The 5th International Workshop on
Security & Optimization for Wireless Networks
(SOWN 2016)
Wuhan, China, December 13-16 2016

In conjunction with

The 22nd IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS 2016)


All accepted papers will be included in the IEEE ICPADS-2016 main proceedings (Indexed by EI)


General Chairs
Xu Li
Fujian Normal University, China.(
Yi Mu
University of Wollongong, Australia.(

Program Chairs
Qian Wang
Wuhan University,China.(
Hui Lin
Fujian Normal University, China. (

Publicity Chairs
Jia Hu,
University of Exeter, UK.
Xinhua Li
Xidian University, China.

Program Committee
Jianliang Gao, Imperial College, London, UK
Xiucai Ye, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Zhiwei Lin, University of Ulster, UK
Joseph K. Liu, Monash University, Australia
Huaqun Wang, Dalian Ocean University, China
Hung-Min Sun, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Lein Harn, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
Yulei Wu, University of Exeter, UK
Yulong Shen, Xidian University, China
Li Yang, Xidian University, China
Yong Li, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
Dongming Wang, Southeast University, China
Liang Xiao, Xiamen University, China
YulongZou, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Xianhang Zheng, Fuzhou University, China
Xinyi Huang, Fujian Normal University, China
Changlu Lin, Fujian Normal University, China



Subject and Purpose of the Workshop

The 5th International Workshop on Security & Optimization for Wireless Networks (SOWN 2016) covers comprehensively the common issues about security and optimization in the hot area of wireless networks, which does hinder further development of its applications. In particular, this workshop concentrates on security problems like key management, privacy, cryptographic protocol and optimization problems like energy-efficient protocol, topology control strategy, QoS, etc.

The objective of this workshop is to present state of the art research results in the rapidly growing area of wireless networks, with emphasizes on security and optimization issues. Following the success of SOWN-11 (held in Beijing, China, in conjunction with MSN-11) and SOWN 2012 (held in Liverpool, UK, in conjunction with IEEE TrustCom-12). SOWN-13(held in Australia, in conjunction with IEEE TrustCom-13). SOWN-15 (held in Liverpool in conjunction with IEEE CIT2015). SOWN-16 provides continuously the participants with opportunities to discuss and explore areas related to the Theory, Development, Applications, Experiences, and Evaluation of wireless networks with fellow students, researchers, and practitioners.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline:   August 31 2016
Notification Date:   September 30 2016
Camera-ready Paper Due:   October 15 2016
Conference Date:   December 13-16 2016

Topics of interest

We are seeking papers that describe original and unpublished contributions addressing various aspects of wireless networks. Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. All papers will be reviewed by Program Committee members and other experts active in the field to ensure high quality and relevance to the conference. Submissions should include author information, abstract, 5-10 keywords, and be in PDF format. Each submission must not exceed 8 pages in the IEEE 8.5" x 11" two-column format with 10 point font, including tables, figures and references. The final version will be limited to 6 pages in IEEE proceeding format for conference papers. Up to 2 extra pages may be purchased. Each submission should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the submission be accepted, at least one of the authors must register the paper and attend the conference to present the work in order for the accepted paper to be included into the IEEE digital library.

Submission site (With EasyChair): or you can send it as an e-mail attachment to Dr. Hui Lin at and CC to

Papers accepted for workshops will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. All accepted papers in the conference will be published in the proceedings of the conference and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and indexed by EI. Best Paper Award will be presented in the conference.