WUWNet'11  

The Sixth ACM International Workshop on
UnderWater Networks (WUWNet)

December 1 -  2, 2011

Seattle, Washington, USA

Sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE

 


News

• Nov 25, 2011: The latest technical program with the keynote speaker, plenary speakers, panelists, and session chairs is posted. Please check here.
• Oct 31, 2011: Preliminary program is available.
• Oct 29, 2011: Dates for posters/demos and student travel grant have been updated.
• Oct 06, 2011: The Travel Information page is updated.
• Oct 05, 2011: The Call for Poster, Call for Demo and Student Travel Grant pages are updated.
• Sep 29, 2011: Demo/Doctoral Symposium paper submission is extended to October 14.
• Sep 02, 2011: The committee page has been updated.
• Sep 02, 2011: Due to the severe aftermath of hurricane Irene, the paper submission deadline has been postponed to September 19, 2011. Note that this is a FIRM deadline and NO further extensions will be granted.
• Aug 12, 2011: The submission page has been updated.

 

Workshop Details


WUWNet'11 will be held in Seattle, Washington, USA. This year, it will be organized as a standalone workshop, spanning two days.

For more information, please refer to the Call for Papers.

Important Dates:


Paper registration: August 12, 2011 Extended to Sep. 19
Paper submission: August 19, 2011 Extended to Sep. 19
Acceptance notification: October 23, 2011
Camera-ready date: November 11, 2011
Workshop date: December 1-2, 2011
 
Demo/Doctoral Symposium extended abstract submission: November 5, 2011
Demo/Doctoral Symposium acceptance notification: November 7, 2011
Student travel grant submission: November 8, 2011
Student travel grant notification: November 10, 2011
Workshop date: December 1-2, 2011

Overview

Water covers 71% of the earth's surface with oceans, rivers and lakes. The world’s oceans and inland waters are of vital importance to climate regulation, agriculture, nutrient production, resource retrieval and transportation, yet as a harsh environment, they are under-explored and under-sampled. Thus there is significant interest in wireless, in-water, communications to support research, environmental monitoring, commercial activities, military operations and other applications.

Underwater wireless networking has attracted significant attention recently because of progress in physical layer research and the promise of networked systems. However, the physical challenges of underwater channels, and the complexity of different environments, require new approaches to network design. Challenges at the physical layer include frequency-dependent bandwidth and attenuation, time-varying multi-path, the low speed of sound in water, and the high levels of optical and RF attenuation.  These features impact every layer of the protocol suite in an underwater network.

The goal of WUWNet is to bring together researchers and practitioners in areas relevant to underwater networks. Thus, all layers of the protocol stack, from the physical layer to application, will be represented. Its objective is to serve as a forum for presenting state of the art research, exchanging ideas and experiences, and facilitating interaction and collaboration.


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