[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] 2nd International Workshop on Robotic Sensor Networks (part of Cyber-Physical Systems Week)

Karthik Dantu kdantu at buffalo.edu
Tue Dec 23 19:24:18 PST 2014


Call for Papers: The 2nd Int. Workshop on Robotic Sensor Networks

                                  -  part of CPSWEEK -

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        13 April 2015

        Seattle Washington, USA

        http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/faculty/kdantu/rsn15/



Recent developments in sensing and actuation technology, along with the
miniaturization of computing and communication, have led to the development
of commodity robot technology such as hobby drones and robot toolkits.
These platforms are bringing sensing and actuation at places where
traditional technology does not reach; for example, for aerial pollution
monitoring or for disaster management in remote areas.



This novel class of cyber-physical systems (CPS) take many of the design,
implementation, and validation issues of traditional CPSs to an extreme.
Control, sensing, estimation, and algorithms for localization, mapping,
navigation, and exploration of individual robots are needed to govern their
movements. The timing aspects of vehicle operation are key to provide
run-time guarantees about performance. The software design and
implementation must lead to provably correct execution. Noisy or inaccurate
information sensed by the robots must be properly handled to ensure an
accurate understanding of the environment.



Research efforts to address the issues above, while related, have
previously progressed independently with little cross-fertilization across
diverse disciplines such as robotics, real-time systems, signal processing,
and software development. The goal of this workshop is to create a platform
where researchers from different communities can get together to better
understand the latest developments in these related fields as well as to
establish connections for future interdisciplinary work. The workshop
intends to provide a platform to enable such cross-fertilization, to
ultimately speed up the development of the field and to foster rich
interdisciplinary work in the future. Particularly, co-location with the
Cyber-Physical Systems week will be an asset in this regard. CPSWEEK is the
premiere CPS event that brings together five top conferences from
complementary areas such as Embedded Systems, Real-time Systems, Sensor
Networks, Hybrid Systems, and Networked Systems.



This will be the second edition of this workshop. The proceedings of the
first edition are available at (http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/
faculty/kdantu/rsn14/index.html).



To build the needed interdisciplinary work ultimately necessary to the
development of the field, the workshop seeks technical contributions
describing original, previously unpublished results in all topics related
to the design of robotic sensor networks, including works across two or
more of the following topic areas:



• Programming of robot swarms

• Low-power communication in robot networks

• Sensing coverage using robotic swarms

• Task allocation

• Distributed sensing

• Distributed control

• Coordination in robotic swarms

• Verification and validation

• Distributed planning and navigation

• Novel applications

• Experience reports



Important dates:

Submission deadline: Jan 26, 2015.

Notifications : Feb 9, 2015.

Camera ready : Feb 16, 2015.

Workshop : Apr 13, 2015.



Submission Guidelines:

We invite to submit papers in PDF format, of at most 6 pages in length
including figures, tables, and references, in two-column format, and using
a minimum of 10-pt font. Please refer to the webpage for more details.


Accepted submissions will be distributed along with the other workshops'
proceedings via a USB key to the attendees. The papers will also be
digitally archived via the  ACM Digital Library.



Workshop Organizers:

Karthik Dantu, University at Buffalo, USA

Luca Mottola, Politecnico di Milano and SICS Swedish ICT

Pei Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University, USA


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