The 5th European Wireless Sensor Network conference is being held in historic Bologna, Italy Jan 30th – Feb 1st 2008. Although the call for full papers has passed, the call for poster and demo short submissions is still open until Dec 1st. See the call for papers here. The organizers would love to see a very active poster sessions, and world-class demos from academia and industry.
This year the conference has extremely high-quality papers to be presented, see a list of accepted papers here.
We just stumbled upon this tutorial presented last month in Valencia at SENSORCOMM07, by Ivan Stojmenovic.
As a novelty, it showcases theoretical results of beaconless routing with guaranteed delivery, LMST based data gathering, parameterless broadcasting, and generating actuator graphs.
The main paradigm shift is to apply localized (or greedy) schemes as opposed to existing protocols requiring global information. Localized protocols provide scalable solutions, that is, solutions for wireless networks with an arbitrary number of nodes. It is recognized that scalability and functionality for sensor networks operations is only possible with the position information, which becomes available with increasing number of affordable software and hardware solutions.
Slides are online for download: part1 and part2.
Other tutorials from the same author also available here
The Sixth International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys 2008) will be held June 17-20 in Breckenridge, Colorado. MobiSys 2008 seeks to present innovative and significant research on the design, implementation, usage, and evaluation of mobile computing and wireless systems, applications, and services. This conference builds on the success of the previous five MobiSys conferences. It is jointly sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE and the USENIX Association.
Read the call for papers, and submit your manuscript.
Abstracts due: 26 November 2007
Full papers due: 3 December 2007
Notification of acceptance: 4 March 2008
Final camera-ready due: 5 April 2008
The CISTER/IPP-HURRAY Research Unit is opening two post doctoral positions in the area of “Large Scale (Wireless) Sensor Networks”.
Further details on related on-going work is available at the following URL: http://www.cister.isep.ipp.pt/cps/
The contract is foreseen to begin as early as on 1/Dec/2007 and will have the duration of 6 months, extendable to a maximum of 48 months. Candidates should have a PhD in the areas of Computer Science, Computer Engineering or alike.
More info here.
I found this news about a WSN project in Korea. If you know more about it, let us know!
Three main infrastructures and eight technologies will be utilized to realize u-Cheonggye Stream. The eight services can be divided into cultural and ecological sectors.
- Ecological Sector
◇ Monitoring water quality= The Ubiquitous Sensor Network (USN) enables the monitoring of water quality real time, which can minimize any damage by torrential rain and water pollution.
This is the tittle of an interesting paper on WSN to be presented in HotNets-VI, a 2 days ACM supported workshop to be held this week in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Please be aware this is strictly related to WSN. As far as we know, no research has yet supported extending the concept to humans!
The paper can be downloaded here
A full-time Macquarie University (Australia) Research Excellence Scholarships (MQRES) is currently available for a PhD investigating the design and analysis of security architecture and protocols for sensor networks.
A GPS module for the open hardware mote SquidBee (http://www.squidbee.org) has been announced. It can be also connected to any Arduino device so from now the open wireless sensor networks join the geolocalitation world!
The module tutorial is here. And this is the online shop
Enjoy the open hardware freedom!
When designing monitoring or control devices that will communicate over wireless networks, there are currently two alternatives to consider: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) and ZigBee. Although they were originally designed for very different purposes, they each offer distinct advantages for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communications.
You can find a comparison of WLAN-based vs Zigbee-based M2M networks here.
We are seeking a talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow with skills in the areas of:
– network level programming
– virtual machines
– code generation tools.
Experience would also be valued in:
– code distribution protocols
– mobile software agents
For more details please go here.