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SaCoNeT 2014 : International Conference on Smart Communications in Network Technologies
Submission Date:
2014-03-30 Extended
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Conference Date:
Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain
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The scope of SaCoNet is to deal with the growing smart communications fields embedded in complex systems for a wide variety of applications in the future generation of network and cloud computing technologies. SaCoNet focuses on how smart communications affect protocols, design, equipment, algorithms, paradigm, power, etc., for a large family of applications (Healthcare, Underwater, Vehicular, Robotic, Economics, etc.) using network technologies (Sensor Networks, MANET, VANET, Ubiquitous, etc.). Indeed, autonomous applications embedded in complex configurations and dynamic environments have rapidly expanded from classical applications where different modular devices, actuators and sensors interact closely. This has impacted considerably the control of a given system in a centralized manner. Current trends are to propose new autonomic architecture schemes that manage and control future emerging networks: sky of clouds, Internet of things, Smart Grids, Smart Cities, etc. The evolution of Internet usages appeals for more quality guarantees in order to support stringent services. Aligned to these trends, the Open Data initiative fuels novel development scenarios, business opportunities and markets. In this context, for example, Healthcare and wellness applications such as helping elderly people, assisting dependent persons, habitat monitoring in a smart environment constitute some of the potential scenarios of convergence between autonomous systems and smart network technologies. These applications, which are based on high-level commands, accomplish some specific tasks, reveal new challenges regarding mechanic design, portability, acceptability, power support and efficiency, control theory, etc. In addition to portability and low-power systems, which are major challenges that limit substantially the efficiency of any autonomous system based application; network paradigms should also take into account issues related to cost, economic aspects, scalability and security. Another key challenge arises at business level, since existing models do not cover added value services. Before investing in these infrastructures, providers must be ensured to perceive incentive compensations. This conference will highlight the overlapping of these two domains of autonomous systems and the smart network technologies devoted for different applications for a large variety of domains. Issues related to concepts, new technologies, test-beds, and protocols will elicit particular attention. We solicit papers addressing on Smart Communications in:

Cloud Computing & Internet of things 	
Rural applications
Vehicular applications of autonomous behavior 	
Autonomous manipulation using service robots
Architecture and protocol for wireless based sensor networks 	
Secure, scalable and low cost network paradigms applications
Energy optimization of autonomous systems 	
Underwater applications
Virtual networks and distributed Agent Platform 	
Pervasive communication in autonomous application fields
Rehabilitation robotics, exoskeletons, smart textile clothes and wearable robots applications 	
Context-awareness and ubiquitous applications
Techniques of sensing, actuation and recognition 	
Design modeling and control of autonomous robotic systems
Assistive robotic technology 	
Economic aspects
Context awareness using sensor networks 	
Open Data initiatives
Real-time network based structure using sensors, actuators and transducers 	
Network based transmission architecture for controlling autonomous systems
Monitoring and security of autonomous systems in intelligent environment 
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