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CFP: IEEE Comm-Magazine: Smart Cities (deadl 1 Aug 2012)

Urban living is commencing to take a central role in the direction humanity evolves. Today, more than 1 in 2 is living in urban environments with related efforts to facilitated viable living conditions becoming tremendous. Urged by these observations, city halls and political decision makers have become very alert, calling for urgent solutions to the growing problems. Quickly advancing ICT technologies may just be the answer, which has triggered global ICT players to have launched various smart city initiatives. This corroborates that suitable technologies are a cornerstone to a sustainable development of a city. This is facilitated by means of smart services that use networked sensors and actuators deployed in the city, allowing the authorities to monitor the environment in real-time, to react immediately and just in time if needed and to establish automated control processes with less or even without human intervention.

These services, on the other hand, rely heavily on appropriate technologies, be they in the field or in the cloud.

This special issue, the first of its kind, thus focuses on ICT technologies, allowing for Smart City rollouts, deployments and growth. Part of the gamut of technologies have been researched and developed for years already, others are new. However, their composition and application in the area of smart cities is unprecedented and accounts for the tremendous upsurge in work in this area, which is mainly attributed to the unique timing between the undeniable need for making cities more efficient, and an enormous set of ICT technologies having become available and affordable. As of today, however, some major issues remain to be tackled, which pertain to technologies, their integration and interaction, architectures, applications, services, privacy, to name a few. In the light of the above, the main purpose of this special issue is threefold:

  • to obtain a coherent and concise synthesis from the abundance of recently emerged material in the area of smart city technologies and architectures,
  • to promote unprecedented approaches in analyzing, designing and optimizing smart city technologies and architectures, and
  • to identify open issues which remain as a challenge towards using ICT technologies in smart city markets.

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IPSN 2012

The 11th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) will be held in April 2012, Beijing, China.

IPSN is a leading, single-track, annual forum on research in wireless embedded sensing systems. IPSN brings together researchers from academia, industry, and government to present and discuss recent advances in both theoretical and experimental research. Its scope includes signal and image processing, information and coding theory, databases and information management, distributed algorithms, networks and protocols, wireless communications, collaborative objects and the Internet of Things, machine learning, and embedded systems design.

The conference features two interleaved tracks, the Information Processing (IP) track, and the Sensor Platforms, Tools and Design Methods (SPOTS) track. Authors should carefully review the intended foci of these two tracks to decide which track is better suited for their work, and they are encouraged to contact program chairs with questions or clarifications. As an example of the different foci, results focused on the analysis and processing aspects of data collected from deployments should be submitted to the IP track, while details on the hardware and software platforms and tools used in the deployment should be submitted to SPOTS.

The Information Processing (IP) track focuses on algorithms, theory, and systems for information processing using networks of embedded sensors. Topics covered in this track include, but are not limited to:
- Applications and deployment experiences
- Coding, compression and information theory
- Data processing, storage and management
- Detection, classification, and tracking
- Distributed algorithms and reasoning
- Distributed and collaborative signal processing
- Fundamental bounds and formulations
- Location, time, and other network services
- Sensor tasking, control, and actuation
- Network protocols
- Programming models and languages
- Innovative mobile sensing applications
- User interfaces for sensing applications and systems
- Innovative sensing platforms including crowd sourcing

The Sensor Platforms, Tools, and Design Methods (SPOTS) track focuses on new hardware and software architectures, modeling, evaluation, deployment experiences, design methods, implementations, and tools for networked embedded sensor systems.  Submissions are expected to refer to specific hardware, software, and implementations. Topics covered in the SPOTS track include, but are not limited to:
- Novel sensor network components, device platforms and architectures
- Embedded software for sensor networks
- Design tools and methodologies for sensor networks
- System modeling, simulation, measurements, and analysis
- Case studies that describe experiences, highlight challenges, and study/compare the performance of platforms and tools
- Network health monitoring and management
- Operating systems and runtime environments
- Simulation

IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract deadline: Friday, October 07, 2011
Full papers due: Friday, October 14, 2011
Author notification: Friday, January 20, 2012
Camera Ready due: March 1st, 2012

More info will be available here

Call for Industry Papers

The 9th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2011) has included an industry session to reinforce the interaction between academic research and industry. Industry papers should focus on the same topics as in the general call, however,  they should adopt a different viewpoint by focusing on design, implementation, deployment, and use of realistic systems. Furthermore, industry session papers are not expected to present novel research. The types of papers the session seeks to publish include but are not limited to descriptions of:

• Real systems that have been built and deployed
• Engineering challenges in the industry context
• Deployment, usability, and maintenance issues
• Academic research challenges arising from the industry context
• Academic research that’s considered irrelevant in industry context
• Business opportunities and business failures

Submission guidelines and other info available here.

ACM BuildSys 2010

The 2nd ACM Workshop On Embedded Sensing Systems For Energy-Efficiency In Buildings and Surroundings will be held in conjunction with ACM SenSys 2010, in Zurich, Switzerland – November 2, 2010.

The World is increasingly experiencing a strong need for energy consumption reduction and a need for efficient use of scarce natural resources. Official studies report that buildings account for the largest portion of World’s energy expenditure and have the fastest growth rate. Clearly, energy saving strategies that target energy use in buildings and surroundings can have a major impact worldwide, driving the current energy market toward self-sufficiency and self-sustainability. This calls for effective techniques and methods that enable accurate carbon foot printing, monitoring and control of appliance activity, energy auditing and management in buildings and surroundings and the generation of energy awareness.

