[ecoop-info] Call for Papers: The 2nd Int. Workshop on Robotic Sensor Networks

Pei Zhang peizhang at cmu.edu
Sat Dec 13 23:05:36 CET 2014

Call for Papers: The 2nd Int. Workshop on Robotic Sensor Networks

- part of CPSWEEK -  

13 April 2015

Seattle Washington, USA


Recent developments in sensing and actuation technology, along with the  
miniaturization of computing and communication, have led to the development  
of commodity robot technology such as hobby drones and robot toolkits.  
These platforms are bringing sensing and actuation at places where  
traditional technology does not reach; for example, for aerial pollution  
monitoring or for disaster management in remote areas.

This novel class of cyber-physical systems (CPS) take many of the design,  
implementation, and validation issues of traditional CPSs to an extreme.  
Control, sensing, estimation, and algorithms for localization, mapping,  
navigation, and exploration of individual robots are needed to govern their  
movements. The timing aspects of vehicle operation are key to provide  
run-time guarantees about performance. The software design and  
implementation must lead to provably correct execution. Noisy or inaccurate  
information sensed by the robots must be properly handled to ensure an  
accurate understanding of the environment.

Research efforts to address the issues above, while related, have  
previously progressed independently with little cross-fertilization across  
diverse disciplines such as robotics, real-time systems, signal processing,  
and software development. The goal of this workshop is to create a platform  
where researchers from different communities can get together to better  
understand the latest developments in these related fields as well as to  
establish connections for future interdisciplinary work. The workshop  
intends to provide a platform to enable such cross-fertilization, to  
ultimately speed up the development of the field and to foster rich  
interdisciplinary work in the future. Particularly, co-location with the  
Cyber-Physical Systems week will be an asset in this regard. CPSWEEK is the  
premiere CPS event that brings together five top conferences from  
complementary areas such as Embedded Systems, Real-time Systems, Sensor  
Networks, Hybrid Systems, and Networked Systems.

This will be the second edition of this workshop. The proceedings of the  
first edition are available at  

To build the needed interdisciplinary work ultimately necessary to the  
development of the field, the workshop seeks technical contributions  
describing original, previously unpublished results in all topics related  
to the design of robotic sensor networks, including works across two or  
more of the following topic areas:

* Programming of robot swarms

* Low-power communication in robot networks

* Sensing coverage using robotic swarms

* Task allocation

* Distributed sensing

* Distributed control

* Coordination in robotic swarms

* Verification and validation

* Distributed planning and navigation

* Novel applications

* Experience reports

Important dates:

Submission deadline: Jan 26,, 2015.

Notifications : Feb 9, 2015.

Camera ready : Feb 16, 2015.

Workshop : Apr 13, 2015.

Submission Guidelines:

We invite to submit papers in PDF format, of at most 6 pages in length  
including figures, tables, and references, in two-column format, and using  
a minimum of 10-pt font. Please refer to the webpage for more details.  
Accepted submissions will be distributed along with the other workshops'  
proceedings via a USB key to the attendees. The papers will also be  
digitally archived via the ACM Digital Library.

Workshop Organizers:

Karthik Dantu, University at Buffalo, USA

Luca Mottola, Politecnico di Milano and SICS Swedish ICT

Pei Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

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