28 August

1 September  2007


Niagara Falls, ON, Canada


The 2nd International Workshop on Intelligent Systems Techniques for
Ad hoc and Wireless Sensor Networks (IST-AWSN'07)


IST-AWSN'07 is held in conjunction with ISPA 2007
The Fifth International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing and Applications

Recent developments of low-cost, low-power, multifunctional wireless sensors have enabled the fast growth of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) applications, which include security, military, agriculture, automation, environmental and habitat monitoring. WSNs consist of numerous small inexpensive battery powered sensors; each sensor has the capability to process and store the sensor data. A combination of the dense deployment of numerous smart sensors, AI techniques, and intelligent agents can provide continuous real-time monitoring that is precise, accurate, reliable, and inexpensive.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working on different aspects of wireless sensor networks and software agent technology in an effort to highlight the state-of-the-art and discuss the challenges and opportunities to explore new research directions. We strongly welcome submissions that include results which advance the state of the art relating to the theme of the workshop.

The main topics to be addressed include (but not limited to):

• Adaptive agents in AWSN
• Agent security and trust in AWSNs
• Agent-based architectures for AWSNs
• Agents design issues dealing with reliability, efficiency, and fault tolerance
• Database management systems for AWSNs
• Distributed management systems for AWSNs
• Intelligent data fusion and aggregation
• Intelligent query and data dissemination
• Intelligent systems for AWSNs
• Learning agents in AWSN
• Mobile agents in AWSNs
• Monitoring agents in AWSNs
• Peer-to-Peer systems for AWSNs
• Power management and energy-efficient protocols
• Routing protocols for AWSNs
• Safe transmissions of data in AWSNs
• Self-organization of AWSNs
• Smart energy-efficient routing protocols



Only original papers will be considered that have neither been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere, including web publication. All submissions will be handled electronically. The length of the paper is limited to 15 pages. All papers will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.


Accepted papers will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science workshops proceedings. Submission of a paper should be regarded as a commitment that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the conference to present the work.

Authors of high quality papers presented in the workshop will be invited to submit extended version of their papers for publication in an international journal. Last year, selected papers were extended and accepted for publication in a special issue in the Journal of Information Fusion, Elsevier Science.