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


2nd IEEE International Workshop on Wireless Communications and Networking in Extreme Environments


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


Manuscripts must be limited to 6 pages in IEEE 8.5x11 format. Accepted papers will be published in the combined INFOCOM 2017 Workshop proceedings and will be submitted to IEEE Xplore. Submitted papers may not have been previously published in or under consideration for publication in another journal or conference. The reviews will be single blind. Manuscripts should be submitted as PDF files via EDAS .

Final camera ready and registration guidelines can be found in last year's website . Papers up to 6 pages plus 2 extra pages (with extra page fees) are allowed.


    Technical Program Committee
  • Ozgur B. Akan (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Payman Arabshahi (University of Washington, USA)
  • Jonathan Ashdown (United States Air Force, USA)
  • Stefano Basagni (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Pierre-Philippe Beaujean (Florida Atlantic University, USA)
  • Jean-Francois Bousquet (Dalhousie University, Canada)
  • Paolo Casari (IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain)
  • Luca Chiaraviglio (University of Rome Tor Vergara, Italy)
  • Amlan Ganguly (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Paul Gendron (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA)
  • Wolfgang Gerstacker (University of Erlangen-N├╝rnberg, Germany)
  • Zhangyu Guan (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Josep Miquel Jornet (SUNY at Buffalo, USA)
  • George Karystinos (Technical University of Crete, Greece)
  • Dimitrios Koutsonikolas (SUNY at Buffalo, USA)
  • William Liu (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)
  • Nicholas Mastronarde (SUNY at Buffalo, USA)
  • David Matolak (University of South Carolina, USA)
  • Sergio Palazzo (University of Catania, Italy)
  • Mehdi Rahmati (Rutgers University, USA)
  • Ervin Sejdic (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Hanumant Singh (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Petros Spachos (University of Guelph, Canada)
  • Milica Stojanovic (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Zhi Sun (SUNY at Buffalo, USA)
  • Meenupriya Swaminathan (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Nicholas Tsagkarakis (University of South Carolina, USA)
  • Charalampos Tsimenidis (Newcastle University, UK)
  • Mehmet Vuran (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
  • Huseyin Ugur Yildiz (TED University, Turkey)

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: January 13, 2018 (extended-FIRM)
Author Notification: February 15, 2018
Camera-ready submission: March 2, 2018
Workshop date: April 16, 2018

Contact Us

E-mail the organizers: ieee.wcnee@gmail.com

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