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WiSARN 2014 : 8th International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks


When Jun 22, 2014 - Jun 27, 2014
Where Benidorm, Spain
Submission Deadline Mar 14, 2014
Notification Due Apr 9, 2014
Final Version Due Apr 25, 2014

Call For Papers

Call for papers
WiSARN 2014
8th International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks
(in conjunction with the 13th International Conference on Ad-Hoc Networks and Wireless )
Benidorm, Spain
22-27 June 2014

Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in the
IEEE Transactions on Control of Network systems
(see for submission instructions).


Important Dates:
Paper submission: March 14th
Author notification: April 9th
Author registration: April 25th
Camera ready: April 25th

Call for papers
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.
Topic of Interest
Original, unpublished contributions are solicited in ALL aspects of WSAN and traditional wireless sensor networks, robot networks, as well as robotics and automation.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
• Optimal control of networked robots
• Robot advanced motion control by WSAN
• Modeling and control of flying robots
• 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 in WSAN
• Neighborhood discovery and mobility management
• Communication protocols for swarms of mobile robots
• Map exploration and pattern formation of mobile robots
• 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 14 pages.

Submissions should be uploaded using this link:
Only electronic submissions are accepted.

TPC Committee

General Chair:
Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Canada

Program Co-Chairs:
Enrico Natalizio, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
Danilo Tardioli, Centro Universitario de la Defensa (Zaragoza), Spain

Publicity Chair:
Valeria Loscrì, Inria Lille - Nord Europe, France
Eduardo Montijano, Centro Universitario de la Defensa (Zaragoza), Spain

Submission Chair:
Rafael Falcon, Larus Technologies, Canada

Web Chair:
Dimitrios Zorbas, Inria Lille - Nord Europe, France

Technical Program Committee:
Luis Almeida, University of Porto, Portugal
Novella Bartolini, University of Rome « La Sapienza », Italy
Xianghui Cao, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Gianni Di Caro, IDSIA Lugano, Switzerland
Milan Erdelj, Inria Lille – Europe, France
Isabelle Fantoni, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
Jianping He, Zhejiang University, China
Shibo He, Arizona State University, USA
Jonathan How, MIT, USA
Abdelmajid Khelil, Huawei European Research Center, Germany
Egons Lavendelis, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Sabato Manfredi, University of Naples « Federico II », Italy
Tommaso Melodia, State University of New York, USA
Nathalie Mitton, Inria Lille - Nord Europe, France
Alejandro Mosteo, Centro Universitario de la Defensa (Zaragoza), Spain
Jorge Ortín, Centro Universitario de la Defensa (Zaragoza), Spain
Angela Schoellig, University of Toronto, Canada
Ahmet Sekercioglu, Monash University, Australia
Sandra Sendra, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Simone Silvestri, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Olivier Simonin, INSA de Lyon, France
Fabrice Theoleyre, CNRS, France
Vito Trianni, ICST-CNR, Italy
Fabrice Valois, INSA de Lyon, France
Evsen Yanmaz, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Shuhui Yang, Purdue University, USA

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