Workshop on Mobile Location-Aware Sensor Networks

Workshop on Mobile Location-Aware Sensor Networks

May 13, 2006, Nara, Japan

in conjunction with MDM 2006 Conference

Aim of the workshop

The aim of this one-day workshop is to discuss novel approaches between leading researchers in the area of mobile location-aware sensor networks.

Mobile location-aware sensor networks are rapidly emerging as the next ubiquitous technology for a wide range of applications. Applications include: systems that route traffic using real-time data monitored by sensor-enabled cars; emergency management systems that can be used in disasters such as bush fires; support systems that can inform hikers about areas with a high risk of land slides due to recent weather conditions; health systems that can alert people suffering from asthma or pollen allergies nearing a region of currently high pollen density; and guidance systems warning travelers visiting a city about areas with a documented record of crime at a given time of the day.

Timely location information is becoming one of the key features in these systems. This workshop aims to address the main challenges in mobile location-aware sensor networks, such as efficient location-aware data and query dissemination algorithms, update strategies for disseminating relevant information under space-time constraints, local data aggregation methods at sensor instead of gateway level, localized decision making mechanisms for data and query dissemination, distributed indexing, techniques for exploring spatio-temporal data streams, and algorithms for safeguarding location privacy.

Scope

The scope of this workshop includes but is not limited to the following topics:

Program Chairs

Program Committee

Paper Submissions

All submissions must be original unpublished work written in English that is currently not under review at another venue. We are interested in two types of submissions: full papers of approximately 5000 words and short papers of approximately 1000 words. Short papers can be work-in-progress as well as position statements. All papers must be submitted in PDF format as an email to mlasn06 at csse.unimelb.edu.au. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings and selected papers will be considered for a special issue of GeoInformatica.

Important Dates

Submission deadline:  February 17, 2006
Notifications: March 24, 2006
Camera-ready papers:  April 9, 2006
Workshop date: May 13, 2006