[PET] CFP: Globecom - SaCoNAS

Scott Fowler scott_fowler at ymail.com
Fri Jun 25 07:48:17 BST 2010

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Call for papers

IEEE International Workshop Towards Smart Communications and
Network technologies applied on Autonomous Systems (SaCoNAS)
Miami, Florida, USA
December 2010



The scope of this workshop targets the recent overlap of the latest
advances between both autonomous systems, including robots, and new
network technologies. On one hand, autonomous applications embedded
in automatic environments have rapidly expanded from classical industrial
ones to applications where different modular devices, actuators and
sensors interact closely and on the other hand communication
technologies have also known a great growing development related to
sensor networks, ad-hoc networks, wireless networks, 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 robotic systems and network
technologies. These applications, which are based on high-level commands
and in order to accomplish some specific tasks, reveal new challenges
regarding mechanic design, portability, acceptability, power support,
control theory, etc. In addition to portability and low-power systems,
which are vital challenges that limit substantially any successful robotic
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 network
technologies devoted for different applications. Issues related to concepts,
new technologies, and protocols will elicit particular attention.

The workshop solicits papers addressing, but are not limited to, the
following topics:

- Autonomous manipulation using service robots
- Architecture and protocol for wireless based sensor networks (energy efficiency, collision-free, low-power, etc.)
- Pervasive communication in autonomous application fields
- Rehabilitation robotics, exoskeletons, smart textile clothes and wearable robots applications
- Context-awareness and ubiquitous robotics
- Secure, scalable and low cost network paradigms applications
- Techniques of sensing, actuation and recognition
- Applications of Autonomous Behavior
- Design modeling and control of autonomous robotic systems
- Assistive robotic technology
- Energy optimization of autonomous systems
- 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, etc.

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed and we will select papers
based on their originality, timeliness, significance, 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.

Papers submission deadline: July 2, 2010
Acceptance Notification: August 13, 2010
Camera Ready deadline: August 31, 2010
Registration deadline: August 31, 2010
Workshop date : December 6, 2010

The workshop accepts only novel, previously unpublished papers.
Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a 5-page standard
 IEEE conference style paper to this workshop (including all text,
figures, and references) through EDAS submission system
(http://www.edas.info). (If any problem during submission is
encountered, please contact the workshop chair). 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. Failure to register before the deadline will
result in automatic withdrawal of the paper from the workshop
proceedings and the program. All papers selected for
publication will be included in the IEEE GLOBECOM proceedings
and IEEE digital library.

For additional information see http://sites.google.com/site/saconasglobecom2010/


General Chair
Abdelhamid MELLOUK, University of Paris 12, France

Technical Program Co-Chairs
Samer MOHAMMED, University of Paris 12, France
Sherali ZEADALLY, University of the District of Columbia, USA

Technical Program Commitee
* Yacine Amirat, University of Paris-Est, UPEC/LISSI, France
* Jalel Ben-Othman, Versailles University, PRISM, France
* Mine Caglar, KOC University, Turkey
* Naveen Chilamkurti, La Trobe University, Australia
* Eduardo Cerqueira, Federal University of Para, Brazil
* Michel Diaz, LAAS, CNRS, France
* Tarek El-Fouly, Qatar University, Qatar
* Scott Fowler, Linköping University, Sweden
* Herve Guyennet, Franche-Comté University,  LIFC, France
* Hossam Hassanein, Queen’s University, Canada
* Ray Hunt, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
* Samee Khan, North Dakota State University, USA
* Polychronis Koutsakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
* Eddie Law, Ryerson University, Canada
* Vincent Lecuire, CRAN, University of Nancy, France
* Francis Lepage, CRAN, University of Nancy, France
* Mario Marchese , University of Genova, Italie
* Gregorio Martinez, University of Murcia, Spain
* Xavi Masip, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain 
* Albena Mihovska, CTIF-Aalborg University, Denmark
* Juan Moreno, IAI-CSIC, Spain 
* Nazih Moubayed, Lebanese University, Lebanon
* Hassnaa Moustafa, France Telecom (Orange Laboratories), France
* Iain Phillips, Loughborough University, UK
* Jean-Pierre Richard, Ecole Centrale de Lille, France
* Joel Rodrigues, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
* Youssef Touati, University of Paris 8, France
* Oscar Andres Vivas, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
* Roger Whitaker, Cardiff University, UK 

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