Call for Paper, Paper Submission, Camera Ready Instructions

  • Each poster presenter will be provided with an easel and a board (portrait orientation) where to pin its poster.
  • Posters may either be an A0 sheet (approx 84cm x 119cm, or 33.1 in x 46.8 in) or several A4/letter sheets covering the same area as an A0 sheet.
  • The posters will be located in a public area, close to the session room, viewable during coffee breaks.
  • One of the authors should be present during the allocated coffee break (see Program) to present the poster to conference delegates. More detailed information on poster discussions will be given during the conference opening session.
  • Posters are more effective if set in primary colours.
  • Use complementary colours (yellow and purple, red and green, orange and blue) as a background to text and art work.
  • Use LARGE FONTS for the title and for "news caption" phrases ("news caption" phrases are excerpts from the written text that capture the essence of some of the central ideas).
  • Use at least 72 point font for the title, and 36 point font for the news caption phrases.
  • Use 18 point font for the text.
  • Use small blocks for the text - a wall of text is not attractive! Make sure that the small blocks of text can stand alone. That way, if someone comes up to your poster and reads only a small portion of it, it will still make sense.
  • Use only one type of font (mixed fonts have an unprofessional look).
  • Avoid using too many style changes (i.e., shadow, bold, italics, underscoring, etc.).
  • Consider using right-ragged text (justified text looks nice from a distance, but is more difficult to read; remember that people will be standing and reading the text on the spot -- you want to make the text as easy to read as possible).
  • Use lots of "white space" around your work -- light and empty space attracts the eye (and the reader).
  • Use simple fonts such as Helvetica or Times New Roman.
  • Run your spell check (twice!) and have a friend read the poster text in draft form before you mount the work.

Camera-ready Papers - Final Paper Format and Submission

Authors of accepted papers should prepare and submit the final camera-ready paper by final paper submission deadline (i.e. December 7th). Total paper length (including illustrations and references) should be 4 pages for short papers and 8 pages for full papers respectively. Authors of long papers (between 5 and 8 pages) that were accepted as posters need not shorten their papers before submitting the camera-ready.

Authors must submit their papers in Portable Document Format (PDF), via the EDAS conference system. The document must not be encrypted, locked, or otherwise write-protected.

For the camery ready versions of papers it is mendatory to use the (unaltered) templates provided on this site:
  • Template for Microsoft Word.
  • Template for LaTeX. For easy formatting, please include your paper in the source file, bare_conf.tex, provided in the archive.

IEEE Xplore compatibility (PDF Check function)

To facilitate the PDF conformance checking or to create a PDF file conforming IEEE demands out of your source, we have registered WONS 2009 at IEEE PDF eXpress. In order to check your manuscript for PDF conformance, please create an account at the IEEE PDF eXpress site using the conference ID "wons09x" and upload your file(s). After your manuscript has successfully been checked, upload the respective PDF file on the EDAS conference system.

Step by step instructions

1. Access the IEEE PDF eXpress site

First-time users Previous users, but using it the first time for a new conference Returning users
a. Click "New Users - Click Here". a. Enter wons09x for the Conference ID, your email address, and enter the password you used for your old account. a. Enter wons09x for the Conference ID, email address and password.
b. Enter wons09x for the Conference ID, your email address, and choose a new password. Continue to enter information as prompted. b. When you click "Login", you'll receive an error saying you need to set up an account. Simply click "Continue". By entering your previously used email address and password combination, you will enable your old account for access to this new conference.
c. Check that the contact information is still valid, and click "Submit". c. You will receive online and email confirmation of successful account setup.
d. You will receive online and email confirmation of successful account setup.

2. For each conference paper, click "Create New Title".
3. Enter identifying text for the paper (title is recommended but not required)
4. Click "Submit PDF for Checking" or "Submit Source Files for Conversion"
5. Indicate platform, source file type (if applicable), click Browse and navigate to file, and click "Upload File". You will receive online and email confirmation of successful upload.
6. You will receive an email with your Checked PDF or IEEE PDF eXpress-converted PDF attached. If you submitted a PDF for Checking, the email will show if your file passed or failed.


IEEE policy requires that, prior to publication, all authors or their employers must transfer to the IEEE in writing any copyright they hold for their individual papers. Transferring copyright is a necessary requirement for publication, except for material in the public domain or which is reprinted with permission from a previously published, copyrighted publication.

Copyright forms will need to be completed by all authors with accepted papers at WONS 2009.

The Copyright Form can be downloaded from this site as PDF and MS Word files. You need to include your paper's EDAS number, paper title and all authors in the relevant sections. Please return the Copyright Form to Claudio Casetti by December 7th 2008. Any forms not received by this date will mean the paper will not be included in the Proceedings or in IEEE Xplore. The Form must include the EDAS Paper Number in the top right corner. It can be faxed to: +39-011-564-4099 or sent via email (signed versions only) to If emailing your form, please ensure that the signature can be clearly seen when the form is printed.

