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Call for Papers: CONET 2010

The First International Workshop on Networks of Cooperating Objects
CONET 2010
April 12th, 2010 – Stockholm, Sweden
Co-located with the CPS Week 2010




* The Technical Program for CONET 2010 is now available here

* Please follow the CPS Week Instructions for registration here.




During the last decade, the continuous improvement and miniaturization of integrated circuits has led to new types of computing systems. An emerging trend is the collaboration of miniature devices to achieve a common goal. Representative examples include wireless sensor networks, pervasive computing and embedded systems.


Along this trend, the notion of Cooperating Objects collectively refers to embedded computing devices equipped with communication as well as sensing or actuation capabilities, able to cooperate and organize themselves autonomously into networks to achieve a common task. As such, Cooperating Objects envision a single, coherent system formed by a wide range of devices, including those from the areas mentioned above. The complexity germane to the interaction inside and across networks of Cooperating Objects presents a rich set of research questions, and entails a wide range of scientific disciplines, such as networking, software engineering, and control theory.


CONET 2010 will provide a discussion forum for researchers, aimed at fostering synergy and convergence of complementary areas towards the vision of networks of Cooperating Objects. Work-in-progress systems, provocative ideas, and position papers paving the road towards such synergy and convergence are particularly welcome.


Topics of Interest


Authors are invited to submit papers for presentation at the workshop. The topics of interest include theoretical and empirical work in, but not limited to:


- Resource management of Cooperating Objects

- Quality-of-Service in networks of Cooperating Objects

- Hardware platforms for Cooperating Objects

- Mobile and distributed sensing

- Hybrid cooperation of static and mobile nodes

- Communication and control of mobile Cooperating Objects

- Distributed control and estimation over networks

- Decentralized algorithms for control over wireless sensor networks

- Decentralized, distributed, and cooperative optimization

- Applications of control of Cooperating Objects

- Real-time aspects of Cooperation Objects

- System software for Cooperating Objects

- Communication support for Cooperating Objects

- Real-world deployments of Cooperating Objects

- Applications of Cooperating Objects to Body Area Networks

- Cooperating Objects in Complex Systems

- Security and Privacy in Cooperating Objects

- Enterprise Integration of Cooperating Objects

- Application of wireless sensor networks on Pervasive computing

- Closed-loop applications of pervasive computing


Paper Submission


A paper must be original material that has neither been previously published nor is currently under review by another conference or journal. Full research papers (max. 16 pages) as well as work-in-progress and position papers (max. 4 pages) are both welcome. Submissions should be formatted according the Springer LNCS style. Authors must submit their manuscripts through EasyChair. Please follow this link (please register if not an EasyChair user).  


The papers accepted for presentation at the workshop will be made available to participants in electronic form, via a USB key. A selection of the best papers will be invited for publication in a book published in the Springer special series. The book will also contain invited papers from experts in the field of Cooperating Objects


A copy of the book will be sent to all the workshop attendees, regardless of whether they presented a paper or not.


Submission deadline: Monday, March 1, 2010

Acceptance Notification: Monday, March 22, 2010

Camera Ready: Monday, March 29, 2010




General Co-Chairs:

Pedro José Marrón, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Marco Zuniga, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland


TPC Co-Chairs:


Gian Pietro Picco, University of Trento, Italy

Alberto Bemporad, University of Trento, Italy


Local Chair: Luca Mottola, SICS, Sweden


Technical Program Committee:


Mario Alves, ISEP, Portugal

Bjorn Andersson, ISEP, Portugal

Carlos Canudas de Wit, CNRS, France

Carlo Fischione, KTH Stockholm, Sweden

Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP Research, Germany

Tamas Keviczky, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Maurice Heemels, University of Eindhoven, Netherlands

Koen Langendoen, TU Delft, The Netherlands

Zhiyun Lin, Zhejiang University, China

Jose Ramiro Martinez de Dios, AICIA, Spain

Luca Mottola, SICS, Sweden

Mirco Musolesi, U. of Saint Andrews, UK

Lucia Pallottino, University of Pisa, Italy

Kay Romer, U. of Lubeck, Germany

Carla Seatzu, University of Cagliari, Italy

Cormac Sreenan, U. of Cork, Ireland

Paulo Tabuada, UCLA, USA

Andreas Terzis, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Nathan van de Wouw, University of Eindhoven, Netherlands

Kamin Whitehouse, U. of Virginia, USA