland

David Ilcinkas, CNRS and Bordeaux U., France

Danny Krizanc, Wesleyan U., USA

Erik Jan van Leeuwen, U. of Bergen, Norway

Xiang-Yang Li, Illinois Inst. Tech., USA

Sotiris Nikoletseas, U. of Patras and CTI, Greece

Sriram Pemmaraju, U. of Iowa, USA

Cristina M. Pinotti, U. di Perugia, Italy

Rajmohan Rajaraman, Northeastern U., USA

Dror Rawitz, Tel-Aviv U., Israel

Nicola Santoro, Carleton U., Canada

My T Thai, U. of Florida, USA

Anil Vullikanti, Virginia Tech, USA

Peter Widmayer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Prudence Wong, U. of Liverpool, UK


Josep Diaz, U.P. Catalunya, Spain

Bhaskar Krishnamachari, U. of Southern California, USA

P.R. Kumar, U. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

Jan van Leeuwen, U. of Utrecht, The Netherlands

Sotiris Nikoletseas, U. of Patras and CTI, Greece (Chair)

Jose Rolim, U. of Geneva, Switzerland

Paul Spirakis, U. of Patras and CTI, Greece


Important Dates:

Paper submission: June 21, 2011

Notification: July 29, 2011

Camera-ready for pre-proceedings: August 15, 2011

Symposium: September 8-9, 2011

Camera-ready copy for post-proceedings: October 10, 2011



Accepted papers will be published in full text in hardcopy post-proceedings, in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series of Springer Verlag. Submissions may be considered for a two-page brief announcement in case not accepted as a full text; authors who wish their paper to be considered for both full paper and brief announcement tracks should indicate this fact on the front page.


TCS Journal Special Issue:

As in previous years, selected high-quality papers will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the Theoretical Computer Science (TCS) Journal.


Scope and Topics:

Wireless ad-hoc sensor networks have recently become a very active research subject due to their high potential of providing diverse services to numerous important applications, including remote monitoring and tracking in environmental applications and low maintenance ambient intelligence in everyday life. The effective and efficient realization of such large scale, complex ad-hoc networking environments requires intensive, coordinated technical research and development efforts, especially in power aware, scalable, robust wireless distributed protocols, due to the unusual application requirements and the severe resource constraints of the sensor devices. On the other hand, a solid foundational background seems necessary for sensor networks to achieve their full potential. It is a challenge for abstract modeling, algorithmic design and analysis to achieve provably efficient, scalable and fault-tolerant realizations of such huge, highly-dynamic, complex, non-conventional networks. Features including the extremely large number of sensor devices in the network, the severe power, computing and memory limitations, their dense, random deployment and frequent failures, pose new interesting abstract modeling, algorithmic design, analysis and implementation challenges of great practical impact. ALGOSENSORS aims to bring together research contributions related to diverse algorithmic and complexity theoretic aspects of wireless sensor networks. Starting from 2011, ALGOSENSORS broadens its thematic scope, keeping its focus on sensor networks, but also including other related types of ad hoc wireless networks, such as mobile networks, radio networks and distributed systems of robots.


Contributions solicited cover the algorithmic issues in a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

– Wireless Network Models

– Virtual Infrastructures

– Data Propagation and Routing

– Multicast and Broadcast

– Obstacle Avoidance

– Infrastructure Discovery

– Ad-hoc Deployment/Topology Control

– Fault Tolerance and Dependability

– Multi-hop Throughput Optimization

– Scheduling and Load Balancing

– Energy Management and Power Saving Schemes

– Dynamic Networks

– Adaptiveness and Self-organization

– Resource-efficient Distributed Computing

– Communication Protocols

– Medium Access Control

– Localization and Location Tracking

– Mobile Robotic Systems and Autonomous Agents

– Game Theoretic Aspects

– Cryptography, Security and Trust