2008 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control

International Asia Pacific Convention Center & HNA Resort Sanya, China, April 6-8, 2008

Sponsored by the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society


Call for Contributed Papers and Special Sessions

The 2008 IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control will be held in Sanya, China. The main theme of the conference is advanced technologies for emergency planning and response. Effective management of emergency events, including natural disasters and terrorist attacks, requires more sophisticated command, control, communication and coordination systems, which in hence raises challenge to researchers in the areas of networking, sensing, human factors, operational research, logistics, decision-making, information fusion, control theory, and system simulation. This conference will provide a remarkable opportunity for the academic and industrial community to address new challenges and share solutions, and discuss future research directions. It will feature plenary speeches, industrial panel sessions, funding agency panel sessions, interactive sessions, and invited/special sessions. Contributions are expected from academia, industry, and emergency management agencies. The conference will feature plenary speeches given by worldwide renowned scholars, regular sessions with broad coverage, and some special sessions focusing on popular topics.


    Autonomic computing
    Bio-informatics, bio-signals and systems
    Collaborative systems
    Complex system management
    Control of networks
    Distributed intelligent systems
    Emergency mitigation
    Emergency planning
    Emergency response
    Fuzzy and neural systems
    Grid and cluster computing
    Hazard mitigation
    Heterogeneous wireless networks
    Homeland security
    Human factors
    Human adaptive mechatronics
    Human/computer interface
    Information systems & infrastructure
    Intelligent vehicle highway systems
    Medical and patient monitoring
    Micro/nano, electro-mechanical sensor systems
    Multi-agent systems
    Multi-level multi-objective optimization
    Network security
    Network-based computing systems
    Networked control systems
    Next generation of infrastructures
    Sensor design, integration and fusion
    Sensor networks
    Smart car and vehicle control
    Smart home environments
    Smart vision and image processing
    Space-based networking
    Wireless communications
    Workflow management



    Regular paper submission deadline: October 1, 2007
    Special session proposals deadline: October 1, 2007
    Special session paper submission deadline: October 15, 2007
    Notification of acceptance: November 15, 2007
    Camera-ready copy and author registration: December 15, 2007


    Sanya is located on the southernmost tip of Hainan Island, Sanya is the island's most famous tropical resort, wonderful in the baking summer months and also a popular spot in winter too. Once home to China's most reviled exiles. Sanya has been transformed from a spot that no one wanted to visit at the 'end of the world', to become one of China's most popular, most beautiful and relaxed areas. Sanya town is situated on a small peninsula, connected to the mainland by two bridges. The town itself is a noisy and atmospheric place. This is an active naval base and men in uniform, 'ladies of the night' and fishermen all mingle together around the docks and wharf area. This is a great place to soak up some atmosphere and the night market here is especially lively with seafood thrown on the streets, stores selling all types of weird and wonderful wares (including smuggled goods from Vietnam) and huge tea warehouses, all adding to the chaotic feeling about this place. And it is the beaches that are the biggest attraction here. Sanya has some of the most beautiful and well-maintained stretches of sand not just in China but in southern Asia. The sand here is white, palm trees provide shelter from the sun and the sea is wonderfully blue and warm. This is just about the only place in China with a really laid-back feeling and atmosphere. You could spend anything from a few days to a week or so here, soaking up the sun, relaxing and just enjoying the unique and relaxed ambience that dominates this place.