[robotics-worldwide] Wi-UAV 2011 2nd Int. IEEE Workshop on Wireless Networking for Unmanned Autonomous, Vehicles: Architectures, Protocols and Applications

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[robotics-worldwide] Wi-UAV 2011 2nd Int. IEEE Workshop on Wireless Networking for Unmanned Autonomous, Vehicles: Architectures, Protocols and Applications

Jonathan P. How
Wi-UAV 2011 2nd Int. IEEE Workshop on Wireless Networking for Unmanned Autonomous
Vehicles: Architectures, Protocols and Applications
in conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM 2011

Houston, Texas, USA

Dear colleagues,

the 2nd international IEEE workshop on Wireless Networking for Unmanned
Autonomous Vehicles (Wi-UAV 2011, http://www.wi-uav.org), co-located with
the IEEE International Conference on Global Communications (GLOBECOM 2011),
will be held in Houston, Texas, USA on December 05 or 09, 2011.

You are kindly invited to submit your research paper to this workshop and
discuss current innovative technological advances in the area of networking
solutions for unmanned autonomous systems.

The deadline for submission via the EDAS system is: July 07, 2011.

Aims and Scope:
Unmanned systems are increasingly used in a large number of contexts to
support humans in dangerous and difficult-to-reach environments, e.g.
ground-based robotics, aerial sensor systems, space and underwater
applications. In order to fulfill challenging tasks, visionary scenarios
foresee unmanned vehicles to be organized in networked teams and even
swarms. The corresponding wireless networks must provide highly reliable and
delay-tolerant control links for the management of the behavior of the
unmanned vehicles’ behavior as well as data links to reliably transfer
telemetry and sensor data respectively. At the same time, unmanned vehicles
offer the capability to provide ad-hoc wireless networks, for example to
compensate network outages in case of public events and large scale

The successful first workshop at GLOBECOM 2010 focused mainly on unmanned
aerial vehicles (www.wi-uav.org). This year’s workshop addresses any kind of
unmanned autonomous systems. The workshop aims to discuss most recent
results of various international research initiatives on new communications
networks enabling the efficient operation of teams of unmanned
vehicles/systems operating on the ground, in the air, underwater and in
space scenarios. Contributions addressing heterogeneous scenarios, e.g.
combination of aerial and underwater devices are highly welcome.

•       Communication technologies and protocols for UVs
•       Interworking with satellites and terrestrial networks
•       Maritime and underwater communication
•       Cooperation of ground, aerial and maritime unmanned vehicles
•       Agent based mobility, multi-platform control, cognitive capabilities
and swarming
•       Network architectures for UVs and mesh networking
•       Localization and vision based sense-and-avoid
•       Mini / Micro UAVs and enhanced Health Management
•       Channel models and antenna design for UVs
•       Use of civilian networks for UVs communication
•       Interfaces and cross platform communication
•       Communication for navigation, control and guidance
•       Mission control centers and backend communication
•       QoS mechanisms and performance evaluation
•       Advances in remote sensing: miniaturization, low-weight and energy
efficient communication
•       Advances in antenna design and MIMO systems
•       Aerial sensing, surveillance and reconnaissance
•       Air traffic control and spectrum regulation
•       Standardization, applications and services
•       Results from prototypes, test-beds and demonstrations (incl. live
demos during workshop)

Submission Guidelines and Publication:
GLOBECOM workshops accept only original, previously unpublished papers.
Concurrent submission to GLOBECOM and other conferences or journals is not
allowed. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit papers in IEEE
conference style up to 5 pages through EDAS submission system
(http://edas.info/N10863), but one additional page is allowed with
additional publication fee.

Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE digital library (IEEE Xplore).
An accepted paper must be registered before the registration deadline. An
accepted paper should be presented at the workshop. Failure to register
before the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal of the paper from
the workshop proceedings and the program. GLOBECOM will remove an accepted
and registered but not presented paper from the IEEE digital library.

Important Dates:
Submission due: July 07, 2011 (Thursday)
Decision notification due: August 15, 2011 (Monday)
Camera-ready and registration due: August 31, 2011 (Wednesday)

Organizing Chairs:
Prof. Jonathan How
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Prof. Christian Wietfeld
TU Dortmund University, Germany

Program Committee:
Prof. Christian Bettstetter, Univ. of Klagenfurt and Lakeside Labs, Austria
Prof. Liang Cheng, Lehigh University, USA
Renzo De Nardi, University College London, United Kingdom
Gilles Fournier, EADS Innovation Works, France
Prof. Eric Frew, University of Colorado, USA
Prof. Eytan Modiano, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Prof. Gerard Parr, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Prof. Shigeru Shimamoto, Waseda University, Japan
Prof. Antonios Tsourdos, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
Prof. Paul Scerri, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Prof. Kimon Valavanis, University of Denver, USA
Dario Vlah, Ph.D., Harvard University, USA
Prof. Luiz Vieira, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Yifeng Zhou, Ph.D., Communications Research Centre, Canada

Best regards
Wi-UAV 2011 Workshop Organizers
Jonathan How and Christian Wietfeld

Jonathan P. How
Richard C. Maclaurin Professor of Aeronautics and
Astronautics Aerospace Controls Laboratory (Director), and
Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
33-326, 77 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA02139

Christian M. Wietfeld
Full Professor of Communication Networks
Head of Communication Networks Institute (CNI)
TU Dortmund University
Otto-Hahn-Str. 6, D-44227 Dortmund
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