IEEE WiMob 2014 Workshop

on Emergency Networks for Public Protection and Disaster Relief

Workshop Committe

Workshop Chair

Maurizio Casoni, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Publicity Chairs

Martin Klapez, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

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

Natale Patriciello, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Technical Program Committee

Jens Wagner, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Niko Joram, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Damien Lavaux, Thales Communications and Security SAS, France

Garik Markarian, Rinicom, U.K.

Marco Manso, Rinicom, U.K.

Dimitris Vassiliadis, Exus S.A., Greece

Dimitris Kanakidis, Exus S.A., Greece

Christos Katsigiannis, Exus S.A., Greece

Henryk Gierszal, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Krzysztof Romanowski, ITTI Sp. z.o.o, Poland

Evangelos Sdongos, Institute of Communications and Computer Systems, Greece

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

Giovanni Schembra, University of Catania, Italy

Matteo Fiorani, KTH, Royal Insitute of Technology, Sweden

Walter Cerroni, University of Bologna, Italy

Martin Klapez, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

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

Natale Patriciello, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Tiziana Campana, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

The Emergency Networks for Public Protection and Disaster Relief (EN4PPDR) Workshop 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

List of Topics

  • 4G wireless technologies (LTE, WiMax)
  • Wireless LANs
  • First responder equipment and sensors
  • Body and Personal Area Networks
  • Ad hoc and wireless mesh networks
  • 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
  • Data fusion systems and disaster management tools
  • 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


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 by the IEEE, and will be accessible via IEEE Xplore Digital Library. 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. You can find a copy of the IEEE standard conference template for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats here. Your paper must be submitted through EDAS. For more information, please refer to WiMoB 2014 author guide.


The workshop will follow this timeline:

Workshop Duration: 1 day (October 8, 2014)

Camera Ready due: August 25, 2014 (EXTENDED)

Camera Ready due: August 18, 2014 (EXTENDED)

Camera Ready due: August 7, 2014

Acceptance notification: July 18, 2014

Full-paper submission: July 8, 2014

Author Registration: here

More Information

Please email or refer to the IEEE WiMob 2014 page.