[robotics-worldwide] CFP: 1st International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks (WiSARN-2010)

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Mon Nov 30 15:38:15 PST 2009

Call for Papers for the 1st International Workshop on 
Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks (WiSARN-2010)

To be held in conjunction with the
IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and 
Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM 2010)
June 14-17, 2010, Montreal, Canada.

Wireless sensor and actor networks (WSAN) are the confluence point 
where the traditional fields of wireless sensor networks (WSN), 
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, 
WSAN 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. 

Original, unpublished contributions are solicited in ALL aspects of 
WSAN, WSN, robot networks, and 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
*  Autonomic and self-organizing coordination and communication 
*  Sensor-actor (robot) and actor-actor 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 actors (robots)
*  Map exploration and pattern formation of mobile robots
*  Actor (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

Accepted papers with a FULL registration to the main conference will be 
included in the conference proceedings. No-shows of accepted papers at 
the workshop will result in those papers NOT being included in the IEEE 
Digital Library. Selected best papers will be invited to a special issue 
of Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks: an international journal.

Important dates
Paper submission:          Feb. 15, 2010
Author notification:       Mar. 25, 2010
Camera ready:              Apr. 10, 2010

General Chair
Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Canada

Program Co-Chairs
Jiming Chen, Zhejiang University, China
Hannes Frey, Univerity of Paderburn, Germany
Xu Li, University of Ottawa, Canada

Publicity Co-Chairs
Nathalie Mitton, INRIA, France
Ling Shi, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Submission Chair
Rafael Falcon, University of Ottawa, Canada

Technical Program Committee
Kemal Akkaya, Southern Illinois University, USA
Matthias R. Brust, Technological Institute of Aeronautics, Brazil
Cailian Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Dimos Dimarogonas, MIT, USA
Yongchun Fang, Nankai University, China
Francois Ingelrest, EPFL, Switzerland
Nathalie Mitton, INRIA, France
Amiya Nayak, University of Ottawa, Canada
Stephan Olariu, Old Dominion University, USA
Jianping Pan, University of Victoria, Canada
Jose Rolim, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Nicola Santoro, Carleton University, Canada
Xuemin (Sherman) Shen, University of Waterloo, Canada
Wei Shi, University of Onatrio Institute of Technology, Canada
David Simplot, INRIA, France
Yeqiong Song, INRIA-LORIA, France
Peter Widmayer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Guoliang Xing, Michigan State University, USA
Rong Xiong, Zhejiang University, China
Guanhong Yang, Northeast University, China
Mohamed Younis, University of Maryland, USA
Haojin Zhu, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

For further information, please refer to the above WiSARN 2010 website, 
or contact the program co-chairs: 
Dr. Jiming Chen at jmchen.zju at gmail.com
Dr. Hannes Frey at hannes.frey at uni-paderborn.de
Dr. Xu Li at xuli at site.uottawa.ca

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