Co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS) and the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ)

Call For Papers

Workshop on Security and Assurance in Ad hoc Networks

Held in conjunction with
The 2003 International Symposium on Applications and the Internet

Jan 28 2003


The Workshop

The Internet is becoming the engine and platform of choice for a diverse range of wireless and mobile applications. Driven by market demands, the Internet is required to be ubiquitous and pervasive; accessible and usable from any device and through any network, including wireless and mobile. This half day workshop aims at providing a forum for the discussion of security and assurance issues related to ad hoc networks as components of the Internet.


Technical papers describing original research are solicited. The workshop focuses on emerging Internet and Intranet applications that inter-operate in a wireless, unstructured communication environment. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

         Security and fault tolerent issues in ad hoc networks

         Secure routing in ad hoc networks

         Applications of mobile agents and autonomous intelligent systems

         Tradeoffs between efficiency and security in ad hoc networks

         Bounds on efficiency in ad hoc networks

         Security protocols for group applications in ad hoc networks

         Self configuration in ad hoc networks

         Location discovery and management

         Timing and synchronization in ad hoc networks

         Secure, distributed algorithms for ad hoc networks

Please consult the Workshop Chairs Alec Yasinsac ( or Mike Burmester ( if you are uncertain whether your paper falls within the scope of the workshop.

Paper Submission

(1) Short reviews of current research not exceeding 5 pages and
(2) Extended abstracts not to exceed 15 pages

Papers should be US Letter size, 8.5 x 11 inches including text, figures and references. The font size must be at least 11 points. Papers should be sent as a .pdf attachment to an email to The subject field of the email submission should be "WSAAN Paper Submission". In the text of the message include the name, mailing address, email address, and voice and fax phone numbers of the contact author along with the name and email addresses of all authors. The extended abstracts will be reviewed by at least three referees. Accepted submissions will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Important Dates


Paper Submission deadline:

Oct 21, 2002

Author Notification:

Oct 25, 2002

Manuscript deadline:

Nov 11, 2002



Proceedings of the symposium and the workshops will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. There are plans to invite several authors to provide paper revisions for joint special issues of IEEE CS, IPSJ, or IJIS (International Journal of Information Security, Springer).

Workshop Chairs


Alec Yasinsac and Mike Burmester
Security and Assurance in IT Lab
Florida State University


Program Committee


Giuseppe Ateniese

Johns Hopkins University, US

Elizabeth Belding-Royer

University of California at Santa Barbara, US

Jim Binkley

Portland State University, US

James A. Davis

Iowa State University, US

Deborah Frinke

University of Idaho, US

Kwangjo Kim

Information and Communications University, Korea

Songwu Lu

University of California Los Angeles, US

Cathy Meadows

Naval Research Laboratory, US

Tatsuaki Okamoto

NTT Laboratories, Japan

Panos Papadimitratos

Cornell University, US

Aviel Rubin

AT&T Research, US

Clay Shields

Georgetown University, US 

Dawn Xiaodong Song

Carnegie Mellon University, US

Doug Tygar

University of California Berkley, US

Nitin H. Vaidya

University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign, US

Rebecca Wright

Stevens Institue of Technology, US


Contact Information

Alec Yasinsac
Florida State University
Voice: 850.644.6407