MARSS 2020 Workshop

The International Workshop on Marine Sensors and Systems

Co-located to the 5rd EAI International Conference on Industrial IoT Technologies and Applications (Gandia, Spain)

Workshop chairs:

  • Miguel Ardid, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
  • Victor Espinosa, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

Sensor networks and sensor-based systems support many applications today on the ground. Underwater operations 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 oil fields 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 not 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 not shut down and quickly restart.

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

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section below).

Workshop Papers will be published in a dedicated section of the IndustrialIoT Conference Proceedings. The materials presented in the position papers should not be published or under submission elsewhere. All submissions will be reviewed by the Program Committee and external experts to reach a decision on acceptance.

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Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal, including, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:

  • Protocols for underwater sensor networks
  • Hardware for marine sensors and systems
  • Sensor systems to measure water quality
  • Sensor networks for water pollution monitoring and tracking
  • Sensor systems for fish behaviour and fish welfare monitoring
  • Marine observatories and Infrastructures
  • Underwater wired systems
  • Underwater wireless sensor networks
  • Sensors and system for marine 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
  • Synchronizationand delays in underwater sensor networks
  • Localization in underwater sensor networks
  • Advanced underwater sensor-based applications
  • Sensor and systems for navigation and tracking


(All deadlines refer to the UTC Time Zone)

Instructions and Templates

Papers must be formatted using the Springer LNICST Authors’ Kit.

Instructions and templates are available from Springer’s LNICST homepage:

Please make sure that your paper adheres to the format as specified in the instructions and templates.

When uploading the camera-ready copy of your paper, please be sure to upload both:

  • a PDF copy of your paper formatted according to the above templates, and
  • an archive file (e.g. zip, tar.gz) containing the both a PDF copy of your paper and LaTeX or Word source material prepared according to the above guidelines.