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Workshop 06- CSNS

International Workshop on 
Collaboration and Sensors Networks and Systems
(CSNS 2011)


As part of 
The 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011)

May 23 - 27, 2011
The Sheraton University City Hotel
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Extended Submission Deadline:  February 7, 2011

Wireless Sensors Networks and Systems constitute some of the most significant contemporary technologies, attracting considerable research interest from various disciplines and application domains.  They have been employed in emerging areas with high potential for societal impact, and are being used in plethora of biomedical, environmental and industrial applications.  These applications generally require intelligent monitoring of various physical phenomena that generate the data volumes of interest. The processes involved in data gathering, analysis and information extraction / fusion, need to employ efficient cooperation and coordination among different tasks, in order to provide certain quality assurances, which is a paramount for various decision making activities. This, however, needs to be done in conjunction with prolonging the effective network lifetime and its topology control.

The International Workshop on Collaboration and Sensors Networks and Systems (CSNS 2011) aims at providing an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present the most recent advances and future challenges in efficient management of various collaborative aspects in distributed, wireless and mobile sensors networks and systems.  

CSNS 2011 will concentrate on highlighting the recent innovative research and development results in collaborative infrastructures in the context of wireless sensors networks and systems. It will be held as part of the 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011), strengthening the forum by providing a focused summary of the contributions in these emerging areas.   

Topics of Interest include (but are not limited to):
  • Distributed Sensor Networks Architectures 
  • Integrated Sensor based Collaboration Systems
  • Ubiquitous and Pervasive Sensing
  • Data and Resource Sharing in Sensors Networks and Systems
  • Collaborative Data Management on Large Scale and Complex Systems
  • Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Interfacing with Wireless/Mobile Systems
  • Routing and Data Transport in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Groups and Organizations Collaboration in Sensor Networks 
  • Visualization Techniques and Visual Languages for Collaborative Sensor Networks 
  • Multi-sensor Data Fusion
  • Methods for Ad Hoc Deployment
  • Algorithms for Sensor Localization and Tracking of Mobile Users
  • Energy Issues and In-Situ Calibration Methods
  • Performance Evaluation of Distributed Sensor Networks 
  • Multimedia Sensor Networks
  • Trust and Security Issues in Distributed Collaborative Sensor Systems 
  • Technologies Enabling Trusted Collaboration Among Heterogeneous Sensors
  • Web Backbone Technologies and Methods to provide Reliable, Trusted Sensor Interactions
  • Wearable and Body Area Sensor Networks
  • Intelligent Sensor Technologies and Applications
  • Applications Enabled by Collaborative Sensor Network Architectures

You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to sensor networks and systems and collaboration.  Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.  Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses.  Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 300 words.  The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format.  Additional pages will be charged additional fee.  Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.  Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via the Workshop submission Web site at http://www.cs.fredonia.edu/csns2011/index/login

Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews.  Papers will be selected based on their originality, contribution, relevance, technical depth and the clarity of presentation.  Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted.  Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.  

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings.  Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2011 Conference web site.  It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference.  The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed accordingly.  

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.  

Important Dates
Extended Paper Submission Deadline February 7, 2011
 Notification of Acceptance February 21, 2011
 Registration & Camera-Ready Paper Due March 8, 2011
 Conference Dates May 23 - 27, 2011

Junaid Ahmed Zubairi                                             Goce Trajcevski
   SUNY at Fredonia, Fredonia,  NY, USA                                            Northwestern University, IL, USA
   Phone: +1-716-673-4694
                                                                      Phone: +1 847-467-3268
   Fax: +1-716-673-4821
                                                                            Fax:     +1 847- 491-4455
   Email: zubairi@fredonia.edu
                                                               Email: goce@ece.northwestern.edu
   URL:  WWW: http://www.cs.fredonia.edu/zubairi                        URL: http://www.ece.northwestern.edu/~goce

Technical Program Committee
  The technical program committee of CSNS 2011 is co-chaired by:  
Athar Mahboob                                                                            Syed Misbahuddin
   National University of Science and Technology
, Pakistan
              Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
   Phone: +92 21-333-2344105                                                                 Phone:  +92 21-111-994-994  ext 506
Fax:      +92 21-992 40112
                                                                       Fax:      +92 213-498-2393
   Email: atharmahboob@yahoo.com
                                                      Email:  doctorsyedmisbah@yahoo.com
   URL:  WWW: http://www.atharmahboob.com                                URL: 

  • Mohiuddin Ahmed, International Islamic University of Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Konstantin Busch, Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, LA, USA
  • Domenico Cotroneo, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy
  • Alfredo Cuzzocrea, Italian National Research Council & University of Calabria, Italy
  • Mohamed Essaaidi, University of Abdelmalek Essaadi, Morocco 
  • Jean-Pierre Hermand, FIEEE / Polytechnic School Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Nassar Ikram, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Pakistan 
  • Qilian Liang, University of Texas at Arlington, TX, USA
  • Yao Liang, Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
  • Chung-Horng Lung, Carleton University, Canada 
  • Omer Mahmoud, International Islamic University of Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Sohail A. Sattar, NED University of Engineering & Technology - Karachi, Pakistan
  • Juan José Serrano Martín, Instituto ITACA-Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Berta Carballido Villaverde, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland 
  • Bin Wang, Wright State University, OH, USA
  • Chih-Yu Wen, National Chung Hsing University - Tai-Chung, Taiwan
  • Sergey Y. Yurish, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Barcelona, Spain

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: http://cts2011.cisedu.info/ or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs: Geoffrey C. Fox at gcf@indiana.edu  and Waleed W. Smari at Smari@arys.org.