The IASTED International Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks 2006 (WSN 2006)

Venue: Banff

Location: Banff, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jul 03, 2006 End Date/Time: Jul 05, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Mar 15, 2006
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Description

The IASTED International Conference on
Wireless Sensor Networks
~ WSN 2006 ~

July 3-5, 2006
Banff, Alberta, Canada

SPONSORS
# The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) Technical Committee on Telecommunications

CONFERENCE CHAIR
Prof. B. Kaminska - Simon Fraser University, Canada

PURPOSE
The International Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN 2006), sponsored by IASTED, will be a major forum for international researchers and professionals to present their latest research, results, and ideas in all areas of telecommunications systems, with emphasis on wireless and optical communications. Its aim is to strengthen relations between the telecommunications industry, research laboratories, and universities.

WSN 2006 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

* Communication Systems and Applications (CSA 2006)
* Optical Communication Systems and Networks (OCSN 2006)
* Wireless Networks and Emerging Technologies (WNET 2006)
* Antennas, Radar and Wave Propagation (ARP 2006)
* Telehealth (Telehealth 2006)

LOCATION
Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and spanning 6,641 square kilometres of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows and rivers, Banff National Park is truly one of the world's premier destination spots. Banff was Canada's first national park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Summer in Banff means time to put away the skis and bring out the hiking boots. Banff National Park is a hiking wonderland, containing over 1,600 kilometres of trails. Even in July, the warmest month, the snow tipped majesty of the Rockies will fill you in awe as you fish, golf, camp, horseback ride, go white water rafting, or take a helicopter ride. Visitors can tour historic sites, soak in hot springs, stroll along the shores of Lake Louise, and enjoy many first class accommodations. Drive the Icefields Parkway into adjoining Jasper National Park and you have an excellent chance of seeing elk, deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, moose, black bears, grizzly bears, and wolves on the roadside. Take a ride on the Banff Gondola or spend just one night camping under the diamond lit sky and you will be convinced that this is the most splendidly beautiful place on earth.


SCOPE
The topics to be covered include but are not limited to:

Algorithm and Protocol
Cross-layer design
Data aggregation
Distributed algorithms and complexity analysis
Localization
MAC & link layer problem
Mobility support
Network Architectures for wireless sensor networks
Protocols for sensor networks
Redundancy
RFID
Routing & transport protocol
Self-configuration and maintenance algorithm
Self-healing ad-hoc networks
SoC and SiP with integrated sensors
Time synchronization
Target tracking
Trends in technology and standards
Wireless ad hoc networks
System
Bandwidth management
Data storage and retrieval
Energy efficient design
Fault tolerance and reliability
Middleware design
Power management
System debugging and testing
System implementation
Trade-off analysis
Traffic scheduling
Security
Base station secure management
Encryption algorithm
Data aggregation
Information processing
Integrity control
Location and mobility
Mechanisms for authentication
Mobility
QoS
Reconfigurability
Security and encyption


Hardware and Software
Battery technology
Embedded chip design
Operating system
Programming abstraction
Programming and Interfacing
Sensor interfaces and placement
Software tools for chip programming
Topology control
Transceiver and antenna design
Ubiquitous wireless connectivity
Performance Evaluation
Modeling and validation of sensor network architectures
Monitoring tools
Performance comparison on capacity, coverage and connectivity
Performance measurement
Simulation and theoretical analysis
Tracing and trace analysis
Applications
Application evaluation and comparison
Application of ad-hoc and sensor networks
Application requirements
Demos and prototype testing
Potential application areas
Real life WSN applications

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2006/banff/submit-538.htm. All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by March 15, 2006. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Complete the online initial paper submission form designating an author who will attend the conference and providing four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. One of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at: http://www.iasted.org/formatting-initial.htm.

Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar prior to submission to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not satisfactory.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by April 15, 2006. Final manuscripts are due by May 10, 2006. Registration and final payment are due by May 15, 2006. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Papers
Send your final manuscripts via email to: finalpapers@iasted.org. The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: http://www.iasted.org/formatting-final.htm and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

TUTORIALS
Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by March 15, 2006. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2006/banff/tutorialsubmit-538.htm. A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).


SPECIAL SESSIONS
Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via email to: calgary@iasted.org. Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by March 15, 2006, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program. More information on special sessions is available at:
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2006/banff/sessionsubmit-538.htm.

JOURNALS
Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Information on the submission of papers to journals is available at http://www.actapress.com/SubmissionInfo.aspx.

Whole proceedings as well as single papers can now be purchased online. Please visit ACTA Press: http://www.actapress.com.


IMPORTANT DEADLINES
Submissions due March 15, 2006
Notification of acceptance April 15, 2006
Camera-ready manuscripts due May 10, 2006
Registration Deadline May 15, 2006

Venue

Banff
Banff
Canada
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