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[PVS] CFP - RoboSense 2012


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The International Workshop on Cooperative Robots and Sensor Networks (RoboSense 2012)






Wireless connected robots and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have enabled great potentials and a large space for ubiquitous and pervasive applications. Robotics and WSNs have mostly been considered as separate research fields and little work has investigated the marriage between these two technologies. However, these two technologies share several features, enable common cyber-physical applications and provide complementary support to each other.


The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers from academia, and industry working in to both robotics and sensor networks areas to present and discuss recent advances and innovative ideas pertaining to these fields. Papers dealing with the coupling between robots and sensor networks are particularly sought. The workshop also looks for contributions about cyber-physical applications based on robotics and sensor networks, such as intelligent transportation systems, healthcare monitoring, industrial automation, etc.


The workshop will provide a relaxed forum to present and discuss new ideas, new research directions and to review current trends in these areas. The workshop will be based on short presentations that should encourage discussions among the attendees. Statements which are innovative, controversial or that present new approaches are specially sought.



Workshop Chairs


Anis Koubaa, Al-Imam Mohamed bin Saud University (Saudi Arabia)/CISTER Research Unit, Portugal.

Abdelmajid Khelil, TU Darmstadt, Germany



Important Dates


Paper Submission: February 20, 2012

Notification of Acceptance: April 20, 2012

Authors Registration Due: May 10, 2012

Final Manuscript Due: May 10, 2012



Call for Papers


The workshop is seeking original research and position papers dealing with hot topics in mobile robots and sensor networks. Innovative and/or controversial ideas are specially sought. Papers presenting integration between sensor networks and robotics fields will be particularly appreciated. The workshop welcomes papers in three main tracks:


    Wireless Sensor Networks Track

        Communication and Network Protocols (MAC and Network Layers issues)

        Wireless Technologies (IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee, 6LoWPAN, RPL, WiMax, UWB)

        Localization and Tracking

        Link Quality Estimation

        Fundamental Theoretical Limits and Algorithms

        Performance Evaluation, Simulation and Modelling Tools

        Measurement and Experimental Tools

        Security and Privacy

        Programming Models and Languages

        Operating Systems

        Service-Oriented Architecture

        Hardware Design and Implementation

    Mobile Robots Track

        Path Planning

        Multi-Robot Task Allocation

        Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)

        Coordination and Cooperation

        Autonomous Navigation

        Robot Localization

        Swarm Intelligence

        Multi-robot systems

        Unmanned vehicle systems

        Learning for control

        Bio-inspired robotic

        Probabilistic Exploration and Coverage

        Object Detection & Collision Avoidance

        Motion estimation

    Cyber-Physical Applications

        Intelligent Transportation Systems

        Vehicular Networks

        Health-Care Monitoring


        Smart Home

        Industrial Automation


        Case Studies



TPC Members (in progress)


    Adel Alimi, National School of Engineering of Sfax, Tunisia

    Luis Almeida, University of Aveiro, Portugal

    Mário Alves, CISTER Research Unit, Portugal

    Raul Aquino, University of Colima, Mexico

    Adel Ben Mnaouer, Dar Al-Uloom University, Saudi Arabia

    Xianghui Cao, Zhejiang University, China

    Bernardine Dias, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar

    Joerg Haehner, University of Hannover, Germany

    Geoffrey A. Hollinger, University of Southern California, USA

    Jiong Jin, University of Melbourne, Australia

    Omar Lengerke, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

    Rongxing Lu, University of Waterloo, Canada

    Daniel Mosse, University of Pittsburgh, USA

    Gian Pietro Picco, University of Trento, Italy

    Carlos Sagues, University of Zaragoza, Spain

    Silvia Santini, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

    Ye-Qiong Song, IINPL / INRIA Lorraine, France

    Andreas Willig, Canterbury University, New Zealand

    Habib Youssef, University of Sousse, Tunisia

    Andrea Zanella, University of Padova, Italy

    Fumin Zhang, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

    Marco Zuniga, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany



Dr. Abdelmajid Khelil        khelil(at)informatik.tu-darmstadt.de
TU Darmstadt - CS Department                      DEEDS Group    
10 S2:02 E219          D-64289 Darmstadt, GER
Tel. +49-6151-16-3414                         Fax. +49-6151-16-4310