Workshop on Intelligent Wireless Emergency Communications Networks: Theory and Applications (IWECN 2020)
In conjunction with the IEEE INFOCOM 2020
6 July 2020, Toronto, Canada
The emerging fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks aim at ensuring that various contemporary wireless applications can be timely and satisfactorily served in any time, any place, and any way. Nowadays, the 5G mobile wireless communications and networks are rapidly developing and are expected to be extensively deployed after 2020. However, even with well-developed infrastructure, there still has a long way for wireless networks to achieve the goal of communicating in any time and any place. For example, after some unforeseen disaster, such as earthquakes or floods, the traditional communication infrastructure may be unavailable or seriously disrupted and overloaded. Under such circumstances, rapidly deployable network solutions are needed to restore connectivity and provide assistance to users and first responders in accident/incident areas.
Having noticed the importance of communications at post-disaster or extremely dangerous scenarios, many countries have started their research plans/projects on emergency communications, which involve a number of specified wireless networks, such as satellite-based space information networks, post-earthquake networks, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UVA) assisted networks. Based on these corresponding projects, a number of academic and industrial researchers are making great efforts on developing efficient architectures/schemes as well as implementing them in various emergency communications scenarios. This workshop is expected to attract a number of high quality papers containing the latest going results. On the other hand, the latest projects results will attract many related researchers to attend the workshop for further discussion.
Submission Deadline: Jan. 15th, 2020
Notification of Acceptance : Feb. 7th, 2020
Camera Ready: April 10, 2020 (extended)