[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers: Workshop on Robotic Wireless Sensor Networks

Volkan Isler isler at cs.rpi.edu
Wed Jan 14 07:01:48 PST 2009

International Workshop on Robotic Wireless Sensor Networks

in conjunction with the International Conference on Distributed 
Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS)

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2009
Workshop Date: June 10, 2009
Location: Marina Del Rey, California

In the last decade, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have been 
successfully deployed to perform numerous automation tasks such as 
environmental monitoring, surveillance and inventory tracking. By 
introducing actuation capabilities (in particular controlled-mobility), 
robots have the potential to improve the capabilities of existing WSNs 
significantly. Recent advances in robotics as well as the availability 
of inexpensive robotic platforms have made it feasible to develop hybrid 
networks in which multiple mobile robots interact with each other and 
other static sensors to perform complex tasks. On the other hand, design 
and implementation of such hybrid systems bring forth new algorithmic 
and systems challenges related to coordination, planning, and resource 

The goal of this workshop is to explore the algorithmic and systems 
aspects at the intersection of robotics and sensor networks. We seek 
work in a variety of areas including:

     * Development of hardware and software platforms
     * Experiences from deployments
     * Resource allocation algorithms
     * Novel research challenges and applications
     * Localization and route planning
     * Sensor tasking, control and planning

Program Co-Chairs: Andreas Terzis and Volkan Isler

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