14th International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Robot and UAV Networks
IEEE WISARN 2021
in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2021
10 May 2021 // Virtual Workshop
Wireless Sensor, Robot and UAV networks are characterized by the coordination and mobility of nodes that are able 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. Specialized networked 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 to respond to reported events in a timely and effective manner. Also, they might be able to integrate within existing and upcoming mobile infrastructures (e.g. the 5G), by enabling the sensing operations on complex and dynamic scenarios, and to process the data on the edge or to offload them toward existing cloud services. The benefits are limited only by imagination. As an emerging field, ground and aerial robotic systems are in need of new networking techniques as well as of novel cloud/edge architectures for data gathering and processing that might unlock the potentials of such systems.
To this purpose, 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 sensor robotic and aerial networks. IEEE WiSARN 2021 will serve as incubator for scientific communities that share a particular research agenda in the area of the workshop’s topics. Moreover, it will provide its participants with opportunities to understand the major technical and application challenges of UAV/Robot networking as well as exchange and discuss scientific and engineering ideas related to their architecture, protocol, algorithm, and application design.
- Best Paper Award (BPA) sponsored by the Technology Innovation Institute (TII) with a cash prize of 1,000 Euro.
- Best-selected papers related to robotic sensors networks and 5G will be invited to submit an extended paper to the Special Issue on “Internet of Things and Sensors Network in 5G Wireless Communications”, MDPI Sensors journal
- Best-selected papers related to robotic sensors networks and 5G will be invited to submit an extended paper to the Special Issue on “Mobile Fog and Edge Computing in Drone Swarms”, MDPI Drones journal
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2020
Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2021
Camera Ready: February 15, 2021
Workshop Date: May 10, 2021