The 13th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS 2016)

October 10 – 13, 2016

Brasilia, Brazil


The 13th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS 2016) will be held in Brasilia, Brazil, October 10-13, 2016. Wireless ad hoc communications, Internet of Things, and mobile computing have applications in a variety of environments, such as smart homes, hospitals, battlefields, and disaster-recovery operations. 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 2016 is a three-track conference sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society. It aims at addressing research advances in mobile ad-hoc and sensor systems related to (i) algorithms and theory, (ii) systems, protocols, and applications, and (iii) experimental evaluation and testbeds, covering topics ranging from theoretical foundations to applications and testbed 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Original, unpublished contributions are solicited in all aspects of mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), wireless sensor networks (WSNs) (including cyber-physical systems, Internet of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

Submission Guidelines

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 a side margin of at least 1 inch, including all figures, tables, and references, in the PDF format. Authors must use the Manuscript Templates for IEEE Conference Procedings. 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

Paper Submission Deadline March 25, 2016
Notification of Acceptance June 3, 2016
Camera-ready Version July 22, 2016

Organizing Committee

General Chair

  • Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

General Co-Chair

  • Marcelo M. Carvalho, University of Brasilia, Brazil

Technical Program Chair

  • Ravi Prakash, University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Technical Program Vice-Chairs

  • Antonio A. F. Loureiro, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Paolo Santi, MIT-Fraunhofer Ambient Mobility, USA
  • Guojun Wang, Central South University, China

Workshop Chair

  • Cintia Borges Margi, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Demo/Poster Chair

  • Marco Spohn, Federal University of Fronteira Sul, Brazil

Finance and Registration Chair

  • Zhen Jiang, West Chester University, USA

Publications Chair

  • Dajin Wang, Montclair State University, USA

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs

  • Priscila A. S. Barreto, University of Brasilia, Brazil
  • Paulo R. L. Gondim, University of Brasilia, Brazil

Publicity Chair

  • Nadjib Aitsaadi, University Paris Est Creteil, France

Steering Committee

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