Workshop Program

Workshop Date: December 09, 2013
Workshop location: Atlanta, USA

Time

09:00 - 10:00

Keynote
Fumin Zhang, Georgia Tech
Motion and Sensing Co-Design for Maritime Robotic Sensor Networks

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee Break 

10:30 - 12:30

Technical Session 1
Communications and Localization in Robotic Networks

Fast Bandwidth Allocation Policies for Persistent Data Ferrying

Anthony J. Carfang, Jr., Eric W. Frew (University of Colorado, USA)

Adaptive Transmission Technique for Short Range Mobile Underwater Acoustic OFDM Communication

Uche Kennedy Okonkwo, Razali Ngah (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia); Solomon Nunoo (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia & University of Mines and Technology, Malaysia); Ahmed Al-Sammad (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia); Tharek Abdul Rahman (Wireless Communication Centre, Malaysia)

Speed-Aware Routing for UAV Ad-Hoc Networks

Stefano Rosati, Karol Kruzelecki, Louis Traynard, Bixio Rimoldi (EPFL, Switzerland)

Impact of Localization Errors on Wireless Channel Prediction in Mobile Robotic Networks

Yuan Yan, Yasamin Mostofi (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)

Second Order Cone Programming for Robust Localization in Mobile Sensor Networks

Ghasem Naddafzadeh Shirazi, Lutz Lampe (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Robotic Message Ferrying for Wireless Networks using Coarse-Grained Backpressure Control

Shangxing Wang (University of Southern California, USA); Andrea Gasparri (Roma Tre University, Italy); Bhaskar Krishnamachari (University of Southern California, USA)

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break 

13:30 - 15:30

Technical Session 2
Aerial Relays and Base Stations

On the Performance of Aerial LTE Base-Stations for Public Safety and Emergency Recovery

Karina Mabell Gomez (Create-Net & The University of Trento, Italy); Tinku Rasheed (Create-Net Research, Italy); Laurent Reynaud (Orange Labs, France); Sithamparanathan Kandeepan (RMIT University, Australia)

Clustering Approach for Aerial Base-Station Access with Terrestrial Cooperation

Sathyanarayanan Chandrasekharan, Sithamparanathan Kandeepan (RMIT University, Australia); Rob Evans (The University of Melbourne, Australia); Andrea Munari, Romain Hermenier, Maria Antonietta Marchitti (German Aerospace Center, Germany); Karina Mabell Gomez (Create-Net & The University of Trento, Italy)

Performance Evaluation of Cooperative Relay and Particle Swarm Optimization Path Planning for UAV and Wireless Sensor Network

Dac-Tu Ho, Esten Ingar Grøtli (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway); Sujit Baliyarasimhuni (University of Porto, Portugal); Tor Arne Johansen (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway); João Borges de Sousa (Univerty of Porto, Portugal)

Performance Analysis of Wireless Relay Network Using Network Coding and UAS

Fumie Ono (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan); Hideki Ochiai (Yokohama National University, Japan); Kenichi Takizawa, Mikio Suzuki, Ryu Miura (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)

Communication Architectures and Protocols for Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Networks

Jun Li, Yifeng Zhou, Louise Lamont (Communications Research Centre Canada, Canada)

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break 

16:00 - 17:00

Technical Session 3
UAV-based Sensing and Detection

Exploiting Mobility Heterogeneity in Micro-Aerial Vehicle Deployments for Environment Exploration

Ben Grocholsky, Nathan Michael (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

Squared Error Distortion Metrics for Motion Planning in Robotic Sensor Networks

Geoffrey A Hollinger (Oregon Stata University, USA); Chiranjib Choudhuri, Urbashi Mitra, Gaurav Sukhatme (University of Southern California, USA)

UAVSim: A Simulation Testbed for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Network Cyber Security Analysis

Ahmad Y Javaid, Weiqing Sun, Mansoor Alam (University of Toledo, USA)

17:00

Closing Remarks

1 Keynote 45 Minutes (incl. Discussion), each paper 18 Minutes presentation time plus approx. 5 Minutes Discussion

Organizing Chairs
Prof. Jonathan How (
jhow@mit.edu)
Prof. Yasamin Mostofi (ymostofi@ece.ucsb.edu)
Prof. Christian Wietfeld (christian.wietfeld@tu-dortmund.de)