International Workshop on Smart Sensor Networks & Applications 2017

July 19 - 20, 2017
Cambridge,     UK

Held in conjunction with International Conference on Future Networks & Distributed Systems (ICFNDS 2017)

International Workshop on Smart Sensor Networks & Applications

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers, academics and scholars to the forefront of research activity on smart Wireless Sensor Networks. The specific profile of this workshop is to promote the state-of-the-art in scientific and practical research of the sensors technologies and examine the research opportunities and applications. The workshop is an excellent opportunity to present the current challenges and future opportunities in building smart sensor networks and new wireless architectures in an efficient and sustainable way. Overall the goal is to provide a thorough overview of the main topics about smart sensor technologies and their envisioned integration.

International speakers from academia and industry will give lectures tailoring their research field for an interdisciplinary audience. During the workshop, a dedicated discussion panel will bring into focus the collaboration between academia and industry in order to depict the future vision of smart sensors. Participants from the fields of computer sciences, information systems and communication technology will find an excellent opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary discussions, set up new networks and exchange information on a professional level. This workshop will allow participants to be exposed to cutting edge results in one of the most challenging research area, while at the same time enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of Cambridge city.

  Best papers from ICFNDS'17 will be invited to subit to the following special issues:
  1. "Software Defined Networking: Trends, Challenges and Prospective Smart Solutions" in the
  Peer to Peer Networking and Applications Journal by Springer (IF: 1.0)
  2. "Smart Standards, Algorithms and Frameworks for Interoperability in Internet of Things", in the
  Journal of Information Processing Systems
  3. "Sensor and Actuator Networks for Smart Cities" in the Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks

Keynote Speaker

   Bamidele Adebisi

 School of Engineering
 Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Bamidele Adebisi

Bamidele Adebisi (Director of Engineering Materials Research Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK). He received his Master’s degree in advanced mobile communication engineering and Ph.D. in communication systems from Lancaster University, UK, in 2003 and 2009, respectively. Before that, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, in 1999. He was a senior research associate in the School of Computing and Communication, Lancaster University between 2005 and 2012. He joined Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester in 2012 where he is currently a Reader (Associate Professor) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He has worked on several commercial and government projects focusing on various aspects of wireline and wireless communications. He is particularly interested in Research and Development of communication technologies for electrical energy monitoring/ management, transport, water, critical infrastructures protection, home automation, IoTs and cyber physical systems. He has several publications and patent in the research area of data communications over power line networks and smart grid/homes/cities. In January 2017, he successfully completed a UK research council funded project ‘Smart in-building Micro-grid for Energy Management’ that received the Manchester Met University outstanding project of the year award. Bamidele is also an investigator of Triangulum, a (€24M) H2020 Smart Cities and Communities project as well as a co-investigator of City Verve, a £10M UK government funded project on IoT for on smart cities. He is a Chartered Engineer and a senior member of IEEE.

Submission Instructions

Authors are solicited to contribute original, unpublished contributions in all aspects of smart sensor networks and its applications. Submitted articles must not be concurrently considered elsewhere for publication. The WSSNA workshop seeks original contributions that address the following topics, but not limited to:

  • New architectures and new protocols for WSNs
  • Energy consumption optimization in WSNs
  • New platforms and developments tools for WSNs
  • Sensing and smart environments
  • Smart sensor and communication
  • Information extraction technologies
  • Languages and operating systems of sensors
  • WSN for the Internet of Things
  • Routing and data transfer, data aggregation and data compression techniques
  • Cryptography, security management and privacy issues in WSN
  • Data gathering, processing, and communication
  • RFID sensors and sensor tags
  • Application scenarios and real-world deployments for smart cities
  • Applications: wearable technologies, visual sensing technologies, smart homes and environments, smart roads and context-aware applications
  • Smart sensors for localization and tracking
  • Smart wireless sensors for harsh environments, environmental, health, home and commercial applications
  • Wireless sensors applications in wearable computing and body area nets • Wireless integrated sensors, front-ends, and building blocks

Prospective authors should submit by using the online submission platform, a regular (10-12 pages including references) or experience (6-9 pages including references) paper. The submissions should be written in English and strictly adhering to the specified ICFNDS 2017 format to be considered for reviewing and publication.

All accepted papers will be published by ACM–International Conference Proceedings Series (ICPS) and will be available in ACM Digital Library. Authors of high quality papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers for consideration of publication in ISI/Scopus indexed journals.

Authors wishing to present a poster and/or demo may submit a 1 to 2 page extended abstract, which, if accepted, will appear in the ICFNDS conference proceedings.

Accepted papers must be registered following the registration instructions on ICFNDS website; otherwise they will not be submitted to ACM Digital Library. The first author is limited to submit a maximum of 2 papers and at least one of the co-authors of every paper should register.

Important Dates

  • Final paper submission due: May 7, 2017 
  • Final paper submission due: April 02, 2017 
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 15, 2017 
  • Camera ready paper due: May 25, 2017  
  • Authors registration deadline: May 25, 2017 
  • Workshop: July 20, 2017 

Organising Committee

  • Dr. Mounir Arioua, National School of Applied Sciences, Morocco
  • Dr. Francisco JavierFalcone, University of Navarra, Spain
  • Dr. Mehmet Aydin, University of the West of England
Tentative List of Technical Program Committee
  • Dr. Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
  • Dr. Jalal Ben Othman, University of Paris 13, France
  • Dr. Hafssa Benaboud, Mohammed V university, Morocco
  • Dr. Francisco JavierFalcone, University of Navarra, Spain
  • Dr. Nabil Benamar, Moulay Ismaïl University, Morocco
  • Dr. Abdallah Makhoul, Université de Franche-Comté, France
  • Dr. Marco Zennaro, International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy
  • Dr. Pardeep Kumar, University of Engineering, Science and Technology, Pakistan
  • Dr. Ahmed El Oulkadi, National School of Applied Sciences, Morocco
  • Dr. Djamel Djenouri, CERIST Research Center, Algeria
  • Dr. Mohamad Badra, College of Technological Innovation, UAE
  • Dr. Antoine Bagula, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Dr. Anis Laouiti, TELECOM SudParis, France
  • Dr. Kuei-Ping Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
  • Dr. Mehmet Aydin, University of the West of England, UK
  • Dr. Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Dr. Janet Light Thompson, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Dr. Doreen Böhnstedt, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany
  • Dr. Hyunbum Kim, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, USA
  • Dr. Jorge Sá Silva, Coimbra Unievrsity, Portugal
  • Dr. Zahoor Khan, Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE
  • Dr. Vincenzo Gulisano, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Dr. Ahmed Abdelgawad, Central Michigan University, USA
  • Dr. Ignacio Bosch Roig, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
  • Dr. Mehdi Bennis, Centre for Wireless Communication, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Dr. Angel Molina-Garcia, Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena, Spain

Author Instructions

Please follow the author guidelines at here
Workshop papers should be submitted via EasyChair at the workshop page.
If you have any questions or concerns, please write to us at m.arioua@uae.ma or icfnds@mmu.ac.uk

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