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***** Submission deadline February 25, 2008 *****


Call for Paper: Second ACM Workshop on Sensor Actor Networks (SANET 2008)
organized and run in conjuntion with ACM MobiHoc 2008, May 26-30, 2008, Hong
Kong, China.  


We invite you to participate in the Second ACM Workshop on Sensor Actor
Networks, to be held in Hong Kong, China on May 26-30 2008.

Following the success of SANET 2007, we organize and run the Second ACM
Workshop on Sensor and Actor Networks (SANET 2008) in conjunction with MobiHoc
2008. The advent of nano-technology and advances in communications has made it
technologically feasible and economically viable to develop low-power devices
that integrate general-purpose computing with multi-purpose sensing and
wireless communications capabilities. It is expected that sensor networks will
have a significant impact on a wide array of applications ranging from
military, to scientific, to industrial, to health-care, to domestic, to
environmental, establishing ubiquitous wireless sensor networks that will
pervade society redefining the way in which we live and work.

Recently, in an attempt to integrate sensor networks in the fabric of human
activities it has been recognized that it would be beneficial to augment sensor
networks by either actuators or actors. Actuators are simple devices programmed
to take immediate, one-shot, action in response to sensory input. Actors are
more sophisticated entities that, in addition to actuating can provide a
meaningful, long-term, interaction with the environment. This long-term
interaction presupposes intelligent coordination with both the sensory data but
also with anticipated changes in the environment. The resulting augmented
version of sensor networks is commonly referred to as Sensor Actor Networks

SANET 2008 has for stated goal to be a high-profile workshop that brings
together state-of-the-art contributions on the design, specification, and
implementation of architectures and protocols for current and future
applications of SANETs.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    * Autonomous sensor networks
    * Emergent behavior in SANET
    * Modeling and simulation of SANET
    * Autonomic and self-organizing coordination and communication
    * Sensor-actor and actor-actor coordination
    * Energy-efficient and real-time communication protocols
    * Distributed control in sensor-actor networks
    * Communication protocols for swarms of mobile actors
    * Biologically inspired communication
    * Ecological systems
    * Architectures and topology control
    * Localization in SANET
    * Probabilistic integration in SANET
    * SANET control and management
    * SANET security and robustness
    * SANET architectural and operational models
    * Applications and prototypes 

Paper Submission

Submit a full paper of about 8 pages (ACM single-space, double-column format),
including figures and references, using 10 font size, and number each
page. Accepted papers will be published by published by ACM Press and
distributed at the workshop; copies of the Proceedings will also be available
for sale from ACM after the workshop. Papers must be submitted electronically
through the EDAS system.

Important Dates
    * Manuscript Submission: February 25, 2008
    * Acceptance Notification: March 18, 2008
    * Final Manuscript Due: March 26, 2008 

Program Co-Chairs
    * Silvia Giordano, SUPSI, Swittzerland
    * Stephan Olariu, Old Dominion University, USA
    * David Simplot-Ryl, INRIA Lille - Nord Europe, France 

Publicity Co-Chairs
    * Michaƫl Hauspie, University of Lille 1, France
    * Cristina Pinotti, University of Perugia, Italy
    * Koichi Wada, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

Program Committee
        * See Website

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