Call for Papers

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.

Topics of Interest

Original, unpublished contributions are solicited in ALL aspects of wireless sensor, robot and UAV networks, as well as robotics and automation. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • 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 behavior
  • 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

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