2nd Annual Workshop on Wireless Intelligent Sensor Networks (WISeNet)

June 9 & 10, 2014
Duke University, Durham, NC

Heterogeneous sensor networks consist of multiple heterogeneous vehicles, such as ground, air, and underwater robots, each equipped with heterogeneous sensing and wireless communication devices that are employed to meet a common objective. By cooperating and exploiting their complementarities, these networks can exhibit enhanced sensing performance and navigation in complex environments through the use of sensor fusion and data-sharing algorithms. As a result, heterogeneous sensor networks are now being increasingly utilized to remove humans from monitoring and surveillance tasks that are hazardous, tedious, or must last over long periods of time. The WISeNet Workshop brings together scientists and engineers in the fields of sensor networks, robotics, and environmental modeling and prediction to identify and address the technical challenges presented by heterogeneous sensor networks in emerging applications, such as, search-and-rescue operations; robotic serpentine monitoring; environmental monitoring of air quality; monitoring of physical variables in agricultural and greenhouse environments; and detection of oil and gas leaks in refineries, wells, and pipelines.

Topics of Interest

Information-Driven Environmental Sensing and Prediction

  • Sensor Planning and Control
  • Environmental Modeling and Prediction
  • Information Theory
  • Sensor Data Processing, Fusion, and Simulation

 Guidance and Control of Mobile Sensor Networks

  • Unmanned Vehicles
  • Active Sensing
  • Signal Processing
  • Intelligent Control and Coordination of Mobile Networks

 Biologically-Inspired Intelligent Sensor Systems

  • Computational Intelligence
  • Adaptation and Learning
  • Sensorimotor Modeling and Control

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: March 10, 2014    Deadline extended until March 24, 2014

Abstract acceptance notification: April 1, 2014

Registration deadline and final manuscripts due: May 9, 2014

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for the 2014 Workshop on Wireless Intelligent Sensor Networks (WISeNet) is now open.

How to Submit

All abstracts must be submitted electronically.

Abstracts should be no more than 200 words and should adequately describe the topic.

Paper and Presentation Options

  • Option 1: Paper and Presentation consists of a written paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings and an oral presentation at the workshop.
  • Option 2: Presentation Only (abstracts may be selected for either an oral presentation or a poster presentation)
  • Option 3: Poster Presentation Only

Download the call for papers.


Registration for the workshop is free of charge. Registration is now closed.

Workshop Venues

June 9 events will take place at:

Hilton Durham Near Duke University
3800 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC 27705

June 9th events include: Registration, Welcome and Opening Remarks, First Keynote Talk, Reception, and Poster Session.

Heavy Hors D'oeuvres will be served. 

June 10 events will take place at:

Duke University
Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences (FCIEMAS)
Schiciano Auditorium
101 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

June 10th events include: Registration and Continental Breakfast, Keynote Talks, Brief Talks, Tutorial Sessions, and Lunch.

Read more about the venues.

Download the workshop flyer 

Organizing Committee

Silvia Ferrari
Duke University

       John Albertson
      Duke University

        Gabriel Katul
      Duke University

Ronald Parr
Duke University
Pankaj Agarwal
Duke University


Scientific Committee

Lorenzo Marconi
University of Bologna, Bologna,

Thomas Wettergren
Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), Newport, RI

Ingo Fischer
Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems IFISC (UIB-CSIC), Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Gayle Hagler
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development, Research Triangle Park, NC

Marc Parlange
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne  (EPFL), Switzerland

       Caryl Johnson
      Introspective Systems LLC
, Peaks
      Island, ME

Martin McGinnity
Intelligent Systems Research Center (ISRC), University of Ulster, UK

      Stefano Varisco
      Ferrari, S.p.A., Modena, Italy

Stefano Lanzoni
University of Padova, Italy

Gabriel Katul
Duke University

Silvia Ferrari
Duke University

       John Albertson
      Duke University

Ronald Parr
Duke University
Pankaj Agarwal
Duke University

Contact Information

For further information, please contact:

Pam King
IGERT WISeNet Program Coordinator
Duke University
Office Phone: (919) 660-5335
Email Address: pamela [dot] king [at] duke [dot] edu


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