The Fourth ACM Workshop on Security of Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (SASN


October 30, 2005,  Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, VA, USA 


Held in conjunction with the 13th ACM Conference on Computer and
Communications Security (CCS '06).

        Sponsored by the Army Research Office (ARO)




Ad hoc and sensor networks are expected to become an integral part of the
future computing landscape. 

However, these networks introduce new security challenges due to their
dynamic topology, severe resource constraints, 

and absence of a trusted infrastructure.  SASN 2006 seeks submissions from
academia and industry presenting novel research 

on all aspects of security for ad hoc and sensor networks, as well as
experimental studies of fielded systems.  This 

one-day workshop builds on the success of SASN 2003, SASN 2004, and SASN


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following as they
relate to mobile ad hoc networks or sensor networks: 


Security under resource constraints (e.g., energy, bandwidth, memory, and
computation constraints) 

Performance and security tradeoffs 

Secure roaming across administrative domains 

Key management 

Cryptographic Protocols 

Authentication and access control 

Trust establishment, negotiation, and management 

Intrusion detection and tolerance 

Secure location services 

Secure clock distribution 

Privacy and anonymity 

Secure routing 

Secure MAC protocols 

Denial of service 

Prevention of traffic analysis 



Submission Instructions:


Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been
published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a 

conference with proceedings. Papers should be at most 15 pages excluding the
bibliography and well-marked appendices, using at least 11-point font

and reasonable margins on US letter-size paper (8.5 inch x 11 inch).
Committee members are not required to read the appendices, and so 

submissions should be intelligible without them. Each submission should
start with the title, abstract, and names and contact information of

The introduction should give background and summarize the contributions of
the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader.


All paper submissions will be handled electronically.  Only pdf or
postscript files will be accepted. Submission size should ideally 

be less than 1MB and no more than 2MB. Authors who have difficulty with the
2MB size limit should inform the program co-chairs. 

Papers must be received by the deadline of June 23, 2006. 


Conference proceedings will be published by the ACM and made available at
the workshop.  Authors of accepted papers must 

guarantee that their paper will be presented at the workshop. 


Important Dates:


Paper submissions due:   June 23, 2006 (GMT-12:00) 

Acceptance notifications:  August 7, 2005

Camera-ready papers due:  August 21, 2005

SASN Workshop: October 30, 2005 



Program Chairs

Sencun Zhu, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Donggang Liu, University of Texas at Arlington, USA


Program Committee 

Guohong Cao,   The Pennsylvania State University

Srdjan Capkun, Technical University of Denmark

Wenliang Du,   Syracuse University

Yuguang Fang, University of Florida

Virgil Gligor,   University of Maryland, College Park

Jonathan Katz,  University of Maryland, College Park

WenKe Lee,  Georgia Institute of Technology

Catherine Meadows, Naval Research Laboratory

Peng Ning,     North Carolina State University

Adrian Perrig,  Carnegie Mellon University

Radha Poovendran,  University of Washington, Seattle

Sanjeev Setia,  George Mason University

Wade Trappe,  Rutgers University 

Cliff Wang,   U.S. Army Research Office

Susanne Wetzel,   Stevens Institute of Technology

Matt Wright,  UT Arlington

Felix Wu,   UC Davis

Hao Yang, University of California at Los Angeles

Wensheng Zhang, Iowa State University

Yongguang Zhang,  Microsoft Research Asia



For further information, contact

Sencun Zhu 

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University 

University Park, PA 16802

(Phone) +1 814 865 0995    (Fax) +1 814 865 3176

Email: szhu (at) 


Donggang Liu

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

The University of Texas at Arlington

Arlington, Texas 76019-0015

(Phone) +1 817 272 0741 

Email:  dliu (at)