MASS 2007 Main Features

18 Technical Sessions

3 Keynote Speeches

1 Panel

1 Demo and Poster Session

9 Workshops

Complimentary Tuscany Tour on October 12

MASS 2007 Program           

Monday October 8, 2007

8h30 -18h30: Nine parallel workshops

Tuesday October 9, 2007

8h45 - 9h00: Opening Remarks

9h00 -11h00: Session 1: Georouting
Session Chair: Bijendra Jain, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Room: Auditorium

BOSS: Beacon-less On Demand Strategy for Geographic Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks
Juan A. Sanchez, Rafael Marin-Perez and Pedro M. Ruiz

Polylogarithmic Store-Carry-Forward Routing using Mobile Nodes
Jie Wu and Shuhui Yang (This paper will be presented in Session 10a)

An Adaptive Delay-Minimized Route Design for Wireless Sensor-Actuator Networks
Edith C.-H. Ngai, Jiangchuan Liu and Michael R. Lyu

Throughput Optimization Routing Under Uncertain Demand for Wireless Mesh Networks
Liang Dai, Yuan Xue, Bin Chang and Yi Cui

11h00-11h30: Coffee break

11h30-12h50: Session 2a & 2b

Session 2a: Resource Management in Sensor Networks
Session Chair: Yu-Chee Tseng, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan
Room: Auditorium

Distributed Independent Reinforcement Learning (DIRL) Approach to Resource Management in Wireless Sensor Networks
Kunal Shah and Mohan Kumar

Coordinated Workload Scheduling in Hierarchical Sensor Networks for Data Fusion Applications
Xiaolin Li, Hui Kang and Jiannong Cao

Retransmission or Redundancy: Transmission Reliability in Wireless Sensor Networks
Hao Wen, Chuang Lin, Fengyuan Ren, Yao Yue and Xiaomeng Huang

A Reliability-oriented Transmission Service in Wireless Sensor Networks
Yunhuai Liu, Yanmin Zhu and Lionel M. Ni

Session 2b: Localization
Session Chair: Naoki Wakamiya, Osaka Univeristy, Japan
Room: 27

Mitigating propagation errors for indoor positioning in wireless sensor networks
C. Ladha, B. S. Sharif and C. C. Tsimenidis

Cluster-Enhanced Techniques for Pattern-Matching Localization Systems
Sheng-Po Kuo, Bing-Jhen Wu, Wen-Chih Peng and Yu-Chee Tseng

Position Uncertainties in Range-free Wireless Sensor Network Localization
Zhen Feng, Wei Liu, Kanru Xu and Wenqing Cheng

Indoor Localization using Multiple Wireless Technologies
A.K.M. Mahtab Hossain, Hien Nguyen Van, Yunye Jin and Wee-Seng Soh

13h00-14h00 Lunch break

14h00-15h00: Keynote Speech

Message Ferrying and Other Short Stories: Mobility-Assisted Data Delivery in Wireless Network (pdf format 2,56 MB)
Mostafa Ammar, Georgia Tech., USA

15h00-15h30: Coffee break

15h30-17h10: Sessions 3a & 3b

Sessions 3a: Localization and 802.11
Session Chair: Wee-seng Soh, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Room: Auditorium

Localization Using Low-Resolution Optical Sensors
Tammara Massey, Rahul Kapur, Foad Dabiri, Linh Nam Vu and Majid Sarrafzadeh

Anti-Collusion Position Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks
Negar Kiyavash and Farinaz Koushanfar

An Analysis of Handoff in Multi-band 802.11 Networks
David Murray, Terry Koziniec and Michael Dixon

Real Time Communications over 802.11: RT-WMP
Danilo Tardioli and José Luis Villarroel

Session 3b: Modeling and Architectures
Session Chair: Gwendal Simon, ENST Bretagne, France
Room: 27

Constructing MANET Simulation Scenarios That Meet Standards
Stuart Kurkowski, William Navidi and Tracy Camp

Availability Modeling and Analysis of Autonomous In-Door WSNs
Safwan Al-Omari and Weisong Shi

Enabling Scope-Based Interactions in Sensor Network Macroprogramming
Luca Mottola, Animesh Pathak, Amol Bakshi, Viktor K. Prasanna and Gian Pietro Picco

ROPAS: Cross-layer Cognitive Architecture for Mobile UWB Networks
Chittabrata Ghosh, Bin Xie and Dharma P. Agrawal

Analysis and improvement of contention access protocol in IEEE 802.15.4 star network
Ranjeet K. Patro, Manik Raina, Viswanath Ganapathy, Manohar Shamaiah and Chandrashekhara Thejaswi

17h00-19h00: Demo and Poster Session

Demo Session
Best Demo Award sponsored by Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal (Elsevier)

Session chairs: Andrea Passarella and Antonio Pinizzotto, IIT-CNR, Italy

Poster Session
Session chairs: Emilio Ancillotti and Nicola Scalabrino, IIT-CNR, Italy

