[ecoop-info] IEEE ICC 2012: Deadline approaching - 3rd IEEE International Workshop SaCoNet

Scott Fowler scott_fowler at ymail.com
Sun Nov 27 13:24:28 CET 2011

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IEEE ICC 2012: 3rd IEEE International Workshop on SmArt COmmunications in NEtwork Technologies (SaCoNeT-III)
June 10, 2012
OTTAWA, Canada

Submission Deadline: November 30th, 2011
Acceptance Notification: January 10, 2012 
Final Manuscript: February 10, 2012 


As continuity of the first and the second edition of SaCoNet (ex.
SaCoNaS), the scope of SaCoNet-III focused on how smart communications has affect some aspects
(protocols, design, equipment, algorithms, paradigm, power, etc.) for a
large family of applications (Healthcare, Medical, Underwater, Vehicular,
Robotic, etc.) using network technologies (Sensor Networks, MANET, VANET, etc.). 
The objective is to deal with the growing overlap
between both autonomous systems and the future generation of network
technologies embedded in Internet and cloud computing for a wide variety
of applications (underwater, vehicular, medical, robotic, etc.). Indeed, autonomous applications embedded in complex configurations
and dynamic environments have rapidly expanded from classical applications
where different modular devices, actuators and sensors interact closely.
This has impacted considerably the control of a given system in a
centralized manner. Current trends are to propose new autonomic
architecture schemes that manage and control future emerging networks: sky
of clouds, Internet of things, Smart Grids, etc. Healthcare and wellness
applications such as helping elderly people, assisting dependent persons,
habitat monitoring in a smart environment constitute some of the potential
scenarios of convergence between autonomous systems and smart network
technologies. These applications, (which are based on high-level commands)
accomplish some specific tasks, reveal new challenges regarding mechanic
design, portability, acceptability, power support and efficiency, control
theory, etc. In addition to portability and low-power systems, which are
vital challenges that limit substantially the efficiency of any autonomous
system based application; network paradigms should also take into account
issues related to cost, scalability and security.

This workshop will highlight the overlapping of these two domains of
autonomous systems and the smart network technologies devoted for
different applications for a large variety of domains: Healthcare,
Medical, Underwater, Vehicular, Robotic, etc. Issues related to concepts,
new technologies, testbeds and trials, and protocols will elicit
particular attention. All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed
and we will select papers based on their originality, timeliness,
significance, and relevance to the workshop. All accepted papers must be
presented and at least on author needs to register for the paper to be
included in the workshop proceedings. Submitted papers should not be under
consideration for publication anywhere else.

The workshop solicits papers addressing, but are not limited to, the
following topics:
·Cloud Computing and Internet of things
·Architecture and protocol for wireless based sensor networks
·Vehicular applications of autonomous behavior
·Underwater applications
·Rural applications
·Secure, scalable and low cost network paradigms applications
·Energy optimization of autonomous systems
·Autonomous manipulation using service robots
·Virtual networks and distributed Agent Platform
·Pervasive communication in autonomous application fields
·Rehabilitation robotics, exoskeletons, smart textile clothes and wearable
robots applications
·Context-awareness and ubiquitous applications
·Techniques of sensing, actuation and recognition
·Design modeling and control of autonomous robotic systems
·Assistive robotic technology
·Monitoring and security of autonomous systems in intelligent environment
·Context awareness using sensor networks
·Network based transmission architecture for controlling autonomous systems
·Real-time network based structure using sensors, actuators and transducers

The workshop accepts only novel, previously unpublished papers.
Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a 5-page standard IEEE
conference style paper
( http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html )
to this workshop (including all text, figures, and references) through
EDAS submission system ( http://edas.info/N11473). One additional page may
be allowed but with additional publication fee. Accepted papers must be
presented at the workshop. The presenter must register for the workshop
before the deadline for author registration
( http://www.lissi.fr/saconet2012/doku.php?id=wiki:important_dates).
Failure to register before the deadline will result in automatic
withdrawal of the paper from the workshop proceedings and the program.

Steering Committee: Abdelhamid Mellouk, UPEC University, France, Chair
Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia, USA
Samer Mohammed, UPEC University, France

General Chair: Abdelhamid Mellouk, UPEC University, France, Chair

TPC Co-Chairs: Xavi Masip-Bruin, Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Scott Fowler, Linköping University, Sweden
Ibrahim Kamel, University of Sharjah, UAE
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