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WUWNet'22

1 - Call For Papers


WUWNet is the premier venue for sharing and discussing state-of-the-art research and developments of underwater networks and systems. The conference, now at its 16th edition, aims at bringing together leading contributors from academia and industry working in diverse areas of underwater systems engineering for connecting the “Blue Economies”. The WUWNet 2022 program is designed to span three days, including keynote speeches, plenary talks, panel discussions, technical presentations, and poster/demo sessions. We invite academia and industry participants from a broad range of backgrounds relevant to underwater sensing, communications, networking, robotics, systems, and applications to participate in the conference. All aspects of the networking protocol stack—from the physical layer to the application layer—and various system issues will be represented at the conference.

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

  • Underwater network architectures and protocols (all layers)
  • Underwater communications and signal processing (acoustic and non-acoustic)
  • Underwater signal propagation modeling
  • Underwater localization and tracking
  • Cooperative and distributed learning and signal processing
  • Community data exchange and public datasets
  • Underwater software-defined modems and software-defined networking
  • Underwater robotic systems
  • Energy-efficient hardware implementations and energy harvesting
  • Operating systems and middleware support for underwater systems
  • Applications of underwater networks including coordinated underwater vehicles, aquaculture, environmental sensing, infrastructure monitoring
  • Modeling, simulation, testbeds, and standardization for underwater systems
  • Experimental deployments and field trials
  • Integration of underwater networked systems with terrestrial and aerial systems

All full papers will be considered for the Best Paper Award.

Selected papers will be considered for fast-track review for a Special Issue of the Elsevier’s Computer Networks (COMNET) journal.

Important Dates


Event Dates
Full and short paper submission: August 8, 2022
Acceptance notification: September 19, 2022
Camera-ready date: October 3, 2022

2 - Committee


General Co-Chairs

  • Milica Stojanovic (Northeastern University)
  • Tommaso Melodia (Northeastern University)

TPC Chairs

  • Stefano Basagni (Northeastern University)
  • Y. Rosa Zheng (Lehigh University)
  • Hanumant Singh (Northeastern University)

TPC

Local Arrangements

  • Rosy Trovato (Northeastern University)

Publicity Co-Chairs

  • Costas Pelekanakis (Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation)
  • Francesco Restuccia (Northeastern University)

Publication Co-Chairs

  • Paolo Casari (University of Trento)
  • Aijun Song (University of Alabama)

Finance Chair

  • Fumin Zhang (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Demo and Poster Chairs

  • Emrecan Demirors (Northeastern University)
  • George Sklivanitis (Florida Atlantic University)

EDAS Chair

  • Leonardo Bonati (Northeastern University)

Web Chair

  • Zhengnan Li (Northeastern University)

3 - Important Dates


Event Dates
Full and short paper submission: August 8, 2022
Acceptance notification: September 19, 2022
Camera-ready date: October 3, 2022

4 - Keynotes


Coming soon…

5 - Paper Submission


Submission Guidelines

Technical papers must describe original research, not published or currently under review at other workshops, conferences, journals, or magazines.

All papers will be reviewed by the program committee members for novelty and contribution.

The conference accepts full papers, short papers and 2-page extended abstracts. Full papers should be complete in their treatment of a topic. Short papers may represent less mature work than full papers, or may contain new ideas for future research. 2-page extended abstracts can be submitted to report on interesting intermediate results of undergoing research, promising progresses, educational overviews, and insightful analysis of the historical or futuristic developments on various underwater topics. Full and short paper submissions that are not accepted may be recommended to be accepted as position papers (2-page extended abstracts).

Authors should prepare a PDF version of their papers. The page limit for full papers is 8 pages, that for short papers is 5 pages and extended abstract should not exceed 2 pages. All papers should be formatted in the standard ACM conference format.

Important Dates

Event Dates
Full and short paper submission: August 8, 2022
Acceptance notification: September 19, 2022
Camera-ready date: October 3, 2022

6 - Posters and Demos


Coming soon…

7 - Program


Coming soon…

8 - Registration


Coming soon…

9 - Welcome

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to announce that WUWNet 2022 will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The tentative dates for the conference are November 14-16, 2022. Boston is a research hub and home to world-class universities and teaching hospitals. It boasts beautiful architecture, pedestrian-friendly zones and many historical sites, including a place where in 1876 Alexander Graham Bell uttered the famous words

“Mr. Watson, come here.”

The conference aims to bring together leading contributors from academia and industry working in diverse areas of underwater systems engineering. The general theme this year is “Networking the Blue Economy.” For more details about the conference, please stay tuned to https://wuwnet.acm.org/2022/, which is coming up soon.

At this time, we invite contributions within a broad range of topics relevant to underwater systems, ranging from sensing, communication and networking to system integration. Specific topics include, but are not limited to

  • Underwater network architectures and protocols (all layers)
  • Underwater communications and signal processing (acoustic and non-acoustic)
  • Underwater signal propagation modeling
  • Underwater localization and tracking
  • Cooperative and distributed learning and signal processing
  • Community data exchange and public datasets
  • Underwater software-defined modems and software-defined networking
  • Underwater robotic systems
  • Energy-efficient hardware implementations and energy harvesting
  • Operating systems and middleware support for underwater systems
  • Applications of underwater networks including coordinated underwater vehicles, aquaculture, environmental sensing, infrastructure monitoring
  • Modeling, simulation, testbeds, and standardization for underwater systems
  • Experimental deployments and field trials
  • Integration of underwater networked systems with terrestrial and aerial systems
Important Dates


Event Dates
Full and short paper submission: August 8, 2022
Acceptance notification: September 19, 2022
Camera-ready date: October 3rd, 2022

Please feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues and students. We look forward to seeing you in Boston,

Milica Stojanovic and Tommaso Melodia

General Chairs