WCNEE: Wireless Communications and Networking in Extreme Environments

Workshop Goal

Extreme communication environments such as underwater, underground, and intrabody have been attracting growing interest from both academia and industry in an effort to conquer the last wireless communication frontiers. Novel wireless communication architectures and networking protocols for extreme communication 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, underground, and intrabody communication networks with a focus on bridging the gaps between theory, algorithms, and practical system implementations.


Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Communications and Networking Protocols
  • Energy efficient protocols and routing techniques
  • Cognitive networking
  • Cooperative communications
  • Cross-layer protocol designs
  • Multiple-access and medium access control and sharing
  • Low-power wireless communications
  • Ad-hoc, mesh, and linear sensor networks
  • Distributed sensing
Systems and Applications
  • Modeling, simulation, and experimental studies
  • Tools, testbeds, and deployment issues
  • Software defined systems and testbed designs
  • Transceiver designs
  • Internet of (underwater, underground, and intrabody) things
  • Autonomous mobile or static (implantable in a living tissue or in a reservoir) transceiver and system designs
  • Health and environmental concerns for next-generation applications
  • Future arising challenges
Signal Processing and Channel Modeling
  • Signal models
  • Sensor-array processing
  • Physical layer communication schemes
  • Modulation and coding techniques
  • Receiver design Signal filtering and detection
  • Signal propagation and attenuation models (absorption, scattering, fading, multipath)
  • Measurement and characterization (modeling) of real-world aspects of wireless (underwater, intrabody, underground) networks

Important Dates

Paper Submission: January 24th, 2017 (extended -- *FIRM*)

Author Notification: February 22nd, 2017

Camera Ready: March 12th, 2017

Workshops Day: May 1st, 2017

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