Second International Workshop on Robotic Sensor Networks

part of Cyber-Physical Systems Week 2015

Seattle, Washington, USA.
April 13, 2015.

Call for Papers

Workshop Organizers

Program Committee

RSN 2014


Time Paper PDF
9:00 - 10:20 Mobile Control
9:00-9:20 Distributed Multi-Robot Area Patrolling in Adverserial Environments
Tauhidul Alam (Florida International University), Matthew Edwards (Texas A&M), Leonardo Bobadilla Florida International University, and Dylan Shell (Texas A&M)
9:20-9:40 A Markovian Approach for Attack Resilient Control of Mobile Robotic Systems
Nicola Bezzo (University of Pennsylvania), Yanwei Du (University of Pennsylvania), Oleg Sokolsky (University of Pennsylvania), and Insup Lee(University of Pennsylvania)
9:40-10:00 Compressed Sensing Environmental Mapping by an Autonomous Robot
Mitchell Horning (Harvey Mudd College), Matthew Lin (Harvey Mudd College), Siddarth Srinivasan (Harvey Mudd College), Simon Zou (UCLA), Matt Haberland (UCLA), Ke Yin (UCLA), and Andrea Bertozzi (UCLA)
10:00-10:20 C3AD: Leveraging Existing Cellular Infrastructure for Charging and Control of Autonomous Drones
Carlos Ruiz Dominguez and Pei Zhang (Carnegie Mellon University)
10:20 - 10:40 Coffee Break
10:40 - 11:40 Mobile Sensing
10:40 - 11:00 Resilient Data Collection in Mobile-assisted Wireless Sensor Networks
Baris Tas and Ali Saman Tosun (The University of Texas at San Antonio)
11:00-11:20 Aerial Sensing and Characterization of Three-Dimensional RF Fields
Ervin Teng, Joao Diogo Falcao, Carlos Ruiz Dominguez, Frank Mokaya, Pei Zhang, and Bob Iannucci (Carnegie Mellon University)
11:20 - 11:40 PILOT: An Actor-oriented Learning and Optimization Toolkit for Robotic Swarm Applications
Ilge Akkaya (University of California, Berkeley), Shuhei Emoto (IHI Corporation), and Edward A. Lee (Uni- versity of California, Berkeley)
11:40 - 12:30 Group Discussion: Future Challenges in Robotic Sensor Networks And Applications

Workshop Organizers

Karthik Dantu, University at Buffalo.
Luca Mottola, Politecnico di Milano and SICS Swedish ICT.
Pei Zhang, Carnegie Mellon University.

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Program Committee

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Call For Papers

Recent developments in sensing and actuation technology, along with the miniaturization of computing and communication, have led to the development of commodity robot technology such as hobby drones and robot toolkits. These platforms are bringing sensing and actuation at places where traditional technology does not reach; for example, for aerial pollution monitoring or for disaster management in remote areas.

This novel class of cyber-physical systems (CPS) take many of the design, implementation, and validation issues of traditional CPSs to an extreme. Control, sensing, estimation, and algorithms for localization, mapping, navigation, and exploration of individual robots are needed to govern their movements. The timing aspects of vehicle operation are key to provide run-time guarantees about performance. The software design and implementation must lead to provably correct execution. Noisy or inaccurate information sensed by the robots must be properly handled to ensure an accurate understanding of the environment.

Research efforts to address the issues above, while related, have previously progressed independently with little cross-fertilization across diverse disciplines such as robotics, real-time systems, signal processing, and software development. The goal of this workshop is to create a platform where researchers from different communities can get together to better understand the latest developments in these related fields as well as to establish connections for future interdisciplinary work. The workshop intends to provide a platform to enable such cross-fertilization, to ultimately speed up the development of the field and to foster rich interdisciplinary work in the future. Particularly, co-location with the Cyber-Physical Systems week will be an asset in this regard. CPSWEEK is the premiere CPS event that brings together five top conferences from complementary areas such as Embedded Systems, Real-time Systems, Sensor Networks, Hybrid Systems, and Networked Systems.

This will be the second edition of this workshop. The proceedings of the first edition are available here.

To build the needed interdisciplinary work ultimately necessary to the development of the field, the workshop seeks technical contributions describing original, previously unpublished results in all topics related to the design of robotic sensor networks, including works across two or more of the following topic areas:

  • Programming of robot swarms
  • Low-power communication in robot networks
  • Sensing coverage using robotic swarms
  • Task allocation
  • Distributed sensing
  • Distributed control
  • Coordination in robotic swarms
  • Verification and validation
  • Distributed planning and navigation
  • Novel applications
  • Experience reports

Submission Guidelines
We invite to submit papers in PDF format, of at most 6 pages in length including figures, tables, and references, in two-column format, and using a minimum of 10-pt font. The submissions should be in compliance with the ACM conference proceedings template that is available through the link below.
ACM conference proceedings template

Submission site: http://

Submission deadline: Jan 26, 2015. extended to Feb 2, 2015
Notifications : Feb 15, 2015.
Camera ready : Feb 20, 2015.
Workshop : Apr 13, 2015.

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