The 13th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems

Brasília, Brazil

October 10-13, 2016









About IEEE MASS 2016

The 13th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS 2016) will be held in Brasilia, Brazil, October 10-13, 2016.

Wireless ad hoc communication has applications in a variety of environments, such as conferences, hospitals, battlefields, and disaster-recovery/rescue operations, and is also being actively investigated as an alternative paradigm for Internet connectivity in both urban and rural areas. Wireless sensor and actuator networks are also being deployed for enhancing industrial control processes and supply-chains, and for various forms of environmental monitoring. IEEE MASS 2016 aims at addressing advances in research on multihop ad hoc and sensor networks, covering topics ranging from technology issues to applications and test-bed development.

Call for Submissions

Call for Papers

NEW Submission Deadline: April 9, 2016 00:00:00 PDT
Notification of acceptance: June 17, 2016

The 13th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Systems (IEEE MASS 2016) will be held in Brasilia, Brazil, October 10 – 13, 2016. Wireless ad hoc communication, Internet of Things, and mobile computing have applications in a variety of environments, such as smart homes, hospitals, battlefields, and disaster-recovery operations. Wireless sensor and actuator networks are being deployed for enhancing industrial control processes and supply-chains, and for various forms of environmental monitoring. IEEE MASS 2016 is a three-track conference sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society. It aims at addressing research advances in mobile ad-hoc and sensor systems related to (i) algorithms and theory, (ii) systems, protocols, and applications, and (iii) experimental evaluation and testbeds, covering topics ranging from theoretical foundations to applications and testbed development.

Topics of Interest

Original, unpublished contributions are solicited in all aspects of mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs), wireless sensor networks (WSNs) (including cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things), and mobile networking/computing, including theory, systems and applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Algorithmic aspects of MANETs and WSNs
  • Application Layer Protocols
  • Architectures of wired/wireless networks
  • Capacity planning and admission control
  • Clustering, topology control, coverage, and connectivity
  • Cognitive networking
  • Cooperative and cognitive communication
  • Cooperative sensing in WSNs
  • Compressive sensing technologies
  • Crowd-sourcing, participatory and social sensing
  • Cross layer design and optimization
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Data gathering, fusion, and dissemination
  • Data transport and management in WSNs
  • Delay tolerant networks
  • Experiences, real-world applications and deployments
  • Handoff/mobility management and seamless
  • Internetworking
  • Internet/Cloud of Things
  • Key management and trust establishment
  • Localization and Location Based Services
  • MAC protocols, including 802.11, 802.15.4, UWB
  • MAC-layer design for ad hoc networks and WSNs
  • Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications
  • Measurements, experimental systems and test-beds
  • Mobile computing and networking Mobility management
  • Modeling, analysis and performance evaluation
  • Multi-channel, multi-radio and MIMO technologies
  • Network Layer protocols
  • Networked smartphone applications
  • Novel applications and architectures for WSNs
  • Operating systems and middleware support
  • Opportunistic networking
  • P2P, overlay, and content distribution
  • Power-aware architectures, algorithms, and protocols
  • QoS and Resource management
  • Reliability, resiliency and fault tolerance techniques
  • Resource management and wireless QoS provisioning
  • Robotic networks
  • Routing protocols, including unicast, multicast, broadcast, geocast
  • Security and privacy issues in ad hoc and sensor networks, and mobile networking
  • Smart grid
  • Smart healthcare
  • Smart transportation
  • Social networks using smartphones and sensors
  • Time synchronization
  • Topology control, coverage and connectivity issues
  • Vehicular networks and protocols
  • Wireless mesh networking

Paper Submission Links

Algorithms and Theory
Experimental Evaluation and Testbeds
Systems, Protocols, and Applications

Important Dates

NEW Paper submission deadline: April 9, 2016 00:00:00 PDT.
Notification of acceptance: June 17, 2016.
Camera-ready version: July 22, 2016.

