The 9th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS 2012)

October 8-11, 2012

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


The 9th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS 2012) will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, during October 8-11, 2012. Wireless ad hoc communication has applications in a variety of environments, such as conferences, hospitals, battlefields, and disaster-recovery/rescue operations, and is also being actively investigated as an alternative paradigm for Internet connectivity in both urban and rural areas. Wireless sensor and actuator networks are also being deployed for enhancing industrial control processes and supply-chains, and for various forms of environmental monitoring. IEEE MASS 2012, sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society, aims at addressing advances in research on multihop 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Original, unpublished contributions are solicited in all aspects of mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) and wireless sensor networks (WSNs) including systems and applications.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
  • Cross layer design and optimization
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Data gathering, fusion, and dissemination
  • Data transport and management in WSNs
  • Delay tolerant networks
  • Experiences from real-world applications and long-term deployments
  • Handoff/mobility management and seamless internetworking
  • Internet/Cloud of Things
  • Key management and trust establishment
  • Key management and trust establishment in wireless networks
  • Localization and synchronization
  • 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 design
  • 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
  • Security and privacy issues in ad hoc and sensor networks
  • Smart grid
  • Smart healthcare
  • Smart transportation
  • Social networks
  • 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 × 11 inch pages, including all figures, tables, and references. All paper submission will be electronic, in PDF format, through EDAS.

Submitted papers will be reviewed by the Technical Program Committee, and each paper will receive at least three reviews. 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. Papers determined to be out-of-scope for the conference or lacking substantial original contributions may be subject to Early Reject process.

Workshops, Posters, and Demos

Proposals for full-day workshops to be held together with the conference are solicited. The conference will also include a poster and demo session. Refer to the separate Call for Workshop Proposals, Call for Posters, and Call for Demos for detasils, including submission instructions.

For More Information

For questions about the paper submission and review process, please contact the MASS 2012 Program Co-Chairs, Stefano Basagni (basagni?#$@*$? and Byrav Ramamurthy (byrav?#$@*$?

Important Dates

Paper registration deadline Monday, April 2, 2012 (optional)
Full paper submission deadline Monday, April 23, 2012
Paper acceptance notification Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Paper camera-ready deadline Monday, August 6, 2012

Organizing Committee

General Chair

  • David B. Johnson, Rice University, USA (dbj?#$@*$?

Program Co-Chairs

  • Stefano Basagni, Northeastern University, USA (basagni?#$@*$?
  • Byrav Ramamurthy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA (byrav?#$@*$?

TPC Track Chairs

  • Algorithms and theory: Paolo Santi, IIT-CNR, Italy
  • Protocols and cross-layer technologies: Pedro M. Ruiz, University of Murcia, Spain
  • Systems and applications: Xiaolin (Andy) Li, University of Florida, USA
  • Experimental evaluation and test beds: M. Can Vuran, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Workshops Chair

  • Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK

Posters/Demo Chair

  • Kaushik Chowdhury, Northeastern University, USA

Publications Chair

  • Dajin Wang, Montclair State University, USA

Publicity Co-Chairs

  • Salil Kanhere, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Maria Elena Renda, IIT-CNR, Italy
  • Dimitrios Koutsonikolas, SUNY Buffalo, USA

Panel Chair

  • Chiara Petrioli, University of Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy

Finance and Registration Chair

  • Zhen Jiang, West Chester University, USA

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs

  • Yingtao Jiang, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
  • Lei Zhang, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, USA

Website Chair

  • Vaibhav Pandit, University of Cincinnati, USA

Steering Committee

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