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[PVS] CFP [LAST WEEK]: MarSS 2011 - International Workshop onMarine Sensors and Systems - (In conjunction with IEEE MASS 2011)

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International Workshop on Marine Sensors and Systems (MARSS 2011)
October 17-22, 2011, Valencia (Spain)
In conjunction with IEEE MASS 2011

Sensor networks and sensor-based systems support many applications today on the ground. Underwater operations and applications are quite limited by comparison. Most applications refer to remotely controlled submersibles and wide-area data collection systems at a coarse granularity. Underwater sensor networks have many potential applications such a seismic imaging of undersea oil fields as a representative application. Oceanographic research is also based on the advances in underwater data collection systems.

There are specific technical aspects to realize underwater applications which can not be borrowed from the ground-based sensors net research. Radio is not suitable for underwater systems because of extremely limited propagation. Acoustic telemetry could be used in underwater communication; however off-the-shelf acoustic modems are not recommended for underwater sensor networks with hundreds of nodes because they were designed for long-range and expensive. As the speed of light (radio) is five orders of magnitude higher than the speed of sound, there are fundamental implications of time synchronization and propagation delays for localization. Additionally, existing communication protocols are not designed to deal with long sleep times and they can not shut down and quickly restart.

The International Workshop on Marine Sensors and Systems, MarSS, brings together practitioners and researchers for discussion and work on the emerging aspects pertaining to the new mechanisms for underwater sensor networks and applications.

Topics of interest:
Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal, including, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:

•  Protocols for underwater sensor networks 
•  Hardware for marine sensors and systems 
•  Marine observatories and Infrastructures 
•  Underwater wired systems 
•  Underwater wireless sensor networks 
•  Sensors and system for marine neutrino telescopes 
•  Acoustic and radio underwater communication 
•  Aquatic environments and applications 
•  Unmanned underwater exploration 
•  Underwater localization and knowledge acquisition 
•  Scalable underwater monitoring and measurement systems 
•  Fixed and mobile underwater wireless sensors 
•  Aquatic surveillance applications 
•  QoS/Performance in underwater communication 
•  Surface-floating and underwater sensor communication 
•  Access control in underwater networks 
•  Latency effects for critical applications and synchronization 
•  Synchronization and delays in underwater sensor networks 
•  Localization in underwater sensor networks 
•  Advanced underwater sensor-based applications 
•  Sensor and systems for navigation and tracking 

Important Dates
Paper Submission: 16 July 2011
Paper Acceptance: 10 August 2011
Camera-Ready: 26 August 2011

Submission guidelines:
All submissions must be full papers in PDF format and uploaded on EDAS 

They must not exceed 6 single-spaced, double-column pages using 10 pt size fonts on 8.5 x 11 inch pages in IEEE style format.

General Chairs
Miguel Ardid, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

TPC Chairs
Victor Espinosa, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Demetrio de Armas, Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Spain

Publicity Chairs
Sandra Sendra, Univ. Politécnica Valencia, Spain

Web Chair
Miguel Garcia, Univ. Politécnica Valencia, Spain