6th International Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN'17)

Prague, Czech Republic, 4 - 7 September, 2017

 

A few years ago, the applications of WSN were rather an interesting example than a powerful technology. Nowadays, this technology attracts still more and more scientific audience. Theoretical works from the past, where WSN principles were investigated, grew into attention-grabbing applications practically integrated by this time in a real life. It could be said, that countless application fields, from military to healthcare, are already covered by WSN. Together with this technology expansion, still new and new tasks and interesting problems are arising. Simultaneously, such application actions stimulate the progress of WSN theory that at the same time unlocks new application possibilities. The typical examples are developments within the “Internet-of-Things” field as well as advancements in eHealth domain with WBAN IEEE 802.15.6 standard progress.

Wireless sensor networks, as the spatially distributed networks consisted of a number of relatively simple, low-cost, low-power components interconnected mutually, provide quite wide application portfolio for different branches of economy. As the main examples could be mentioned military, industry, transport, agriculture and healthcare. However, in the near future, even stronger expansion of WSN application assortment is expected. In order to make this expansion possible, it is necessary to continually work on the solving of typical questions/problems related to the WSN development, e.g. standardization of communication protocols; the lack of energy-efficient power sources; the development of new ultra-low-power microelectronic components; etc.

An integration of WSN within the public data networks as well as within the domains where confidential and private data are processed (e.g. E-Health) brings along problems related to the ethical and legal questions too. Therefore, the terms as social safety or ethical safety should not be neglected.

The problematic of WSN is one of actual activities getting to the fore in the European Research Area since the issue of sensor networks was covered through “IoT” in FP7 program and strong continual extension is planned to be included also in Horizon 2020 program, especially in sections such Smart Transport; Health; Climate Action covered under Societal Challenges Pillar.

It is therefore essential to create an experience-sharing platform for scientific researchers and experts from research institutes, SMEs and companies who work in WSN domain where they can exchange some relevant skills and experiences as well as discuss upcoming trends and new ideas from this field. Moreover, the conference should also serve a function of a kind of networking platform facilitating interconnectivity between participants in case of a future collaboration.

Topics

Original contributions, not currently under review to another journal or conference, are solicited in relevant areas including, but not limited to, the following:
 

Development of sensor nodes and networks

  • Sensor Circuits and Sensor devices – HW
  • Applications and Programming of Sensor Network – SW
  • Architectures, Protocols and Algorithms of Sensor Network
  • Modeling and Simulation of WSN behavior
  • Operating systems

Problems dealt in the process of WSN development

  • Distributed data processing
  • Communication/Standardization of communication protocols
  • Time synchronization of sensor network components
  • Distribution and auto-localization of sensor network components
  • WSN life-time/energy requirements/energy harvesting
  • Reliability, Services, QoS and Fault Tolerance in Sensor Networks
  • Security and Monitoring of Sensor Networks
  • Legal and ethical aspects related to the integration of sensor networks

Applications of WSN

  • Military
  • Health-care
  • Environment monitoring
  • Transportation & Infrastructure
  • Precision agriculture
  • Industry application
  • Security systems and Surveillance
  • Home automation
  • Entertainment – integration of WSN into the social networks
  • Other interesting applications

Paper submission

  • Authors should submit draft papers (as Postscript, PDF or MSWord file).
  • The total length of a paper should not exceed 10 pages IEEE style (including tables, figures and references). IEEE style templates are available here.
  • Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
  • Preprints containing accepted papers will be published on a USB memory stick provided to the FedCSIS participants.
  • Only papers presented at the conference will be published in Conference Proceedings and submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore® database.
  • Conference proceedings will be published in a volume with ISBN, ISSN and DOI numbers and posted at the conference WWW site.
  • Conference proceedings will be indexed in BazEkon and submitted for indexation in: Thomson Reuters - Conference Proceedings Citation Index, SciVerse Scopus, InspecIndex CopernicusDBLP Computer Science Bibliography and Google Scholar
  • Extended versions of selected papers presented during the conference will be published as Special Issue(s)
    • EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems, Publisher: EAI, extended versions of 5-6 papers with min. 30% of new content will be chosen for publication within the special issue dedicated to the "Wireless Networks of Sensors and Actuators for Environment Monitoring".
    • Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks, Publisher: Old City Publishing, Abstracted and Indexed in Science Citation Index Expanded, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition and Current Contents/Engineering, Computing and Technology. 3-4 best papers will be selected and encouraged to be submitted with min. 30% of new content.
    • Studia Informatica Universalis, Publisher: Hermann, 1-2 best papers will be selected and published with min. 30% of new content.
  • Organizers reserve right to move accepted papers between FedCSIS events.

Committee

Past Conferences

Important dates

  • Call for event proposals: November 02, 2016
  • Call for dissemination event proposals: January 10, 2017
  • Paper submission (strict deadline): May 10 2017 23:59:59 pm HST
  • Position paper submission: May 31, 2017
  • Authors notification: June 14, 2017
  • Final paper submission and registration: June 28, 2017
  • Final deadline for discounted fee: August 01, 2017
  • Conference dates: September 4-7, 2017

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