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WiSARN 2018 : IEEE INFOCOM 2018 WORKSHOP - 11th International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Robot and UAV Networks (WiSARN 2018)


When Apr 16, 2018 - Apr 16, 2018
Where Honolulu, HI, USA
Submission Deadline Dec 30, 2017
Notification Due Feb 7, 2018
Final Version Due Feb 28, 2018
Categories    wireless communications   mobile systems   wireless sensors   unmanned aerial vehicles

Call For Papers

Call for Papers for the 11th International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Robot and UAV Networks (WiSARN)

In conjunction with the IEEE INFOCOM 2018 (

Technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Special Interest Group (SIG) on Cognitive Communications and Networking in Cyber-Physical Systems

16 April 2018, Honolulu, HI, USA

Paper Submission Deadline: January 6, 2018 (EXTENDED)
Paper Acceptance Notification: February 10, 2018
EDAS link for submissions:

Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems journal.


Wireless Sensor, Robot and UAV networks are the confluence point where the traditional fields of wireless communications, robotics and control theory meet.
In this kind of networks, 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.
Autonomous cooperative systems, made of intelligent devices (such as robots and UAVs), 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, the 5G architecture foresees explicitly the usage of these specialized systems and offer new networking techniques, by which they can fully exploit their particularities and potentials.

WiSARN aims at bringing together state-of-the-art contributions on the design, specification and implementation of architectures, algorithms and protocols for current and future applications of such systems.


- UAV and robot networks in 5G systems
- Network virtualization and network slicing for autonomous cooperative systems
- Software defined radio and cognitive networking for autonomous cooperative systems
- Autonomous sensor networks
- Emergent behaviors
- Modeling and simulation
- Architectural and operational models
- Optimal control of networked robots
- Robot advanced motion control
- Modeling and control of fleet of UAVs
- 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
- Neighborhood discovery and mobility management
- Communication protocols for autonomous cooperative systems
- M2M and D2D communications for autonomous cooperative systems
- Map exploration and pattern formation of mobile robots
- Robot task assignment
- Biologically inspired communication
- Architectures and topology control
- Applications and prototypes
- Hybrid networks and wireless Internet
- Data management, gathering, aggregation and query processing


It is required that the manuscript follows the standard IEEE camera-ready format (double column, 10-pt font) and be submitted as PDF file (formatted for 8.5-11 inch paper) as well as the requirement set by the EDAS paper submission system. Submitted paper must be original and unpublished papers with no longer than 6 pages. The direct link for paper submission is:

All accepted papers of INFOCOM (main program and workshops), after being presented onsite at the conference, will be included in the proceedings to be submitted for publication in IEEE Xploreš.


Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems journal (see for submission instructions).


Paper Submission: January 6, 2018 (EXTENDED)
Paper Acceptance Notification: February 10, 2018
Camera ready: February 28, 2018
Presentation: April 16, 2018


General Chair:

Ioannis Paschalidis, Boston University, USA

Techical Program Co-Chairs:

Enrico Natalizio, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
Marco Di Felice, University of Bologna, Italy
Kaushik R. Chowdhury, Northeastern University, USA

Publicity & Web Chair:

Angelo Trotta, University of Bologna, Italy
Nicola Roberto Zema, IFSTTAR Lille, France

Members of the Technical Program Committee (to be completed):

Kostas Alexis, University of Nevada, USA
Omar Alfandi, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany
Luis Almeida, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Chiara Buratti, Università degli studi di Bologna, Italy
Carlos Tavares Calafate, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Fabio D’Andreagiovanni, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
Luigi Di Puglia Pugliese, Università della Calabria, Italy
Pradipta Ghosh, University of Southern California, USA
Isabelle Guérin Lassous, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Francesca Guerriero, Università della Calabria, Italy
Jianping He, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Karin Hummel, JKU Linz, Austria
Sabato Manfredi, Università di Napoli “Federico II”, Italy
Pietro Manzoni, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Ryu Miura, NICT, Japan
Jorge Ortín, Centro Universitario de la Defensa (Zaragoza), Spain
Walid Saad, Virginia Tech, USA
Ahmet Sekercioglu, Monash University, Australia
Shigeru Shimamoto, Waseda University, Japan
Simone Silvestri, University of Kentucky, USA
Fabrice Theoleyre, CNRS – Université de Strasbourg, France
Angelo Trotta, Università degli studi di Bologna, Italy
Fabrice Valois, INSA de Lyon, France
Spyridon Vassilaras, Huawei Technologies, France Research Center
Yan Wan, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Christian Wietfeld, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany
Evsen Yanmaz, Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Nicola Roberto Zema, IFSTTAR Lille, France

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