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Call for Papers

SENSORNETS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


Current developments show that in the near future the wide availability of low cost, short range radio technology, along with advances in wireless networking, will enable wireless adhoc sensor networks to become commonly deployed. In these networks, each node may be equipped with a variety of sensors, such as acoustic, seismic, infrared, motion, biomedical and chemical sensors with higher level of information inference associated with identification, embedded signal processing and networking of the data. This conference intends to be the meeting point of researchers and practitioners to share experiences and ideas on innovative developments in any aspect of sensor networks, including Hardware of Sensor Networks, Wireless Communication Protocols, Sensor Networks Software and Architectures, Wireless Information Networks, Data Manipulation, Signal Processing, Localization and Object Tracking through Sensor Networks, Obstacles, Applications and Uses.
Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the proceedings of SENSORNETS. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as technical tutorials, dedicated to technical/scientific topics, are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in presenting a demo or lecturing a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Internet of Things
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Decision Support
  • Platforms and Operating Systems
  • Programming and Middleware
  • Connectivity and Communication
  • Scheduling, Tasking and Control
  • Home Monitoring
  • Ambient Assisted Living
  • Human-Computer Interfaces
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Cloud Computing


  • Technologies and Standards
  • Wireless Network Protocols
  • Optical Sensors
  • Physical Sensors: Temperature, Mechanical, Magnetic, and other
  • Sensor Networks
  • Sensor Applications
  • Wired and Wireless Sensor Systems: Signals, Transceivers, and Interfaces
  • Routing Techniques
  • Ad Hoc Networks
  • Network Performance
  • Power Management
  • Network Topologies
  • Node Mobility
  • Cross-Layer Design
  • Connected Vehicles
  • Networked Embedded Systems
  • Wearable Computing and Body Area Networks


  • Green Sensor Networks
  • Environment Monitoring
  • Measurement and Control of Water
  • Air Quality Monitoring
  • Gas Analysis and Sensing
  • Remote Sensing and Telemetry
  • Geospatial Knowledge Management Systems
  • Fire, Drought and Flood Monitoring
  • Smart Grids and Energy Control Systems
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Environmental Impact Reduction
  • Industrial and Structural Monitoring


  • Sensor Data Fusion
  • Multi-sensor Data Processing
  • Aggregation, Classification and Tracking
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Reasoning on Sensor Data
  • Data Quality and Integrity
  • Interoperability
  • Statistical and Adaptive Signal Processing
  • Information Retrieval and Data Mining
  • Ontologies
  • Big Data
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Image Processing


  • Security Threats
  • Cryptography
  • Infrastructure Reliability
  • Authentication
  • Defense and Security
  • Wireless Surveillance
  • Visual Sensor Networks
  • Fault Tolerance and Diagnosis
  • Vulnerability and Privacy
  • Biometric Systems
  • Healthcare Applications


Nancy Cam-WingetCisco Systems, United States
Nirwan AnsariNew Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Mirko PresserAlexandra Instituttet, Denmark


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
A short list of papers presented at conference venue, will be invited to submit to publication in a special issue of Sensors & Transducers Journal.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 19 - 21 February, 2017

Paper Submission: October 27, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 2, 2016 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 16, 2016

Paper Submission: November 28, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2016
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 5, 2017

Workshop Proposal: November 10, 2016 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 29, 2016
Authors Notification: January 11, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: January 23, 2017

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: November 28, 2016 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: January 3, 2017

Demo Proposal: January 3, 2017

Panel Proposal: January 3, 2017

Open Communications
Paper Submission: December 29, 2016
Authors Notification: January 11, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: January 23, 2017


SENSORNETS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186


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César Benavente-PecesUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain


Eric FleuryINRIA Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, France
Andreas AhrensHochschule Wismar, University of Technology Business and Design, Germany