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit technical papers presenting original, unpublished research, not currently under review elsewhere. All submissions should be written in English with a maximum length of 9 single-spaced, double-column pages using 10pt size fonts on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, with a side margin of at least 1 inch, including all figures, tables, and references, in the PDF format. Authors must use the Manuscript Templates for IEEE Conference Proceedings. Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by IEEE and will be presented at the conference. Based on reviews and TPC discussions, the TPC may choose to accept some papers as short papers (5 pages). For all papers, IEEE reserves the right to exclude the paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference. The conference will also include a poster and demo session.


Call for Posters

Abstract Submission: July 03, 2016
Acceptance notification: July 15, 2016
Camera-ready version: July 21, 2016

Posters presenting early work and preliminary results are solicited. The poster session will provide an excellent opportunity for initial feedback on early research results as lively discussions. Posters are solicited in all areas of mobile ad hoc and sensor networking, and this session will be particularly useful for student researchers for direct interaction with faculty, industry personnel, and other peers.

Submission Instructions

Poster abstracts of no more than 2 pages (US letter size 8.5 x 11 inches) using font size 10 should be submitted via EDAS ( This extended abstract should include all figures and references, the names of the authors, affiliations, and e-mail addresses. The accepted poster abstracts will be published in IEEE Xplore. The authors with accepted abstracts are required to prepare a poster for presentation at the conference in a standard format, whose dimensions will be indicated closer to the submission deadline. Boards and thumbtacks will be provided.

IEEE MASS 2016 Poster/Demo Chair:  Marco A. Spohn, Federal University of Fronteira Sul, Brazil


Call for Demos

Abstract Submission: July 03, 2016
Acceptance notification: July 15, 2016
Camera-ready version: July 21, 2016

Submission Instructions

Demonstration abstracts of no more than 2 pages (US letter size 8.5 x 11 inches) using font size 10 should be submitted via EDAS ( This extended abstract should include a figure of the system that shall eventually be demonstrated to the audience. Authors are allowed up to one additional page for listing any specific requirements (such as space, general purpose WiFi, non interfering wireless channels, power supply needs) and the organizers will earnestly look into arranging this support. Please include names of the authors, affiliations and e-mail addresses in the abstract. The authors with accepted demos are allowed to display a poster for presentation (additional details on the poster dimensions will be provided closer to the submission deadline). The accepted demo abstracts will be published in IEEE Xplore.

IEEE MASS 2016 Poster/Demo Chair:  Marco A. Spohn, Federal University of Fronteira Sul, Brazil


Call for Workshop Proposals

Submission Deadline: April 20th, 2016
Notification: April 25th, 2016

The IEEE MASS 2016 in Brasília, Brazil will include a workshop day on October 10, 2016.
IEEE MASS is the meeting point for leading researchers in the thriving area of wireless ad hoc communications, sensor, and actuator networks. Topics of IEEE MASS cover a large range of scientific areas, spanning topics from computer science, physics, embedded systems, electrical engineering, control theory, as well as application areas such as disaster-recovery/rescue operations, hospitals, and battlefields.

Accordingly, the conferences associated with MASS also cover a broad set of scientific topics. Since its inception in 2004, MASS also offers a range of associated workshops which cover special topics and applications in wireless ad hoc and sensor networks. During the last several years, up to ten workshops have been held each year in conjunction with MASS, with some of the workshops already having seen their seventh iteration.

IEEE MASS 2016 will include a workshop day on October 10, 2016. Each workshop will provide an arena for presentations and discussions about a special topic of relevance to MASS.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit workshop proposals. Proposals should be submitted in a maximum 2-page PDF file, containing the following information:

  • Workshop title,
  • Abstract (maximum 200 words),
  • The topic of the workshop and how it relates to MASS,
  • The organizers behind the workshop, including contact information, and short bio and affiliation,
  • Proposed Program Committee,
  • Planned review procedures,
  • What the intended format will be (invited presentations, submitted presentations, panels, etc),
  • Expected sponsorships (if any),
  • Profile of a typical attendee (academic researcher, student or industry participant),
  • A rough estimate of the number of participants,
  • In case the workshop has been previously held, provide information on the conference, date, and number of attendees.

