ACM Workshop on

Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc,

Sensor, and Ubiquitous Networks (PE-WASUN’ 2004)


To be held in conjunction with ACM MSWiM’ 2004


Venice, Italy, October 7th, 2004




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Scope                 Organisation               Paper Submission              Important Dates            Camera Ready Information             Registration


Wireless ad hoc, sensor, along with ubiquitous networks have recently witnessed their fastest growth period ever in history, and this trend is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. However, as such networks become increasingly complex, performance modelling and evaluation will play a crucial part in their design process to ensure their successful deployment and exploitation in practice.


This workshop will bring together scientists, engineers, and practitioners to share and exchange their experiences, discuss challenges, and report state-of-the-art and in-progress research on all aspects of wireless ad hoc, sensor, and ubiquitous networks  with a specific emphasis on their performance evaluation and analysis.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

· Predictive performance models of ad hoc, sensor, and ubiquitous networks

· Performance measurement and monitoring tools

· Tracing and trace analysis

· Simulation

· Analytical modeling

· Software tools for network performance and evaluation

· Automatic performance analysis

· Performance comparison

· Performance of wireless and sensor devices

· RF channel capacity modeling and analysis

· Mobility modeling and management

· Traffic models for ad hoc, sensor networks

· Probabilistic models for ad hoc, sensor, and ubiquitous networks

· Improvement in network performance through optimization and tuning

· Evaluation of multimedia over wireless ad hoc networks. 

· Evaluation of QoS provisioning in ad hoc and sensor networks

· Evaluation of pervasive and ubiquitous computing

· Performance tools for ad hoc, sensor and ubiquitous networks. 

· Performance and security issues in ad hoc, sensor, and ubiquitous networks

· Performance and power management control

· Case studies demonstrating the role of performance evaluation in the design of ad hoc, sensor, and ubiquitous networks


Workshop Co-Chairs:

Franco Zambonelli   

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia,



Mohamed Ould-Khaoua

University of Glasgow,




Program Committee:

K. Al-Begain, Univ. of Glamorgan (UK)

R. Al-Qassas, Univ. Glasgow (UK)

I. Awan, Univ. of Bradford (UK)

R. Battiti, Univ. of Trento (Italy)

B. K Bhargava, Purdue Univ. (USA)

P. Bellavista, Universita' di Bologna (Italy)

L. Bononi, Univ. of Bologna (Italy)

A. Boukerche, Ottawa Univ. (Canada)

T. Calamoneri, Univ. of Rome "La Sapienza" (Italy)

M. Colajanni, Univ. of Modena (Italy)

G. Cugola, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

A. Helal, Univ. of Florida (USA)

A. Helmy, Univ. of Southern California (USA)

K. Kant, Intel Corporation (USA)

H. Karatza, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)

L. Korba, NRC Institute for Information Technology (Canada)

D.D. Kouvatsos, Univ. of Bradford (UK)

C. Lee, Hanyang University (South Korea)

Z. Liu, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center (USA)

L. Mackenzie, Univ. of Glasgow (UK)

B. McDonald, Northeastern Univ. (USA)

A. Mei, Univ. of Rome "La Sapienza" (Italy)

G. Min, Univ. of Bradford (UK)

J. Misic, Univ. Manitoba (Canada)

S. Nikoletseas, Computer Technology Institute (Greece)

I. Nikolaidis, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)

M. S. M. Annoni Notare, Barddal Univ. (Brazil)

S. Olariu, Old Dominion Univ. (USA)

Y. Pan, Georgia State Univ. (USA)

S. Papanastasiou, Univ. of Glasgow (UK)

Z. Sun, Univ. of Surrey (UK)

D. Turgut, Univ. of Central Florida (USA)

M. Vittucci, Univ. La Sapienza of Rome (Italy)

J. Wu, Florida Atlantic Univ. (USA)

K. Wu, Univ. of Victoria (Canada)

A. Zomaya, Univ. of Sydney (Australia)


Publicity Co-Chairs

Helen Karatza                          

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki, Greece


Mirela Sechi Moretti Annoni Notare

Barddal University

Florianopolis, SC Brazil



Paper Submission:

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the workshop. The length of the papers should not exceed 10 single-spaced pages (in two-column format) including figures and references on 8.5 by 11 inch paper using at least 11 point font. Papers should be submitted electronically in PDF format (or postscript) by sending it as an e-mail attachment to or All papers will be peer reviewed and the comments will be provided to the authors.


Accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings and a special issue will be planned in a scholarly journal to include selected high-quality papers from the workshop.


For the preparation of the camera ready copy of accepted papers, please see  Camera-Ready Information”.



Important Dates:

·   Submission Deadline: 22 July 2004  (EXTENDED TO 27 July 2004)

·   Author Notification:   15 August, 2004

·   Final Manuscript Due: 18 August 2004


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