IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
29 April - 2 May 2019 // Paris, France

Workshop on Mission-Oriented Wireless Sensor, UAV and Robot Networking - Program

Mission-Oriented Wireless Sensor, UAV and Robot Networking (MiSARN 2019)

Monday, 29 April, 2019 ● 08:50– 17:30 ● Room: Studio D

Over the last two decades, the recent and fast advances in inexpensive sensor technology and wireless communications has made the design and development of large-scale wireless sensor networks (WSNs) and cyber-physical systems (CPS) cost-effective and appealing to a wide range of mission-critical situations, including civilian, natural, industrial, and military applications, such as health and environmental monitoring, seism monitoring, industrial process automation, and battlefields surveillance. Some of these mission-critical applications include the utilization of ground sensor, robot and UAV networks, which are the confluence point where the traditional fields of wireless communications, robotics and control theory meet. 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. 

Starting from the tradition of MiSeNet and WiSARN workshops, IEEE MiSARN 2019 aims to provide a forum for participants from academia and industry to discuss topics in mission-oriented WSNs, cyber-physical systems and UAV/Robot networking, combining both research and practice. IEEE MiSARN 2019 will provide its participants with opportunities to understand the major technical and application challenges of mission-oriented WSNs, cyber-physical systems and UAV/Robot networking as well as exchange and discuss scientific and engineering ideas related to their architecture, protocol, algorithm, and application design, in particular at a stage before they have matured to warrant conference/journal publications.

General Co-chairs  
Sajal K. Das (Missouri University of Science and Technology USA)  
Enrico Natalizio (University of Lorraine (France)  
Yannis Paschalidis (Boston University (USA)

Technical Program Co-Chairs  
Fatemeh Afghah (Northern Arizona University (USA)  
Habib M. Ammari (Fordham University (USA)  
Berk Canberk (Istanbul Technical University (Turkey)  
Marco Di Felice (University of Bologna (Italy)


8.50 – 09.00  
Opening Remarks

09.00 – 10.00 Keynote  
Wireless power transfer with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles   

David Boyle (Imperial College London, UK); Dimitrios Zorbas (Tyndall National Institute, Ireland)

10.00 – 10.30  
Coffee Break

10.30 – 12.00  
Session I: UAV Networking

Fair Cellular Throughput Optimization with the Aid of Coordinated Drones  
Edgar Arribas (IMDEA Networks Institute and University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain); Vincenzo Mancuso (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain); Vicent Cholvi (Universitat Jaume I, Spain)

NFV orchestration on intermittently available SUAV platforms: challenges and hurdles  
Luis Felix Gonzalez Blazquez, Ivan Vidal and Francisco Valera (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain); Victor Sanchez Aguero (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain); Borja Nogales (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain); Diego Lopez (Telefonica, Spain)

Optimal Throughput Management in UAV-based Networks during Disasters  
Luca Chiaraviglio (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy); Lavinia Amorosi (University of Rome, Italy); Francesco Malandrino (CNR-IEIIT, Italy); Carla Fabiana Chiasserini (Politecnico di Torino, Italy); Paolo Dell'Olmo (University of Rome, Italy); Claudio E. Casetti (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

12.30 – 14.00  
Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.30  
Session II: UAV Localization and Path Planning 

Impact of 3D Antenna Radiation Patterns on TDOA-Based Wireless Localization of UAVs  
Priyanka Sinha, Yavuz Yapıcı and Ismail Güvenç (North Carolina State University, USA)

Geocaching-inspired Resilient Path Planning for Drone Swarms  
Michel Barbeau (Carleton University, Canada); Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro (Institut Mines-Telecom, France); Evangelos Kranakis (Carleton University, Canada)

Optimal Trajectories of a UAV Base Station Using Lagrangian Mechanics  
Marceau Coupechoux (Telecom ParisTech, France); Jerome Darbon (Brown University, USA); Jean-Marc Kelif (Orange Labs, France); Marc Sigelle (on leave from Telecom ParisTech, France)

15.30 – 16.00  
Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.30  
Session III: UAV & Multi-Robot Systems Evaluation and Applications 

An Evaluation Model for Information Distribution in Multi-Robot Systems  
Michał Barciś and Hermann Hellwagner (Klagenfurt University, Austria)

A Simulation Analysis of an Autonomous Production Site  
Armir Bujari and Claudio E. Palazzi (University of Padua, Italy); Daniele Ronzani (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy)

Wildfire Monitoring in Remote Areas using Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles  
Fatemeh Afghah and Abolfazl Razi (Northern Arizona University, USA); Jacob Chakareski (University of Alabama, USA); Jonathan Ashdown (SUNY Polytechnic Institute, USA)

17.30 – 17.35  
Closing Remarks


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