SASN 2006

The Fourth ACM Workshop on Security of Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks (SASN 2006)

October 30, 2006
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, VA, USA

Held in conjunction with the 13th ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security (CCS '06).

Sponsored by the Army Research Office (ARO)

Best paper award of $500 will be provided by Networking and Security Research Center, Penn State University.

Preliminary 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 2006 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, SASN 2004, SASN 2005.

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.  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. Papers must be received by the deadline of June 25, 2006

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. 

Important Dates

Paper submissions due:
Acceptance notifications:
Camera-ready papers due:
SASN Workshop:
June 25, 2006 (GMT-12:00, i.e.,  7am, Monday, US Eastern Time)
August 7, 2006
August 30, 2006
October 30, 2006

Program Chairs

Sencun Zhu, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Donggang Liu, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Program Committee 

Guohong Cao,   The Pennsylvania State University
Srdjan Capkun, Technical University of Denmark
Wenliang Du,   Syracuse University
Yuguang Fang, University of Florida
Virgil Gligor,   University of Maryland, College Park
Jonathan Katz,  University of Maryland, College Park
Jiejun Kong,   University of California at Los Angeles
WenKe Lee,  Georgia Institute of Technology
Catherine Meadows, Naval Research Laboratory
Peng Ning,     North Carolina State University
Adrian Perrig,  Carnegie Mellon University
Radha Poovendran,  University of Washington, Seattle
Sanjeev Setia,  George Mason University
Wade Trappe,  Rutgers University
Cliff Wang,   U.S. Army Research Office
Susanne Wetzel,   Stevens Institute of Technology
Matt Wright,  UT Arlington
Felix Wu,   UC Davis
Hao Yang,  IBM T.J. Watson
Wensheng Zhang, Iowa State University
Yongguang Zhang,  Microsoft Research Asia

For further information, contact

Sencun Zhu
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
(Phone) +1 814 865 0995    (Fax) +1 814 865 3176
Email: szhu (at)

Donggang Liu
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas 76019-0015
(Phone) +1 817 272 0741 
Email:  dliu (at)