November 1st, 2008
Athens, Greece


The purpose of the first Student Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks is to bring together both graduate and undergraduate students working in the area of wireless sensor networks, with focus on applications, real-world experiments or deployments of wireless sensor networks. Students will have the opportunity to interact with their peers and publicize and get feedback on their work, exchange experiences, make contacts, and learn what other students are doing in the Wireless Sensor Networks area. The workshop would be a day-long program organized in such a way to promote lively discussions.

We would like to invite student researchers to submit their work to the workshop. Since this workshop is an excellent opportunity to ask for suggestions, to receive useful feedback and to run your ideas by the audience of researchers, the emphasis of the workshop will be on work in progress or very recent results. The research being presented can come from any topic area within wireless sensor networks including, but not limited to, the following topic areas:

  • Experiences with real-world deployments
  • Experimental validation/refutation of previous simulation results obtained by others
  • Operation, debugging and testing
  • Development and deployment of protype platforms
  • Applications in agriculture, industry, environmental monitoring, etc.
  • Security and trust
  • Scalability in practice
  • Operating systems, sensor network programming paradigms, and languages
  • Middleware for heterogeneous networks
  • Hardware support for real-world sensor networks
  • Robustness at all levels: communication, software, hardware
  • Energy efficient protocols
  • Adaptive networking protocols
  • Self-organization and self-management

This workshop is mainly intended for students from participating institutions (University of Patras, University of Thessaly, University of Athens and Athens Information Technology), but it is also open to students from other institutions and to the entire scientific community. The workshop is sponsored by the FRONTS project (Foundations of Adaptive Networked Societies of Tiny Artefacts, ICT-215270).

The 1st Student Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks will take place on November 1st, 2008, in Athens at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Participation is open to anyone interested. No registration is required.


Students are invited to submit demo proposals for presentation at the workshop. Demos will be evaluated based on technical merit and innovation as well as their potential to stimulate interesting discussions and exchange of ideas. Demo poposals may not exceed 2 pages formatted in single column, A4 page size, with a font size for at least 10 points in PDF format and should be submitted to AND with a subject line reading SWWSN 2008 DEMO SUBMISSION.

Submissions Due: October 20, 2008
Notification: October 24, 2008

Workshop Co-Chairs

Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, CTI and University of Patras
Panayotis Kikiras, University of Thessaly

Scientific Committee

Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, CTI and University of Patras
Tassos Dimitriou, Athens Information Technology
Stathes Hadjiefthymiades, University of Athens
Panayotis Kikiras, University of Thessaly
Elias Koutsoupias, University of Athens
Vassileios Makios, Corallia
Paul Spirakis, CTI and University of Patras
George Stamoulis, University of Thessaly