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WISARN 2023 : 16th International Workshop on WIreless Sensing and Actuating Robotic Networks (WISARN 2023) - in conjunction with IEEE Infocom 2023


When May 20, 2023 - May 20, 2023
Where online
Submission Deadline Jan 8, 2023
Notification Due Feb 6, 2023
Final Version Due Mar 6, 2022
Categories    computer science   networking   internet of things   robotics

Call For Papers

16th International Workshop on WIreless Sensing and Actuating Robotic Networks (WISARN 2023)

(in conjunction with IEEE Infocom 2023)

20 May 2023, VIRTUAL WORKSHOP (*)

Ground, aerial and marine robots have been progressively introduced in several use-cases, from industry 4.0 to smart cities and precision agriculture. Thanks to the embedded circuitry, mobile robots can serve as mobile sensors/actuators, replacing or complementing static infrastructures. In addition, their computational power enables the data processing on the edge and/or the dynamic offloading of computational tasks towards/from a remote cloud. The frontier of research envisages the deployment of highly autonomic and integrated scenarios where heterogeneous ground, aerial and/or marine robots coordinate each other and with the existing sensing and processing infrastructures to accomplish complex tasks. On the one side, this implies proposing and investigating novel M2M solutions and network protocols to enable the data communication on the aerial and ground segments while taking into account the novel possibilities offered by the emerging technologies (e.g., 5G/6G and LEO satellite communications). The communication technologies must be paired with proper control mobility functions to support swarm operations and to instill coordinated behaviors. On the other side, the data processing on the mobile edges may take advantage of emerging federated and embedded AI techniques to drastically reduce the latency of the decision process while limiting the amount of data transferred from the robotic networks.

WiSARN aims at bringing together scientific communities that share this particular research agenda to discuss state-of-the-art contributions on the design, specification, and evaluation of architectures, algorithms, applications, and protocols for current and future applications of wireless ground, marine and aerial robotic networks. Original, unpublished contributions are solicited in design, development and evaluation of wireless ground, marine and aerial robotic networks. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Network protocols and wireless communication technologies for robotic systems

- 5G/6G enabled robotic systems
- Communications and networking for swarm coordination
- Infrastructure-to-robot and robot-to-robot communication
- Robotic motion control and swarm modeling and management
- Data management and processing in robotic systems
- Embedded AI and federated learning solutions in robotic systems
- AI-driven communication and computing in robotic systems
- Path planning and target tracking in robotic networks
- Task assignment in robotic networks
- Cloud/fog/edge computing platforms for robotic systems
- Energy efficiency and endurance management in robotic networks
- Quality of service, security, and robustness issues in robotic networks
- Blockchain-enabled robotic systems
- Novel applications of robotic systems

- Best Paper Award, with a prize sponsored by the TII
- Best-selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to a workshop-dedicated Special Issue (SI)

(*) all the INFOCOM 2023 workshops will be virtual workshops only, while the main conference will be in-person and will be held in New York, USA.

Submission Link:

Papers must be formatted in the standard IEEE two-column format that is used by the INFOCOM 2023 main conference and must not exceed SIX pages in length (including references). All submitted papers will go through a peer review process, and all accepted papers which are presented by one of the authors at the workshop will be published in the IEEE INFOCOM 2023 proceedings and IEEE Xplore. 

Important Dates:

- Submission Deadline: January 8, 2023 (EXTENDED, FIRM)
- Notification of Acceptance: February 6, 2023
- Camera Ready: March 6, 2023
- Workshop: May 20, 2023

Workshop Organizers:

General Chairs

- Prof. Enrico Natalizio, Technology Innovation Institute (TII), UAE
- Prof. Yannis Paschalidis, Boston University, USA

Technical Program Chairs

- Prof. Marco Di Felice, University of Bologna, Italy
- Prof. Carlos Alberto Kamienski, Federal University of ABC, Brazil
- Prof. Tommaso Melodia, Northeastern University, USA

Publicity and Web Chair
- Dr. Ivan Dimitry Zyrianoff, University of Bologna, Italy

Program Committee Members

- Fatemeh Afghah, Clemson University, USA
- Omar Alfandi, University of Goettingen, Denmark
- Christian Bettstetter, University of Klagenfurt, Germany
- Christelle Caillouet, Université Côte d'Azur, France
- Carlos Calafate, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
- Dave Cavalcanti, Intel Corporation, USA
- Eduardo Cerqueira, Federal University of Para, Brazil
- Carla Fabiana Chiasserini, Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
- Zhangyu Guan, University at Buffalo, USA
- Francesca Guerriero, University of Calabria, Italy
- Isabelle Guerin Lassous, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
- Karin Hummel, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
- João Kleinschmidt, Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil
- Pietro Manzoni, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
- Jennifer Simonjan, TII, UAE
- Angelo Trotta, University of Bologna, Italy
- Evgenii Vinogradov, TII, UAE
- Christian Wietfeld, TU Dortmund University, Denmark
- Ivan Zyrianoff, University of Bologna, Italy

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