Important Dates
  • New Abstract submission
    December 23, 2010
  • New Paper submission
    January 3, 2011
  • Acceptance Notification
    February 10, 2011
  • Camera Ready Due
    April 26, 2011
  • Workshop
    13 May 2011

Important Dates
  • New Deadline for contacting organizers
    December 23, 2010
  • Paper submission
    January 10, 2011
  • Acceptance Notification
    February 10, 2011
  • Camera Ready Due
    April 26, 2011
  • Workshop
    13 May 2011

Workshop on Wireless Cooperative Network Security (WCNS)

13 May 2011
Valencia, Spain


  • Miguel Soriano, (, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Javier López, (, Universidad de Málaga, Spain

Wireless Cooperative Network is a highly promising communications paradigm that will play an essential role in the next generation of wireless mobile networks since they can substantially improve communication capability. The cooperation among nodes allows a distributed space-time signal processing which enables environmental monitoring, localization techniques, distributed measurements, and others, with a reduced complexity or energy consumption per node.  Cooperative networks include among other, sensor networks, mesh networks and cognitive radio networks.

This new paradigm implies new and very interesting security challenges. The Workshop on Wireless Cooperative Network Security (WCNS) is the 1st workshop specifically devoted to security issues in these new scenarios. It will take place co-located with the IFIP Networking 2011 conference and sponsored by the IFIP Technical Committee on Communication Systems (TC6). The main objective of WCNS 2011 is to bring together major experts in the area from both academia and industry, hence presentations will be invitation only. Additionally, researchers who are not invited but are interested in having a presentation at the Workshop should contact the organizers providing specific details of the originality of the proposed research contribution to the event. If the research contribution is accepted, authors will have to provide the corresponding paper by the due date. Accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings, published by Springer-Verlag.

The topics covered by WCNS 2011 include, but are not limited to, the following:  
  • Access Control Policies and Permissions
  • Attacks and Countermeasures
  • Authentication
  • Cooperation and prevention of non-cooperative behavior
  • Cross-layer Design for Security
  • Cryptographic Protocols and cryptographic primitives
  • Denial of Service (DoS)
  • Key Management
  • Identity theft and phishing in mobile networks
  • Intrusion Detection and Response
  • Jamming/Anti-jamming communication
  • Malicious Behavior Detection and Analysis
  • Monitoring and surveillance
  • Privacy and Anonymity
  • Secure Localization and Synchronization
  • Security and thread models for cooperative networks and infrastructures
  • Secure deployment of cooperative network applications
  • Security and Performance tradeoff
  • Security in Cognitive Radio and Sensor-Based Applications
  • Security Policy and Enforcement Issues
  • Security Protocols Analysis, Design, and Proof
  • Secure Routing/MAC
  • Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Trusted Computing in cooperative networks
  • Trust Establishment and Management

Organising Committee

Workshop Chairs

  • Miguel Soriano, (, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Javier López, (, Universidad de Málaga, Spain

Technical Program Committee

  • Claudia Diaz, K. U. Leuven, Belgium
  • Mischa Dohler, Centre Tecnologic Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, Spain
  • Steven Furnell, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • Stefanos Gritzalis, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Juan Hernández-Serrano, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Costas Lambrinoudakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Gregorio Martínez, University of Murcia, Spain
  • Eiji Okamoto, University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Roberto Di Pietro, University of Roma Tre, Italy
  • Rodrigo Román, University of Málaga, Spain
  • Chunming Rong, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Jianying Zhou, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
  • Dieter Gollman, Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany
  • Juan E. Tapiador, University of York, UK.