First International Workshop on Advances in Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks - AWSAN'10

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, 12th of October 2010
To be held in conjunction with WiMob 2010

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Welcome to the First International Workshop on Advances in Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks (AWSAN'10). The workshop will be held in conjunction with 6th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2010), 12th of October, 2010. This event creates an excellent opportunity to meet researchers from all over the world working in the sensor networks area.

The workshop has been already FINISHED very successfully.
We would like to thank all the attendees for coming, presenting their papers and the discussion!


Wireless sensor and actuator networks (WSANs), as a scientific topic, are currently the subject of intensive world-wide research activities. The sensor technology promises multiple applications: from monitoring an environment in dangerous regions or enemy forces in a battlefield to controlling traffic in streets, inventory in storehouses and tracking patients in hospitals. On the one hand, small and cheap sensing devices create possibilities for gathering huge amounts of data in a non-intrusive way. On the other hand, actuators add a new network dimension and capabilities: the whole system can also react to the forthcoming events.

Still, there are crucial questions which are not answered. Could we design a low-cost sensor technology which enables its massive and pervasive application? Could WSANs be really independent and intelligent systems performing their tasks autonomously without any external control?

The goal of this workshop is to gather people from academia and industry and discuss the most emerging issues and future challenges in the area of WSANs.

The topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:

  • Low cost, low-complexity, low-price sensor technology
  • Collaborative and distributed schemes
  • Self-organized networks
  • Biologically inspired WSANs
  • Localization and positioning algorithms
  • Routing and MAC protocols
  • Target detection, identification and tracking
  • Cross layer issues
  • Network coverage, connectivity, topology, deployment of nodes
  • Scalability, robustness, energy efficiency issues
  • Data aggregation schemes
  • Reliability, self-healing and recovery procedures
  • Monitoring and surveillance systems
  • Security and privacy issues
  • Mobile sensor and actuator networks
  • Dynamic network topologies
  • Sensor networks modelling and simulations
  • Prototypes, test-beds and field measurements
  • Sensor network applications

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