ISPA 2008

The 2008 International Workshop on Adaptation in Wireless Sensor Networks (AWSN-08)

In Conjunction with

The 2008 International Conference on Intelligent Pervasive Computing (IPC-08)

December 10-12, 2008, Sydney, Australia

Submission deadline is extended to September 7th, 2008

CFP download (PDF)

Wireless sensor networks (WSN) are networked embedded systems that rely on wireless communication. WSNs are supposed to run long-lived applications. During operation, applications are likely to experience unpredictable environment conditions that require to dynamically change their behavior. With current reprogramming technology, such an adaptation is still an open issue, as it can be achieved either at the expense of significant energy consumption or through software complexity. The challenge is to achieve WSN systems that not only embed intelligence into environments, but also have embedded intelligence for reprogramming themselves after their deployment.

The workshop aims at stimulating researchers and practitioners in embedded software, autonomic computing, ad-hoc networking and all other relevant areas to present their ideas and work in progress for advancing the technologies that enable adaptive WSN applications. The expected number of participants will be 15.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Re-programming techniques
  • Self-healing, self-protection, self-configuration, self-optimization
  • Intelligent power management and coverage
  • Virtual machines
  • Opportunistic computing
  • Adaptive networking protocols
  • Viral programming
  • Security
  • Design and deployment of adaptive applications

Paper Submission

The program committee encourage original, high-quality submissions from researchers and practitioners from academia and industry. All papers will be reviewed according to their originality, significance, correctness, presentation and relevance. Accepted papers will be published by the IEEE Computer Society in the combined IPC 2008 workshops proceedings.

Submissions should include an abstract, 5-10 keywords, e-mail address of the corresponding author, and not exceed 6 pages (IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscripts style: two columns, single-spaced), including tables, figures and references, using 10 fonts, and number each page, in PDF, PostScript, or MS Word format. Click here to download the format: MS-WORD or LaTeX.

Submissions can be sent using the EasyChair conference management system (recommended) or email-ed to the Workshop Chair (

Submission of a paper should be regarded as assurance that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will attend the conference to present it.

Important Dates

Deadline for paper submissions: September 7, 2008
Notification to authors: September 15, 2008
Camera-ready copies of accepted papers due : September 26, 2008

Workshop Chair :

Marco Avvenuti , University of Pisa, Italy (

Program Committee:

Rachel Cardell-Oliver, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Mario Giovanni C.A. Cimino, University of Pisa, Italy
Kirk Martinez, University of Southampton, UK
G.M.P. O'Hare, University College Dublin, Ireland