[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers The 5th IEEE International Workshop on Wireless Sensor

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Call for Papers
The 5th IEEE International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot
Networks (WiSARN 2012-Spring)

To be held in conjunction with
The 8th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor
Systems (DCOSS'12)
May 18-20, Hangzhou, China.

Wireless sensor and actor networks (WSANs) are the confluence point where
the traditional fields of wireless sensor networks (WSNs), 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, WSANs
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Original, unpublished contributions are solicited in ALL aspects of WSANs,
WSNs, 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

Papers must not exceed 6 single-spaced and two-column pages using at least
10 point size type on 8.5 x 11 inches pages, and must be formatted in
strict accordance with the IEEE author guidelines. Submissions are being
considered with the understanding that they describe original research,
neither published nor under review elsewhere. Accepted papers will be
published in the IEEE Digital Library after the conference and included in
DCOSS 2012 proceedings.
Selected best papers will be invited to a special issue of
Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks: an international journal (SCIE).

Important dates
Paper submission:          Feb. 20, 2012
Author notification:         Mar. 20, 2012
Camera ready:              Apr. 02, 2012
Workshop date:             May 18, 2012

General Chair
Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Canada

Program Co-Chairs:
Jiming Chen, Zhejiang University, China
Carlo Fischione, KTH, Sweden
Xu Li, Inria Lille - Nord Europe, France

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Xianghui Cao, Zhejiang University, China
Hannes Frey, University of Paderborn, Germany
Enrico Natalizio, INRIA Lille - Nord Europe, France
Cheng Wang, University of Ottawa, Canada

Submission Chair:
Rafael Falcon, University of Ottawa, Canada

For further information, please refer to the above WiSARN 2011 website,
or contact the program co-chairs:
Dr. Jiming Chen at jmchen.zju (at) gmail.com
Dr. Carlo Fischione at carlofi (at) kth.se
Dr. Xu Li at xu.li (at) inria.fr

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