International Workshop on Under Water Sensors and Systems

UNWAT 2007

October 14-20, 2007 - Valencia, Spain

Technical Co-Sponsors and Logistics Supporters

This workshop is part of SENSORCOMM 2007.

Submit a Paper:

Submit a paper using the same page as the SENSORCOMM 2007 conference.

Touristic Information:

Touristic information is available from the hosting conference, SENSORCOMM 2007.

Hotels and Travel:

Hotels and travel information is available from the hosting conference page, SENSORCOMM 2007.

Call for Papers:

Sensor networks and sensor-based systems support many applications today on the ground. Underwateroperations and applications are quite limited by comparison. Most applications refer to remotely controlled submersibles and wide-area data collection systems at a coarse granularity.

Underwater sensor networks have many potential applications such a seismic imaging of undersea oilfields as a representative application. Oceanographic research is also based on the advances in underwater data collection systems.

There are specific technical aspects to realize underwater applications which can’t be borrowed from the ground-based sensors net research. Radio is not suitable for underwater systems because of extremely limited propagation. Acoustic telemetry could be used in underwater communication; however off-the-shelf acoustic modems are not recommended for underwater sensor networks with hundreds of nodes because they were designed for long-range and expensive. As the speed of light (radio) is five orders of magnitude higher than the speed of sound, there are fundamental implications of time synchronization and propagation delays for localization. Additionally, existing communication protocols are not designed to deal with long sleep times and they can’t shut down and quickly restart.

The International Workshop on Under Water Sensors and Systems, UNWAT 2007, brings together practitioners and researchers for discussion and work on the emerging aspects pertaining to the new mechanisms for underwater sensor networks and applications.


  • Protocols for underwater sensor networks
  • Underwater hardware
  • Underwater wired systems
  • Underwater wireless sensor networks
  • Underwater sensors for neutrino telescopes
  • Acoustic and radio underwater communication
  • Aquatic environments and applications
  • Unmanned underwater exploration
  • Underwater localization and knowledge acquisition
  • Scalable underwater monitoring and measurement systems
  • Fixed and mobile underwater wireless sensors
  • Aquatic surveillance applications
  • QoS/Performance in underwater communication
  • Surface-floating and underwater sensor communication
  • Access control in underwater networks
  • Latency effects for critical applications and synchronization
  • Synchronization and delays in underwater sensor networks
  •  Localization in underwater sensor networks
  • Advanced underwater sensor-based applications


The UNWAT 2007 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services and on-line via IEEE XPlore Digital Library. IEEE will index the papers with major indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission deadline May 10, 2007
Notification June 10, 2007
Registration and camera ready June 25, 2007

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via the EDAS system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the IEEE CS Press an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will be published in the conference’s CD collection, together with the regular papers. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies.

For more information,



Miguel Ardid, UP - Valencia, Spain 

Shlomi Arnon,, Ben-Gurion U. of the Negev, Israel
Vincent Bertin , CPPM - Marseille, France
Eduard Calvo, UP Catalunya, Spain
Juan Freire, U. Coruña, Spain
João Pedro Gomes, UTC Lisboa, Portugal
Juan José Hernández-Rey, IFIC - Valencia, Spain
Raja Jurdak, UC - Dublin, Ireland
Joan A. Martínez, UP-  Valencia, Spain
Mehul Motani , NU-  Singapore
Dario Pompili   GIT - Atlanta, US
Giorgio Riccobene, LNS - Catania, Italy
Lee Thompson, U - Sheffield, United Kingdom


Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, SENSORCOMM 2007.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, SENSORCOMM 2007.

Manuscript Preparation:

Manuscript preparation is available from the hosting conference page, SENSORCOMM 2007.

Registration Form:

Registration form is available from the hosting conference page, SENSORCOMM 2007.


Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, SENSORCOMM 2007.


Photos are available from the hosting conference page, SENSORCOMM 2007.


Awards are available from the hosting conference page, SENSORCOMM 2007.


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