The Fourth IEEE International Workshop on
Wireless and Sensor Networks Security (WSNS'08)

held in conjunction with

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

September 29, 2008
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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 their cost-effective solutions.

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We are seeking papers that describe original and unpublished contributions addressing various aspects of secured wireless/sensor networks.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:

Attacks and Countermeasures
Authentication and Access Control
Computer-Aided Tool for Security
Cross-layer Design for Security
Cryptographic Protocol
Denial of Service (DoS)
Key Management
Information Hiding
Intrusion Detection and Response
Malicious Behavior Detection and Analysis
Privacy and Anonymity
Secure Localization and Synchronization
Security and Performance tradeoff
Security Policy and Enforcement Issues
Security Protocols Analysis, Design, and Proof
Secure Routing/MAC
Surveillance and Monitoring
Trust Establishment and Management

Paper Submission:

Submit a full paper of about 6 pages (IEEE two column, single-spaced format), 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 in the conference proceedings of the MASS'08.

Use the Author Guidelines ( 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.

Please submit your paper to EDAS ( Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will attend the workshop to present the work. Following the convention of past MASS conferences, there will be NO workshop-only or workshop-specific registration. A full conference registration is needed and will include the ability to attend any workshop and regular conference session.

Important Dates:

Manuscript Submission (Extended):    6/23/2008
Acceptance Notification (Extended):   7/10/2008
Final Manuscript Due (Strict):            7/18/2008