[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CfP REMINDER: WiSARN 2016 - 9th International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks

Alejandro R. Mosteo amosteo at unizar.es
Fri Jul 17 03:00:51 PDT 2015

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                  Call for papers WiSARN 2016
                 9th International Workshop on
          Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks
      (in conjunction with the International Conference on
      Computing, Networking and Communications - ICNC 2016)
                       Kauai, Hawaii, USA,
                       15-18 February 2016
Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in
IEEE Transactions on Control of Network systems
(see http://sites.bu.edu/tcns/ for submission instructions).

* Important Dates:*
Paper submission: July 31st
Author notification: September 30th
Camera ready: October 20th

*Call for papers*
Wireless sensor and robot networks (WSRNs) are the confluence point where
the traditional fields of wireless sensor networks (WSNs), robot networks
and control theory meet. In WSRN, 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, WSRNs 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 WSRN.

*Topic of Interest*
Original, unpublished contributions are solicited in ALL aspects of WSRN
and traditional wireless sensor networks, robot networks, as well as
robotics and automation. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
•        Autonomous sensor networks
•        Emergent behavior in WSRN
•        Modeling and simulation of WSRN
•        WSRN architectural and operational models
•        Optimal control of networked robots
•        Robot advanced motion control by WSRN
•        Modeling and control of flying robots
•        Autonomic and self-organizing coordination and communication
•        Sensor-robot and robot-robot coordination
•        Energy-efficient and real-time communication protocols
•        Bandwidth-efficient and delay-tolerant communication protocols
•        Distributed control and management in WSRN
•        Neighborhood discovery and mobility management
•        Communication protocols for swarms of mobile robots
•        Map exploration and pattern formation of mobile robots
•        Robot task assignment
•        Biologically inspired communication
•        Ecological systems
•        Architectures and topology control
•        Localization in WSRN
•        Probabilistic integration in WSRN
•        Quality of service, security and robustness issues
•        Applications and prototypes
•        Hybrid networks and wireless Internet
•        M2M and D2D communications
•        Data management, gathering, aggregation and query processing

*Submission Instructions*
It is required that the manuscript follows the standard IEEE camera-ready
format (double column, 10-pt font) as well as the requirements set by EDAS
paper submission system. The maximum length of ICNC papers without
over-length charge is FIVE (5) pages. The authors are allowed to pay for up
to TWO (2) additional pages at $150 per over length page. Submitted papers
must not have been previously published in or under consideration for
publication in another journal of conference.
Submissions should be uploaded using this link: http://edas.info/N20967.

*TPC Committee*
General Chair:
Ioannis Paschalidis, Boston University, USA

Program Co-Chairs:
Enrico Natalizio, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
Olivier Simonin, INSA de Lyon, France
Danilo Tardioli, Centro Universitario de Zaragoza, Spain

Alejandro R. Mosteo Chagoyen ------- cud.unizar.es/mosteo
Centro Universitario de la Defensa ------- +34 976 739835

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