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WiSARN 2010 : CFP: 2nd International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks


When Oct 30, 2010 - Nov 1, 2010
Where Hangzhou, China
Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2010
Notification Due Aug 15, 2010
Final Version Due Aug 30, 2010

Call For Papers

Call for Papers for the 2nd International Workshop on
Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks (WiSARN2010-FALL)

To be held in conjunction with the IEEE/ACM International Conference
on Cyber, Physical and Social Computing (CPSCom 2010)
October 30 - November 1, 2010, Hangzhou, China.

Wireless sensor and actor networks (WSAN) are the confluence point
where the traditional fields of wireless sensor networks (WSN),
robot networks and control theory meet. In WSAN, 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,
WSAN 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 WSAN.

Original, unpublished contributions are solicited in ALL aspects of
WSAN, WSN, robot networks, and robotics and automation. Possible topics
include, but are not limited to:
* Autonomous sensor networks
* Emergent behavior in WSAN
* Modeling and simulation of WSAN
* WSAN architectural and operational models
* Autonomic and self-organizing coordination and communication
* Sensor-actor (robot) and actor-actor coordination
* Energy-efficient and real-time communication protocols
* Bandwidth-efficient and delay-tolerant communication protocols
* Distributed control and management in WSAN
* Neighborhood discovery and mobility management
* Communication protocols for swarms of mobile actors (robots)
* Map exploration and pattern formation of mobile robots
* Actor (robot) task assignment
* Biologically inspired communication
* Ecological systems
* Architectures and topology control
* Localization in WSAN
* Probabilistic integration in WSAN
* Quality of service, security and robustness issues
* Applications and prototypes
* Hybrid networks and wireless Internet
* Data management, gathering, aggregation and query processing

Accepted papers with a FULL registration to the main conference will be
included in the conference proceedings. No-shows of accepted papers at
the workshop will result in those papers NOT being included in the IEEE
Digital Library. Selected best papers will be invited to a special issue
of Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks: an international journal.

Important dates
Paper submission: Jul. 15, 2010
Author notification: Aug. 15, 2010
Camera ready: Aug. 30, 2010
Workshop day: Nov. 01, 2010

General Chair
Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Canada

Program Co-Chairs
Jiming Chen, Zhejiang University, China
Hannes Frey, Univerity of Paderborn, Germany
Xu Li, INRIA, France

Publicity Co-Chairs
Shibo He, Zhejiang University, China
Nathalie Mitton, INRIA, France

Submission Chair
Rafael Falcon, University of Ottawa, Canada

Technical Program Committee (tentative)
Kemal Akkaya, Southern Illinois University, USA
Stefano Basagni, Northeastern University, USA
Matthias R. Brust, Technological Institute of Aeronautics, Brazil
Cailian Chen, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Marco Conti, National Research Council, Italy
Shantanu Das, University of Provence, France
Dimos Dimarogonas, MIT, USA
Yongchun Fang, Nankai University, China
Daniel Goergen, Philips Research, Netherlands
Francois Ingelrest, EPFL, Switzerland
Anis Koubaa, Al-Imam University, Saudi Arabia/CISTER Research Unit, Portugal
Xiangyang Li, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Xiaoyan Li, Lafayette College, USA
Nathalie Mitton, INRIA, France
Amiya Nayak, University of Ottawa, Canada
Stephan Olariu, Old Dominion University, USA
Jianping Pan, University of Victoria, Canada
Ioannis (Yannis) Paschalidis, Boston University, USA
Jose Rolim, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Pedro M. Ruiz, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Nicola Santoro, Carleton University, Canada
Xuemin (Sherman) Shen, University of Waterloo, Canada
Wei Shi, University of Onatrio Institute of Technology, Canada
David Simplot-Ryl, INRIA, France
Yeqiong Song, INRIA-LORIA, France
Volker Turau, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Peter Widmayer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Guoliang Xing, Michigan State University, USA
Rong Xiong, Zhejiang University, China
Gongjun Yan, Old Dominion University, USA
Guanhong Yang, Northeast University, China
Mohamed Younis, University of Maryland, USA
Haojin Zhu, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China

For further information, please refer to the above WiSARN2010-FALL website,
or contact the program co-chairs:
Dr. Jiming Chen at
Dr. Hannes Frey at
Dr. Xu Li at

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