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WUWNet 2011 : The Sixth ACM International Workshop on UnderWater Networks


When Dec 1, 2011 - Dec 2, 2011
Where Seattle, WA, USA
Abstract Registration Due Aug 12, 2011
Submission Deadline Aug 19, 2011
Notification Due Oct 14, 2011
Final Version Due Nov 4, 2011

Call For Papers

WUWNet'11: The Sixth ACM International Workshop on UnderWater Networks

December 1-2, 2011

Seattle, WA, USA


The oceans cover 71% of the Earth's surface and represent one of the least explored frontiers; yet, the oceans are integral to climate regulation, nutrient production, oil retrieval, and transportation. Also, water systems in general are of vital importance to life on Earth and commerce. For these reasons, there is significant interest in monitoring aquatic environments for scientific, environmental, commercial, safety, and military purposes.

WUWNet is the premier venue for early work bringing real-time, in-situ sensing and actuation to this aquatic world. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners in areas relevant to underwater networks. Thus, many layers of the communication stack - from the physical layer to the application layer - will be represented. The objective is to serve as a forum for presenting state-of-the-art research, for exchanging ideas and experiences, and for facilitating interaction and collaboration.

The workshop will span two days, including presentations of technical papers, a keynote talk, a panel, and a poster/demo session. The scope of the WUWNet workshop covers a broad range of research directions related to underwater systems including communications, networking, system integration, and vehicle coordination. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Underwater network architectures
- Efficient underwater communications, with techniques from the physical layer to the application layer
- Cooperative underwater communications, including, PHY, MAC, routing, and data transfer
- Services for underwater systems, such as localization, time synchronization, reliable data transfer, security
- Subsea communication for underwater vehicles (gliders, submersibles, etc.)
- Coordination algorithms for underwater vehicles and sensor nodes, or human operator interaction
- Modeling, simulation, and testbeds for underwater systems
- Applications that broadly address subsea networks, including coordinated vehicle systems
- Experimental results from underwater networking trials
- Application requirements for underwater networks presented by end users


Submissions for technical papers must describe original research, not published or currently under review for other workshops, conferences, journals, or magazines.

All papers will be reviewed by the program committee for novelty and contribution. The workshop accepts two types of papers: full and short. Short papers may represent less mature work than full papers, or may contain new ideas for future research. Full papers should be more complete in their treatment of the topic. All accepted papers, full and short, will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Paper submission will be handled electronically. Authors should prepare a PDF version of their papers. The page limit for full papers is 8 pages, and that for short papers is 5 pages in standard ACM conference format. Please see the workshop website for definitive formatting guidelines and sample templates.

Furthermore, this year WUWNet will also have a 揇emo/Doctoral Symposium,?which will provide a forum for both graduate and undergraduate students working on research topics relevant to WUWNet to discuss their goals, methods, and results at an early stage in their research. A 2-page extended abstract (in standard ACM conference format, with the student as first author) must be submitted by the deadline provided below.

Last, but not least, a call for work-in-progress posters and demos will be announced separately.


Paper registration: August 12, 2011
Paper submission: August 19, 2011
Acceptance notification: October 14, 2011
Camera-ready date: November 4, 2011
Workshop date: December 1-2, 2011

Demo/Doctoral Symposium extended abstract submission: September 30, 2011
Demo/Doctoral Symposium acceptance notification: October 14, 2011
Student travel grant submission: October 21, 2011
Student travel grant notification: October 28, 2011


General Chairs:
Payman Arabshahi (Univ. of Washington)
Jun-Hong Cui (Univ. of Connecticut)

Program Committee Chairs:
Qilian Liang (UT Arlington)
Dario Pompili (Rutgers Univ.)
Sumit Roy (Univ. of Washington)

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