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WNCS 2011 : First International Workshop on Wireless Networked Control Systems


When Sep 20, 2011 - Sep 20, 2011
Where Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Submission Deadline May 9, 2011
Notification Due May 30, 2011
Final Version Due Jun 30, 2011
Categories    sensor networks   control systems   networks   wireless networks

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

Workshop Objective and Scope

WSNs have been widely used because of flexibility, lower costs and scalability that they have been shown to provide. The pace of application in the context of wireless networked control systems (WNCSs) has been significantly impeded, however, by the reluctance of industry to make the accommodations necessary to allow wireless paths to be incorporated in process control loops. Many sensors in a modern industrial plant are used for closed-loop control, so the numerous potential WSN applications that exist in the process and manufacturing industries make this impediment extremely serious. One problem is that there are conflicts between maintaining control loop performance on one hand, which can be degraded by many WSN issues, such as delays in wireless paths (latency), low data rates, irregular arrival of data (jitter) and electromagnetic interference; and meeting the usual objectives in managing a WSN, namely freedom to configure the network and to adjust data rates at will, to maximize efficiency and to conserve energy consumption in the network nodes. Another difficulty is the increasing complexity of industrial control systems, which is compounded by the addition of WSNs in control loops and by recent concern for environmental impact and corresponding regulations. Responding to environmental impact regulations has in itself greatly added to the complexity in control systems.

The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers from academia and industry to present their work and get the feedback. We expect the workshop to act as a leading forum for the WSN research community to discuss their ideas on addressing the most current challenges, potential solutions and future developments of WNCSs.


Techniques, applications, algorithms, and implementations for:

• Plant/process safety and reliability
• Plant/process environmental impact reduction
• WSN life extension (by optimal energy management)
• WSN protection
• Reducing waste in raw material
• Reducing equipment down-time
• Reducing fines for environmental impacting
• Reducing the use of energy and operational workload

Paper Submission

Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically using the online conference management system in PDF format before the deadline April 30, 2011.
The submission processes will be managed by If you have used this system before, you can use the same username and password. If this is your first time using EasyChair, you will need to register for an account by clicking "I have no EasyChair account" button. Upon completion of registration, you will get a notification email from the system and you are ready for submitting your paper. You can upload and re-upload the paper to the system by the submission due date.

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General Chairs

James H. Taylor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of New Brunswick, Canada

Laurence T. Yang
Department of Computer Science
St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

Program Chairs

Sajid Hussain
Department of Computer Science
Fisk University, USA

Nauman Aslam
Department of Engineering Mathematics and Internetworking
Dalhousie University, Canada

Technical Program Committee

• Abduladhem A. Ali, University of Basra, Iraq
• Frank Comeau, Saint Francis Xavier University, Canada
• Jeff Slipp, Canada
• Jiming Chen, Zhejiang University, China
• Maen Artimy, Dalhousie University, Canada
• Mianxiong Dong, University of Aizu, Japan
• Michael Lemmon, ABB Corporate Research, Sweden
• Mikael Gidlund, University of Notre Dame, USA
• Man Lin, St Francis Xavier University, Canada
• Naixue Xiong, Georgia State University, USA
• Xingang Liu, Yonsei University, Korea
• Samer Mansour, Alfaisal University, Saudia Arabia
• Shyamala Sivakumar, Saint Mary's University, Canada
• Shijian Li, Zhejiang University, China
• Tanveer Zia, Charles Sturt University, Australia

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