SASN 2005

The Third ACM Workshop on Security of Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (SASN 2005)

November 7, 2005
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, VA, USA

Held in conjunction with the 12th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS '05).
Sponsored by the Army Research Office (ARO)

Preliminary technical program


Ad hoc and sensor networks are expected to become an integral part of the future computing landscape.  However, these networks introduce new security challenges due to their dynamic topology, severe resource constraints, and absence of a trusted infrastructure.  SASN 2005 seeks submissions from academia and industry presenting novel research on all aspects of security for ad hoc and sensor networks, as well as experimental studies of fielded systems.  This one-day workshop builds on the success of SASN 2003 and SASN 2004.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following as they relate to mobile ad hoc networks or sensor networks:

  • Security under resource constraints (e.g., energy, bandwidth, memory, and computation constraints)
  • Performance and security tradeoffs
  • Secure roaming across administrative domains
  • Key management
  • Cryptographic Protocols
  • Authentication and access control
  • Trust establishment, negotiation, and management
  • Intrusion detection and tolerance
  • Secure location services
  • Secure clock distribution
  • Privacy and anonymity
  • Secure routing
  • Secure MAC protocols
  • Denial of service
  • Prevention of traffic analysis

Submission Instructions

Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Papers should be at most 15 pages excluding the bibliography and well-marked appendices, using at least 11-point font and reasonable margins on US letter-size paper (8.5 inch x 11 inch). Committee members are not required to read the appendices, and so submissions should be intelligible without them. Each submission should start with the title, abstract, and names and contact information of authors. The introduction should give background and summarize the contributions of the paper at a level appropriate for a non-specialist reader.

All paper submissions will be handled electronically.  Submissions are to be made to the web site Only pdf or postscript files will be accepted. Submission size should ideally be less than 1MB and no more than 2MB. Authors who have difficulty with the 2MB size limit should inform the program co-chairs by email to pning (at) ncsu dot edu. Papers must be received by the deadline of July 8, 2005. (To make sure the deadline is valid "from anywhere in the world", SASN 2005 uses the "GMT -12:00" time zone.)

Conference proceedings will be published by the ACM and made available at the workshop.  Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the workshop. Outstanding papers will be invited for possible publication in a special issue of Journal of Computer Security (JCS) on Security of Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks.

Important Dates

Paper submissions due:
Acceptance notifications:
Camera-ready papers due:
SASN Workshop:
July 8, 2005 (GMT-12:00)
August 14, 2005
August 28, 2005
November 7, 2005

Program Chairs

Peng Ning, North Carolina State University, USA
Wenliang Du, Syracuse University, USA

Program Committee

Levente Buttyan, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Srdjan Capkun, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Wenliang Du, Syracuse University, USA
David Evans, University of Virginia, USA
Virgil Gligor, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Yong Guan, Iowa State University, USA
Richard Han, University of Colorado, USA
Yih-chun Hu, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Dijiang Huang, Arizona State University, USA
Jonathan Katz, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Yongdae Kim, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities, USA
Jiejun Kong, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Wenke Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Donggang Liu, North Carolina State University (will join UT Arlington in August 2005), USA
Peng Ning, North Carolina State University, USA
Radha Poovendran, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Sanjeev Setia, George Mason University, USA
Vipin Swarup, MITRE, USA
Cliff Wang, U.S. Army Research Office, USA
Dirk Westhoff, NEC Europe, Germany
Tina Wong, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Yanyong Zhang, Rutgers University, USA
Sencun Zhu, Penn State University, USA

For further information, contact

Peng Ning
Computer Science Department|
Campus Box 8207
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8207

Phone: +1 919 513 4457
Fax: +1 919 513 7447
Email: pning (at) ncsu dot edu