Wireless sensor and robot networks (WSRNs) are the confluence point where the traditional fields of wireless sensor networks (WSNs), robot networks and control theory meet. In WSRN, nodes collaborate to accomplish distributed sensing and actuation tasks. Leveraged by the control and mobility of actors, the networking process and applications embrace a whole new set of possibilities. Actors may deploy, repair and relocate sensors to improve coverage, build routes and fix network partition to ensure data communication, change network topology to shape routing patterns and balance energy consumption, and respond to reported events in a timely and effective manner. The benefits are limited only by imagination. As an emerging field, WSRNs are in need of new networking techniques, by which they can fully exploit their particularities and potentials.WiSARN aims to bring together state-of-the-art contributions on the design, specification and implementation of architectures, algorithms and protocols for current and future applications of WSRN.

The 9th International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks (WiSARN 2016) will be held in conjunction with the International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications – ICNC 2016 that will take place at Kauai, Hawaii, USA, duringĀ  February 15-18, 2016.

Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network systems
(see http://sites.bu.edu/tcns/ for submission instructions).