[robotics-worldwide] International Workshop on Robotic Wireless Sensor Networks

Volkan Isler isler at cs.umn.edu
Sun Mar 22 08:05:04 PDT 2009

Hi everyone,

We are pushing the deadline for the workshop to April 10. Also, please 
see below for an updated list of invited talks.

Volkan Isler


International Workshop on Robotic Wireless Sensor Networks

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


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

Confirmed Speakers

     * William Kaiser, UCLA
     * Gaurav Sukhatme, USC


     * Submission Deadline: April 10, 2009
     * Workshop Date: June 10, 2009

Program Co-Chairs

     * Andreas Terzis, Johns Hopkins University
     * Volkan Isler, University of Minnesota

Program Committee

     * Jorge Cortes, U.C. San Diego
     * Rafael Fierro, U. New Mexico
     * Eric W. Frew, U. Colorado
     * Jie Gao, SUNY Stony Brook
     * Tian He, U. Minnesota
     * Sonia Martinez, U.C. San Diego
     * Yasamin Mostofi, U. New Mexico
     * Andreas Savvides, Yale
     * Leo Selavo, University of Latvia
     * Dezhen Song, Texas A & M

Comments or questions to: rwsn09 at hinrg.cs.jhu.edu

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