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Call for Papers

3rd IEEE International Workshop on SmArt COmmunications in NEtwork Technologies 

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

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 

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 

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, 

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


General Chair

Abdelhamid Mellouk, UPEC University, France.

Steering Committee

Abdelhamid Mellouk, UPEC University, France.
Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia, USA.
Samer Mohammed, UPEC University, France.

TPC co-Chairs

Xavi Masip-Bruin, Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain.
Scott Fowler, Linköping University, Sweden.
Ibrahim Kamel, University of Sharjah, UAE.

Liaison Steering Committee Officer

Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia, USA.

Web co-Chairs

Samer Mohammed, UPEC University, France.
Eric Deléchelle, UPEC University, France.

Publicity co-Chairs

Nadeem Javaid, COMSATS Institute of IT, Pakistan.
Sami Souihi, UPEC University, France.


All 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.

The workshop accepts only novel, previously unpublished papers. Prospective 
authors are encouraged to submit a 5-page standard IEEE conference style paper 

this workshop (including all text, figures, and references) :
through EDAS submission system.

One additional page may be allowed but with additional publication fee. 
Accepted papers must be presented at the workshop. The presenter must register 

the workshop before the deadline for author registration. Failure to register 
before the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal of the paper from the 

workshop proceedings and the program. 

Important Dates

    Papers Submission Deadline: Nov 30, 2011
    Acceptance Notification: Jan 10, 2012
    Camera Ready Deadline: Feb 10, 2012
    Registration Deadline: Feb 10, 2012
    Workshop Date: June 11, 2012

Best regards,
Nadeem Javaid, Ph.D. (University of Paris-Est, France),
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering,
COMSATS Institute of IT, Park Road, Chak-Shahzad, 44000, Islamabad, Pakistan.,
Office#: +92 (0)51 9049207,Mobile#: +92 (0)300 5792728.

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