[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] WUWNet'15 Deadline August 8, 2015

Carrick Detweiler carrick at cse.unl.edu
Tue Jul 28 12:45:30 PDT 2015



The 10th ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks and Systems


              October 22-24, 2015, Washington DC, USA


The oceans cover 71% of the Earth's surface and represent one of the

least explored frontiers; yet, the oceans are integral to climate

regulation, nutrient production, oil retrieval, and transportation.

Also, water systems in general are of vital importance to life on

Earth and commerce. For these reasons, there is significant interest

in monitoring aquatic environments for scientific, environmental,

commercial, safety, and military purposes.

WUWNet is the premier venue for research and development bringing

real-time, in-situ sensing and actuation to this aquatic world.

The goal of this conference is to bring together researchers and

practitioners in areas relevant to underwater networks and systems.

Thus, many aspects of the networking protocol stack - from the

physical layer to the application layer and the various system

issues - will be represented at this conference. The objective

is to serve as a forum for presenting state-of-the-art research

and development, for exchanging ideas and experiences, and for

facilitating interactions and collaborations.

The conference will span three days, including presentations of

keynote speeches, plenary talks, technical papers, and posters/demos.

The scope of the WUWNet conference covers a broad range of research

directions relevant to underwater networks and network-related

signal processing, communications, systems and robotics, and their

Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

*    Underwater network and system architectures

*    Efficient underwater communications (including acoustic,

        optical, RF, and wired, etc.), with techniques from the

        physical layer to the application layer

*    Underwater acoustic modeling and signal processing

*    Cooperative underwater communications, including, PHY,

        MAC, routing, and data transfer, etc.

*    Networked underwater robotics and systems, such as localization,

    navigation, security, communication & coordination, or human

    operator interaction.

*    Coordinated energy harvesting systems and power systems

        for underwater networks and systems

*    Energy-efficient algorithms, and protocol design for

        underwater networks, as well as signal/image processing

        and communication systems

*    Operating system and middleware support for underwater

        networks and systems

*    Applications that broadly address underwater networks

        and systems, including coordinated underwater vehicles

*    Modeling, simulation, and testbeds for underwater systems

        and platforms

*    Experimental results from underwater networking, signal/image

        processing and communications field trials

*    Application requirements for underwater networks, signal/image

        processing and communication systems presented by end users



Submissions for technical papers must describe original research, not

published or currently under review for other workshops, conferences,

journals, or magazines.

All papers will be reviewed by the program committee for novelty and

contribution. The workshop accepts full and short papers. Short papers

may represent less mature work than full papers, or may contain new

ideas for future research. Full papers should be more complete in their

treatment of the topic. Paper submission will be handled electronically.

Authors should prepare a PDF version of their papers. The page limit

for full papers is 8 pages, and that for short papers is 5 pages in

standard ACM conference format.

In addition, position papers with 2-page extended abstracts (in standard

ACM conference format) can be submitted for, e.g., interesting intermediate

results of undergoing research, promising progresses, educational overview

on the state of the art in this field, and insightful analysis of the

historical or futuristic developments on various topics. Full and short

submissions that are not accepted may be recommended to be accepted as
position papers (2-page extended abstracts).

Please see the conference website for definitive formatting guidelines

and sample templates. All accepted papers and extended abstracts are

subject to the deadlines specified below and will be included in the

conference proceedings.



Full and Short Papers

Paper registration:         August 8, 2015 22:59 PDT (FIRM)

Paper submission:          August 8, 2015 22:59 PDT (FIRM)

Camera-ready date:      September 22, 2015

Extended Abstracts

Extended abstract Registration:               August 22, 2015 22:59 PDT

Extended abstract submission:                August 22, 2015 22:59 PDT

Camera-ready date:                                     September 22, 2015



General Chairs:

Scott Midkiff, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Xiaoli Ma, Georgia Institute of Technology

Program Committee Chairs:

Jun-Hong Cui, University of Connecticut
Carrick Detweiler, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Carrick Detweiler
Assistant Professor
Computer Science and Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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