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3rd IEEE International Workshop on SmArt COmmunications in NEtwork
Technologies (SaCoNeT-III)


to be held in conjunction with IEEE ICC 2012 Conference
that will be held in Ottawa, Canada, June 11, 2012.

For paper submission, please follow the following link.


Paper submission deadline November 30, 2011

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
Context awareness using sensor networks
Network based transmission architecture for controlling autonomous
Real-time network based structure using sensors, actuators and


submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed and we will select papers
based on their originality, timeliness, significance, and relevance to
the workshop. All accepted papers must be presented and at least on
author needs to register for the paper to be included in the workshop
proceedings. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for
publication anywhere else.

Best regards,