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The Second International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications


August 25-31, 2008 - Cap Esterel, France

Call for Papers

The SENSORCOMM 2008 (International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications) is a multi-track event covering related topics on theory and practice on wired and wireless sensors and sensor networks.

Sensors and sensor networks have become a highly active research area because of their potential of providing diverse services to broad range of applications, not only on science and engineering, but equally importantly on issues related to critical infrastructure protection and security, health care, the environment, energy, food safety, and the potential impact on the quality of all areas of life.

As a multi-track event, SENSORCOMM 2008 will serve as a forum for researchers from the academia and the industry, professionals, standard developers, policy makers and practitioners to exchange ideas. The topics could be on techniques and applications, best practices, awareness and experiences as well as future trends and needs (both in research and practices) related to all aspects of information security, security systems and technologies.

Sensor networks and sensor-based systems support many applications today on the ground. Underwateroperations and applications are quite limited by comparison. Most applications refer to remotely controlled submersibles and wide-area data collection systems at a coarse granularity.

The conference has the following independents tracks:

  • APASN: Architectures, protocols and algorithms of sensor networks
  • MECSN: Energy, management and control of sensor networks
  • RASQOFT: Resource allocation, services, QoS and fault tolerance in sensor networks
  • PESMOSN: Performance, simulation and modelling of sensor networks
  • SEMOSN: Security and monitoring of sensor networks
  • SECSED: Sensor circuits and sensor devices
  • RIWISN: Radio issues in wireless sensor networks
  • SAPSN: Software, applications and programming of sensor networks
  • DAIPSN: Data allocation and information in sensor networks
  • DISN: Deployments and implementations of sensor networks

We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

The topics suggested by the conference 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. 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following tracks in sensor networks:

APASN: Architectures, Protocols and Algorithms of Sensor Networks

Network planning, provisioning and deployment
Network Architectures for Sensor Networks
Network Protocols for Sensor Networks
Structural design
Distributed Sensor Networks
Dynamic sensor networks
Scalable and heterogeneous architectures
Hierarchical clustering architectures
Group-based Architectures
Network topologies
Mesh networking
Device centric sensor networks
Distributed coordination algorithms
Topology construction
Routing protocols
Routing Metrics
Distributed Algorithms
Attribute-based named nets.
Mobility and Scalability
Attribute-based named Sensor Networks
Query optimization
Self-organization and self-configuration algorithms
Time Synchronization
MAC protocols for sensor networks (801.11, 802.15.4, UWB, etc)
Location and time service
Integration with other systems
Distributed inference and fusion
Cross-layer design and optimization
Complexity analysis of algorithms
Sensor networks and the Web
Integration with other systems (e.g., Web-based information systems, process control, enterprise software, etc.)
Target tracking
RFID tags
Traffic scheduling

MECSN: Management, Energy and Control of Sensor Networks

Energy models
Energy optimization
Energy management
Power-aware and energy-efficient design
Power sources in sensor networks
Battery technology
Power management
Algorithms and theories for management
Communication strategies for topology control
Algorithms and theories for supervisory control
Sensor tasking and control
Distributed control and actuation
Location and mobility management
Bandwidth management
Distributed networked sensing
Resource provisioning
Resource management and dynamic resource management
Schemes to maximize accuracy and minimize false alarms
Online self-calibration and self-testing
Handoff and mobility management and seamless internetworking
Distributed actuation and control
Topology control

RASQOFT: Resource Allocation, Services, QoS and Fault Tolerance in Sensor Networks:

Algorithms to support quality of service in sensor networks
Protocols to support quality of service in sensor networks
QoS/SLA in sensor networks
Provisioning of QoS in terms of bandwidth and delay assurance
System services and distributed services in sensor networks
Delay tolerant networks and opportunistic networking
Failure resilience and fault isolation
Information assurance in sensor networks
Fault tolerance and reliability
Admission control
Resource allocation and fairness
Real-time resource scheduling
Scheduling and optimisation
Capacity planning

