Far from being just an accessory, mobile phones are starting to be used to collect data in an increasing number of disciplines.
When Martin Lukac felt a small earthquake rattle his Los Angeles apartment, he immediately thought of the mobile phone lying on his desk. Two weeks earlier, he had programmed the phone to capture readings from its built-in accelerometer, a sensor originally intended to support features such as games. Now, Lukac — a doctoral student in computer science at the University of California, Los Angeles — transferred the phone’s data to his computer and saw the readings plotted as a series of tell-tale spikes. Success! His phone had become a mobile seismometer.
Read the whole article on Nature, here.
Contiki can now post directly to Twitter from wireless sensors; Tmote Sky motes. More information here. Also, you can always follow us @WSNBlog on Twitter!
The 2009 International Workshop on Pervasive Multimedia Sensor Networks (PMSN’09) will be held in conjunction with the 7th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC-09), August 29th-31st, 2009, Vancouver, Canada.
Given the development of low-cost imaging sensors, CMOS cameras, sensitive microphones, PMSN have been proposed and drawn lots of attention from the research community. PMSN are a new and emerging type of sensor networks that have the potential to enable a large class of applications: assisting elderly in public spaces, multimedia surveillance networks, target tracking, environmental monitoring, and traffic management systems. (more…)
ACme is an open source hardware and software platform that enables wireless energy/power measurement and control of AC devices. The ACme node fills the gap between inexpensive LCD watt-meters (e.g. Kill-A-Watt) and expensive networked enterprise energy monitors. The ACme network is an IPv6 based mesh network that enables direct IP communication with individual ACme nodes.
For more information about the ACme platform, please click here.
With the explosive proliferation of mobile communication and wireless computing devices, the scalability property is becoming an increasingly popular and important issue in wireless communication research, as it has been recognized as one of the key features for supporting pervasive networking scenarios.
The International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems (IJCNDS) has a call for papers for a special issue on “Scalable Wireless Neworks”.
The aim of this special issue is to bring together the state-of-the-art research contributions that address the major opportunities and challenges of scalable wireless communication and networking, with emphasis on the design, analysis and evaluation of new techniques and novel application scenarios.
Specific topics of interest and CFP are available here
Paper submission due: 1 October, 2009
Notification of acceptance: 15 January, 2010
Camera-ready version due: 1 March, 2010
ISPN’09 was held last month in San Francisco. The conference featured two interleaved tracks, the Information Processing (IP) track, and the Sensor Platforms, Tools and Design Methods (SPOTS) track. Each of which selected best paper awards.
The former one had two nominations: one best paper award and a best student paper award, which correponded to: Secure and Highly-Available Aggregation Queries in Large-Scale Sensor Networks via Set Sampling by Haifeng Yu (National University of Singapore) and On Hierarchical Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks by Konrad Iwanicki et al (VU Amsterdam), respectively.
On the SPOTS track the award corresponds to Monitoring Heritage Buildings with Wireless Sensor Networks: The Torre Aquila Deployment by M. Ceriotti et al (Bruno Kessler Foundation / University of Trento / TRETEC)
Check out our previous post from EWSN’09 and go figure who made two awards in a row this year!
Congrats to all the authors for the good work.
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The WSNBlog team.
The CISTER/ISEP Research Unit has a Research Position available for a Senior Researcher to work in WSN. The successful candidate is expected to coordinate and primarily execute the activities of CISTER in the ARTEMIS funded project EMMON. The scope of the project is large scale wireless sensor networks’ communication protocols and data aggregation methods.
This position is for a three year contract. Salary will be 2.650,00€ per month (after taxes). CISTER research facilities and expertise offer an excellent research environment for leveraging research skills. The unit is located in the Polo Universitario in the nice city of Porto, Portugal.
See responsibilities, other benefits and application procedure here.
Within the context of the Karbon footprinting demonstrator and in an effort with Episensor and Tyndall, CLARITY have started monitoring the energy consumption and people activity of several parts of its premises at UCD and DCU.
Data streaming in real time is available online in XML format (data rate is about 1 packet per minute and needs to be refreshed to see updates)
The overall aim of the Karbon Footprinting demonstrator is to provide a opportunity for small to medium scale carbon footprinting. In brief, a wide range of sensor technologies will be used to measure and analyse the energy consumption, activity, and waste management profiles of individuals and groups of individuals in both home and small-office environments.
The Karbon Footprinting Demonstrator will provide a platform collaboration across a number of different groups within the core CLARITY CSET, as well as providing an opportunity for existing and new partners to participate in a substantial development opportunity.
For more info about the Karbon Footprinting, send an email to email@example.com
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The ZigBee Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating standardized wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, today announced it will incorporate global IT standards from the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) into its specification portfolio of low-power wireless networking standards. This move will expand the growing portfolio of successful ZigBee specifications and should further advance the rapid growth of Smart Grid applications that have widely adopted the proven ZigBee Smart Energy public application profile.
By incorporating IETF standards, ZigBee Smart Energy products will enhance their application capabilities with native IP support, allowing seamless integration of Internet connectivity into each product. ZigBee members will also benefit from the knowledge and experience contained in IETF standards for large scale network addressability, security and IT integration, further building on existing expertise from developing the world’s leading technologies in the area of reliable, low-cost wireless sensor and control networks.