2011 IEEE Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing Workshop

Alton Jones Campus, University of Rhode Island
West Greenwich, RI, USA

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General Information

UASP 2011 Dates: 12-14 October 2011

2011 Call for Papers

Special Session Information -Updated


Special Session

Automated signal & information processing for autonomous underwater sensing systems


This special session concerns the development of automated algorithms that ultimately enable autonomous underwater systems. The automation of interest includes signal processing of sensor data, refining such data into useful information, understanding environment / context and its relationship to system performance, and methods for optimizing the employment of mobile heterogeneous sensing assets. Many constraints are imposed by the underwater domain including limited power, communication and navigation; real-time / on-vehicle processing; and infrequent exposure to human operators. The ultimate goal of this automation is to endow autonomous underwater vehicles with robust perception. This robustness stems from both advances in processing as well as the ability to adapt the processing and/or the sensing system behavior to challenging environmental or situational conditions.











Authors interested in presenting in this special session are invited to contact Special Session Chairs


Warren Fox foxw@nurc.nato.int


Jason Stack jason.stack@navy.mil 


Organizing Committee


  • Chairman: John R. Buck, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth    


  • Technical Program: 


    • Douglas A. Abraham, CausaSci LLC


    • Geoffrey S. Edelson, BAE SYSTEMS                                  


    • Donald W. Tufts, University of Rhode Island                         


    • Kathleen E. Wage, George Mason University                         


  • Special Session Chairs:


    • Warren Fox, NATO Undersea Research Centre     


    • Jason Stack, Office of Naval Research                                                             


  • Local Arrangements: Richard J. Vaccaro, University of Rhode Island


    Workshop Information

    The objective of this workshop is to provide an informal atmosphere for discussions of original research on signal processing techniques with underwater acoustic applications.
    The intent is to review theoretical and experimental research at an early stage of development.
    Particular areas of interest are:

    Important Dates: Updated


    July 11, 2011      - Deadline for abstract submission

    July 29, 2011      - Deadline for those wishing to attend but not present

    Aug. 22, 2011     - Notification of accepted abstracts and attendees

    Sep. 9, 2011        - Room block at Whispering Pines Conf. Center released

    Oct. 12-14, 2011 - Workshop



    W.Alton Jones Campus


    Take Interstate 95 South to Rhode Island Exit 5B to Route 102 North. Follow Route 102 for approximately 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Browns Corner Road. Follow Browns Corner Road for 1 mile. Continue past the "Office and Information" building, turn left at the "T" and follow the signs to the Environmental Education Center.

    FROM THE NEWPORT AREA: Follow Route 138 West over the Newport and Jamestown Bridges to Route 1 North to Route 4 North. Take the exit for Exeter/Route 102 North. Follow Route 102 North for approximately 8 miles to where it crosses Route 3. Continue on Route 102 North 2.5 miles past I-95 and turn left onto Browns Corner Road. Follow directions above.

    FROM WORCESTER/CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS: Take I-290 South, to I-395 South into Connecticut, to Route 6 East into Rhode Island, to Route 94 South, to Route 102 South. After the Route 117 intersection, continue 4.5 miles on route 102 South and turn right onto Browns Corner Road. Follow directions above.

    FROM HARTFORD/CENTRAL CONNECTICUT: Take Route 2 East, to I-395 North. Take Exit 85 to Route 138 East. Route 165 joins Route 138 in Voluntown. Continue left on Route 165 when Route 138 veers off. Where Route 165 ends, turn left onto Route 3. Just after a traffic light, turn left onto Route 102 North. Travel 3 miles and turn left onto Browns Corner Road. Follow directions above.


    The 2011 UASP Workshop is sponsored by the IEEE Providence Section with promotional partners The Acoustical Society of America,  Office of Naval Research, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society
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