3rd IEEE International Workshop on SmArt COmmunications in NEtwork Technologies   (SaCoNeT-III)
Workshop Date: 11 June 2012         Final Manuscript & Copyright Form: Monday March 5th, 2012         Workshop Date: 11 June 2012

IEEE ICC 2012 Ottawa, Canada


Accepted papers authors have to make sure that they have uploaded their final papers and copyright forms using their “Registration Code” they have received after they have registered for the workshop. Failing doing so, their papers will not be published in IEEE Explore.

Selected best papers of the workshop will invited for further consideration for a Special issue of the International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology planned shortly after the workshop with an expected publication date of 2012.

As continuity of the first and the second edition of SaCoNeT workshop, the scope of SaCoNeT-III is to deal with the growing overlap between both autonomous systems and the future generation of network technologies embedded in Internet and cloud computing for a wide variety of applications (underwater, vehicular, medical, robotic, etc.).

SaCoNeT focused on how smart communications has affect some aspects (protocols, design, equipment, algorithms, paradigm, power, etc.) for a large family of applications (Healthcare, Medical, Underwater, Vehicular, Robotic, etc.) using network technologies (Sensor Networks, MaNet, VANET, etc.). Indeed, autonomous applications embedded in complex configurations and dynamic environments have rapidly expanded from classical applications where different modular devices, actuators and sensors interact closely. This has impacted considerably the control of a given system in a centralized manner. Current trends are to propose new autonomic architecture schemes that manage and control future emerging networks: sky of clouds, Internet of things, etc. Healthcare and wellness applications such as helping elderly people, assisting dependent persons, habitat monitoring in a smart environment constitute some of the potential scenarios of convergence between autonomous systems and smart network technologies. These applications, (which are based on high-level commands) accomplish some specific tasks, reveal new challenges regarding mechanic design, portability, acceptability, power support and efficiency, control theory, etc. In addition to portability and low-power systems, which are vital challenges that limit substantially the efficiency of any autonomous system based application; network paradigms should also take into account issues related to cost, scalability and security.

This workshop will highlight the overlapping of these two domains of autonomous systems and the smart network technologies devoted for different applications for a large variety of domains: Healthcare, Medical, Underwater, Vehicular, Robotic, etc. Issues related to concepts, new technologies, testbeds and trials, and protocols will elicit particular attention.

The workshop solicits papers addressing the following topics:

  • Smart Communications for Cloud Computing and Internet of things
  • Architecture and protocol for wireless based sensor networks
  • Vehicular applications of autonomous behavior
  • Underwater applications
  • Rural applications
  • Autonomous manipulation using service robots
  • Virtual networks and distributed Agent Platform
  • Pervasive communication in autonomous application fields
  • Rehabilitation robotics, exoskeletons, smart textile clothes and wearable robots applications
  • Context-awareness and ubiquitous robotics
  • Secure, scalable and low cost network paradigms applications
  • Techniques of sensing, actuation and recognition
  • Vehicular applications of autonomous behavior
  • Underwater applications
  • Rural applications
  • Design modeling and control of autonomous robotic systems
  • Assistive robotic technology
  • Energy optimization of autonomous systems
  • Monitoring and security of autonomous systems in intelligent environment
  • Context awareness using sensor networks
  • Network based transmission architecture for controlling autonomous systems
  • Real-time network based structure using sensors, actuators and transducers

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