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WiSARN 2017 : 10 International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks (in conjunction with the International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications - ICNC 2017)


When Jan 26, 2017 - Jan 29, 2017
Where Silicon Valley, CA, USA
Submission Deadline Aug 31, 2016
Notification Due Sep 30, 2016
Final Version Due Oct 20, 2016
Categories    networking   communications   computer science   engineering

Call For Papers

Call for papers
Wireless sensor and robot networks (WSRNs) are the confluence point where the traditional fields of wireless sensor networks (WSNs), robot networks and control theory meet. In WSRN, 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, WSRNs 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 WSRN.

Topic of Interest
Original, unpublished contributions are solicited in ALL aspects of WSRN and traditional wireless sensor networks, robotic networks, as well as robotics and automation. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
• Autonomous sensor networks
• Emergent behavior in WSRN
• Modeling and simulation of WSRN
• WSRN architectural and operational models
• Optimal control of networked robots
• Robot advanced motion control by WSRN
• 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 WSRN
• 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 WSRN
• Probabilistic integration in WSRN
• Quality of service, security and robustness issues
• Applications and prototypes
• Hybrid networks and wireless Internet
• M2M and D2D communications
• Data management, gathering, aggregation and query processing

Author guidelines

It is required that the manuscript follows the standard IEEE camera-ready format (double column, 10-pt font) as well as the requirement set by EDAS paper submission system. The maximum length of ICNC paper without over-length charge is FIVE (5) page. The authors are allowed to pay for up to TWO (2) additional pages at $150 per over length page. Submitted papers may not have been previously published in or under consideration for publication in another journal of conference. The organizing committee of WiSARN reserves the right to not review papers that either exceed the length specification or have been submitted or published elsewhere. Submissions must include title, abstract, keywords, author and affiliation with email address.
During the initial paper submission process via EDAS, the authors are required to make sure the pdf file and EDAS registration page of a paper have the same list of authors and the paper title. Be certain to add all authors in EDAS during the initial paper submission process. Failure to comply with this rule may cause a paper be withdrawn from the review process. Once reviewed the listing of authors connected to the paper can NOT be changed in the final manuscript.
All accepted papers of ICNC (main program and workshops), after being presented onsite at the conference, will be included in the proceedings to be submitted for publication in IEEE Xplore and indexing by EI Compendex.

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

TPC Committee (under construction)

General Chair:
Ioannis Paschalidis, Boston University, USA

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

Publicity Chair:
Nicola Roberto Zema, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France

Web Chair:
Alejandro R. Mosteo, Centro Universitario de la Defensa (Zaragoza), Spain

Technical Program Committee:

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