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

Workshop on WiSARN: Wireless Sensor, Robot and UAV Networks - Program

The 11th International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Robot and UAV Networks

Monday, 16 April, 2018 ● 13:30 – 17:30 ● Room: Iolani 6


Wireless Sensor, Robot and UAV networks are the confluence point where the traditional fields of wireless communications, robotics and control theory meet. In this kind of networks, nodes collaborate to accomplish distributed sensing and actuation tasks. Leveraged by the control and mobility of actors, the networking process and applications embrace a whole new set of possibilities. Autonomous cooperative systems, made of intelligent devices (such as robots and UAVs), may deploy, repair and relocate sensors to improve coverage, build routes and fix network partition to ensure data communication, change network topology to shape routing patterns and balance energy consumption, and respond to reported events in a timely and effective manner. The benefits are limited only by imagination. As an emerging field, the 5G architecture foresees explicitly the usage of these specialized systems and offer new networking techniques, by which they can fully exploit their particularities and potentials.


WiSARN aims at bringing together state-of-the-art contributions on the design, specification and implementation of architectures, algorithms and protocols for current and future applications of such systems.


General Chair:

Ioannis Paschalidis, Boston University, USA


Program Co-Chairs:

Enrico Natalizio, Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France
Marco Di Felice, Università degli studi di Bologna, Italy
Kaushik R. Chowdhury, Northeastern University, USA



Opening Session
Program Co-Chairs: Enrico Natalizio, Marco Di Felice, Kaushik Chowdhury



Keynote Session: “Agriculture 3.0: Into the era of autonomous farmers and digital humans.”
Giovanni Pau (Sorbonne Universités–UPMC, France)



Session 1

Optimization of Mobile Sensor Coverage with UAVs
Christelle Caillouet (Université Côte d'Azur & CNRS, Inria, I3S, France); Frederic Giroire (CNRS, France); Tahiry Razafindralambo (University of la Reunion, France)

Computing Optimal Drone Positions to Wirelessly Recharge IoT Devices
Dimitrios Zorbas and Christos Douligeris (University of Piraeus, Greece)

Backhaul and Delay-aware Placement of UAV-enabled Base Station
Sidharth Kumar, Suraj Suman and Swades De (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India)



Session 2

BS-on-Air: Optimum UAV Localization for Resilient Ultra Dense Networks
Elif Bozkaya (Istanbul Technical University & National Defense University Naval Academy, Turkey); Berk Canberk (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)

Leader-follower based Coalition Formation in Large-scale UAV Networks, A Quantum Evolutionary Approach
Seyed Sajad Mousavi and Fatemeh Afghah (Northern Arizona University, USA); Jonathan Ashdown (United States Air Force, USA); Kurt Turck (United States Air Force Research Labs, USA)

Attacking Altitude Estimation in Drone Navigation
Wenxin Chen and Yingfei Dong (University of Hawaii, USA); Zhenhai Duan (Florida State University, USA)

LTE-CAS: LTE-based Criticality Aware Scheduling for UAV Assisted Emergency Response
Alok Ranjan (National Institute Of Technology, Rourkela, India); Bighnaraj Panigrahi and Hemant Kumar Rath (Tata Consultancy Services, India); Prasant Misra (TATA Consultancy Services, India); Anantha Simha (Tata Consultancy Services, India)

Sensitivity of Coherent Cooperative Transmission to Synchronization Errors
Sudharman Jayaweera and Ali reza Ghasempour (University of New Mexico, USA)