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Call for Posters/Demos: (ASCII Format); (PDF Format): Due July 16, 5pm EDT by email to Poster/Demo Chairs

The third annual IEEE SECON conference will provide a unique forum to exchange ideas, techniques, and applications, discuss best practices, raise awareness, and share experiences among researchers, practitioners, standard developers and policy makers in the field of sensor, mesh, and ad hoc networks and systems. IEEE SECON grew out of the prestigious IEEE INFOCOM conference in 2004, in order to create an event that focused on the important and exciting topics of Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications Networks.

The conference will be organized to provide for collegiality and continuity in the discussions of the various topics among participants from the industrial, governmental and academic sectors.


Full papers - describing original, previously unpublished research work, experimental efforts, practical experiences, and industrial and commercial developments in sensor, ad hoc, and mesh communications and networks - are solicited. Papers with a deep focus on a specific discipline or stimulated by the synergistic interaction of diverse disciplines are encouraged. Papers describing practical application of technology to real-world problems are similarly encouraged. Papers submitted should not be concurrently under review at another conference, journal or similar venue.

Particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


Proposals for panels on current topics in the field of ad hoc and sensor networking and applications are solicited. Panels related to the commercial application and development of sensors and mesh networks are especially encouraged.


IEEE SECON 2006 will include poster/demonstration sessions that shall provide a forum to present and discuss: works in progress, industry demonstrations of new applications and techniques, practical implementations, industrial and commercial developments, research testbeds and demonstrations, recent research/implementation results, upcoming research challenges, future directions, and novel approaches in the fields of sensor, mesh and ad hoc communications and networks. One of the key goals of this conference is to foster collaboration between industry and academia. Hence, participation of researchers/developers from industry and posters/demostrations reporting joint work between industry and academia are especially encouraged.

Submissions should be in the form of a proposal describing the main contributions of the poster/demo and the merits of the proposed ideas. If available, preliminary results can also be included. Proposals will be evaluated mainly based on their potential to stimulate interesting discussions, exchange of ideas and promote collaborations.

Submissions should not be more than three pages (preferably IEEE conference format, 2-column) in length. Demonstration submissions should include the space requirements and/or any other equipment-specific requirements. The documents must contain the authors' names, affiliations, and contact information and the designated corresponding author.

Accepted authors of posters/demos will have a space in the poster/demo session room to display their posters or exhibit their demos and describe their work in discussions with interested attendees.

Please email the submission material to the poster/demo chairs in PDF format ONLY. Please include the first author name and either POSTER or DEMO in the name of the PDF file. Email addresses to send files to:,

IEEE Communications Society policy states that all accepted SECON 2006 posters/demos must have at least one registration at the regular rate. For authors co-authoring multiple posters/demos, one regular registration is valid for up to three presentations.

Notification of Poster/Demo decisions: July 21, 2006. Accepted Poster/Demo Presenters MUST register by August 31, 2006.


All paper submissions will be handled electronically through the EDAS paper submission system. Details regarding the paper format and the submission process are available

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and will appear on IEEE Xplore. IEEE Communications Society policy states that all accepted SECON 2006 papers must have at least one registration at the regular rate. For authors co-authoring multiple papers, one regular registration is valid for up to three papers.


Paper registration:

April 6 (Extended deadline), 2006, by 5pm EDT

Full Paper Submission:

April 12, 2006 (Extended deadline), by 5pm EDT

Full Paper Notifications:

June 15, 2006

Full Paper Camera-ready due:

July 7, 2006

Panel proposals due:

May 1, 2006, by 5pm EDT

Poster/Demo proposals due:

June 30, 2006, by 5pm EDT