In every workshop room, a video projector will be available for presentations. Please indicate if you require further equipment, e.g. poster walls, a whiteboard or flip chart.

Please send the proposal to the MASS 2016 workshop chair, Cintia B. Margi, at: with the subject "[MASS 2016] Workshop Proposal".

Important Dates

Submission deadline for workshop proposals: April 20th, 2016
Acceptance notification: April 25th, 2016
Camera-ready versions due (hard deadline): July 22nd, 2016
Workshop day: October 10th, 2016

Registration for workshops will be handled in connection with registration for the conference part of MASS. MASS 2016 reserves the right to cancel non-viable workshops.



The IEEE link to submit ALL final versions (regular/workshop/poster/demo):


International Workshop on Cloud of Things

CoT is the integration of cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT), where more sophisticated services can be provided ubiquitously in multitude of domains. Paper submission deadline: 30 June, 2016 (extended, firm); Acceptance Notification: 17th July, 2016; Camera Ready submission: 20th July (firm); Workshop: 10 October 2016. More information: here.

International Workshop on Data Science for Internet of Things

This workshop will address techniques used for data management planning into IoT scenarios in order to optimize data acquisition, management and later discovery. Paper submission deadline: 30 June 2016; Acceptance Notification: 15 July 2016; Camera Ready submission: 20 July 2016; Workshop: 10 October 2016. More information: here.


The registration is now open for IEEE MASS 2016!

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Keynote Speakers

P. R. Kumar

P. R. Kumar obtained his B. Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering (Electronics) from I.I.T. Madras in 1973, and the M.S. and D.Sc. degrees in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University, St. Louis, in 1975 and 1977, respectively. From 1977-84 he was a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. From 1985-2011 he was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Coordinated Science Laboratory at the University of Illinois. Currently he is at Texas A&M University, where he is a University Distinguished Professor, holds the College of Engineering Chair in Computer Engineering, and is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Kumar has worked on problems in game theory, adaptive control, stochastic systems, simulated annealing, neural networks, machine learning, queueing networks, manufacturing systems, scheduling, wafer fabrication plants and information theory. His current research is focused on stochastic systems, energy systems, wireless networks, secure networking, automated transportation, and cyberphysical systems. Kumar is a member of the National Academy of Engineering of the USA, and The World Academy of Sciences. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by ETH, Zurich. He received the IEEE Field Award for Control Systems, the Donald P. Eckman Award of the American Automatic Control Council, the Fred W. Ellersick Prize of the IEEE Communications Society, the Outstanding Contribution Award of ACM SIGMOBILE, and the Infocom Achievement Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE and an ACM Fellow. He was a Guest Chair Professor and Leader of the Guest Chair Professor Group on Wireless Communication and Networking at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He is a D. J. Gandhi Distinguished Visiting Professor at IIT Bombay, and an Honorary Professor at IIT Hyderabad. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award from IIT Madras, the Alumni Achievement Award from Washington University in St. Louis, and the Daniel C. Drucker Eminent Faculty Award from the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois.

