Workshop 05-MSSNC

4th International Workshop on

Mobile Systems and Sensors Networks for Collaboration

(MSSNC 2014)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

The 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2014)

May 19-23, 2014

The Commons Hotel

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP


Extended Submission Deadline: January 25, 2014

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


Wireless Sensors Networks (WSN) have spurred a considerable amount of research interest from various disciplines and application domains. They have been employed in emerging areas with high potential for societal impact, and are being used in plethora of healthcare, environmental, societal, and industrial applications. The processes of data gathering, analysis and information fusion need to employ efficient cooperation and coordination among tasks at different layers and abstractions – while having the constraint of energy-consumption on mind and, consequently, prolonging the effective network lifetime and its topology control.

A specific aspect of collaboration in WSN is the one with mobile and Ubiquitous systems. In many environmental application scenarios, typically there are much fewer mobile than static nodes, but the mobile nodes have higher energy reserves, as well as communication range. Consequently, they can improve the sensing coverage and reliability of transmission – but they do introduce an extra burden: the management of the mobile units. In other application scenarios – e.g., structural health-monitoring and traffic management – the ratio of mobile units to static (e.g., on bridges or along road-side) in a certain area is much higher. However, in such settings, the mobile entities that have a collaborative role change much more frequently with time. Mobile and wireless systems offer a wide range of applications and services that are conducive to collaboration, and vice versa.

The International Workshop on Mobile Systems and Sensors Networks for Collaboration (MSSNC 2014) aims at providing an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present their contributions addressing various challenges in efficient management of the collaborative aspects in wireless and mobile sensors networks and systems. MSSNC will be held in conjunction with the 2014 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2014), providing a focused forum for presenting current results and visions in this important emerging area.

MSSNC Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Mobile and Sensor Networks Architectures

  • Data and Resource Sharing in Mobile Systems and Sensors Networks

  • Protocols for Efficient Coupling of Mobile Systems and Sensor Networks

  • Interfacing between WSN and Mobile Systems

  • Routing and Data Transport in Wireless Sensor Networks

  • Clustering in mobile systems and sensor networks for collaboration

  • Visualization Techniques in mobile systems and sensor networks for collaboration

  • Methods for Ad Hoc Deployment of Static Nodes and Collaborative Guidance of Mobile Nodes

  • Performance Metrics and Evaluation in mobile systems and sensor networks

  • Trust, Security and Privacy Issues in Distributed mobile systems and sensor networks for collaboration

  • Wearable/Body Sensor Networks and Mobility

  • mobile systems and sensor networks for Groups and Organizations Work

  • Intelligent Sensor Technologies and Applications

  • Experiences with Mobile Applications, Networks and Systems

  • Innovative Mobile and Mobile Sensing Applications

  • Mobile Cloud Computing and Collaboration

  • Mobile Devices for Collaborative Activities

  • Support for Mobile Social Networking and Mobile Web

  • Systems for Location, Context Sensing and Awareness

  • Usability for Mobile and Sensing Applications and Systems

  • Mobile assistive technologies design

  • Multimodal interaction on mobile technologies

  • physiological Sensing Applications


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research work on above and other topics related to sensor networks and mobile systems and collaboration. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation, addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 400 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for the posters submission details) will also be accepted for submission. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via the Workshop EasyChair link at If the submission is for a short paper or a poster paper, please indicate that on the manuscript as well.

Only PDF files will be accepted, submitted via the web link above. Consistent with the practice of CTS, each paper will receive three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical depth and clarity of presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2014 Conference website. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings are projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed by major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.


Paper Submissions: ------------------------------------ January 25, 2014

Acceptance Notification: ------------------------------- February 14, 2014

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: -------- March 10, 2014

Conference Dates: ------------------------------------ May 19 - 23, 2014


Eric R. Wade

University of Tennessee - Knoxville, TN, USA

Phone: +1 865 974 4538


Syed Misbahuddin

Bharia University

Karachi, Pakistan

Phone: +


Technical Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2014.

  • Mohammed S. BenSaleh, King AbdulAziz City of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

  • Domenico Cotroneo, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy

  • Alfredo Cuzzocrea, ICAR-CNR & University of Calabria, Italy

  • Paulo Felisberto, Institut for Systems and Robotics-Lisbon / Universidade do Algarve, Portugal

  • Abdulfattah M. Obeid, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia

  • Faisal K. Sheikh, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoroo, Pakistan

  • Bin Wang, Wright State University, Ohio, USA

  • Chih-Yu Wen, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

(* Final TPC confirmation is pending and will be completed shortly.)

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.