The 2nd International Workshop on Adaptation in Wireless Sensor Networks (AWSN-09)

In conjunction with
The 7thIEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC 2009)

August 29 - 31, 2009, Vancouver, Canada

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 and ubiquitous computing, 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.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Re-configurable, adaptive applications
  • Context-awareness
  • Self-healing, self-protection, self-configuration, self-optimization
  • Agents and distributed computing
  • Embedded Virtual machines
  • Viral programming
  • Opportunistic computing
  • Intelligent power management and coverage
  • Adaptive wireless communication and networks
  • Security and fault-tolerance

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. Selected papers of the workshop will be considered for a special issue in International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems (IJAACS, 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.

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

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline (EXTENDED): May 10, 2009
Authors Notification: June 1, 2009
Camera-ready Paper due: June 26, 2009

Workshop Chairs:
Marco Avvenuti , University of Pisa, Italy (
Alessio Vecchio, University of Pisa, Italy (

Program Committee:
Rachel Cardell-Oliver, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Mario Giovanni C.A. Cimino, University of Pisa, Italy
Sajid Hussain, Acadia University, Canada
Janet Light, University of New Brunswick, Saint John, Canada
Kirk Martinez, University of Southampton, UK
G.M.P. O'Hare, University College Dublin, Ireland