PESMOSN: Performance, Simulation and Modelling of Sensor Networks

Performance measurement of sensor networks
Performance evaluation and analysis of sensor networks
Performance comparison on capacity, coverage and connectivity
Modelling techniques of sensor networks
Validation of sensor network architectures
Simulation and theoretical analysis
Simulation software tools and environments
Theoretical performance analysis: complexity, correctness and scalability.
Design, simulation and optimization tools for deployment and operation
Platform modelling and analysis tools
Analytical, mobility and validation models
System debugging and testing

SEMOSN: Security and Monitoring of Sensor Networks

Security and privacy in sensor networks
Reliability aspects in sensor networks
Monitoring distributed sensor networks
Mechanisms for authentication
Secure communication in sensor networks
Encryption algorithms for sensor networks
Sensor secure management
Data integrity
Trustworthiness issues in sensor networks
Trade-off analysis

SECSED: Sensor Circuits and Sensor Devices

Methods for sensor deployment
Instrumentation and models for deployment of sensors networks
Sensor architecture
Abstractions for modular design
Design and deployment of embedded system platforms
Embedded architectures and tools
Embedded processors
Embedded chip design
Micro and Nano devices
Optical sensors
Smart sensors
Acoustic Sensors
Microwave sensors
Middleware design
Sensor Prototypes
Sensor node components
Sensor interfaces
Independent Component Analysis
Design of cost effective and economical sensors
Smart Material Applications to design sensors
Microfabrication Technologies for Microsystem Integration
Integration of sensors into engineered systems
Hardware platforms
Test-beds incorporating multiple sensors
Operating system and middleware support

RIWISN: Radio Issues in Wireless Sensor Networks

Wireless Sensor Communications
Network connectivity & longevity
Tracking objects
Geo-location problems
Network coverage
Algorithms for sensor localization and tracking
Detection, classification and estimation
Physical layer impact on higher level protocols
Directional and smart antennas for sensor networks
Coverage maintenance
Transceiver and antenna design
Ubiquitous wireless connectivity

SAPSN: Software, Applications and Programming of Sensor Networks

Applications and demonstrations of sensor networks 
Software platforms and development tools
Architectural design and optimization tools for sensor nodes
Computation and programming models of sensor networks
Languages and operating systems of Sensors
Programming and Interfacing
Programming abstraction
Programming models for sensors
Programming methodology for sensor environments
Intelligent sensor theory and applications
Machine learning applications to sensor networks
Wireless sensor applications
Applications for sensor network management.
Software tools for chip programming
Application requirements
Application evaluation and comparison
Demos and prototype testing

DAIPSN: Data Allocation and Information Processing in Sensor Networks

Techniques for the interpretation and use of sensor data in decision-making processes
Distributed data processing
Distributed signal processing
Array signal processing
Statistical signal processing
Distributed query processing
Distributed information processing
Distributed algorithms for collaborative information and signal processing
Task allocation, reprogramming and reconfiguration
Coding and information theory
In-network processing and aggregation
Data analysis and visualisation
Data storage in sensor networks
Data retrieval
Data dissemination
Data compression and aggregation
Data transport in wireless sensor networks
Data gathering and fusion in wireless sensor networks
Theories and models on fundamental information and communication aspects of sensor networks

DISN: Deployments and Implementations of Sensor Networks

Methods for sensor networks deployment
Practical implementations and real-world experiences
Real-life deployments
System implementation
End-user aspects
Operational experience and test-beds
Industrial and commercial developments and applications
Measurements from experimental systems, test-beds and demonstrations
Intelligent sensors, body sensors and their utilisation
Analysis of real-world systems and fundamental limits
Smart Sensors for building surveillance
Sensing in health care
Games using sensor networks
Peer-to-peer, overlay, and content distribution wireless sensor networks
Use cases (e.g., Automotive, Battlefield, Defense, Construction, Disaster recovery, Environmental, Medical, Security, Biomedical, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, etc.)
Sensor networks for Rural and Agricultural environments
Sensors for railway systems
Pattern Recognition
Machine Intelligence
Sensor-equipped Smart Environment
Deployments in Harsh Environments
Potential application areas


The SENSORCOMM 2008 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and on-line via IEEE XPlore Digital Library. IEEE will index the papers with major indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission deadline April 5, 2008 April 15, 2008
Notification May 15, 2008 May 19, 2008
Registration and camera ready June 1, 2008 June 5, 2008

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the IEEE CS Press 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 provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals:

The 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.

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Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to


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