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WiSARN FALL 2012 : The 6th International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks


When Oct 11, 2012 - Oct 11, 2012
Where Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Submission Deadline Jun 15, 2012
Notification Due Jul 15, 2012
Final Version Due Aug 6, 2012
Categories    communications   networks   robotics   control

Call For Papers

Call for Papers
The 6th International Workshop on
Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks (WiSARN 2012-Fall)

To be held in conjunction with
The 9th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor
Systems (MASS'12)
October 8-11, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Wireless sensor and actor networks (WSANs) are the confluence point
where the traditional fields of wireless sensor networks (WSNs),
robot networks and control theory meet. In WSAN, 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. Actors 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,
WSANs are in need of new networking techniques, by which they can fully
exploit their particularities and potentials. WiSARN aims to bring
together state-of-the-art contributions on the design, specification
and implementation of architectures, algorithms and protocols for
current and future applications of WSAN. Original, unpublished
contributions are solicited in ALL aspects of WSANs, WSNs, robot
networks, and robotics and automation. Possible topics include,
but are not limited to:
* Autonomous sensor networks
* Emergent behavior in WSAN
* Modeling and simulation of WSAN
* WSAN architectural and operational models
* Autonomic and self-organizing coordination and communication
* Sensor-actor (robot) and actor-actor coordination
* Energy-efficient and real-time communication protocols
* Bandwidth-efficient and delay-tolerant communication protocols
* Distributed control and management in WSAN
* Neighborhood discovery and mobility management
* Communication protocols for swarms of mobile actors (robots)
* Map exploration and pattern formation of mobile robots
* Actor (robot) task assignment
* Biologically inspired communication
* Ecological systems
* Architectures and topology control
* Localization in WSAN
* Probabilistic integration in WSAN
* Quality of service, security and robustness issues
* Applications and prototypes
* Hybrid networks and wireless Internet
* Data management, gathering, aggregation and query processing

Papers must not exceed 6 single-spaced and two-column pages using
at least 10 point size type on 8.5 x 11 inches pages, and must be
formatted in strict accordance with the IEEE author guidelines.
Submissions are being considered with the understanding that they
describe original research, neither published nor under review
elsewhere. Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Digital
Library after the conference and included in MASS 2012 proceedings.

Important dates
Paper submission: June 15, 2012
Author notification: July 15, 2012
Camera ready: August 6, 2012
Workshop date: October 11, 2012

General Chair
Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Canada

Program Co-Chairs:
Shuhui Yang, Purdue University, USA
Xu Li, Inria, France

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Liang He, Singapore Univ. Technology and Design, Singapore
Sandra Sendra, Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Valencia, Spain

Submission Chair:
Rafael Falcon, University of Ottawa, Canada

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