Scope and Topics

Wireless ad-hoc sensor networks have recently become a very active research subject due to their high potential of providing diverse services to numerous important applications, including remote monitoring and tracking in environmental applications and low maintenance ambient intelligence in everyday life. The effective and efficient realization of such large scale, complex ad-hoc networking environments requires intensive, coordinated technical research and development efforts, especially in power aware, scalable, robust wireless distributed protocols, due to the unusual application requirements and the severe resource constraints of the sensor devices. On the other hand, a solid foundational background seems necessary for sensor networks to achieve their full potential. It is a challenge for abstract modeling, algorithmic design and analysis to achieve provably efficient, scalable and fault-tolerant realizations of such huge, highly-dynamic, complex, non-conventional networks. Features including the extremely large number of sensor devices in the network, the severe power, computing and memory limitations, their dense, random deployment and frequent failures, pose new interesting abstract modeling, algorithmic design, analysis and implementation challenges of great practical impact. ALGOSENSORS aims to bring together research contributions related to diverse algorithmic and complexity theoretic aspects of wireless sensor networks.

Starting from 2011, ALGOSENSORS broadens its thematic scope, keeping its focus on sensor networks, but also including other related types of ad hoc wireless networks, such as mobile networks, radio networks and distributed systems of robots.

Contributions solicited cover the algorithmic issues in a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Wireless Network Models
  • Virtual Infrastructures
  • Data Propagation and Routing
  • Multicast and Broadcast
  • Obstacle Avoidance
  • Infrastructure Discovery
  • Ad-hoc Deployment/Topology Control
  • Fault Tolerance and Dependability
  • Multi-hop Throughput Optimization
  • Scheduling and Load Balancing
  • Energy Management and Power Saving Schemes
  • Dynamic Networks
  • Adaptiveness and Self-organization
  • Resource-efficient Distributed Computing
  • Communication Protocols
  • Medium Access Control
  • Localization and Location Tracking
  • Mobile Robotic Systems and Autonomous Agents
  • Game Theoretic Aspects
  • Cryptography, Security and Trust