Wireless ad-hoc sensor networks have recently become a very active research subject due to their high potential of providing diverse services to numerous important applications, including remote monitoring and tracking in environmental applications and low maintenance ambient intelligence in everyday life. The effective and efficient realization of such large scale, complex ad-hoc networking environments requires intensive, coordinated technical research and development efforts, especially in power aware, scalable, robust wireless distributed protocols, due to the unusual application requirements and the severe resource constraints of the sensor devices.
On the other hand, a solid foundational background seems necessary for sensor networks to achieve their full potential. It is a challenge for abstract modelling, algorithmic design and analysis to achieve provably efficient, scalable and fault-tolerant realizations of such huge, highly-dynamic, complex, non-conventional networks. Features including the extremely large number of sensor devices in the network, the severe power, computating and memory limitations, their dense, random deployment and frequent failures, pose new interesting abstract modeling, algorithmic design, analysis and implementation challenges.
The ALGOSENSORS event series aims at reinforcing the foundational and algorithmic aspects of the wireless sensor networks research. In particular, ALGOSENSORS focuses on abstract models, complexity-theoretic results and lower-bounds as well as the design and analysis of algorithms for wireless sensor networks.
Starting from the 2010 event, ALGOSENSORS broadens its thematic scope, keeping its focus on sensor networks, but also including other related types of ad hoc wireless networks, such as mobile networks, radio networks and distributed systems of robots.
Original papers are solicited from all those areas where the interplay between complexity and communication takes place. In particular from: distributed computing, high-speed networks, interconnection networks, mobile computing, optical computing, parallel computing, sensor networks, wireless networks, and related areas.