Low-power and long-range communication networks (including LoRa, MIoTy, NB-IoT for sensor networks and the Internet of Things) have recently attracted increasing research interest and efforts. Despite the rapid development, there are still many challenges and unsolved problems in this area with respect to large-scale real-world applications. Especially in applications that cover large areas, are located in remote and hard-to-reach places, or in hazardous areas, reliable communication without existing infrastructure is the immense advantage of Low-power and long-range technologies. At the same time, this is also the challenge, because the sensors and networks must be self-sufficient, reliable and available over a long period of time. In addition to the various requirements for wireless communication, the low-power aspects in particular therefore also play a major role, because without sufficient energy efficiency, the practical use of such networks is not expedient.

Based on hardware architectures and novel platforms, large-scale networks can be established using robust and efficient transmission technologies such as LoRa, MIoTy or NB-IoT. For this, protocols and network management are indispensable, which always consider the aspects of reliability, transmission range and energy efficiency. These methods also have in common that greater robustness and longer transmission distances are achieved at the expense of bandwidth. In this context, on-sensor data processing for bandwidth reduction is an important key to future low-power and long-range network architectures, while overlying network management and integration into existing IoT structures must also be considered.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers from academia and industry to address the challenges and opportunities in the design, development, implementation and deployment of wireless low power and long range sensors and networks on every layer.


9:00 Welcome by the chairs
9:15 Keynote: Francesco Restuccia
AI for Wireless and Wireless for AI: A Tale of Two AIs
Session 1 (Chair: Ulf Kulau)
10:05 Opportunistic Routing in LoRa-Based Wireless Mesh
Sascha Rösler1, Anatolij Zubow1 and Falko Dressler1
1Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
10:30 Coffee Break
Session 2 (Chairs: Kai Li, Andreas Reinhardt)
11:00 An Investigation of 5G, LTE, LTE-M and NB-IoT Coverage for Drone Communication Above 450 Feet
Radheshyam Singh1, Jes H. Jepsen2, Kalpit D. Ballal1, Stanley Nwabuona1, Michael Berger1, Lars Dittmann1
1Technical University of Denmark Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
2University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
11:22 MAPPO-Based Cooperative UAV Trajectory Design With Long-Range Emergency Communications in Disaster AreasNetworks
Yue Guan1, Sai Zou1, Kai Li2, Wei Ni3, Bochun Wu4
1Guizhou University, China
2CISTER Research Centre, Portugal
3CSIRO, Australia
4Fudan University, China
11:44 Effects of Lossy Compression on the Age of Information in a Low Power Network
Frederick M. Chache13, Sean Maxon2, Ram M. Narayanan, and Ramesh Bharadwaj2
1The Pennsylvania State University, USA
2U.S. Naval Research Laborator, Washington, D.C, USA
3Arcfield, USA
12:06 ELORA: Even Longer Range Sensor Networking Through Modulated Concurrent LoRa Transmissions
Daniel Szafranski1, Andreas Reinhardt1
1Technische Universität Clausthal, Germany
12:30 Lunch Break
14:00 Co-Located SRCNAS Workshop
15:15 Workshop Wrap-Up


Organizing committee
Technical program committee
  • Carlo Alberto Boano, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Wan Du, University of California, Merced, USA
  • Nancy El Rachkidy, Universite Clermont Auvergne, France
  • Xenofon Fafoutis, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Salil Kanhere, UNSW Sydney, Australia
  • Jorge Navarro-Ortiz, University of Granada, Spain
  • David Pereira, CISTER Research Centre, Portugal
  • Francesco Restuccia, Northeastern University, USA
  • Yiran Shen, Shandong University, China
  • Daniel Szafranski, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
  • Volker Turau, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
  • Lars Wolf, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
Web chair

Call for papers

Low-power wide area networks for Internet of Things (e.g., LoRa, NB-IoT) have attracted increasing research interest and efforts recently. Despite their rapid proliferation, there are many challenges and unsolved problems on the path towards reliable large-scale real-world applications. This workshop aims to bring researchers and practitioners from both academia and industry together to explore the challenges and opportunities in the design, development, implementation, and deployment of low-power networks for Internet of Things in challenging wide area environments.

The 1st International Workshop on Wireless outdoor, Long-Range and Low-Power Networks (WoLoLo), in conjunction with IEEE WoWMoM 2023, is intended to be a forum to share the experiences about latest research regarding low-power and long range wireless networks ranging from novel architectures, power-management and efficient on-sensor processing to protocols and systems for long-range communication including network management. Experiences, challenges, and also failures of real world deployments are also highly welcome to be discussed in this workshop. The main topics of the workshop shall fall into at least one of the following categories:

  • Protocol design for Low-power long-range networks
  • Low-power long-range network system implementation
  • Software tools and codes for low-power long-range network design and implementation
  • On-Sensor processing for data and bandwidth reduction
  • Power-management techniques for long-term operation of long-range networks
  • Techniques to improve the performance of low-power long-range networks
  • Practical experiences with LoRa(WAN), NB-IOT, etc system designs
  • Datasets gathered from real-world applications for low power networks
  • Integration of low-power long-range networks into the Internet of Things

Important dates

  • Papers due: March 1, 2023  extended: March 10, 2023
  • Acceptance notification: April 1, 2023  extended: April 5, 2023
  • Camera-ready version due: April 15, 2023  extended: April 25, 2023
  • Workshop date: June 12, 2023


Submitted papers must adhere to the WoWMoM workshops submission formatting requirements (i.e., two-column IEEE conference style) and should not exceed 6 pages, including figures, tables, and references.

Submissions must be made via edas.


Co-located with the 24th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM)

Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society