Paper Submissions Deadline: April 14, 2008
Call for Papers
ACM SenSys 2008
The 6th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
November  5 - 7, 2008
Raleigh, NC 


The 6th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys)
is a highly selective, single-track forum for the presentation of
research results on systems issues in the area of embedded, networked
sensors. Distributed systems based on networked sensors and actuators
with embedded computation capabilities enable an instrumentation of
the physical world at an unprecedented scale and density, thus
enabling a new generation of monitoring and control applications. This
conference provides an ideal venue to address the research challenges
facing the design, deployment, use, and fundamental limits of these
systems. Sensor networks require contributions from many fields, from
wireless communication and networking, embedded systems and hardware,
distributed systems, data management, and applications, so we welcome
cross-disciplinary work.
We particularly encourage papers that extend the scope of the
conference beyond wireless mote-class sensor networks and we seek
contributions from a broad range of sensing-related fields, such as
actuator networks, RFID applications, mobile ad-hoc networks, camera
networks, and others. We seek technical papers describing original,
previously unpublished research results. Topics of interest include,
but are not limited to, the following:
- Sensor network architecture and protocols
- Sensor network algorithms such as localization, routing, time
  synchronization, clustering, topology control, and coverage control
- Rich sensor systems leveraging RFID, mobile devices (e.g., cell
  phones), cameras, robotics, etc.
- Failure resilience and fault isolation
- Analysis of real-world systems and fundamental limits
- Energy management 
- Sensor network planning, provisioning, calibration and deployment
- Data, information, and signal processing 
- Deployment experience and testbeds
- Data storage and management 
- Experimental methods, including measurement, simulation, and
  emulation infrastructure
- Distributed actuation and control 
- Programming methodology
- Applications 
- Operating systems
- Security and privacy
- Integration with back-end systems such as web-based information
  systems, process control, and enterprise software
Program Co-Chairs
Margaret Martonosi, Princeton University
Adam Wolisz, TU Berlin
Sponsored by

support from NSF.
Important dates
- Paper Registration and Abstract: April 7, 2008, 5pm US Eastern Time
- Paper Submission Deadline: April 14, 2008, 5pm US Eastern Time
- Notification of Paper Acceptance: July 18, 2008
- Camera Ready Paper Copy: August 25, 2008
All deadlines are firm; we will not honor extensions. Papers must be
original, unpublished work not under consideration elsewhere. All
submissions will be handled electronically and must be in PDF format,
fitting length and formatting guidelines as directed on the submission
webpage. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. The review
process is double-blind and hence, all submissions must be
anonymized. Selected papers of particular merit will be proposed for
publication in the ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks. For submission
details, see the conference web site at http://sensys.acm.org/2008/
Demonstrations showing innovative research and applications are
solicited. SenSys is very interested in demonstrations of technology,
platforms, and applications of sensor systems. Abstracts of accepted
demos will be published in the SenSys conference
proceedings. Submissions from both industry and academia are
encouraged. For submission details, see the conference web site. A
call for demos with submission dates, etc., will be posted at a later
Posters showing exciting early work on sensor systems are
solicited. Areas of interest are the same as those listed in the
technical call for papers. While the poster need not describe
completed work, it should report on research for which at least
preliminary results are available. For submission details, see the
conference web site. A call for posters with submission dates, etc.,
will be posted at a later point.
Workshop proposals are highly encouraged in emerging areas related to
sensor networks. A call for workshop proposals will be posted on the
SenSys website.

General Chair:
Tarek Abdelzaher (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Program Co-Chairs:
Margaret Martonosi (Princeton)
Adam Wolisz (TU Berlin)
Poster Co-Chairs:
Philippe Bonnet (U. Copenhagen)
Tian He (U Minnesota)
Demo Co-Chairs:
Kamin Whitehouse (U Virginia)
Yunhao Liu (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Local Arrangements Chair:
Injong Rhee (North Carolina State University)
Publicity Co-Chairs:
Thiemo Voigt (Swedish Institute of Computer Science)
Liqian Luo (Microsoft Research)
Yoshito Tobe (Tokyo Denki University)
Sponsorship Chair:
Matt Welsh (Harvard)
Web Chair:
Ying Zhang (PARC)
Registration Chair:
Peter Corke (CSIRO ICT Centre)
Finance Chair:
Jie Liu (Microsoft Research)
Workshop Chair:
Andrew Campbell (Dartmouth)
Student Award Chair:
Sam Madden (MIT)
Publication Chair:
Joe Polastre (Sentilla)
Steering Committee Chair:
Andrew Campbell (Dartmouth)