IEEE WiMob 2017 - 4th Workshop

on Emergency Networks for Public Protection and Disaster Relief

Workshop Committe

Workshop Chair

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

Workshop Co-Chair

Maurizio Casoni, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Publicity Chair

Martin Klapez, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Technical Program Committee

Jens Wagner, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Niko Joram, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Slavisa Aleksic, Leipzig University of Telecommunications, Germany

Matteo Fiorani, Ericsson Research, Sweden

Marco Manso, Rinicom, U.K.

Joseph Wout, Ghent University, Belgium

Muhammad Mahtab Alam, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

Walter Cerroni, University of Bologna, Italy

Henryk Gierszal, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

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

Evangelos Sdongos, Institute of Communications and Computer Systems, Greece

Lazaros Karagiannidis, Institute of Communications and Computer Systems, Greece

George Athanasiou, Institute of Communications and Computer Systems, Greece

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

Giovanni Schembra, University of Catania, 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, 4th 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.


Monday, October 9, 2017

Session 1: Networking. 14:00 - 15:30. Room "VENETO".

  • "Lifetime enhancement of Disaster Recovery Systems based on IEEE 802.11s Wireless Mesh Networks using a sleep-wake algorithm with minimum number of neighbors". Christopher Hepner (Hochschule Ulm - University of Applied Sciences, Germany); Roland Munzner (Hochschule Ulm, Germany); Robert Weigel (Friedrich-Alexander Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg & Eesy-id, Germany).
  • "An Information Centric Networking Approach for Sensor to Vehicular Network Communication in Disasters". Michael Zink and Rajvardhan Somraj Deshmukh (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA).
  • "Technology independent Scheduling Architecture for V2X Communications: a Flexible approach". Carlo Augusto Grazia and Maurizio Casoni (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy).
  • "ScalaNC - Scalable heterogeneous link aggregation enabled by Network Coding". Daniel Behnke, Matthias Priebe, Sebastian Rohde and Karsten Heimann (TU Dortmund University, Germany); Christian Wietfeld (TU Dortmund University & Communication Networks Institute, Germany).

Coffee Break. 15:30 - 16:00.

Session 2: Information Systems. 16:00 - 16:45. Room "VENETO".

  • "Secure Crisis Information Sharing through an Interoperability Framework among First Responders: the SECTOR practical experience". Marcello Cinque and Domenico Cotroneo (University of Naples, Italy); Christian Esposito (University of Salerno, Italy); Mario Fiorentino (CINI, Italy).
  • "CIDOR: Content Distribution and Retrieval in Disaster Networks for Public Protection". H. Islam, Dmitrij Lagutin and Andrey Lukyanenko (Aalto University, Finland); Andrei Gurtov (Linköping University, Sweden); Antti Yla-Jaaski (Aalto University, Finland).

For the full IEEE WiMob 2017 Program, click 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


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 for US$100 / €81 each. 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. IEEE WiMob Executive Committee reserves the right not to include in IEEE Explore the papers that are not presented at the conference.

WiMob 2017 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.

IMPORTANT: When uploading their final manuscript on EDAS, authors will need to enter their "Registration Code", which is actually the "Order Code" received from EasyConferences through the Registration process. The "Order Code" is shown on the top-right corner of the confirmation page after the authors register through EasyConferences.

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 2016 paper.

For more information, please refer to WiMoB 2017 author guide.


The workshop will follow this timeline:

Workshop Duration: one day (October 9, 2017)

Full-paper submission: July 15, 2017, 23:00:00 CEST

Full-paper submission EXTENDED: July 31, 2017, 23:00:00 CEST

Acceptance notification: August 15, 2017

Camera Ready due: September 1, 2017

Advanced Registration by: August 25, 2017

Author Registration: here

More Information

Please email or refer to the IEEE WiMob 2017 page.

Past Editions

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