Call for Papers

Download the WUWNet’12 flyer here.

The direct link for paper submission is

Note that now we are “International Conference on Underwater Networks and Systems”, but we are still “WUWNet.”

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 research and development bringing real-time, in-situ sensing and actuation to this aquatic world. The goal of this conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners in areas relevant to underwater networks and systems. Thus, many aspects of the networking protocol stack - from the physical layer to the application layer and the various system issues - will be represented at this conference. The objective is to serve as a forum for presenting state-of-the-art research and development, for exchanging ideas and experiences, and for facilitating interactions and collaborations.

WUWNet'12 will be held in Los Angeles, California, USA. Note that WUWNet is now a standalone conference with an extended scope to underwater networks and systems, spanning two days. The conference will include presentations of keynote speeches, plenary talks, technical papers, and posters/demos. The scope of the WUWNet conference covers a broad range of research directions related to underwater systems including communications, networking, system integration, and vehicle coordination.

Specific topics of interest can be found here, and submission guidelines can be found here

Best papers accepted to WUWNet will be fast-tracked to a Special Issue of Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier).

Topics of Interest

  • Underwater network and system architectures
  • Efficient underwater communications (including acoustic, optical, RF, and wired, etc.), with techniques from the physical layer to the application layer
  • Underwater acoustic modeling and signal processing
  • Cooperative underwater communications, including, PHY, MAC, routing, and data transfer, etc.
  • Services for underwater systems, such as localization, synchronization, navigation, security, etc.
  • Communication & coordination for underwater vehicles and sensor nodes, or human operator interaction
  • Coordinated energy harvesting systems and power systems for underwater networks and systems
  • Energy-efficient algorithms, and protocol design for underwater networks, as well as signal/image processing and communication systems
  • Operating system and middleware support for underwater networks and systems
  • Applications that broadly address underwater networks and systems, including coordinated underwater vehicles
  • Modeling, simulation, and testbeds for underwater systems and platforms
  • Experimental results from underwater networking, signal/image processing and communications field trials
  • Application requirements for underwater networks, signal/image processing and communication systems presented by end users

Important Dates

Full and Short Papers

Paper registration:Monday, July 9, 2012 (23:59 PDT)
Paper submission:Monday, July 16, 2012 (23:59 PDT)
Acceptance notification:September 10, 2012
Camera-ready date:October 4, 2012

Extended Abstracts

Extended abstract submission:September 3, 2012
Acceptance notification:September 20, 2012
Camera-ready:October 4, 2012


General Chairs:

  • Mario Gerla (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • T. C. Yang (National Sun Yet-Sen University, Taiwan)

Program Committee Chairs:

Publicity Chairs:

Travel Grant Chairs:

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