June 27, 2018, Amman, Jordan

2nd International Workshop on Smart Sensor Networks and Applications

Held in conjunction with International Conference on Future Networks and Distributed Systems (ICFNDS 2018)



In the last years, the progress in wireless networks have subjected to a tremendous upsurge. Recent advances in microelectronic systems and wireless communications have made it feasible to produce smart and tiny sensor nodes with sensing, computation and communication capabilities. The need of these embedded sensing and communication devices has spurred a significant amount of research in wireless sensor networks. WSN is one of the emerging technologies that would change the world and expedite the development of many applications. The attractiveness of WSN resides in its capability of providing distributed and real-time interaction with the physical environment. This leads it to become an inevitable technology in our live and important key for many recent paradigms such as Internet of Things and Smart Cities.

The aim of this event is to bring together researchers, academics, scholars to the forefront of research activity on smart wireless sensor networks. The specific profile of this workshop is to promote the state-of-the-art in scientific and practical research of sensors technologies and wireless sensor ad-hoc networks and examine the research opportunities and applications. The workshop is an excellent opportunity to present the current challenges and future opportunities in building smart sensor networks and new wireless architectures in an efficient and sustainable way. The goal is to provide a thorough overview of the main ideas and topics about smart sensors technologies and their envisioned integration.

International speakers from academia and industry will give lectures tailoring their research field for an interdisciplinary audience. During the workshop, a dedicated discussion panel will bring into focus the collaboration between academia and industry in order to depict the future vision of smart sensors. Participants from the fields of computer sciences, information systems and communication technology will find an excellent opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary discussions, set up new networks and exchange information on a professional level. This workshop will allow participants to be exposed to cutting edge results in one of the most challenging research area, while at the same time enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of Amman city.

The first edition of WSSNA workshop was held at The Møller Centre, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK.

Paper submission


Authors are solicited to contribute original, unpublished contributions in all aspects of smart sensor networks and its applications. Submitted articles must not be concurrently considered elsewhere for publication. The WSSNA'18 workshop seeks original contributions that address the following topics, but not limited to:

   New architectures and new protocols for WSNs
   Energy consumption optimization
   New platforms and developments tools for WSNs
   Sensing and smart environments
   Smart sensor and communication
   Information extraction technologies
   Languages and operating systems of sensors
   WSN for IoT
   Routing and data transfer, data aggregation and data compression techniques
   Cryptography, security management and privacy issues
   Data gathering, processing, and communication
   RFID sensors and sensor tags
   Application scenarios and real-world deployments for smart cities
   Applications: wearable technologies, visual sensing technologies, smart environments, smart roads and context-aware applications
   Smart sensors for localization and tracking
   Smart wireless sensors for harsh environments, environmental, health, home and commercial applications
   Wireless sensors applications in wearable computing and body area nets
   Wireless integrated sensors, front-ends, and building blocks
   Vehicles ad-hoc networks and wireless connectivity
   Green communication frameworks and green WSN for environmental monitoring
   Cognitive WSN: Applications, challenges and research trends
   WSN for smart grid
   WSN for urban traffic monitoring
   Ubiquitous computing with Sensor Networks in Urban Environments
   Urban computing
   Energy efficient network hardware
   Energy-efficient communication protocols

Prospective authors should submit by using the online submission platform, a regular (10-12 pages including references) or experience (6-9 pages including references) paper. The submissions should be written in English and strictly adhering to the specified format to be considered for reviewing and publication.

All accepted papers will be published by ACM–International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS) and will be available in ACM Digital Library. Authors of high quality papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers for consideration of publication in ISI/Scopus indexed journals.

Authors wishing to present a poster and/or demo may submit a 1 to 2 page extended abstract, which, if accepted, will appear in the ICFNDS conference proceedings.

Accepted papers must be registered; otherwise they will not be submitted to ACM Digital Library. The first author is limited to submit a maximum of 2 papers and at least one of the co-authors of every paper should register.

Author Instructions

Please follow the author guidelines at    http://www.icfnds.org/submission.html

Workshop papers should be submitted via EasyChair at the workshop page:    https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wssna2018


Paper submission deadline: April 15, 2018
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2018
Final Paper Submission deadline: June 01, 2018
Advance Registration deadline: June 01, 2018
Date of workshop: June 27, 2018

Organization committee

Organizing Committee:

-  Dr. Mounir Arioua, National School of Applied Sciences, Morocco
-  Dr. Antonio Javier García Sánchez, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain
-  Dr. Bernabe Dorronsoro, Engineering School, University of Cadiz, Spain

Technical Program Committee:

-  Dr. Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
-  Dr. Mohammad Hammoudeh, Manchester University, UK
-  Dr. Jalal Ben Othman, University of Paris 13, France
-  Dr. Hafssa Benaboud, Mohammed V university, Morocco
-  Dr. Francisco Javier Falcone, University of Navarra, Spain
-  Dr. Nabil Benamar, Moulay Ismaïl University, Morocco
-  Dr. Abdallah Makhoul Franche-Comté University, France
-  Dr. Marco Zennaro, International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy
-  Dr. Pardeep Kumar, University of Engineering, Science and Technology, Pakistan
-  Dr. Ahmed El Oulkadi, National School of Applied Sciences, Morocco
-  Dr. Djamel Djenouri, CERIST Research Center, Algeria
-  Dr. Mohamad Badra, College of Technological Innovation, UAE
-  Dr. Mehmet Aydin, University of the West of England, UK
-  Dr. Antoine Bagula, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
-  Dr. Anis Laouiti, TELECOM SudParis, France
-  Dr. Kuei-Ping Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
-  Dr. Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy
-  Dr. Janet Light Thompson, University of New Brunswick, Canada
-  Dr. Doreen Böhnstedt, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
-  Dr. Jorge Sá Silva, Coimbra Unievrsity, Portugal
-  Dr. Zahoor Khan, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
-  Dr. Sohail Jabbar, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
-  Dr. Hyunbum Kim, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, USA
-  Dr. Vincenzo Gulisano, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
-  Dr. Ahmed Abdelgawad, Central Michigan University, USA
-  Dr. Ignacio Bosch Roig, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
-  Dr. Mehdi Bennis, Centre for Wireless Communication, University of Oulu, Finland
-  Dr. Moulay Rachid Douiri, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco
-  Dr. Angel Molina-Garcia, Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena, Spain
-  Dr. Abdellatif El Afia, ENSIAS, Mohammed V University, Morocco
-  Dr. Jamal Zbitou, Faculty of Sciences and Technologies, Morocco
-  Dr. Nabil Srifi, National School of Applied Sciences, Morocco
-  Dr. Antonio Javier García Sánchez, Technical University of Cartagena, Spain
-  Dr. Bernabe Dorronsoro, Engineering School, University of Cadiz, Spain
-  Dr. Antonio Guerrero González, Technical University of Cartagena, Spain

Technical Sponsers


Contact Information:

Detailed and up-to-date information about the international workshop and ICFNDS conference can be accessed through the session website:  http://www.icfnds.org

If you have any questions or concerns, please write to us at wssna2018@easychair.org or icfnds@mmu.ac.uk