Call for Papers for the 11th International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Robot and UAV Networks (WiSARN)

In conjunction with the IEEE INFOCOM 2018 (http://infocom2018.ieee-infocom.org)

Technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Special Interest Group (SIG) on Cognitive Communications and Networking in Cyber-Physical Systems

16 April 2018, Honolulu, HI, USA

Website: https://wisarn2018.hds.utc.fr
Paper Submission Deadline: December 30, 2017
Paper Acceptance Notification: February 10, 2018
EDAS link for submissions: http://edas.info/N24225

Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems journal.

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION
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Wireless Sensor, Robot and UAV networks are the confluence point where the traditional fields of wireless communications, robotics and control theory meet.
In this kind of networks, nodes collaborate to accomplish distributed sensing and actuation tasks. Leveraged by the control and mobility of actors, the networking process and applications embrace a whole new set of possibilities.
Autonomous cooperative systems, made of intelligent devices (such as robots and UAVs), may deploy, repair and relocate sensors to improve coverage, build routes and fix network partition to ensure data communication, change network topology to shape routing patterns and balance energy consumption, and respond to reported events in a timely and effective manner. The benefits are limited only by imagination. As an emerging field, the 5G architecture foresees explicitly the usage of these specialized systems and offer new networking techniques, by which they can fully exploit their particularities and potentials.

WiSARN aims at bringing together state-of-the-art contributions on the design, specification and implementation of architectures, algorithms and protocols for current and future applications of such systems.

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TOPICS of INTEREST
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– UAV and robot networks in 5G systems
– Network virtualization and network slicing for autonomous cooperative systems
– Software defined radio and cognitive networking for autonomous cooperative systems
– Autonomous sensor networks
– Emergent behaviors
– Modeling and simulation
– Architectural and operational models
– Optimal control of networked robots
– Robot advanced motion control
– Modeling and control of fleet of UAVs
– Autonomic and self-organizing coordination and communication
– Sensor-robot and robot-robot coordination
– Energy-efficient and real-time communication protocols
– Bandwidth-efficient and delay-tolerant communication protocols
– Distributed control and management
– Neighborhood discovery and mobility management
– Communication protocols for autonomous cooperative systems
– M2M and D2D communications for autonomous cooperative systems
– Map exploration and pattern formation of mobile robots
– Robot task assignment
– Biologically inspired communication
– Architectures and topology control
– Applications and prototypes
– Hybrid networks and wireless Internet
– Data management, gathering, aggregation and query processing

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JOURNAL PUBLICATION
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Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems journal (see http://sites.bu.edu/tcns/ for submission instructions).

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
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General Chair:

Prof. Ioannis Paschalidis, Boston University, USA

Techical Program Co-Chairs:

Prof. Enrico Natalizio, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
Prof. Marco Di Felice, University of Bologna, Italy
Prof. Kaushik R. Chowdhury, Northeastern University, USA

Publicity & Web Chair:

Dr. Angelo Trotta, University of Bologna, Italy
Dr. Nicola Roberto Zema, IFSTTAR Lille, France

Members of the Technical Program Committee (to be completed):

Kostas Alexis, University of Nevada, USA
Omar Alfandi, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Luis Almeida, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Chiara Buratti, Università degli studi di Bologna, Italy
Carlos Taveres Calafate, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Fabio D’Andreagiovanni, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
Pradipta Ghosh, University of Southern California, USA
Isabelle Guérin Lassous, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Karin Hummel, JKU Linz, Austria
Sabato Manfredi, Università di Napoli “Federico II”, Italy
Pietro Manzoni, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Ryu Miura, NICT, Japan
Jorge Ortín, Centro Universitario de la Defensa (Zaragoza), Spain
Walid Saad, Virginia Tech, USA
Ahmet Sekercioglu, Monash University, Australia
Shigeru Shimamoto, Waseda University, Japan
Simone Silvestri, University of Kentucky, USA
Fabrice Theoleyre, CNRS – Université de Strasbourg, France
Angelo Trotta, Università degli studi di Bologna, Italy
Fabrice Valois, INSA de Lyon, France
Spyridon Vassilaras, Huawei Technologies, France Research Center
Yan Wan, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Christian Wietfeld, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
Evsen Yanmaz, Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Nicola Roberto Zema, IFSTTAR Lille, France

Start Date
2018-04-16
End Date
2018-04-16
Paper Submission Deadline
2017-12-30
Acceptance Notification Due
2018-01-10
Name of the Organisation/ Institute/ University
WiSARN
Name of the Contact Person
WiSARN
Organiser Email Id
Event City
Honolulu, HI
Event Country
USA
WiSARN 2018