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MARSS 2014 : 2nd International Workshop on Marine Sensors and Systems (MARSS2014)


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

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2nd International Workshop on Marine Sensors and Systems (MARSS2014)

in conjunction with The thirteenth International Conference on Ad-Hoc Networks and Wireless (AdHoc Now-2014)
Benidorm, Spain, June 22-27, 2014.


Sensor networks and sensor-based systems support many applications today on the ground. Underwater operations and applications are quite limited by comparison. Most applications refer to remotely controlled submersibles and wide-area data collection systems at a coarse granularity. Underwater sensor networks have many potential applications such a seismic imaging of undersea oil fields as a representative application. Oceanographic research is also based on the advances in underwater data collection systems.

There are specific technical aspects to realize underwater applications which can not be borrowed from the ground-based sensors net research. Radio is not suitable for underwater systems because of extremely limited propagation. Acoustic telemetry could be used in underwater communication; however off-the-shelf acoustic modems are not recommended for underwater sensor networks with hundreds of nodes because they were designed for long-range and expensive. As the speed of light (radio) is five orders of magnitude higher than the speed of sound, there are fundamental implications of time synchronization and propagation delays for localization. Additionally, existing communication protocols are not designed to deal with long sleep times and they can not shut down and quickly restart.

The International Workshop on Marine Sensors and Systems, MarSS, brings together practitioners and researchers for discussion and work on the emerging aspects pertaining to the new mechanisms for underwater sensor networks and applications.


Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal, including, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:

- Protocols for underwater sensor networks
- Hardware for marine sensors and systems
- Marine observatories and Infrastructures
- Underwater wired systems
- Underwater wireless sensor networks
- Sensors and system for marine neutrino telescopes
- Acoustic and radio underwater communication
- Aquatic environments and applications
- Unmanned underwater exploration
- Underwater localization and knowledge acquisition
- Scalable underwater monitoring and measurement systems
- Fixed and mobile underwater wireless sensors
- Aquatic surveillance applications
- QoS/Performance in underwater communication
- Surface-floating and underwater sensor communication
- Access control in underwater networks
- Latency effects for critical applications and synchronization
- Synchronization and delays in underwater sensor networks
- Localization in underwater sensor networks
- Advanced underwater sensor-based applications
- Sensor and systems for navigation and tracking


Abstract registration: 14th of March 2014
Submission deadline: 14th of March 2014
Author notification: 9th of April 2014
Camera-ready version: 25th of April 2014
Workshop Dates: 22-27th of June 2014


Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers. Papers presenting original and unpublished work are invited and will be evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Submitted papers should be in PDF format. The submission website is:

Authors can upload papers that should not exceed 8 pages (including a 150 word abstract, all figures, tables and references) in Springer Verlag LNCS format. All papers will be reviewed for technical merit. Detailed formatting and submission guidelines is available on the conference website. Submissions imply the willingness of at least one author to register, attend the conference, and present the paper.


General Chairs:
Miguel Ardid, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Jaime Lloret, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

TPC Chairs:
Kevin Frank, Sintef, Norway
Fernando de la Gandara, Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Spain

Tutorial/Panel Chair:
Victor Espinosa, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

Publicity Chair:
Sandra Sendra, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

Web Chair:
Alejandro Cánovas Solbes, Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

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