Selected Area of Wireless Communications and Networking


The technical track on Wireless Communications and Networking (WCN) of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2016) will be held in Pisa, Italy, April 3 - 8, 2016.

Research on Wireless communications and networking has been able to reform our lives in multiple ways. The need to communicate anytime anywhere brought us many new wireless and networking technologies that we use today including cellular networks (3G/4G), ad-hoc networks, sensor networks, WiMAX, etc. The invention of these technologies has created a new paradigm of research and developments. In particular, the past decade has seen a significant surge of research activities in wireless communications and networking. While a number of their applications and services have been introduced, the demands for new applications still exist, requiring technical challenges to become bigger every day. Accordingly, a great number of individuals, researchers, academics are emphasizing new novel ideas and improving the performance of existing techniques/methodologies proposed for wireless communications and networking. This special track aims to bring together researchers, academics, individuals working on selected areas of wireless communications and networking to share their new ideas, latest findings and results.



Major topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs)

  • Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks (UWSNs)

  • Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications (V2V communications)

  • Wireless Body area Networks (WBANs)

  • Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Machine to Machine Communications (M2M)

  • Peer-to-Peer Networks

  • Ubiquitous Networks

  • Cognitive Wireless Networks

  • Network design, control, and performance

  • Congestion control and Traffic management

  • Energy efficiency and power control

  • MAC, Routing and Transport protocols



Prospective papers should be submitted in PDF format using the provided automated submission system for Regular Papers and SRC Papers

The proposed track would like to solicit original contributions regarding recent developments and ideas related to the above-mentioned topics. Submissions must not have been published or be currently under consideration somewhere else. The papers should be submitted in the PDF format. The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the submitted paper. Papers should be formatted according to the template available at the SAC 2014 website. The maximum limit on number of pages is six pages (covered by registration fee) plus two additional pages (at extra charge), being the total of eight pages maximum according to the above mentioned template. Each submission will be reviewed in a double-blind process. The conference proceedings will be published by ACM and will be available online through the ACM Digital Library.

Paper registration is required, allowing the inclusion of the paper/poster in the conference proceedings. An author or a proxy attending SAC MUST present the paper. This is a requirement for the paper/poster to be included in the ACM/IEEE digital library. No-show of scheduled papers and posters will result in excluding them from the ACM/IEEE digital library.

Submission of papers and SRC research abstracts: (PST) September 28, 2015 (Extended)

Submission of Tutorial Proposals: September 25, 2015

Notification of Tutorials Acceptance: November 13, 2015

Notification of paper and SRC acceptance/rejection: November 13, 2015

Camera-ready copies of accepted papers/SRC: December 11, 2015

Author registration due date: December 18, 2015

Dongkyun Kim

School of Computer Science and Engineering,

Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea


Wei Wang

Department of Computer Science,

San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA



Syed Hassan Ahmed

School of Computer Science and Engineering,

Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea.

- Umar Qasim, University of Alberta, Canada.

- Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, USA.

- Nadeem Javaid, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan.

- Waleed Ejaz, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.

- Rasheed Hussain, Hangyang University, Republic of Korea.

- Amjad Mehmood, Kohat University of Science & Technology, Pakistan.

- Zahoor A. Khan, Higher Colleges of Technology, FMC, UAE.

- Mahasweta Sarkar, San Diego State University, USA.

- Nafaa Jabeur, German University of Technology, Oman.

- Abdul Wahid, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan.

- Safdar Hussain Bouk, Kyungpook National University, Republic of Korea.

- Houbing Song, West Virginia University, USA.

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