The Second International Workshop on
Wireless and Sensor Networks Security (WSNS'06)

held in conjunction with

The 3rd IEEE International Conference on
Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems

October 9-12, 2006
Vancouver, Canada

Theme and scope:

Wireless networks have experienced an explosive growth during the last few years. Nowadays, there is a large variety of networks spanning from the well-known cellular networks to non-infrastructure wireless networks such as mobile ad hoc networks and sensor networks. The security issue is a central concern for achieving secured communication in these networks. This workshops aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from wireless and sensor networking, security, cryptography, and distributed computing communities, with the goals of promoting discussions and collaborations. We are interested in novel research on all aspects of security in wireless and sensor networks and tradeoff between security and performance such as QoS, dependability, scalability, etc.

Topics of interest:

We are seeking papers that describe original and unpublished contributions addressing various aspects of secured wireless/sensor networks. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Authentication and Access Control
Cryptographic Protocol
Experimental Studies
Key Management
Information Hiding
Intrusion Detection and Response
Privacy and Anonymity
Secure Localization and Synchronization
Security and Performance tradeoff
Security Policy and Enforcement Issues
Security Protocols Design, Analysis and Verification
Secure Routing/MAC
Surveillance and Monitoring
Threat & Trust Management

Paper Submission:

Submit a full paper of about 6 pages (IEEE Computer Society proceedings Manuscripts: two column, single-spaced), including figures and references, using 10 font size, and number each page. Each submitted paper will be peer reviewed and the comments will be provided to the authors. Accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press, as proceedings of the MASS'06 workshops.

Use the IEEE Transactions LaTeX and Microsoft Word Style ( Prepare your papers in PDF file only (Adobe format), paper title, names, affiliations, postal address, and e-mail address of the authors, about 100-150 word abstract, and at most five keywords.

Submit your paper as an e-mail attachment to Acknowledgement will be sent back for each submission within 24 hours; otherwise, a re-submission is needed. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the workshop to present the work.

Important Dates:

Manuscript Submission(extended):         6/30/2006
Acceptance Notification:                        8/1/2006
Final Manuscript Due:                           8/10/2006

Workshop Co-chairs

Dr. Falko Dressler
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Dr. Yong Guan
Iowa State University, USA

Dr. Zhen Jiang
Information Assurance Center
West Chester University, USA

Steering Committee member

Dr. Dharma Agrawal
University of Cincinnati, USA


Dr. Sajal Das
University of Texas at Arlington, USA


Dr. Jie Wu
Florida Atlantic University, USA

Program Committee member

A. Agah, West Chester University

B. Bhargava, Purdue University

L. Burgazzi, ENEA, Italy

I. Cardei, Florida Atlantic University

A. Gourgeois, Georgia State University

S. Capkun, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

S. Chen, Florida International University

X. Chen, Texas State University

X. Cheng, George Washington University

T. He, University of Minnesota

J. Liu, Oakland University

Y. Liu, University of Texas, Arlington

F. Kargl, Ulm University, Germany

B. Lu, West Chester University

S. Mishra, University of Colorado

C. Nita-Rotaru, Purdue University

G. Noubir, Northeastern University

K. Nyberg, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland

S. Olariu, Old Dominion University

D. Qiao, Iowa State University

D. Simplot-Ryl, University of Lille, France

W. Trappe, Rutgers University

A. Weimerskirch, Escrypt GmbH-Embedded Security, Germany

Y. Xia,  University of Florida

W. Zhang, Iowa State University