Call for Papers
It is hard to overestimate the role of ICT systems in operational cycles of modern industry and life supporting infrastructures. ICT control systems are used to continuously monitor the state of industrial processes and status of critical infrastructures. Over the last few years Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks (WSAN) technology appeared as an ideal technological building block to improve the reliability and availability of ICTs in critical operational environments. On the other hand WSANs themselves become part of a critical infrastructures and processes. Whenever another layer of complexity is added to a system, this opens new possibilities for system failures, misuse or malicious attacks. The critical prerequisite for WSANs to be adopted in performance critical applications is their dependability, i.e. the ability of a system to deliver specified services to the user.
It is, however, by far not trivial to make WSANs dependable for variety of applications in different operation environments and having different performance requirements. For DWSAN4CIP workshop we solicit original contributions aiming at achieving dependability of WSAN technology on different layers. Experiences from real-life deployment of dependable WSANs, application dependent WSAN design methodologies, dependable MAC, network and transport protocols, general issues of reliability, security in dependable WSANs are some of the key research topics to be discussed during the workshop.
The goal of the workshop is to present high-quality results in the field, and to provide a framework for research collaboration through focused discussions that will designate future research efforts and directions. In this context, the program committee will accept only a limited number of papers that meet the criteria of originality, presentation quality and topic relevance.
Topics of interest to DWSAN4CIP 2009 include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Real life experience from deployment of wireless sensor networks in critical applications
- Methodologies for assessment of performance requirements
- Methodologies for systematic design of WSAN communication architecture
- Application of control theory for cross-layer optimization of dependable communication protocols for WSAN
- Dependable MAC protocols
- Dependable routing protocols
- Dependable transport protocols
- Intelligent energy and QoS management
- Fault tolerant middleware for WSANs
- Operating systems for dependable WSANs
- Security services
This year DWSAN4CIP offers only Fast Track publication in workshop proceedings. Authors are invited to submit their contributions as a two pages extended abstract in double column IEEE format. Up to 10 best contributions will be invited to submit full papers for publication in electronic workshop proceedings.
Revised and extended versions of the most outstanding papers will be published in the International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection (Elsevier).