17h15-19h00: Welcome reception

Wednesday October 10, 2007

8h45 - 10h15: Session 4: Scheduling and Data Gathering
Session Chair: Srdjan Hrco, Ericsson, Ireland
Room: Auditorium

Random and Periodic sleep schedules for target detection in sensor networks
Vaishali P. Sadaphal and Bijendra N. Jain

NBgossip - Neighborhood Gossip with Network Coding Based Message Aggregation
Feng Lu, Liang-Tien Chia and Kok Leong Tay

Opportunistic Mobile Sensor Data Collection with SCAR
Bence Pásztor, Mirco Musolesi and Cecilia Mascolo

10h20-11h20: Keynote Speech

Towards Human Centric Communication
Adam Wolisz, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

11h20-11h50: Coffee Break

11h50-13h00: Session 5a & 5b

Session 5a: Mesh Networks I
Session Chair: Matteoa Cesena, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Room: Auditorium

Admission Control and Interference-Aware Scheduling in Multi-hop WiMAX Networks
Debalina Ghosh, Ashima Gupta and Prasant Mohapatra

Efficient Mesh Router Placement in Wireless Mesh Networks
Junfang Wang, Bin Xie, Kan Cai and Dharma P. Agrawal

Non-Cooperative Coexistence of Co-located Independent Wireless Mesh Networks
Joo Ghee Lim, Chun Tung Chou and Sanjay Jha

Session 5b: Sensor Relocation
Session Chair: Christian Rohner, Uppsala University, Sweden
Room: 27

A Decentralized Hole-Shape Regulation Technique for Enhancing Patrol and Deployment Tasks in Mobile WSNs
Chih-Yung Chang, Sheng-Wen Chang and Shih-Yun Hsu

Sensor Relocation with Mobile Sensors: Design, Implementation, and Evaluation
Jie Teng, Tim Bolbrock, Guohong Cao and Tom La Porta

A Distributed Sensor Relocation Scheme for Environmental Control
Michele Garetto, Marco Gribaudo, Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini and Emilio Leonardi

13h00 - 14h00 Lunch break

14h00-15h30: Session 6: Best Papers session

Best Paper Award sponsored by Pervasive and mobile Computing Journal (Elsevier)
Session Chair: Sajal Das, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Room: Auditorium

Opportunistic Source Coding for Data Gathering in Wireless Sensor Networks
Tao Cui, Lijun Chen, Tracey Ho, Steven H. Low and Lachlan L. H. Andrew

DYNAMMA: A DYNAmic Multi-channel Medium Access Framework for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
Venkatesh Rajendran, Katia Obraczka and J. J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves

On Intelligent Mobile Target Detection in a Mobile Sensor Network
Jren-Chit Chin, Yu Dong, Wing-Kai Hon and David K. Y. Yau

15h30-16h00: Coffee Break

16h00-17h30: Session 7a & 7b

Session 7a: Routing I
Session Chair: Cecilia Mascolo, University College of London, UK
Room: Auditorium

Destination-Region-Based Local Minimum Aware Geometric Routing
Cong Liu and Jie Wu

Impact of Energy Models on Energy Efficient Sensor Network Routing
Barbara Staehle and Dirk Staehle

Energy-aware Geographic Forwarding of Prioritized Messages in Wireless Sensor Networks
Rocío Arroyo-Valles, Antonio G. Marqués and Jesus Cid-Sueiro

Routing in Mobile Ad-hoc Networks:the Virtual Distance Vector Protocol
Andrea Robba and Piero Maestrini

Session 7b: MAC Protocols
Session Chair: Raffaele Bruno, IIT-CNR, Italy
Room: 27

A Receiver Oriented MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks
Luca Campelli, Antonio Capone, Matteo Cesana and Eylem Ekici

E-MAC: Self-Organizing 802.11-Compatible MAC with Elastic Realtime Scheduling
Imad Aad, Philipp Hofmann, Luis Loyola, Farhan Riaz and Jöerg Widmer

Forced Transmissions for Coping with the Effect of Blocked Stations in 802.11 Wireless Networks
Mohammad Nassiri, Martin Heusse and Andrzej Duda

Ultra-Low-Power Optimizations for the IEEE 802.15.4 Networking Protocol
Marcello Mura

17h30-18h45: Panel

Hype vs. Reality in MASS Research

Panel Organizers: Marco Conti and Andrea Passarella (IIT-CNR, Italy)
Panel Chair: Andrea Passarella (IIT-CNR, Italy)
     Doug Blough (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
     Vania Conan (Thalès Communications, France)
     Walter Stockwell (Crossbow Technology, Switzerland)
     Adam Wolisz (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, Germany)

20h15: Social dinner at La Certosa di Calci

Thursday, October 11, 2007

9h00-11h00: Session 8: MAC and Localization
Session Chair: Javier Gomez, national University of Mexico, Mexico
Room: Auditorium

Distributed MAC Strategy for Exploiting Multi-user Diversity in Multi-rate IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs
Da Rui Chen and Ying Jun (Angela) Zhang

Open-ZB: an open-source implementation of the IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee protocol stack on TinyOS
André Cunha, Anis Koubâa, Ricardo Severino and Mário Alves

