C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S

The International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems and
Applications (WASA'07),
in conjunction with
International Workshop on Theoretical and Algorithmic Aspects of Sensor
and Ad-hoc Networks


August 1-3, 2007,

Chicago, IL

In-Cooperation with
IEEE Technical Committee on Distributed Processing

Recent advances in cutting-edge wireless communication and computing
technologies have paved the way for the proliferation of ubiquitous
infrastructure and infrastructureless wireless networks. These emerging
networks are enabling a broad range of applications ranging from
critical infrastructure protection and security, to environment
monitoring, health care and quality of life. The need to deal with the
complexity and ramifications of the ever growing mobile users and
services, however, is intensifying the interest in the development of
sound fundamental principles, novel algorithmic approaches, rigorous and
repeatable design methodologies, and systematic evaluation frameworks
for next generation wireless networks.

The objective of WASA is to address the research and development efforts
of various issues in the area of algorithms, systems and applications
for current and next generation infrastructure and infrastructureless
wireless networks. The conference is structured to provide a forum for
researchers and practitioners, from the academic, industrial and
governmental sectors, with a unique opportunity to discuss and express
their views on the current trends, challenges, and state of the art
solutions addressing various issues related to current and next
generation wireless networks.

This call is to solicit original technical papers, describing previously
unpublished research work, visionary approaches, and future research
directions dealing with effective and efficient state-of-the-art
algorithm design and analysis, reliable and secure system development
and implementations, experimental study and test bed validation, and new
application exploration in wireless networks. Specific topics of
interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

    * Theoretical frameworks and analysis of fundamental design issues,
      including to coverage, connectivity, lifetime and power
    * Distributed and localized algorithm design and analysis.
    * Localization and location verification
    * Mobility and mobility management models and model validation
    * Topology control and coverage
    * Security and privacy
    * PHY/MAC/Routing frameworks and protocols
    * QoS and fault-tolerance issues
    * Information processing and data management
    * Programmable service interfaces.
    * Energy-aware frameworks, systems and protocol design
    * Operating system and middleware support
    * Cross-layer  design frameworks and protocols
    * Software-defined radio, reconfigurable radio networks
    * Pervasive and ubiquitous computing
    * Local area and personal wireless networks
    * Applications of ad hoc and sensor networks
    * Experimental test-beds, models and case studies

This conference will feature several keynote speeches, given by leading
researchers and practitioners in the areas of algorithms, systems, and
applications in wireless networks.

All submissions will be handled electronically through the conference
website and must be in PDF or PostScript. Papers must not exceed 15
pages ( US "Letter" size, 8.5 x 11 inches) including text, figures and
references in single-column, single-space format. The font size must be
at least 10 points. Questions about the submission process should be
directed to any Program Chairs. All papers should be submitted
electronically through EDAS Conference Management System.
All papers will go through a rigorous review process during which three
reviews will be sought. Accepted papers will be published in the
conference proceedings, which intends to be published as Springer-LNCS
series and distributed at the conference. Selected papers from the
conference will be fast-tracked to one of three Special Issues of
international Journals.

Paper Submission Deadline:   March 5, 2007
Notification of Acceptance:  May 7, 2007
Camera Ready Copy:           May 30, 2007


Steering Committee Chairs:

Dingzhu Du
University of Texas at Dallas

Wei Zhao
Texas A&M University,
National Science Foundation/CNS

Steering Committee Vice Chair:

Xiuzhen Susan Cheng
The George Washington University

General Chairs:

Wei Li
University of Toledo

Jie Wu
Florida Atlantic University

Taieb Znati
The University of Pittsburgh

Program Chairs:

Qun Li
College of William and Mary

Peng-Jun Wan
Illinois Institute of Technology