IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
15-19 April 2018 // Honolulu, HI // USA

Workshop on WCNEE: Wireless Communications and Networking in Extreme Environments - Call For Papers

Call For Paper Topics


Extreme communication environments such as underwater, aerial, underground, and intra-body 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 workshop will focus on communication, networking, and system-level developments related to underwater, aerial, underground, and intra-body environments, as well as on contributions towards the characterization and modeling of the different mediums based on real-world data measurements.


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, aerial, underground, and intra-body communication networks with a focus on bridging the gaps between theory, algorithms, and practical system implementations. The workshop will bring together academic and industrial researchers to identify and discuss technical challenges and recent results related to underwater, aerial, underground, and intra-body extreme communication environments.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Communications and Networking Protocols

  • Energy efficient protocols and routing techniques
  • Cognitive networking
  • Cooperative communications
  • Cross-medium protocol designs
  • Secure physical layer communication schemes
  • Signal waveform design
  • Spectrally efficient modulation and coding techniques
  • Multi-antenna communications
  • Multiple-access and medium access control and sharing
  • Low-power wireless communications
  • Ad-hoc networking, routing, handover and meshing
  • Distributed sensing and mobile networking

Systems and Applications

  • Modeling and simulation tools
  • Experimental results from prototypes, testbeds, and demonstrations
  • Software defined wireless platforms and software-defined networking testbeds
  • Applications for the internet of (underwater, aerial, underground, and intra-body) things
  • Autonomously networked mobile or static (implantable in a living tissue or in a reservoir) communication system designs
  • Health and environmental concerns for next-generation applications
  • Hardware/software challenges in transceiver designs
  • Cooperation of terrestrial, aerial and underwater (unmanned) vehicles
  • Human-machine interaction

Signal Processing and Channel Modeling

  • Signal models
  • Optimization techniques for multi-sensor processing
  • Signal processing for network beamforming
  • Localization, navigation, path planning
  • Machine learning for cognitive networking
  • Signal propagation and attenuation models (absorption, scattering, fading, multipath)
  • Measurement and characterization (modeling) of real-world wireless (underwater, aerial, intra-body, underground) network deployments