Special Session on "Delay Tolerant, Mobile and Sensor Networks"

16th Euromicro International Conference on
Parallel, Distributed and network-based Processing
(PDP 2008)

February 13-15 2008
Toulouse, France

Special Session on
"Delay Tolerant, Mobile and Sensor Networks"


Paper submission deadline: August 1, 2007

Mobile communicating terminals are more and more widely spread. These include laptops, PDAs, mobile phones, sensors, etc. Most of them support communication technologies such as Bluetooth, WI-FI or specific radio systems. They self organize into networks that exhibit strong mobility and volatility. Any terminal can appear or disappear from the network at any time because it has been switched on or off or because it has been damaged. Radio communication is not reliable either because of possible interferences and also simply because the users and thus their equipments move, what can cause sudden ruptures of communication links. Event when the links do not break, unpredictable delays can appear. These characteristics have to be taken into account at all levels when developing applications for such networks, so as to ensure delay, rupture and mobility tolerance. The goal of this special session is to bring together researchers and practitioners that have experimented on these problems and/or that have build solutions to help support them.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to: Session Chair
Serge Chaumette
LaBRI, University Bordeaux 1, France

Program Committee
Stephen Farrel, co-chair of DTNRG, Research Fellow, Trinity College, Dublin (IRELAND)
Frédéric Guidec, VALORIA, University of South-Brittany (FRANCE)
Gabriel Jakobson, Altusys Corp. Chief Scientist (USA)
Damien Sauveron, XLIM, University of Limoges (FRANCE)

to be completed

Important dates
Papers due: August 1st, 2007
Acceptance notification: October 1st, 2007
Camera-ready versions: October 31st, 2007

Submission guidelines
Prospective authors should submit a full paper not exceeding 5000 words in length and including a 150-200 word abstract. To facilitate an anonymous reviewing process, the first page of the paper should contain only the title and abstract. Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press.

Paper Submission
Papers must be submitted through the conference submission system with an indication of the name of the special session. Papers must adhere to the formatting rules of the conference and will undergo the same review process as other papers submitted to the conference.

Authors of accepted papers are expected to register and present the paper at the session. Papers must also be addressed to the session chair:

Prof. Serge Chaumette
University Bordeaux 1
E-mail: serge.chaumette@labri.fr
Home page: http://www.labri.fr/~chaumett/

(c) Serge Chaumette, LaBRI, 2007.