Call for Papers and Paper Submission

The Call For Paper for the WONS 2009 is available as below.
Paper submission is handled by EDAS: Please follow this link to proceed to the EDAS conference system.

The Sixth International Conference on Wireless 
On-demand Network Systems and Services 

Technical sponsorship: EuroNF, IFIP, IEEE, IEEE ComSoc

February 2-4, 2009. Snowbird, Utah, USA
Web Site:

Scope of the conference

As more and more users become increasingly dependent on wireless and mobile 
communications, it is necessary to secure a reliable and dependable technology 
support for "on-demand" services through any of the wireless architectures that 
have been in development recently, such as mesh networks, wimax, wifi, ad hoc 
networks, sensor networks, etc. 

However, there are serious challenges to overcome, such as the integration of 
infrastructure-based and ad hoc networks, robust algorithms for self-organizing, 
reconfigurable wireless networks, on-demand service models and their provision 
in a highly-volatile interconnection environment, and smooth interoperability of 

WONS, now in its sixth edition, has established itself as a high-quality forum 
to address these challenges in the context of a workshop that is rich in intense 
interactions and based on innovative contributions by experts in the field. 

This announcement solicits original submissions of high-quality research papers 
on "wireless on demand networks" that provide novel insights on protocol and 
network design, modeling and performance evaluation, pricing and profitability 
models, QoS models, practical implementations, service level aspects and 
Internet integration of wireless networks.

Topics related to wireless ad hoc networks, mesh networks, vehicular networks
and sensor networks comprise, but are not limited to:
   * Architecture and Design
   * Analysis through simulation and experimental evaluation
   * Modeling 
   * Internet integration
   * Social and economic aspects
   * Pervasive / ubiquitous computing
   * Localization and mobility management
   * Security
   * Energy-efficient protocols and power management
   * Applications and Service Support 
   * Data dissemination and Peer-to-Peer systems
   * Middleware aspects
   * Self-X and network management

Manuscript submissions
Submitted papers must not have been published elsewhere nor currently be under
review by another conference or journal. Authors are invited to submit
double-column full (8 pages) and short papers (4 pages) in PDF format having a
font size no smaller than 10pt. Short papers should present future research
directions, ongoing work, visionary, innovative ideas; accepted short papers 
will populate poster sessions at the conference and will be included in the
conference proceedings. 
Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register 
and present the paper. 
Conference proceedings will be included in the IEEE Xplore library.

Further submission instructions will be published on the conference web site.

Important Dates
Paper registration (title+abstract):   October 6th, 2008  ** EXTENDED DEADLINE **
Full Paper Submission:                 October 13th, 2008 ** EXTENDED DEADLINE **
Acceptance notification:               November 19th, 2008
Camera-ready due:                      December 7th, 2008

Organization - Executive Committee
General Chair
	Violet R. Syrotiuk (Arizona State University)

Technical Program Co-Chairs
	Anthony Ephremides (University of Maryland)
	Claudio Casetti (Politecnico di Torino)

Publicity and Web-Chairs
	Stefano Basagni (Northeastern University)
	Dae-Ki Cho (UCLA Network Research Lab)
	Gaia Maselli (Universita di Roma "La Sapienza")
Steering Committee
	Renato Lo Cigno, Chair (University of Trento)
	Ernst Biersack (Institute EURECOM)
	Edward W. Knightly (Rice University)
	Mario Gerla (UCLA)
	Ioannis Stavrakakis (University of Athens)

Technical Program Committee
	Eitan Altman (INRIA)
	Giuseppe Bianchi (University of Roma, Tor Vergata)
	Ernst Biersack (Institute EURECOM)
	Saadi Boudjit (University of Paris 13)
	Matteo Cesana (Politecnico di Milano)
	Falko Dressler (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg) 
	Andrzej Duda (LSR-IMAG Laboratory)
	Azadeh Faridi (Pompeu-Farba University  in Barcelona)
	Jorge Garcia (UPC, Polytechnic University of Catalonia)
	Mario Gerla (UCLA)
	Silvia Giordano (SUPSI of Lugano)
	Fabrizio Granelli (University of Trento)
	Martin Haenggi (Notre Dame)
	Hannes Hartenstein (University of Karlsruhe)
	Holger Karl (University of Paderborn)
	Gunnar Karlsson (KTH, Royal Institute of Technology)
	Edward W. Knightly (Rice University)
	Sastry Kompella (Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC)
	Bhaskar Krishnamachari (USC)
	Renato Lo Cigno (University of Trento)
	Dario Pompili (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
	Stefan Mangold (Swisscom)
	Pietro Michiardi (Institute Eurecom)
	Giacomo Morabito (University of Catania)
	Ioannis Stavrakakis (University of Athens)
	Linda Jiang Xie (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
	Martina Zitterbart (University of Karlsruhe)