The 11th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS 2014)

Oct 28-30, 2014

Philadeliphia, Pennsylvania (USA)


The 11th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS 2014) will be held in Philadelphia, Oct 28-30, USA, 2014. Wireless ad hoc communication and mobile networking/computing have applications in a variety of environments, such as conferences, hospitals, battlefields, and disaster-recovery/rescue operations, and are also being actively investigated as an alternative paradigm for Internet connectivity in both urban and rural areas. Wireless sensor and actuator networks are being deployed for enhancing industrial control processes and supply-chains, and for various forms of environmental monitoring. IEEE MASS 2014 is a three-track conference sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society. It aims at addressing research advances in (i) algorithms and theory, (ii) systems, protocol, and applications, and (iii) experimental evaluation and testbeds, in multi-hop wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, covering topics ranging from technology issues to applications and test-bed development.

Topics of Interest

Original, unpublished contributions are solicited in all aspects of mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), wireless sensor networks (WSNs) (including cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things), and mobile networking/computing, including theory, systems and applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Algorithmic aspects of MANETs and WSNs
  • Application Layer Protocols
  • Architectures of wired/wireless networks
  • Capacity planning and admission control
  • Clustering, topology control, coverage, and connectivity
  • Cognitive networking
  • Cooperative and cognitive communication
  • Cooperative sensing in WSNs
  • Compressive sensing technologies
  • Crowd-sourcing, participatory and social sensing
  • Cross layer design and optimization
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Data gathering, fusion, and dissemination
  • Data transport and management in WSNs
  • Delay tolerant networks
  • Experiences, real-world applications and deployments
  • Handoff/mobility management and seamless
  • Internetworking
  • Internet/Cloud of Things
  • Key management and trust establishment
  • Localization and Location Based Services
  • MAC protocols, including 802.11, 802.15.4, UWB
  • MAC-layer design for ad hoc networks and WSNs
  • Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications
  • Measurements, experimental systems and test-beds
  • Mobile computing and networking Mobility management
  • Modeling, analysis and performance evaluation
  • Multi-channel, multi-radio and MIMO technologies
  • Network Layer protocols
  • Networked smartphone applications
  • Novel applications and architectures for WSNs
  • Operating systems and middleware support
  • Opportunistic networking
  • P2P, overlay, and content distribution
  • Power-aware architectures, algorithms, and protocols
  • QoS and Resource management
  • Reliability, resiliency and fault tolerance techniques
  • Resource management and wireless QoS provisioning
  • Robotic networks
  • Routing protocols, including unicast, multicast, broadcast, geocast
  • Security and privacy issues in ad hoc and sensor networks, and mobile networking
  • Smart grid
  • Smart healthcare
  • Smart transportation
  • Social networks using smartphones and sensors
  • Time synchronization
  • Topology control, coverage and connectivity issues
  • Vehicular networks and protocols
  • Wireless mesh networking

Paper Submission and Review

Authors are invited to submit technical papers presenting original, unpublished research, not currently under review elsewhere. All submissions should be written in English with a maximum length of 9 single-spaced, double-column pages using 10pt size fonts on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, with side-margin at least 1 inch, including all figures, tables, and references. All paper submission will be electronic, in PDF format. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by IEEE and will be presented at the conference. Based on reviews and TPC discussions, the TPC may choose to accept some papers as short papers (5 pages). For all papers, IEEE reserves the right to exclude the paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference. The conference will also include a poster and demo session.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline April 25, 23:59 US Pacific Time (GMT-7)
Paper Submission Deadline May 2nd, 23:59 US Pacific Time (GMT-7)
Notification of Acceptance July 21, 2014
Camera-ready Version August 24, 2014
Dates of Conference Oct 28-30, 2014

Organization Committee

General Chair

  • J. J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, UC Santa Cruz and Palo Alto Research Center

Program Chair

  • Tarek Abdelzaher, UIUC

TPC Track Chairs

  • Algorithms and Theory:
    Habib M. Ammari, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Systems, Protocols, and Applications:
    Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Experimental Evaluation and Testbeds:
    Thiemo Voigt, Uppsala University

Demo/Poster Chair

  • Yong Yang, Philips Lab

Web Chair

  • Qing Cao, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Local Chair

  • Liang Cheng, Lehigh University

Publication Chair

  • Dajin Wang, Montclair State University

Registration and Finance Chair

  • Zhen Jiang, West Chester University

Publicity Chairs

  • Stefano Basagni, Northeastern University, USA
  • Thierry Turletti, INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France
  • Yoshiaki Kakuda,  Hiroshima City University, Japan
  • Rolando Menchaca-Mendez, IPN, Mexico

Workshop Chair

  • Priya Mahadevan, Google

Steering Committee

  • Dharma Agrawal, University of Cincinnati
  • Kang Shin,University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Jie Wu, Temple University