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) plays a key role in enabling energy-saving systems in buildings and surrounding spaces by providing a reliable, cost-effective and extensible solution that can be placed in existing as well as new structures and be controlled via the Internet. In fact, WSNs allow the monitoring of the energy consumption  in near-real time and, as such, they are an essential tool in the control loop that will be used in future structures for the generation and usage of diverse types of energy.

Following the success of the past edition of the workshop, BuildSys 2010 focuses on the intersection between WSNs and energy in buildings by merging experts in the WSN domain and experts in the Building/Energy community in order to identify innovative solutions which achieve the broad goal of energy-reduction.

CFP and more available here

Important dates

Submission deadline: 30 July 2010
Notification of acceptance: 7 September 2010
Camera Ready Due: 25 September 2010
Workshop date: 2 November 2010

CONET 2010

The First International Workshop on Networks of Cooperating Objects will be held on April 12th, 2010 – Stockholm, Sweden, collocated with the CPS Week 2010.

During the last decade, the continuous improvement and miniaturization of integrated circuits has led to new types of computing systems. An emerging trend is the collaboration of miniature devices to achieve a common goal. Representative examples include wireless sensor networks, pervasive computing and embedded systems.

Along this trend, the notion of Cooperating Objects collectively refers to embedded computing devices equipped with communication as well as sensing or actuation capabilities, able to cooperate and organize themselves autonomously into networks to achieve a common task. As such, Cooperating Objects envision a single, coherent system formed by a wide range of devices, including those from the areas mentioned above. The complexity germane to the interaction inside and across networks of Cooperating Objects presents a rich set of research questions, and entails a wide range of scientific disciplines, such as networking, software engineering, and control theory.

CONET 2010 will provide a discussion forum for researchers, aimed at fostering synergy and convergence of complementary areas towards the vision of networks of Cooperating Objects. Work-in-progress systems, provocative ideas, and position papers paving the road towards such synergy and convergence are particularly welcome.

Full list of topics of interest available here

Important dates
Submission deadline: Monday, March 1, 2010
Acceptance Notification: Monday, March 22, 2010
Camera Ready: Monday, March 29, 2010

WSN: theory and practice

This is a WSN workshop collocated with NTMS’2009, the Third International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security that will be held from 20 to 23 December 2009 in Cairo, Egypt.

It seeks original contributions in the following topics (theory and practice): Real-time OS and middleware support, Energy-efficient hardware, Cross-layer design and optimization methods, Energy-efficient embedded protocols including MAC layer, Integrated Environment Development (WSN IDE): Simulator, Management, Auto-configuration, Fault-tolerance and reliability, Application, Measurements and practical experiences, Quality of Service and Security.

More info available here

Important Dates

Full paper submission due: August 23, 2009
Notification of acceptance: October 05, 2009
Camera ready due: October 26, 2009

EWSN 2010

EWSN 2010, the European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks, is the seventh of a series of annual meetings focusing on the latest research in the area of wireless sensor networks. This year it will be held at the University of Coimbra, Portugal, on 17-19 February, 2010. The CFP is already available.

Important Dates

Paper registration: Oct. 5, 2009
Paper submission: Oct. 12, 2009
Paper notification: Nov. 30, 2009

Posters and demos submission: Dec. 15, 2009
Posters and demos notification: Jan. 5, 2010

CFP MidSens'09

Progresses in Middleware Tools, Services and Run-Time Support for Sensor Networks will be reviewed this year at MidSens’09, the fourth edition of this Workshop to be held at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) in early December, collocated with the 10th ACM/IFIP/USENIX International Middleware Conference (MIDDLEWARE 2009)

Many current projects on sensor middleware focus on developing algorithms and components for data aggregation, localization, service  discovery, routing, synchronization, etc. These projects, however, often lack attention for integrating these algorithms and components into a generic middleware architecture or for supporting integration between sensor networks and enterprise systems. Sensor network middleware should allow application developers to compose a system that exactly matches their requirements.

See the Call for Papers, also available as a pdf to download

Important dates

Submission of Abstracts: July 25, 2009
Submission of Papers: August 1, 2009
Acceptance notification: September 15, 2009
Submission of camera-ready: October 1, 2009 (tentative)
Workshop: December 1, 2009

CFP: Software and Information Processing in Body Sensor Networks 2009

Body Sensor Networks (BSNs) have already shown potential to enable a broad variety of applications in the assisted living and health care domains, e.g. for rehabilitation, sports medicine, elderly care, gait analysis, fitness. BSNs allow to measure human body parameters through wearable sensors and often include signal processing techniques to interpret and fuse the sensor data in real-time. The design of BSN applications is challenging also due to the limited resources for computation, communication and storage that are allowed by the tight size and battery life requirements on the nodes. While in recent years there have been significant efforts to build sensors and hardware platforms, more research is needed to address the open challenges in the design of software components that implement efficiently signal processing algorithms across BSN nodes. In particular application developers need design frameworks and methodologies based on proper abstractions supporting interoperability and fast evaluation of implementation tradeoffs. This workshop solicits high quality technical contributions that address issues related to the design of the software architecture and the distributed implementation of signal processing techniques for sensor data interpretation and fusion.

The workshop aims to bridge the signal processing and the embedded software community to address issues related to efficient implementation of information processing in BSN.

More info here.

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