Kang Geun Shin

Kang Geun Shin (신강근) is the Kevin and Nancy O'Connor Professor of Computer Science and Founding Director of the Real-Time Computing Laboratory in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. At Michigan, he has supervised the completion of 75 PhDs and also chaired the Computer Science and Engineering Division at Michigan for three years starting 1991. From 1978 to 1982 he was on the faculty of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. He received the B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea in 1970, and both the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York in 1976 and 1978, respectively. His current research focuses on computing systems and networks as well as on embedded real-time and cyber-physical systems, all with emphasis on timeliness, security, and dependability. He has authored/coauthored more than 830 technical articles and more than 30 patents or invention disclosures. He has co-authored (with C. M. Krishna) a textbook ``Real-Time Systems,'' McGraw Hill, 1997. He has received numerous best paper awards from, for example, the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing, the 2010 & 2000 USENIX Annual Technical Conference, the 2003 IEEE IWQoS, and the 1996 IEEE Real-Time Technology and Application Symposium. He has also won the 2003 IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize Paper Award and the 1987 Outstanding IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control Paper Award. He has also received several institutional awards, including the Research Excellence Award in 1989, Outstanding Achievement Award in 1999, Service Excellence Award in 2000, Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award in 2001, and Stephen Attwood Award in 2004 from The University of Michigan (the highest honor bestowed to Michigan Engineering faculty); a Distinguished Alumni Award of the College of Engineering, Seoul National University in 2002; 2003 IEEE RTC Technical Achievement Award; and 2006 Ho-Am Prize in Engineering (the highest honor bestowed to Korean-origin engineers). He has held visiting positions at the U.S. Airforce Flight Dynamics Laboratory, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Computer Science Division within the Departmentof Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley, and International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, CA, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Carnegie Mellon University, HP Research Laboratories, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Ewha Womans University in Korea, and Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. He is Fellow of IEEE and ACM, and overseas member of the Korean Academy of Engineering, served as the General Co-Chair for 2009 ACM Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom'09), was the General Chair for 2008 IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON'08), the 3rd ACM/USENIX International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys'05) and 2000 IEEE Real-Time Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS'00), the Program Chair of the 1986 IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), the General Chair of the 1987 RTSS, a Program Co-Chair for the 1992 International Conference on Parallel Processing, and served numerous technical program committees. He also chaired the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems during 1991-93,, an Editor of IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Computing, and an Area Editor of International Journal of Time-Critical Computing Systems, Computer Networks, and ACM Transactions on Embedded Systems. He has also served or is serving on numerous government committees, such as the US NSF Cyber-Physical Systems Executive Committee and the Korean Government R&D Strategy Advisory Committee. He was a co-founder of C-EISA, the predecessor of ENUS (became an IPO in 2009 in Korea) and has recently co-founded ABC (Advanced Battery Control, LLC).

Luís Henrique M. K. Costa

Prof. Luís Henrique M. K. Costa received his Electronics Engineer and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ),  Brazil, in 1996 and 1998, respectively. Luís received the Dr. degree in Computer Science from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris, France, in 2001. He has been a post-doctoral researcher at the Laboratoire d´Informatique de Paris 6 (LIP6) of UPMC during 2002. Since July 2004 he has been an associate professor with UFRJ, working at the Alberto Luiz Coimbra Institute of Graduate Studies in Engineering (COPPE) and the Undergraduate Polytechnic School (Poli) of UFRJ. Currently, he serves as the Head of Department of the Electrical Engineering Program of COPPE ( His major research interests are focused on routing, including the areas of wireless ad hoc networks, vehicular networks, sensor networks, and cloud computing. Luís has contributed to the organization of many conferences in the field, serving in various technical program committees for many years, such as IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), IEEE/IFIP Wireless Days, IFIP Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net), Global Information Infrastructure and Networking Symposium (GIIS). He was the general chair for Brazilian SBRC 2008 (Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems) and IEEE/IFIP Wireless Days 2014. He also participated in different Brazilian and international research projects, including Europe-Brazil initiatives. Currently, he is the coordinator of CroMo: Crowd Data in the Mobile Cloud project, a France-Brazil cooperation which includes Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique of Lille (INRIA-Lille), Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), and Université de La Rochelle (ULR). Luís serves since 2007 as an Associate Editor for IEEE Surveys and Tutorials. He is a senior member of IEEE Communications Society and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). During his career, different works presented in conferences received awards, including IEEE Globecom and SBRC. Luís was awarded twice the “Young Scientist of Our State”, granted by FAPERJ, the research funding agency of the state of Rio de Janeiro. Luís is a researcher level 1D from the National Council for the Development of Science and Technology (CNPq).

