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9th EAI International Conference on Ad Hoc Networks

September 28–29, 2017 | Niagara Falls, Canada

Workshop on Underwater Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Ad Hoc Networks



Michel Barbeau, Carleton University, CANADA

Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, Paris-Saclay University · Telecom SudParis, FRANCE



Evangelos Kranakis (Carleton University)

George Sklivanitis (University at Buffalo)

Ming Li (DRDC Ottawa)

Mehdi Sookhak (Carlton University)

Amiya Nayak (University of Ottawa)

Bo Xiao (East China Normal University)

Jiali Shang (Canada Remote Sensing Applications development)

Kamesh Namuduri (University of North Texas)

Nicholas Mastronarde (University at Buffalo)

Pratap Kumar Sahu (University of Montreal)

Ramon Sanchez-Iborra (Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena)

Christian Schlegel (Dalhousie University) 

Thomas Kunz (Carleton University)


Underwater autonomous vehicle and sensor ad hoc networks imply the deployment of elements over large and remote areas. Multiple sensing nodes produce information, e.g., seabed or vertical line hydrophone arrays, magnetometers, moored or surface-float suspended, and mobile autonomous vehicles. The network elements operate strategically throughout areas of interest. They need to communicate with each other, to collect and route data to fusion centres or for control purposes. Underwater conditions rule out the extensive use of conventional electromagnetic and cabling communications. Wireless acoustic communication networks are therefore required.

Topics of interest for this workshop include (but are not limited to):

  • Modem and signalling protocol analysis, design and implementation
  • Channel modelling and simulation
  • Communication techniques and protocols (physical, data link and network)
  • Medium access control
  • Experimental results
  • Routing algorithms
  • Topology control
  • Network management
  • Detection, localization, classification and tracking of objects of interest in the underwater environment
  • Model of serviceable coverage ranges
  • Data trustworthiness and data provenance
  • Detection of counterfeit sensor outputs



Half day



Papers should be submitted via Confy system. Please follow instructions on initial submission and in author's kit when submitting your paper.



Full Paper Submission Deadline

June 5, 2017

Notification and Registration Opens

July 2, 2017

Camera-ready Deadline

July 21, 2017