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WONS 2024 - 19th Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services Conference - Extended CfP


on 29-01-2024

... Wireless on-demand network systems and services have become mainstream technologies that shape the networked world of the future. Different types of wireless LANs, both sub-6 GHz and in higher frequency bands, as well as such established technologies as Bluetooth LE, LTE-Direct, LTE ProSE, NR sidelink, NFC, and optical links are the cornerstone of networking paradigms including NextG cellular, mesh and sensor networks, cloud networks, vehicular networks, non-terrestrial networks, and in-body networks.

The challenges of this exciting research field are numerous. These include providing robust services in highly dynamic, mobile, and extreme environments, how to minimize energy demands or zero out battery usage in favor of renewable energy sources, how to smartly blend multiple wireless technologies available to a network node (including across radically different bands), and how to make wireless on-demand networks and services self-configurable, adaptive, self-organizing, and self-healing in a variety of different context, each exhibiting its own peculiar constraints.

IFIP WONS, now at its nineteenth edition, has established itself as a high-quality forum to address the above and related challenges. WONS 2024 aims to continue to provide a global platform for rich interactions between experts in their fields, discussing innovative contributions in a stimulating environment.

This announcement solicits original contributions of high-quality research providing novel insights on all aspects of wireless on-demand networks and systems. Topics of interest comprise but are not limited to:

5G and 6G networks
Cloud/edge/fog computing and networking
Cognitive radio networks
Cross-layer design
Data analytics and ML/AI-driven network systems
Heterogeneous wireless networks
Joint communications, networking, and sensing
Implementations and testbeds
Internet of Things
Intra-body and biomedical on-demand systems
Integrated Access and Backhaul technologies
Integration of different wireless technologies
Localization and mobility management
Mobile computing and services
Network and service management
Non-terrestrial (aerial, space, underwater, …) networks
Novel architectures, protocols, applications and services
Open-source software, open-source hardware and open data
Optical and visible light wireless networks
Performance evaluation through simulations, emulations and real-world experiments
Pervasive and ubiquitous computing
Quantum computing and networking
QoS and QoE aspects
Security, privacy, and trust
Social and economic aspects
Sustainable networks and distributed ML/AI services
Theoretical and data-driven modeling and optimization
Vehicular networks
Wireless technologies for NextG networks (millimeter-wave, terahertz, …)

We will have at least 3 reviews per paper, and we count on the TPC members to do the reviews themselves to ensure high-quality and comprehensive reviews.

The authors of selected papers from WONS 2024 edition will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to Elsevier Computer Communications for possible publication in a dedicated Virtual Special Issue (VSI). VSI-submitted papers should extend significantly the original work offering additional contribution and insight to the community.

Together with the honor, this year's Best Paper Award comes also with a monetary prize sponsored by IFIP.


Important dates:
Paper registration (new) deadline: Nov 20, 2023
Paper submission (new) deadline: Nov 20, 2023
Acceptance notification (new deadline): Dec 18, 2023

General Chair: Serge Fdida (Sorbonne University, France)

Technical Program Chairs:
Michele Polese (Northeastern University, United States)
Ana Aguiar (Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Porto, Portugal)



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Online Distinguished Lecture - Applied metrology for novel human-computer interaction


on 12-12-2023

... Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are a novel means of human-computer interaction relying on the direct measurement of brain signals. Possible applications consist of replacing, restoring, improving, enhancing, and supplementing the natural outputs of the central nervous system, as well as for brain functions investigation. In considering daily-life constraints, researchers are exploring the possibility of integrating extended reality (XR) and electroencephalography (EEG). Nevertheless, those studies were more application-oriented and they did not deal with a metrological characterization of the stimulation and detection equipment.

In this 1-hour webinar, we will analyse the importance of a metrological characterization in investigating the harmonic components of visually-evoked brain potentials. This will be done by discussing methods for characterizing the different blocks of a neural interface.


Bio
Antonio Esposito received his MSc degree in electronic engineering at the University of Naples Federico II (Italy) in 2017 and the Ph.D. in Metrology at Polytechnic of Turin (Italy) in 2022 with a doctoral thesis on “Instrumentation for daily-life brain-computer interfaces: applied metrology for assistive devices relying on steady-state visually evoked potentials and motor imagery”.
He has been working with visually evoked potentials elicited through extended reality glasses and he participated in the development of a prototype for industrial and healthcare applications. Currently, he also investigates neurofeedback for motor imagery-based interfaces in telerehabilitation with a focus on neurodegenerative diseases.
Antonio was designated “Distinguished Lecturer 2023-2025” for the Instrumentation and Measurement Society of IEEE on the topic “Applied metrology for novel human-computer interactions” and he is the Operational Chair of the IEEE MetroXRAINE International Conference.



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