International Workshop on Theoretical and Algorithmic Aspects of Sensor and Ad-hoc Networks (WTASA'07)
||June 28-29, 2007
Wireless sensor networks have attracted much attention due to potential applications ranging
from habitat monitoring to disaster recovery. Much work has been done in protocol design for
data communication and data collection, simulation, and experimental study. The theoretical
research, however, falls short of the expectation of the future sensor network deployment.
People working in hardware, systems, and experiments have collected much data and accrued much
experience, but the effort in answering how the experience helps to push the theoretical research
in sensor networks forward for a deeper understanding about this new network is still in its
To that end, the International Workshop on Theoretical and Algorithmic Aspects of Sensor Networks
will bring together leading researchers and developers in this field to study the special problems
and challenges of the algorithmic aspects of sensor and ad-hoc networks. The goal of the workshop
is also to foster communication not only between the different sensor and ad-hoc communities, but
also between those communities and the distributed systems and information systems communities.
Scope of the Workshop
The objective of the workshop is to define and establish a common infrastructure of the discipline
and to develop a consensus-based document that will provide a foundation for implementation,
standardization, and further research. The workshop will identify and define fundamental concepts
and techniques, resolve conflicts between certain approaches in the area and provide a common
ground for advanced research and development in algorithmic aspects of sensor and ad-hoc networks,
concentrating on the special challenges of the sensor and mobile and wireless environments. The
topics that will be addressed pertain to the sensors and mobile environment.