Call for Papers


First Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on

Sensor and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks

Santa Clara, California

4-7 October 2004

Paper Submission Deadline: 7 June 2004


The convergence of the Internet, communications and information technologies, coupled with recent engineering advances, is paving the way for a new generation of inexpensive mobile devices, sensors and actuators. It is the distributed and ad hoc deployment of networks of these network devices and sensors that bears promises for a significant impact, not only on science and engineering, but equally importantly on a broad range of applications relating to critical infrastructure protection and security, health care, the environment, energy, food safety, production processing, quality of life, and the economy. 

This new IEEE Communications Society conference will provide a forum to exchange ideas, techniques, and applications, discuss best practices, raise awareness and share experiences among researchers, practitioners, standard developers and policy makers in the field of sensor and ad hoc networks and systems. The conference will be organized to provide for a degree of collegiality and continuity in the discussions of the various topics among participants from the industrial, governmental and academic sectors.

Original technical papers, which address the communications, networking, systems and algorithmic aspects of ad hoc and sensor networks, as well as those that describe practical deployment and implementation experiences are solicited for presentation at the conference and publication in the conference proceedings. Papers presenting novel contributions in such disciplines as digital signal processing, communications, networking protocols and architectures, algorithms, embedded systems, middleware and information management, and novel applications are solicited.

Two types of submissions will be accepted for review in this conference:

         Full papers describing original, previously unpublished research work, experimental efforts, practical experiences, and industrial and commercial developments in sensor and ad hoc communications and networks.  Papers with a deep focus on a specific discipline or stimulated by the synergistic interaction of diverse disciplines are encouraged.

Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Tutorials and Panels: Proposals for tutorials and panels on current topics in the field of ad hoc and sensor networking and applications are solicited. Panels related to the commercial application and development of sensors and ad hoc networks are especially encouraged. 

Demos and Expo: Demonstrations that showcases the practical implementations, industrial and commercial developments, and new applications for ad hoc and sensor networks are solicited. 

Submission Instructions: All paper submissions will be handled electronically through the EDAS system. Details regarding the paper format and the submission process will be posted at the conference web site.

Important Dates:
Technical Paper due date: 7 June  2004
Tutorial/Panel Proposals due date:
12 July 2004
Notification date: 1 August 2004
Camera-ready version: 20 August 2004

TPC Co-Chairs:
Sung-Ju Lee Prasant Mohapatra Krishna Sivalingam
HP Laboratories UC  Davis UMBC


General Chair: General Vice Chair:
Taieb Znati C. S. Raghavendra
University of Pittsburgh, and NSF USC