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WiTRUE 2011 : Workshop on Wireless Communication and Networking Technologies for Rural Enrichment


When Oct 9, 2011 - Oct 9, 2011
Where Shangai, China
Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2011
Notification Due Jul 22, 2011
Final Version Due Jul 30, 2011
Categories    wireless communications   networking technologies   rural enrichment

Call For Papers

The International workshop on Wireless Communication and
Networking Technologies for Rural Enrichment

The International workshop on Wireless Communication and Networking Technologies for Rural Enrichment (WiTRUE-2011) shall be co-located with the 7th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2011), on 9th Oct 2011. The WiTRUE 2011 will focus on the various technological solutions being researched and developed across the globe to address rural challenges and identify channels that can directly benefit the rural masses.

The objective of the workshop is to bring together under one roof researchers, academia, administrators, NGO's and other like minded people with a common objective of using tomorrows technologies for today's rural development. There have been several small pockets of technology use for rural development in the areas of agriculture, education, self-help, empowerment etc. The focus of this workshop is to not only to make these innovations reach the rural folks around the globe, but also to provide a platform where new rural development ideas can germinate and grow. Along with highlighting and bringing in focus the various technologies that are already being used on the field for rural benefits, the workshop will also focus on future technological trends to assist rural development. The workshop will hence provide a platform for discussion on basic challenges faced by rural population in the area of health, education, security, earnings and sustainability and the different technological advances being undertaken to address them.

Authors are encouraged to send their papers describing original and unpublished work in the areas which are closely related to Technologies to address potential Rural development challenges. The list of topics includes, but are not restricted to

* Precision agriculture
* Wireless sensor networks
* Cell phone based Sensor Networks
* Agri-Sensor data fusion
* Information dissemination to rural masses
* Signal Processing for rural applications
* Mobile computing
* Mobile phone application
* Agriculture expert system
* Energy and power Security
* Technologies for Irrigation
* Sensors, Actuators and Control
* Supply chain of agro-produce

* Plant health and safety
* Sustainability
* Security
* Rural health
* Rural education and training
* Rural Development
* Profit optimization
* Rural data mining
* Rural Human Computer Interface
* Mobile databases
* Mobile Visualization
* Rural social networking

Important Dates For WiTRUE 2011

Paper submission due: July 15, 2011
Notification of acceptance: July 22, 2011
Camera ready paper due: July 30, 2011
Workshop paper presentation: October 9, 2011

Paper Submission through EDAS:
Paper Submission (for review) Authors are required to submit fully formatted papers (PDF), with graphs, images, and other special areas arranged as intended for the final publication. Papers should be written in English conforming to the IEEE standard conference format (8.5" x 11" - US letter, Two-Column). The initial submission for review and the final manuscript for publication will be limited to 6 IEEE pages. Each accepted paper must be presented at the WiTRUE 2011 workshop by atleast one author of the paper for being included in the proceedings for being indexed and archived through IEEExplore. You can find a copy of the IEEE standard conference template for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats at (IEEE Standard Conference Template ).

The formatted paper (Upto 6 Page, Two column, IEEE stadard conference format) shall be submitted through EDAS (


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