International Workshop on Wireless Sensor Network Architecture

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                                                       held in conjunction with 

                                          The Sixth International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN’07)


Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), that consist of thousands of low-cost sensor nodes, have been used in many promising applications, such as military surveillance, infrastructure protection, scientific exploration and smart environments. Researchers in this area have accumulated a large portfolio of network services and middleware, effectively addressing a wide range of individual research problems. However, because of the limited understanding on how to integrate these components effectively, we are facing an urgent and challenging question on how to build sensor network systems efficiently. To facilitate collaboration on and convergence of future sensor network software and protocol architecture, the International Workshop on Wireless Sensor Network Architecture is seeking novel ideas which specify the essential principles that guide sensor network software design. In particular, we are interested in architecture-level service and protocol interfaces, network function decomposition and partitioning, composition methodologies of software components, and high-level engineering of sensor network protocols. Observe that this workshop is not concerned with hardware architecture and component interfaces. This topic is more appropriate for SPOTS. Also, the workshop is not concerned with design of any specific protocols and middleware services. Such specific components are more appropriate for IPSN and/or SPOTS. Further, an important area of special interest is a general architecture for wide-area sensor networks that integrates homogeneous/heterogeneous geographically distributed sensor networks together seamlessly. Suggestions and architectural principles for a future world-wide sensor web are highly sought. We strongly encourage philosophical position papers that bring out interesting and novel ideas at an early stage in their investigation.

Important Dates:

Papers Due:  Friday, 11:59 EST, Dec 15th, 2006 (Extended upon requests)
Notification: Jan 29th, 2007
Camera Ready: Feb 23rd, 2007
Conference: Tuesday April 24, 2007

Submission Guidelines:

Submission must meet the following criteria: A paper must be original material that has not been previously published nor is currently under review by another conference or journal.  All papers will be submitted electronically, in Portable Document Format (PDF).   Please email your PDF submission to  with the email subject title "WWSNA2007 Submission" before the deadline.  All submission will be confirmed. Please make sure you receive the confirmation letter.

Form of Manuscript: Not to exceed 6 page, single space, 8.5 x 11-inch pages (including figures, tables and references) in 10-12 point font. Number each page.

Each paper will be reviewed by the Technical Programming Committee. Accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings. Authors are required to attend the conference to present their work.

Organization Committee:
Program Co-Chair:
John A. Stankovic  University of Virginia
Tian He                 University of Minnesota

Technical Program Committee:

Jun-Hong Cui
Ramesh Govindan
Deepak Ganesan
Donggang Liu
Jie Liu
Chenyang Lu
Kamin Whitehouse
Wensheng Zhang
Zhi-Li Zhang
University of Connecticut
University of Southern California
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Texas at Arlington
Microsoft Research
Washington University in St. Louis
University of Virginia
Iowa State University
University of Minnesota

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Authors: Tian He