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International Conference on Sensor Networks

SENET 2005

Week of August 14, 2005 - Montreal, Canada

Call for Papers

1. Papers:


  1. Architectures and protocols for wired and wireless sensor networks
    Sensor information network architecture, Transmission scheme for media access, Addressing in dynamic sensor networks, Gateways to fixed Internet, Localization, Synchronization, Group communication, Distribution, Node-centric versus data-centric addressing, Sensor middleware architectures

  2. Protocols for sensor networks
    Physical and MAC layers, Adaptive media access protocols, Protocols for self-organizing, Adaptive protocols for information dissemination, Scalable direct diffusion, Sensor diffusion protocols, Adaptive energy-conserving routing for multihop networks, Dynamic information dissemination and fusion, Fading and mobility mechanisms, MAC and link layer problems, routing and transport protocols tailored for WSN, Redundancy, Data aggregation, Mobility support, Power-aware link and routing protocols, GPS-aware link protocol

  3. Design of sensor networks
    Formalisms for generalized localization, Models for sensor distribution, Distributed micro-sensor system design, Application specific sensor networks, Lifetime of sensor networks, Transaction in sensor networks, Geographical and energy-aware routing, Network density and data aggregation, Distributed loop services, Design of reactive sensor networks, Mobile code and Web techniques, Query processing fro sensor networks

  4. Instrumentation and models for deployment of sensors networks
    Time synchronization for wireless sensor networks, Wireless micro-sensor network models, Incremental deployment, Sensor nodes, Position estimation instrumentation, Embedded software for tiny sensors, Acoustic and multimodal sensing, Transceiver concepts, Wakeup radio, Antenna design, Process and cost of manufacturing, Battery technology, Energy scavenging, New sensor models and prototypes, Sensor testebds

  5. Power in sensor networks
    Communication protocol for energy optimization, Power-aware systems, Metrics for energy consumption, Metrics for battery energy, Low power systems for wireless micro-sensors, energy consumption at network interfaces, Pico-radio support for ultra-low power wireless systems, Low power systems on the chip, Energy efficient adaptive wireless network design, Residual energy for monitoring wireless sensor networks

  6. Ad hoc and wireless sensor networks
    Self-reconfiguration mechanisms, Discovery protocols, Scalability of self-composable ad hoc sensor networks, Ad hoc positioning systems, Reusing Ad hoc mechanisms and protocol in sensor networks

  7. Management and control of sensor networks
    Self-organization, Prediction-based monitoring, Scalable coordination, Adaptive self-configuring sensor topology, Sensor and topology discovery mechanisms, Position estimation, Dynamic fine-grain localization, Location discovery and sensor exposure, Fault propagation in sensor networks, Management of reactive sensor networks, Distributed localization, Self-localization, Scalable coordination, Embedded control, Configuration and installation support, lookup of available functionalities, Diagnosing sensor networks, Self-diagnosing in sensor networks

  8. Performance in sensor networks
    Performance evaluation, Performance metrics, Predictive performance models, Performance tools for ad hoc, sensor and ubiquitous networks, Performance and security issues in ad hoc, sensor, and ubiquitous networks

  9. Security and reliability aspects in sensor networks
    Reliable communications, Cryptographic protocols, Sensor identification and authorization, Data confidentiality, Trusted sensors, Data freshness, Authenticated routing and broadcast, Node-to-node key agreement, Security protocols, Fast authenticated key establishment protocols for self-organizing sensor networks, Collaborative key management protocols for secure autonomous sensor group communication, Stochastic learning-based intrusion detection systems, Information assurance in sensor networks

  10. QoS/SLA in sensor networks
    Service differentiation, QoS sensor evaluation, SLA sensor certification, SLA sensor metrics, QoS/SLA challenges in sensor networks, QoS adaptation in sensor networks, Hard QoS guarantees versus utilization drawbacks

  11. Applications, case studies and prototypes with sensor networks
    Support tactical and surveillance applications, Location for active offices, Active badge location systems, Smart kindergarten, patient monitoring and care, Wireless Web enabled sensor networks, Medicine, Environment control, Airport control, Emergency services, Ubiquitous computing

These topics can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, standards, implementations, running experiments and applications. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited topic areas. Industrial presentations are not subject to these constraints. Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged. 

2. Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations:

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will be published in the conference’s CD collection, together with the regular papers. Please send your presentations to

3. Tutorials:

Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to, and

4. Panels:

Proposals on controversial and challenging topics are expected. For details, please see Instructions for Authors section.

Important dates:

Paper submission March 30, 2005
Deadline for tutorial/panel proposals April 15, 2005
Notification of acceptance April 30, 2005
Camera ready manuscript May 25, 2005
Conference dates Week of August 14, 2005
  • The SENET 2005 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society.

  • Best papers will be forwarded for consideration in a special issue of a journal.

  • Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission.

  • A best paper award will be granted by the IARIA award selection committee.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 2 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will be published in the conference’s CD collection, together with the regular papers. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials and workshops provide overviews of current high interest topics. Please send your proposals to, and Panel proposals

SENET 2005 organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies.

For more information, contact

IARIA, Silicon Valley, USA
Tel.: + 1 408 564 3011
Fax: + 1 408 564 0102


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