*Second Workshop on Sensor-Enabled Situational Awareness (SESA 2012)*

*In conjunction with CPS Week, *

*Beijing, China, April 16, 2012*


Advances in sensing and multimedia data capture technologies coupled with
mechanisms for low power wireless networking have enabled the possibility
of creating deeply instrumented physical spaces. Embedded sensors and data
capture devices in such environments have potential to capture the state of
the evolving physical systems and processes creating situational awareness
of the activities in the instrumented space. Situational awareness, in a
broad sense, refers to a continuum of knowledge that captures the current
state of the physical environments being observed, to future projected
states of these observed environments. Such situational awareness offers
opportunities to realizing new functionalities and / or bringing
transformational improvements in many application domains.

While the potential of sensor enabled situational awareness is well
recognized, its realization poses numerous challenges which are being
actively pursued by the research communities in different disciplines
ranging from embedded computing, networking, distributed systems,
middleware, data management, software engineering, machine learning, to
privacy and security. On the application side, sensor enabled situational
awareness forms a critical core for several of the emerging applications
including environmental monitoring, Internet of Things and Cyber Physical
Systems. The purpose of this workshop is to serve as a multidisciplinary
forum to bring researchers from diverse disciplines to discuss the state of
the art, identify new emerging challenges and opportunities.  With CPS week
hosting several conferences related to the domain of cyber physical
systems, including IPSN and ICCPS, SESA serves as a fitting venue to
discuss the broad challenges in the domain before specific challenges are
addressed in each of these conferences. *The workshop will comprise
contributed and invited papers, a keynote and a panel on topics as outlined
below. ***

*List of Topics:*

We solicit papers/contributions related (but not limited) to the following

   - New sensing modalities - e.g., audio/video sensors, mobile phone based
     sensing, human sensors and social networking as information sources.
   - Novel applications of sensor enabled situational awareness.
   - Programming methodologies /abstractions that overcome complexities due
     to sensor heterogeneity, uncertainty, and errors in sensor data.
   - Modeling & understanding observed environments.
   - Context reasoning and aggregation leading to situational awareness
   - Scalability and robustness of sensor driven systems that continuously
      monitor physical spaces.
   - Privacy challenges due to fine-grained sensor data capture.
   - Take advantage of diversity of communication methodologies aware
   - Energy aware applications optimizing on limited battery capacity even
     when it comes to today's smartphones
   - Experiences in building sensor driven situational awareness

*Paper submission instructions: *

A submission should report on original, previously unpublished research
that is not being concurrently considered elsewhere for publication in a
journal or conference. A submission consists of up to 8 single-spaced pages
using at least 11-point Times Roman font and one-inch margins on all sides
on A4 or letter sized pages.

The page limit includes title page, references, figures, and tables. Extra
material, such as additional experiments, proofs, and graphs, can be
included in a clearly-marked appendix, which will be read at the discretion
of the program committee. Submissions deviating from these guidelines will
not be reviewed.  At least one author of each accepted paper must register
for the workshop and present the paper.


*Submissions must be made online through Easychair at **

 *Important Dates:*

*Submission Deadline:        January 30, 2012*

*Acceptance Notification: February 22, 2012 *

*Camera Ready:                  March 15, 2012*

*Workshop Date:                 April 16, 2012*

*Organizing Committee*

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*General Chairs*

Wing Cheong Lau, Chinese University of HK, China

Amarjeet Singh, IIIT Delhi, India

*Program Chairs*

Sharad Mehrotra, UC Irvine, USA

Mohan Kumar, UT Arlington, USA

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*Panel Chair*

Krishna Kant, The National Science Foundation, USA

*Publicity Chair*

Pushpendra Singh, IIIT Delhi, India

*International Technical Program Committee*

 Umesh Belur, IIT Bombay, India

Raffaelle Bruno, National Research Council, Italy

Yong Cui, Tsinghua University, China

Sajal Das, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Jadwiga Indulska, University of Queensland, Australia

Sanjay Jha, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Anupam Joshi, University of Maryland, USA

Christine Julien, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Krishna Kant, The National Science Foundation, USA

Mohan Kumar, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Wing Cheong Lau, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Sharad Mehrotra, University of California Irvine, USA

Prabhat Ranjan, DAIICT, Gandhinagar, India

Chinya Ravisankar, University of California, Riverside, USA

Nirmalya Roy,  Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Devasenapathi Seetharamakrish, IBM Research India

Amarjeet Singh, IIIT Delhi, India

Mani Srivastava, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Nalini Venkatasubramanian, University of California Irvine, USA

Dan Wang The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

Wendong Xiao, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore