WUWNet’15 Program

Thursday October 22, 2015 (Day 1)

8:00am - 8:50am Registration/Breakfast

8:50am - 9:05am Opening Remarks

9:05am - 10:05am Keynote Speech (Session Chair: Scott Midkiff, Virginia Tech.)
Quo Vadis Research in Underwater Communication Networks?
Speaker: Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz, Georgia Institute of Technology

10:05am - 10:30am Best Experimental Student Paper in Memory of Giovanni Toso (Session Chair: Carrick Detweiler, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln)

  • Design and Implementation of Super-TDMA: A MAC Protocol Exploiting Large Propagation Delays for Underwater Acoustic Networks [Full Paper]
    Prasad Anjangi and Mandar Chitre (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

10:30am - 10:45am Break

10:45am - 12:15pm Technical Session I: Underwater Wireless Communications (Session Chair: Zheng Peng, UConn)
5 Short Papers/15 min each and 3 Extended Abstracts/5 min each

  • A Reinforcement Learning-based Data-Link Protocol for Underwater Acoustic Communications [Invited short Paper]
    Valerio Di Valerio, Chiara Petrioli and Loreto Pescosolido (University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy); Mihaela van der Schaar (University of California at Los Angeles, USA)
  • Variational Bayesian Channel Tracking in High-speed Underwater Acoustic Communication [Short Paper]
    Peng Chen and Yue Rong (Curtin University, Australia); Sven Nordholm (Curtin University of Technology, Australia)
  • Simulation and Evaluation of an Optical Channel Model for Underwater Communication [Short Paper]
    Martin Mackenberg, Tim Esemann and Horst Hellbrueck (Luebeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
  • AMMCA: Acoustic Massive MIMO with Carrier Aggregation to Boost the Underwater Communication Data Rate [Short paper]
    Xueyuan Zhao and Dario Pompili (Rutgers University, USA)
  • Minimum Symbol-Error Rate Equalization Based Turbo Receiver for Underwater Acoustic Communications [Short paper]
    Xiaohui Zhong, Fang-Jiong Chen, Beixiong Zheng, Fei Ji, Hua Yu and Miaowen Wen (South China University of Technology, P.R. China)
  • Transmit Antenna and Relay Selections for Underwater MIMO-OFDM Cooperative Wireless Networks [Extended abstract]
    Xi Zhang and Qixuan Zhu (Texas A&M University)
  • Evaluation of Channel Estimation Algorithms in OFDM Underwater Acoustic Communications [Extended abstract]
    FangSheng Zhong (Key Laboratory of Wireless-Optical Communications Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China); Wuyang Zhou (University of Science and Technology of China, P.R. China)
  • Wireless Optical Data Transfer in Underwater Systems [Extended abstract]
    Rabia Qadar, Mumraiz Kasi, Adil Israr and Faisal Kakar (Balochistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences, Pakistan)

12:15pm - 1:30pm Lunch (Posters/Demos Setup)

1:30pm - 3:10pm Technical Session II: Best Paper Session Session (Session Chair: Detweiler, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln)
4 Full Papers/25 min each

  • FRFT-based Parameter Estimation of Time-varying Wideband Underwater Acoustic Multipath Channels [Full paper]
    Yanbo Zhao, Hua Yu, Gang Wei, Fei Ji, Fang-Jiong Chen and Jun Zhang (South China University of Technology, P.R. China)
  • An Introduction to Zhejiang University - Zhairuoshan Experimental Research Observatory and Retrieved Data Analysis [Full paper]
    Jie Xie, Fengzhong Qu, Zhenduo Wang, Zhiguo He, Ting Lin, Wei Zhang, Hong Song and Ying Chen (Zhejiang University, P.R. China)
  • SEANet: A Software-Defined Acoustic Networking Framework for Reconfigurable Underwater Networking [Full paper]
    Emrecan Demirors, Bharatwaj G. Shankar, G. Enrico Santagati and Tommaso Melodia (Northeastern University, USA)
  • uwMIMO-HARQ: Hybrid ARQ for Reliable Underwater Acoustic MIMO Communications [Full paper]
    Mehdi Rahmati and Dario Pompili (Rutgers University, USA)

3:10pm - 3:25pm Break

3:25pm - 5:00pm Technical Session III: Underwater Systems, Experiments , & Communication (Session Chair: Xi Zhang, TAMU)
2 Full Papers/25 min each, 2 Short Papers/15 min each and 3 Extended Abstracts/5 min each

  • A Compact Acoustic Communication Module for Remote Control Underwater [Full paper]
    Joseph DelPreto, Robert Katzschmann, Robert MacCurdy and Daniela Rus (MIT, USA)
  • WaterCom - A Multilevel, Multipurpose Underwater Communications Test Platform [Full paper]
    Ciaran Mc Goldrick (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland); Mark Matney and Enrique Segura (University of California at Los Angeles, USA); Youngtae Noh (Inha University, Korea); Mario Gerla (University of California at Los Angeles, USA)
  • A Cross-Layer Design for Data-Centric Storage in Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks [Invited short paper]
    Rongqing Zhang and Xilin Cheng (Colorado State University, USA); Xiang Cheng (Peking University, P.R. China); Liuqing Yang (Colorado State University, USA)
  • Evaluation of Underwater IEEE 802.11 Networks At VHF and UHF Frequency Bands Using Software Defined Radios [Short paper]
    Filipe Teixeira, José Santos, Luis Pessoa, Mario Pereira, Rui Campos and Manuel Ricardo (Universidade Porto, Portugal)
  • Turbo Equalization Based on Single Carrier QPSK Modulation for Underwater Acoustic Channel [Extended Abstract]
    Lijun Xu and Shefeng Yan (Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China)
  • Aqua-Sim Next Generation: A NS-3 Based Simulator for Underwater Sensor Networks [Extended Abstract]
    Robert Martin (University of Connecticut, USA); Yibo Zhu (Google, USA); Lina Pu, Fei Dou, Zheng Peng, Jun-Hong Cui and Sanguthevar Rajasekaran (University of Connecticut, USA)
  • Weighted Average Based Link Quality Calculation Method for Directional Flooding Based Routing [Extended Abstract]
    Junhwan Park, Sungwon Lee, Eunbae Moon and Dongkyun Kim (Kyungpook National University, Korea)

5:00pm - 6:00pm Poster/Demo Session

6:00pm - 7:00pm Welcome Reception

Friday, October 23, 2015 (Day 2)

8:00am - 8:50am Registration/Breakfast

8:50am - 9:30am Plenary Speech I (Session Chair: Jun-Hong)
Subsea Wireless Communication in Off-shore Oil/Gas Industry
Speaker: Tobias Voelkel , Business Development Manager, OneSubsea

9:30am - 10:15am Technical Session IV: Standardization, Security and Coding (Session Chair: Aijun Song, Univ. of Alabama)
3 Short Papers/15 min each

  • Establishing A Standard for Underwater Digital Acoustic Communications and Networks [Invited Short paper]
    Dale Green (Teledyne Benthos, USA)
  • An Experimental Study of Jamming Attacks in Underwater Acoustic Communication [Short paper]
    Peng Xiao, Michael Kowalski, Daniel McCulley and Michael Zuba (University of Connecticut, USA)
  • Packet Coding with Joint Power and Rate Control for Underwater Broadcast Networks [Invited short paper]
    Rameez Ahmed and Milica Stojanovic (Northeastern University, USA)

10:15am - 10:30am Break

10:30am - 12:10pm Technical Session V: Link-Layer Protocols, MAC, and Network Theory (Session Chair: Miao Pan, Univ. of Houston)
2 Full Papers/25 min each, 2 Short Papers/15 min each and 4 Extended Abstracts/5 min each

  • Throughput Improvement in Two Dimensional Underwater Acoustic Networks by Interference Alignment [Full paper]
    Qichao Zhao, Andrew Lambert and Craig R Benson (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • A Modified CSMA/CA Protocol for OFDM Underwater Networks: Cross Layer Design [Full paper]
    Yanling Yin (Harbin Engineering University, P.R. China); Sumit Roy and Payman Arabshahi (University of Washington, USA)
  • Multipoint Transmission Scheduling in an Underwater Distributed Antenna System [Short paper]
    Sharief Abdel-Razeq and Shengli Zhou (University of Connecticut, USA); Zhaohui Wang (Michigan Technological University, USA); Zhengdao Wang (Iowa State University, USA)
  • On-demand Pipelined MAC for Multi-hop Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks [Short paper]
    Fei Dou and Zheng Peng (University of Connecticut, USA)
  • A Reference Model for MAC Protocols in Underwater Acoustic Networks [Extended Abstract]
    Shengming Jiang (Shanghai Maritime University, P.R. China)
  • IEEE 802.11 Rate Adaptation Algorithms in Underwater Environment [Extended Abstract]
    Filipe Teixeira, Rui Campos and Manuel Ricardo (Universidade Porto, Portugal)
  • Statistical QoS-Driven Power Adaptation Over MIMO-GFDM Based Underwater Wireless Networks [Extended Abstract]
    Jingqing Wang, Xi Zhang and Qixuan Zhu (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Throughput Analysis of One-Hop-Relay Random Underwater Network with Mobile Nodes [Extended Abstract]
    Jiasheng Fan and Fang-Jiong Chen (South China University of Technology, P.R. China); Jia Hou (Soochow University, P.R. China); Fei Ji and Hua Yu (South China University of Technology, P.R. China)

12:10pm - 1:30pm Lunch Poster/Demo Session

1:30pm - 2:50pm Technical Session VI: Underwater Vehicles and Applications (Session Chair: Tommaso Melodia, Northeastern Univ.)
1 Full Paper/25 min, 3 Short Papers/15 min each and 2 Extended Abstracts/5 min each

  • Scaling the Annotation of Subtidal Marine Habitats [Short paper]
    Perry Naughton, Clinton Edwards, Vid Petrovic and Ryan Kastner (University of California, San Diego, USA); Falko Kuester (UC San Diego / Calit2, USA); Stuart Sandin (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Simulation of a Multimodal Wireless Remote Control System for Underwater Vehicles [Full paper]
    Filippo Campagnaro, Federico Guerra and Federico Favaro (University of Padova, Italy); Violeta Sanjuan Calzado (NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, Italy); Pedro A. Forero (SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, USA); Michele Zorzi (University of Padova, Italy); Paolo Casari (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain)
  • Path Planning for a Bistatic Sonar Receiver on an Autonomous Undersea Vehicle Tracking Multiple Targets [Short paper]
    Scott Koziol (Baylor University, USA); Lonnie Parker (Naval Undersea Warfare Center, USA)
  • Localization of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Incorporating Flow Models and Acoustic Detection [Short paper]
    Sungjin Cho and Fumin Zhang (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Analysis and Design of Radio Communication Systems for Surfaced Sensor Networks [Extended Abstract]
    Jacob Palmer and Elizabeth Basha (University of the Pacific, USA); Jacob Greenwood and Carrick Detweiler (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
  • Adaptive Attitude Control of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Using Back-stepping [Extended Abstract]
    Yuqian Liu and Jiaxing Che (University of Connecticut, USA); Hongli Xu (Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China); Chengyu Cao (University of Connecticut, USA)

2:50pm - 3:00pm Break

3:00pm - 4:00pm Panel "Toward Standardization in Underwater Communications and Networking”
Coordinators: Jun-Hong Cui (UConn) and Xiaoli Ma (GA Tech.)
Panelists: Ian Akyildiz (GA Tech.), Lee Freitag (WHOI), and Mario Gerla (UCLA), Dale Green (Teledyne Benthos), Robert Headrick (ONR), Tobias Voelkel (OneSubsea), T.C. Yang (Zhejiang Univ.)

4:00pm - 5:30pm Poster/Demo Session (Cont.)

6:00pm - 8:00pm Tenth Anniversary Reception (Presenting Best Student Paper Award)

Saturday, October 24, 2015 (Day 3)

8:00am - 9:00am Registration/Breakfast

9:00am - 9:40am Plenary Speech II (Session Chair: Xiaoli Ma, GA Tech.)
WUWNet at 10: a Personal Long-term Perspective
Speaker: Lee Freitag , Principal Engineer, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

9:40am - 10:05am Technical Session VII: Routing, System and Experiments Experiments (Session Chair: Wei Cheng, Virginia Commonwealth Univ.)
1 Short Paper/15 min each and 2 Extended Abstracts/5 min each

  • R-CARP: A Reputation Based Channel Aware Routing Protocol for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks [Short paper]
    Angelo T Capossele, Gianluca De Cicco and Chiara Petrioli (University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy)
  • Low-power System Design for Underwater Acoustic Modems [Extended Abstract]
    Xinguo Li, Min Zhu and Yanbo Wu (Institute of Acoustics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China)
  • Experimental Comparison Between Under-Ice and Open-Water Acoustic Channels [Extended Abstract]
    Wensheng Sun, Chaofeng Wang, Zhaohui Wang and Min Song (Michigan Technological University, USA)

10:05am - 10:20am Break

10:20am - 11:35am Technical Session VIII: Localization, Storage, and Systems (Session Chair: Zhaohui Wang, Michigan Tech. Univ.)
4 Short Papers/15 min each and 3 Extended Abstracts/5 min each

  • An Architecture for Cooperative Localization in Underwater Acoustic Networks [Short paper]
    Jeffrey Walls and Ryan Eustice (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Underwater Node Localization Using Modified Hough Transform and Least Square Method [ Short paper]
    Yunfeng Han, Cuie Zheng and Dajun Sun (Harbin Engineering University, P.R. China)
  • Autonomous Vehicles Localization in Multi-Hop Mobile Underwater Wireless Networks [Short paper]
    Xiaohui Wei, Xingwang Wang, Xin Bai and Sen Bai (Jilin University, P.R. China); Jun Liu (University of Connecticut, USA)
  • Joint Time Synchronization and Localization for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks [Short paper]
    Youjie Xia and Yiyin Wang (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China); Xiaoli Ma (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA); Cailian Chen and Xinping Guan (Shanghai Jiao Tong University, P.R. China)
  • Energy-efficient Data Aggregation Scheme for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks [Extended Abstract]
    Deqing Wang, Ru Xu and Xiaoyi Hu (Xiamen University, P.R. China)
  • A Named-Data Networking Approach to Underwater Monitoring Systems [ Extended Abstract]
    Meng Kuai, Tarif Haque and Xiaoyan Hong (University of Alabama, USA); Qiangyuan Yu (Jilin University, P.R. China)
  • Real System Features and Implications in UANs [Extended Abstract]
    Lina Pu, Yu Luo, Zheng Peng and Jun-Hong Cui (University of Connecticut, USA)

11:35am - 11:45am Presenting Best Poster and Demo Awards

11:45am - 12:00pm Closing Remarks and Adjourn