Ajith Abraham, Machine Intelligence Research Labs (MIR Labs), United States
Falah Ali, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Mario Alves, Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
Ana Azevedo, ISCAP - IPP and Algoritmi R&D Center, Portugal
István Bársony, Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science, MTA MFA, Hungary
Erik Buchmann, Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig, Germany
Chiara Buratti, Università di Bologna, Italy
Luigi Campanella, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Amitava Chatterjee, Jadavpur University, India
Haiming Chen, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Xuemin Chen, Texas Southern Univ., United States
Victor Cionca, NIMBUS Centre for Embedded Systems Research, Ireland
Diane Cook, Washington State University, United States
David Corne, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Marco da Silva, Universidade Tecnologica Federal do Parana, Brazil
Belur V. Dasarathy, Information Fusion, United States
Eli De Poorter, Ghent University - iMinds, Belgium
Akshaye Dhawan, Ursinus College, United States
Aijuan Dong, Hood College, United States
Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece
Gintautas Dzemyda, Vilnius University, Lithuania
El-Sayed El-Alfy, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia
George Eleftherakis, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
Ali Emrouznejad, Aston University, United Kingdom
Alberto Ferrante, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
Stefan Fischer, University of Luebeck, Germany
Claude Frasson, University of Montreal, Canada
Elena Gaura, Coventry University, United Kingdom
Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Swinburne University, Australia
Apostolos Georgiadis, CTTC, Spain
Mona Ghassemian, Shahid behehsti university, United Kingdom
Athanasios Gkelias, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Horst Hellbrueck, Univ. of Applied Sciences Luebeck, Germany
Sung Ho Ha, Kyungpook National University, Korea, Republic of
Carmen Horrillo, Instituto de Tecnologías Físicas y de la Información (ITEFI)- Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain
Ozlem Incel, Galatasaray University, Turkey
Jadwiga Indulska, The University of Queensland, Australia
Chatzigiannakis Ioannis, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Tarikul Islam, Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), India
Takayuki Ito, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Paul J. Kuehn, Univ. of Stuttgart, Germany
Abdelmajid Khelil, Landshut University of Applied Science;, Germany
Boris Kovalerchuk, Central Washington University, United States
Evangelos Kranakis, Carleton University, Canada
Karl-Heinz Krempels, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Andrew Kusiak, The University of Iowa, United States
Jie Li, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Errol Lloyd, University of Delaware, United States
Anita Lloyd Spetz, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Benny Lo, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Beatriz Lopez, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Antonio Lopez-Martin, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Ahmad Lotfi, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Monika Maciejewska, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Pilar Marin, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Francisco Martins, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Gianluca Mazzini, Università of Ferrara, Italy
Carolyn McGregor, University of Ontario, Canada
Shelley Minteer, University of Utah, United States
Mattia Monga, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Achour Mostefaoui, Université de Nantes, France
Eric Msechu, Intel Corporation, United States
Emmanuel Nataf, INRIA, France
Ioanis Nikolaidis, University of Alberta, Canada
Chris Nugent, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Cyril Onwubiko, Research Series Ltd, United Kingdom
Meng-Shiuan Pan, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Pangun Park, Chungnam National University, Korea, Republic of
Dirk Pesch, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
Erwin Pesch, University Siegen, Germany
Albert Pla Planas, University of Oslo, Norway
Milena Radenkovic, The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Maneesha V Ramesh, Amrita University, India
Cyril Ray, Ecole Navale, France
Susan Rea, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
Bernardete M. Ribeiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Andri Riid, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Pedro Ruiz, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
Christian Schindelhauer, University of Freiburg, Germany
Sevil Sen, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Ingo Simonis, International Geospatial Services Institute Ltd, Germany
Elvino Silveira Medina De Sousa, University of Toronto, Canada
David Sundaram, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Andrzej Szczurek, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Goce Trajcevski, Northwestern University, United States
Dat Tran, University of Canberra, Australia
Mateusz Tykierko, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
RangaRao Venkatesha, Delft University of Technology TU Delft, Netherlands
José Luis Verdegay, University of Granada, Spain
Klaus Volbert, Technical University of Applied Sciences Regensburg, Germany
Cheng Wang, ., Canada
Hui Wu, University of New South Wales, Australia
Fang-Jing Wu, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore
Jacek Wytrebowicz, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Huikai Xie, University of Florida, United States
Sergey Y. Yurish, IFSA Publishing, S.L., Spain
Habib Youssef, ISITCom Hammam Sousse, University of Sousse, Tunisia
Mehmet Yuce, Monash University, Australia
Chengyang Zhang, Teradata, United States
Yu Zhang, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Wang Zhi, Zhejiang University, China
Wei Zhou, ESCP Europe, France
Michael Zink, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Ty Znati, University of Pittsburgh, United States