WUWNet'11  

The Sixth ACM International Workshop on
UnderWater Networks (WUWNet)

December 1 -  2, 2011

Seattle, Washington, USA

Sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE

 



Call for Papers (pdf version)

The oceans cover 71% of the Earth's surface and represent one of the least explored frontiers; yet, the oceans are integral to climate regulation, nutrient production, oil retrieval, and transportation. Also, water systems in general are of vital importance to life on Earth and commerce. For these reasons, there is significant interest in monitoring aquatic environments for scientific, environmental, commercial, safety, and military purposes.

WUWNet is the premier venue for early work bringing real-time, in-situ sensing and actuation to this aquatic world. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners in areas relevant to underwater networks. Thus, many layers of the communication stack - from the physical layer to the application layer - will be represented. The objective is to serve as a forum for presenting state-of-the-art research, for exchanging ideas and experiences, and for facilitating interaction and collaboration.

The workshop will span two days, including presentations of technical papers, a keynote talk, a panel, and a poster/demo session. The scope of the WUWNet workshop covers a broad range of research directions related to underwater systems including communications, networking, system integration, and vehicle coordination.

Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Submission Guidelines:

Submissions for technical papers must describe original research, not published or currently under review for other workshops, conferences, or journals.

All papers will be reviewed by the program committee for novelty and contribution.  The workshop accepts two types of papers: full and short.  Short papers can present new ideas or new visions that may influence the direction of future research, yet they may be less mature than full papers. While an exhaustive evaluation of the proposed ideas is not necessary, insight and in-depth understanding of the issues is expected. Full papers should be more complete in their evaluation and the maturity of the system and ideas.  All accepted papers, long and short, will be published in the workshop proceedings.

Paper submission will be handled electronically. Authors should prepare a PDF version of their papers. The page limit for full papers is 8 pages, and that for short papers is 5 pages in standard ACM conference format. Please see the workshop website for definitive formatting guidelines and sample templates.

Furthermore, this year WUWNet will also have a Demo/Doctoral Symposium, which will provide a forum for both graduate and undergraduate students working on research topics relevant to WUWNet to discuss their goals, methods, and results at an early stage in their research. A 2-page extended abstract (in standard ACM conference format, with the student as first author) must be submitted by the deadline provided below.

Last, but not least, a call for work-in-progress posters and demos will be announced separately.

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
 


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