The workshop will take place on Monday, March 11, from 13:30 to 17:45.

Technical Program

13:30 Welcome
13:35 Keynote: Ad-hoc Networking -- Blue Sky Research forever?
Nils Aschenbruck, University of Osnabrück, Germany
14:15 Predicting Optimized Link State Routing Protocol Control Message Overhead in MANETs
Sascha Jopen, Raphael Ernst, University of Bonn, Germany
14:55 Face-to-Face Ad-hoc Networking on Android
Marcel Großmann, Lukas A. Schwöbel, Udo R. Krieger, Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg, Germany
15:35 Break
15:45 A Security Extension for Ad-hoc Routing Protocols
Peter Racz, Andrew Lunn, Janne Paatero, RUAG Schweiz AG, Switzerland
16:25 A New Security Mechanism for Ad-hoc On-demand Distance Vector in Mobile Ad Hoc Social Networks
Mohamed Amine Ferrag , Mehdi Nafa, Salim Ghanmi, University of Badji Mokhtar - Annaba, ALGERIA
17:05 Context-adaptive Networking for Ad-hoc Networks
Nils Aschenbruck, University of Osnabrück; Frank Kargl, University of Ulm; Björn Scheuermann, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
17:45 End


WMAN 2013 seeks to provide a platform for a broad discussion on Wireless and Mobile Ad-hoc Networks among researchers from such diverse fields as MANETs, VANETs, WSNs, or mesh networks. The focus should be on networked systems that communicate wirelessly in a spontaneous way. Providing such a platform should enhance awareness of new trends and approaches in other areas of ad-hoc networking that might be applicable to the own domain. According to this goal, submissions can present both original and novel works including work in progress. However, submissions may also provide a broader picture on the work of a working group or a specific community or raise new issues or challenges that the research community should discuss during the workshop.
Authors are invited to submit work on issues related to, but not limited by, the following list of topics:

  • Basic Technologies (IEEE 802.11, Bluetooth, ZigBee, etc.) and their suitability for ad-hoc net-works
  • Lower layer support for Ad-hoc Networks
  • Architectures and protocols
  • Routing mechanisms for ad-hoc networks
  • QoS in ad-hoc environments
  • Auto-configuration and inter-networking with other networks (like the Internet)
  • Security, privacy, and data protection in ad-hoc networks
  • Scalability and simulations of performance
  • Energy efficiency
  • Localization and location-based services in ad-hoc networks
  • Applications and application architectures (e.g., P2P) for ad-hoc networks
  • Software platforms and middleware for ad-hoc networks
  • Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANETs)
  • Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs)
  • Mesh networks
  • Ad-hoc in ubiquitous computing scenarios
  • Authentication, Authorization, Accounting (AAA)
  • Design and management of ad-hoc networks
  • Methods, models, and tools for designing, testing, and analysing ad-hoc networks
  • Scalability and simulations
  • Architectures and protocols for large ad-hoc networks
  • Case-studies and experiences with production-use ad-hoc networks
  • New application scenarios for ad-hoc networks

Workshop Organization

Matthias Frank (University of Bonn, Germany)
Frank Kargl (University of Ulm, Germany)
Burkhard Stiller (University of Zuerich, Switzerland)


Submissions are expected in English, shall follow the IEEE transactions, 2 column, 11 pt format, A4 paper with a maximum of 3 pages extended abstracts that should clearly outline the content of the proposed talk. All submissions will undergo a relevancy check. If more submissions are received than presentation slots are available, workshop chairs will select submissions based on relevancy to the workshop and the potential to raise discussions among participants. During the event, each presenter will be given a 20 min. slot to present his/her topic followed by a 20 min. slot for discussions. This stresses that talks have the main purpose to stimulate discussions.

Accepted abstracts will be published online as a technical report of University of Ulm (Ulmer Informatik Berichte). Submissions in PDF format only and/or possible questions should be directed to the workshop co-chairs at

Important Dates

November 30, 2012: Deadline for submitting extended abstracts
December 23, 2012: Notification of acceptance