WiMob 2018 - 5th Workshop

on Emergency Networks for Public Protection and Disaster Relief


Workshop Committe

Workshop Chairs

Maurizio Casoni, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Publicity Chairs

Carlo Augusto Grazia, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Martin Klapez, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Technical Program Committee

Wout Joseph, Ghent University, Belgium

Marco Manso, IMG-S (Integrated Mission Group for Security), Belgium (BE)

Damien Lavaux, Thales Communications and Security SAS, France

Jens Wagner, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Niko Joram, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Slavisa Aleksic, Leipzig University of Telecommunications, Germany

Angelos Amditis, Institute of Communications and Computer Systems, Greece

Evangelos Sdongos, Institute of Communications and Computer Systems, Greece

Lazaros Karagiannidis, Institute of Communications and Computer Systems, Greece

Vasilis Sourlas, Institute of Communications and Computer Systems, Greece

Giovanni Schembra, University of Catania, Italy

Walter Cerroni, University of Bologna, Italy

Henryk Gierszal, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Piotr Tyczka, ITTI Sp. z.o.o, Poland

Matteo Fiorani, Ericsson Research, Sweden

Xinheng (Henry) Wang, University of West London, U.K.

Giorgio Matteo Vitetta, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Martin Klapez, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Carlo Augusto Grazia, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

The Emergency Networks for Public Protection and Disaster Relief (EN4PPDR) Workshop, 5th edition, aims to gather researchers and experts working in the field of public safety, emergency response, protection, relief and recovery of critical infrastructures. Disasters, natural or not, may occur on a metropolitan (e.g. building collapse, airplane crash,...) or on a large scale (e.g. earthquake, forest fire, flooding,..) and may involve critical infrastructures as well (e.g. gas pipelines, electric power systems, telecommunications networks,...).

Therefore, protection of critical infrastructures from one side and prompt emergency response from the other play a fundamental role in saving human lives, protecting properties and recovering from system failure.

The workshop very large area of interests includes, but is not limited to, wireless technologies, network architectures, transmission protocols, spectrum management, fast deployable systems, interoperability, crisis management, data fusion systems, secure communications, standardization activities, first responder equipment, network topologies and resilience.

Results from research activities, demonstrations, test-bed and prototype testing are encouraged by universities, research institutes, industries and companies.

Joint papers from different institutions are welcome.

You may download the Call for Papers Flyer here

The EDAS submission site is now open, please click here to start your submission.

Best papers will be invited to submit an extended version to the Special Issue "Emergency Networks and Future Public Safety Systems(ENFPSS)" for the Journal Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing: CFP


Final Program

Monday, October 15, 14:00 - 15:30.

Room: "ATRIUM A".

  • "A resilient, multi-access communication solution for USaR operations: the INACHUS approach". Anastasios Rigos (Institute of Communication & Computer Systems (ICCS), National Technical University of Athens, Greece); Dimitrios Sofianos (Intrasoft International S. A., Greece); Vasilis Sourlas (ICCS-NTUA, Greece); Evangelos Sdongos (Institute of Communication and Computer Systems & National Technical University of Athens, Greece); Miltiadis Koutsokeras (Institute of Communication & Computer Systems (ICCS), Greece); Angelos Amditis (Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, Greece).
  • "First Experiences with Earthcloud, a Low-Cost, Cloud-Based IoT Seismic Alert System". Martin Klapez and Carlo Augusto Grazia (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy); Simone Zennaro and Matteo Cozzani (Earthcloud Association, Italy); Maurizio Casoni (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy).
  • "Increasing Network Resiliency via Data-Centric Offloading". Thiago Teixeira (University of Massachusetts, USA); Michael Zink and Rajvardhan Somraj Deshmukh (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA).
  • "Towards 1 ms WLAN Latency". Carlo Augusto Grazia (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy).

The complete WiMob program can be found here.


List of Topics

  • First responder equipment and sensors
  • Body and Personal Area Networks
  • Ad hoc and wireless mesh networks
  • 4G wireless technologies (LTE, WiMax)
  • 5G-based emergency networks
  • SDN/NFV for PPDR systems
  • Wireless LANs
  • Sensor networks for environmental monitoring (WSN)
  • Positioning systems (LPS, GPS,...)
  • Infrastructure and Infrastructures-less architectures and protocols for prompt response
  • Satellite communications for disaster events
  • Satellite and terrestrial networks inter-working
  • Multimedia communications
  • Information systems for disaster events
  • Secure communications
  • Critical infrastructure resilience and survivability
  • Disaster management
  • Interoperability (radio spectrum, wireless technologies, network architectures)
  • Inter-agency interoperability (among different public safety agencies)
  • Inter-countries interoperability (among different countries agencies)
  • Demonstrations, test-bed and prototype testing
  • New social media and wireless technologies for crisis response and Search and Rescue (SAR) activities

AUTHOR GUIDELINES:

High-quality full papers which at the time of submission, are not under review and have not already been published or accepted for publication elsewhere are solicited. The first page should include the paper's title, the abstract, a list of keywords indicating the paper's topic area(s), the authors' full names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses.

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, and will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Digital Xplore. Authors are required to submit fully formatted papers (PDF), with graphs, images, and other special areas arranged as intended for the final publication. Papers should be written in English conforming to the IEEE standard conference format (8.5" x 11" - US letter, Two-Column). The final manuscript for publication will be limited to 8 IEEE pages (Maximum of two (2) additional pages can be purchased, each paper cannot exceed 10 pages). You can find a copy of the IEEE standard conference template for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats here. Your paper must be printable in order to be accepted.

At least one of the authors of each accepted paper has to register at the regular rate (non-student). Each registration will cover one accepted paper. WiMob Executive Committee reserves the right not to include in IEEE Explore the papers that are not presented at the conference.

WiMob 2018 is using the EDAS Conference Management System to manage the paper submission process. The EDAS submission site is now open, please click here to start your submission.


IEEE PDF eXpress

WiMob 2018 has registered to use the the IEEE tool: IEEE PDF eXpress.

According to the new IEEE Xplore Requirements for PDF, all conference articles submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore must adhere to the IEEE Xplore PDF specification for compatibility.

IEEE PDF eXpress is a free service to IEEE conferences, allowing their authors to make IEEE Xplore-compatible PDFs (Conversion function) or to check PDFs that authors have made themselves for IEEE Xplore compatibility (PDF Check function).

It is important to note that submitting a file to IEEE PDF eXpress is only for creation of a compliant PDF file, you must still submit your final paper through the EDAS online submission system.


Papers cannot be included in the conference proceedings without a completed IEEE Copyright Form. Authors can submit the Copyright Form electronically through EDAS by going to the My Papers tab and clicking the 'c' icon in the Copyright column of your WiMob 2018 paper.


For more information, please refer to the WiMoB 2018 author guide.

Timeline

The workshop will follow this timeline:

Workshop Duration: one day (October 15, 2018)

Full-paper submission: July 15, 2018

Full-paper submission EXTENDED: July 31, 2018

Acceptance notification: August 15, 2018

Camera Ready due: September 1, 2018

Author Registration: here



More Information

Please email maurizio.casoni@unimore.it or refer to the WiMob 2018 page.


Past Editions

  • Rome, Italy, 2017, link
  • New York, USA, 2016, link
  • Abu-Dhabi, UAE, 2015, link
  • Larnaca, Cyprus, 2014, link