The Second International Workshop on Networks of Cooperating Objects CONET 2011, Chicago, USA, 11th April 2011


The Second International Workshop on Networks of Cooperating Objects CONET 2011, Chicago, USA, 11 April 2011

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 2011 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. Submissions will be handled by EDAS. You can upload your paper at

The papers accepted for presentation at the workshop will be made available to participants in electronic form, via a USB key.

Important dates

Submission deadline: Monday, February 28, 2011
Acceptance Notification: Monday, March 21, 2011
Camera Ready: Monday, March 28, 2011
Workshop: Monday, April 11, 2011

General Co-Chairs
Pedro Jose Marron, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Anibal Ollero, University of Seville, Spain

TPC Co-Chairs
Jose Ramiro Martinez de Dios, AICIA, Spain
Thiemo Voigt, SICS, Sweden

Technical Program Committee
Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Mario Alves, ISEP, Portugal
Fernando Caballero, AICIA, Spain
Peter Corke, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Simon Duquennoy, SICS, Sweden
Jesus Fernandez, Univ. of Malaga, Spain
Raja Jurdak, CSIRO, Australia
Mohamed Jamshidi, University of Texas San Antonio, USA
Pedro Lima, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
Chenyang Lu, Washington University in Saint Louis, USA
Edith Ngai, Uppsala University, Sweden
Gregory O?Hare, University College Dublin, Ireland
Kay Romer, U. of Lubeck, Germany
Lucia Pallottino, Univ. of Pisa, Italy
Gian Pietro Picco, University of Trento, Italy
Silvia Santini, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Sanjiv Singh, Carnegie Mellon, USA
Salah Sukkarieh, University of Sydney, Australia
Kamin Whitehouse, Univ. of Virgina, USA

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