Understanding Performance for Two 802.11 Competing Flows
Kan Cai, Michael J. Feeley, Brendan Cully and Sharath J. George

A Graph Drawing Approach to Sensor Network Localization
Sarfraz Nawaz and Sanjay Jha

11h00-11h30: Coffee Break

11h30-13h00: Session 9a & 9b

Session 9a: Routing II
Session Chair: Pedro Ruiz, University of Murcia, Spain
Room: Auditorium

Routing Overhead as A Function of Node Mobility: Modeling Framework and Implications on Practive Routing
Xianren Wu, Hamid R. Sadjadpour and J. J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves

Modeling Route Duration in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks
Michael Pascoe, Javier Gomez, Victor Rangel and Miguel Lopez-Guerrero

NARD: Neighbor-Assisted Route Discovery in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
J. Gomez, J. M. Cervantes, V. Rangel, R. Atahualpa and Miguel Lopez-Guerrero

Application of DHT-Inspired Routing for Object Tracking
Pengfei Di, M. Yaser Houri, Qing Wei, Jöerg Widmer and Thomas Fuhrmann

Session 9b: Mesh Networks II
Session Chair: Enzo Mingozzi, University of Pisa, Italy
Room: 27

Performance Evaluation of an hybrid Testbed for Wireless Mesh Networks
Alexander Zimmermann, Daniel Schaffrath, Martin Wenig, Arnd Hannemann, Mesut Günes and Sadeq Ali Makram

Optimizing the Internet Gateway Deployment in a Wireless Mesh Network
Bing He, Bin Xie and Dharma P. Agrawal

Topology Control and Channel Assignment in Multi-radio Multi-channel Wireless Mesh Networks
Anjum Naveed, Salil S. Kanhere and Sanjay K. Jha

Experimental Study of Measurement-based Admission Control for Wireless Mesh Networks
Dhruv Gupta, Daniel Wu, Chao C. Chen, Chen-Nee Chuah, Prasant Mohapatra and Sanjay Rungta

13h00-14h00: Lunch break

14h00-15h00: Keynote Speech

A Utility-Based Routing Scheme in MANETs
Jie Wu, Florida Atlantic University and US National Science Foundation

15h10-16h40: Sessions 10a & 10b

Session 10a: Broadcasting
Session Chair: Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Canada
Room: Auditorium

The Node Reliability Approach to Broadcasting in Manets: Raising Reliability With Low End-to-End Delay
Talmai Oliveira and Fabíola Greve

An Epidemic Theoretic Framework for Evaluating Broadcast Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks
Pradip De, Yonghe Liu and Sajal K. Das (This paper will be presented in Session 1)

Network Coding-Based Protection of Many-to-One Flow Networks
Osameh M. Al-Kofahi and Ahmed E. Kamal

On the Asymptotic Behavior of Malware-Propagative Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Vasileios Karyotis, Mary Grammatikou and Symeon Papavassiliou

Session 10b: Data Gathering
Session Chair: Mohan Kumar, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Room: 27

Distributed Information Storage and Collection for WSNs
Christine Jardak, Evgeny Osipov and Petri Mähönen

Fair Capacity Sharing Among Multiple Sinks in Wireless Sensor Networks
Bing Han and Gwendal Simon

PANEL: Position-based Aggregator Node Election in Wireless Sensor Networks
Levente Buttyán and Péter Schaffer

On Improving Data Accessibility in Storage Based Sensor Networks
Tan Apaydin, Serdar Vural and Prasun Sinha

16h40-17h00: Coffee Break

17h00-18h30: Session 11a & 11b

Session 11a: Security and Trust
Session Chair: Doug Blough, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Room: Auditorium

TARP: A Trust-Aware Routing Protocol for Sensor-Actuator Networks
Abdelmounaam Rezgui and Mohamed Eltoweissy

Trusted Application-Centric Ad-Hoc Networks
Gang Xu, Cristian Borcea and Liviu Iftode

ANDES: an Anomaly Detection System for Wireless Sensor Networks
Sumit Gupta, Rong Zheng and Albert M. K. Cheng

Securing Very Dynamic Groups and Data Aggregation in Wireless Sensor Networks
Claude Castelluccia

Session 11b: Sensor Networks
Session Chair: Giuseppe Anastasi, University of Pisa, Italy
Room: 27

Fault-Tolerant Topology Control for Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks
Mihaela Cardei, Shuhui Yang and Jie Wu

Network Connectivity under Probabilistic Communication Models in Wireless Sensor Networks
Mohamed Hefeeda and Hossein Ahmadi

SIDA: Self-Organized ID Assignment in Wireless Sensor Networks
Jialiu Lin, Yunhuai Liu and Lionel M. Ni

Low-Overhead Dominating Set based Algorithms for Maximizing Lifetime in Wireless Sensor Networks
Jian Ma and Lionel M. Ni

18h30-18h45: Awards' Session

18h45: Closing session

Friday, October 12, 2007

8h30-19h30: Complimentary Tuscany Tour


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