Organizing Committee


Jiannong Cao

General Chair

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Marcelo M. Carvalho

General Co-Chair

University of Brasilia, Brazil

Ravi Prakash

Technical Program Chair

University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Antonio A. F. Loureiro

Technical Program Vice-Chair

Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Paolo Santi

Technical Program Vice-Chair

MIT-Fraunhofer Ambient Mobility, USA

Istituto di Informatica e Telematica (IIT-CNR)

Guojun Wang

Technical Program Vice-Chair

Central South University, China

Marco A. Spohn

Demo/Poster Chair

Federal University of Fronteira Sul, Brazil

Cíntia Borges Margi

Workshop Chair

University of São Paulo, Brazil

Nadjib Aitsaadi

Publicity Chair

University Paris Est Creteil, France

Priscila A. S. Barreto

Local Arrangements Co-Chair

University of Brasilia, Brazil

Paulo R. L. Gondim

Local Arrangements Co-Chair

University of Brasilia, Brazil

Zhen Jiang

Finance and Registration Chair

West Chester University, USA

Dajin Wang

Publications Chair

Montclair State University, USA

Steering Committee


Dharma Agrawal

Steering Committee

University of Cincinnati, USA

Jie Wu

Steering Committee

Temple University, USA

Kang Shin

Steering Committee

University of Michigan, USA

Technical Program Committee


Visa Information

Visas are not required by holders of passports of the following countries:

Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Cyprus, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Namibia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Singapore (max. 30-day stay), Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, the Sovereign Order of Malta, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, the Vatican and Venezuela.

Brazil has a reciprocal visa situation. If Brazilians need a visa for the country you are from then you need a visa for Brazil. The procedd for applying for a visa and entering Brazil may be replicated. List of Brazilian consulates around the world and further information about visa application:


Travel Grant

Student and Junior Faculty Travel Grant for MASS 2016

We are pleased to announce that IEEE MASS 2016 will provide a limited number of travel grants $500- to any student or junior faculty who have paper in MASS (i.e., from anywhere in the world). The actual amount will depend on the number of applicants as the total amount is fixed. Thanks are due to the generosity of the IEEE TC on Distributed Computing and TC on Simulation.

USA Students Travel Grant for MASS 2016

We are pleased to announce that IEEE MASS 2016 will provide travel grants of $500-$1,000 to student authors residing in USA. The actual amount will depend on the number of applicants as the total amount is fixed. Thanks are due to the generosity of the National Science Foundation.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted by e-mail to the MASS Steering Committee Chair, Dr. Dharma Agrawal, E-mail: by August 12, 2016 electronically as a single integrated document, including W9. Award notifications will be sent out by August 26, 2016. Applicants should provide a one page statement concerning the expected benefits of attending the conference, the title of papers to be presented along with the list of authors, and reasons why support is needed. An endorsement letter from the advisor on a letterhead must also be included for each student applicant. The travel award is limited to one author per paper.

Each awardee is required to register for the conference and stay in  Mercure Brasilia Eixo Hotel, for a minimum of two days. Travel by award recipient awardees must submit all reimbursement requests by October 31, 2016 including receipts for all claims and submit them along with UC travel support envelope that will be provided at the conference. Once documents received from all applicants, they will be transferred to accounts department, University of Cincinnati which will issue checks/direct money transfer to each applicant.


Brasília, the capital of Brazil and the seat of government of the Distrito Federal, is a planned city. Inaugurated in 1960 in the Central Highlands of Brazil, it is a masterpiece of modernist architecture listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and attracts architecture aficionados worldwide. Brasilia is also an important transportation hub for travel within Brazil.


Our page with information regarding registration and payment for the event will be available soon, here. Before that, it's already possible to submit work and the instructions are already available here.

Travel Tips

Renowned for its modernist lines and futuristic design, Brasilia is a study in urban planning and the only city built in the 20th century to be counted among UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. You can find more touristic information here and here.


The conference will be held at the Mercure Brasilia Eixo Hotel, which is conveniently close to many tourist attractions of Brasília.

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