[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers for the 4th IEEE International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks (WiSARN-FALL 2011)

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[robotics-worldwide] Call for Papers for the 4th IEEE International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks (WiSARN-FALL 2011)


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Call for Papers for the 4th IEEE International Workshop on
Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks (WiSARN-FALL 2011)
To be held in conjunction with the 8th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems
(IEEE MASS 2011)
October 17-22, 2011, Valencia, Spain.
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 Original, unpublished contributions are solicited in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)- actor coordination and actor task assignment
・ Biologically inspired communication
・ Energy-efficient and real-time communication protocols
・ Bandwidth-efficient and delay-tolerant communication protocols
・ Communication protocols for swarms of mobile actors (robots)
・ Data management, gathering, aggregation and query processing
・ Distributed control and management in WSAN
・ Neighborhood discovery and mobility management
・ Map exploration and pattern formation of mobile robots
・ Localization and time synchronization and in WSAN
・ Quality of Service, security and robustness issues
・ Architectures and topology control
・ Probabilistic integration in WSAN
・ Hybrid networks and wireless Internet
・ Ecological systems
・ Applications and prototypes

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 CPS and included in MASS proceedings. Thus, all
papers will be EI-indexed, and be found by IEEE Explore. Selected best papers will be invited
to a special issue of Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks (SCIE-indexed).
Paper submission:  June 26th, 2011
Author notification: July 22th, 2011
Final manuscript due: August 12th, 2011

General Chair:
Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Canada

Program Co-Chairs:
Jiming Chen, Zhejiang University, China
Hannes Frey, Univerity of Paderburn, Germany
Nathalie Mitton, INRIA, France

Submission Chair:
Rafael Falcon, University of Ottawa, Canada

Publicity Co-Chairs:
Mianxiong Dong, University of Aizu, Japan
Antoine Gallais, University of Strasbourg, France
Hangguan Shan, Zhejiang University, China
For further information, please refer to the above WiSARN-Fall 2011 website,
or contact the program co-chairs:
Dr. Jiming Chen at [hidden email]
Dr. Hannes Frey at [hidden email]
Dr. Xu Li at [hidden email]

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