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OES Electronic Newsletter Volume 4, Number 11

IEEE JSAC Special Underwater Issue Call for Papers Underwater Wireless Communications and Networks Manuscript Submission Deadline: February 15, 2008.

Wireless information transmission through the ocean is one of the enabling technologies for the development of future ocean-observation systems and is also crucial for control of autonomous vehicles which will serve as mobile nodes in the future information networks of distributed underwater sensors. The proposed JSAC special issue seeks original research papers that explicitly address the unique technical challenges encountered in underwater scenarios, including (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • Statistical channel modeling and estimation
  • Underwater channel and network capacity
  • Bandwidth-efficient modulation/detection methods
  • Acoustic modem design and performance
  • Coding for underwater channels
  • Optical and RF underwater systems
  • Network topology and architecture
  • Resource allocation and spatial reuse
  • Multiple access techniques
  • Medium access control protocols
  • Routing protocols
  • Transport protocols
  • Traffic characterization and modeling
  • Data aggregation, fusion, and storage
  • System integration and applications
  • Experimental platforms
  • Application experiences

Prospective authors should follow the IEEE J-SAC manuscript format described in the Information for Authors at http://www.jsac.ucsd.edu/Guidelines/info.html and submit a PDF version of their complete manuscript to http://edas.info according to the following timetable:

Manuscript Submission: February 15, 2008
Acceptance Notification: June 15, 2008
Final Manuscript Due: August 15, 2008
Publication: 4th Quarter 2008

For more information, contact Milica Stojanovic at MIT millitsa@mit.edu

For information on other OES activities, go to http://www.oceanicengineering.org

Send comments regarding this newsletter to the editor, Dr. Diane DiMassa, ddimassa@ieee.org