IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
6-9 July 2020 // Virtual Conference

Workshop on Wireless Communications and Networking in Extreme Environments - Call for Papers

Call For Papers

Wireless communications and networking in extreme environments such as underwater, underground, intra-body, in-flight and in space have been attracting growing interest from both academia and industry in an effort to conquer the last frontier for wireless technologies. Novel wireless communication architectures and networking protocols for GPS-denied and communication-constrained environments enable a rich body of applications with unprecedented societal impact. The goal of the workshop is to unveil the latest wireless technology developments, from the physical layer all the way to the application layer in realizing underwater, aerial, space, underground, and intrabody communication networks with a focus on bridging the gaps between theory, algorithms, and practical system implementations.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    Communications and Networking Protocols

  • Energy efficient protocols and routing techniques
  • Cognitive networking
  • Hybrid network protocol designs
  • Secure LPD/LPI communications and networking
  • Spectrally efficient signal waveform designs
  • Multi/massive antenna communications
  • Low-power wide area networking
  • Ad-hoc cross-layer optimized networking, routing, handover and meshing
  • Distributed sensing and mobile networking
  • Energy harvesting wireless communications

    Systems and Applications

  • RF/acoustic/optical communication systems
  • Modeling and simulation tools
  • Experimental results from prototypes, testbeds, and demonstrations
  • Software-defined radio platforms and SDN testbeds
  • Internet-of-things applications
  • Antenna design and processing
  • Autonomously networked mobile or static (implantable in a living tissue or reservoir) communications system designs
  • Spectrum access policies for dynamic network control
  • Hardware/software challenges in multi/massive antenna transceiver design
  • Cooperation of robotic unmanned vehicles with multi-domain (sea-land-air-space) capabilities
  • Human-machine interaction

    Signal Processing and Channel Modeling

  • Signal propagation models
  • Optimization techniques for multi-modal processing
  • Signal processing for distributed beamforming
  • Localization, detection, classification, and tracking methods
  • Communication-constrained multi-agent path planning and task allocation
  • Machine learning and AI-assisted algorithms for wireless communication and networking
  • Signal propagation and attenuation models (absorption, scattering, fading, multipath)
  • Measurement and characterization (modeling) of real-world wireless (underwater, aerial, intra-body, underground, space) network deployments


Important Dates

Paper Submission: January 15, 2020
Author Notification: February 7, 2020
Camera Ready: April 10, 2020 (extended)


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