With the rapid advances in sensing, communication, and storage technologies, distributed data acquisition is now ubiquitous in many areas of engineering, biological, and social sciences. For example, the large-scale implementation of advanced metering systems in the smart grids enables real time collection of a huge amount of distributed data (voltages, phases, etc.), the understanding of which is critical in improving the overall performance of the future power systems. Other examples of distributed data generation include high-resolution videos from a network of surveillance systems, interactions on a social network, and environmental data from sensor networks. Timely and effectively processing of such large amount of distributed, and possibly corrupted and/or online data requires not only novel data processing techniques, but also a deep understanding of the underlying network properties of the physical system that generates the data, e.g., the network topology, the processing capability of each distributed node, the nature of the data, etc. These sophisticated characteristics bring new challenges for the design and analysis of distributed learning and optimization algorithms. This symposium aims to bring together researchers and experts in the fields of signal processing, machine learning, control, optimization, network sciences, cyber-physical systems to address the emerging challenges related to this topic. Emphasis will be given to theory and application of distributed signal processing and cyber-physicalsystems, as well as advanced distributed control and optimization techniques.
Submissions are welcome on topics including:
Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers (up to 4 pages for technical content including figures and possible references, and with one additional optional 5th page containing only references) and extended abstracts (up to 2 pages, for paper-less industry presentations and Ongoing Work presentations).. Manuscripts should be original (not submitted/published anywhere else) and written in accordance with the standard IEEE double-column paper template. Accepted full-length papers will be indexed on IEEE Xplore. Accepted abstracts will not be indexed in IEEE Xplore, however the abstracts and/or the presentations will be included in the IEEE SPS SigPort. Accepted papers and abstracts will be scheduled in lecture and poster sessions.
|Paper Submission Deadline|
|Review Results Announced||September 7, 2018|
|Camera-Ready Papers Due||September 24, 2018|
|November 5, 2018||Hotel Room Reservation Deadline|