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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 share experience 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
  • Interoperability
  • Agent-Based Simulation
  • Decision Support
  • Platforms and Operating Systems
  • Programming and Middleware
  • Connectivity and Communication
  • Scheduling, Tasking and Control


  • Technologies and Standards
  • WiFi, ZigBee, WiMax, Bluetooth
  • Wireless Network Protocols
  • Routing Techniques
  • Network Architecture
  • Ad Hoc Networks
  • Hierarchical Networks
  • Wireless Mesh Networks
  • Network Performance
  • Power Management
  • Remote Sensing and Telemetry
  • Ubiquitous Computing


  • Hardware Design, Fabrication Techniques
  • Packaging, Testing and Reliability
  • Electronic Interfaces
  • RFID Readers and Tags
  • MEMS
  • Swarm Sensors
  • Cooperating Objects
  • Sensor Types for Chemical and Biomedical Applications
  • Electronic Nose
  • Electronic Tongue


  • Sensor Data Fusion
  • Data Visualization
  • Multi-Sensor Data Processing
  • Aggregation, Classification and Tracking
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Reasoning on Sensor Data
  • Indexing and Publishing
  • Data Quality and Integrity


  • Statistical and Adaptive Signal Processing
  • Sparse Signal Processing
  • Multimedia/Audio Signal Processing
  • Coding, and Compression
  • Distributed and Collaborative Signal Processing
  • Array Processing of Nonstationary Signals
  • Neural Networks
  • DNA Computing
  • Data Mining
  • Fault Detection


  • Security: Vulnerability and Privacy
  • Authentication
  • Data Overload
  • Real-Time Constraints
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Fault Tolerance and Diagnosis
  • Environmental Impact Reduction
  • Self-Healing
  • Infrastructure Reliability


  • Smart Grids and Energy Control Systems
  • Industrial and Structural Monitoring
  • Environment Monitoring
  • Gas Analysis and Sensing
  • Measurement and Control of Water
  • Well-Being and Well-Working
  • Smart Buildings and Smart Cities
  • Home Monitoring and Assisted Living Applications
  • Healthcare
  • Medical Imaging
  • Wireless Surveillance
  • Defense and Security
  • Vehicular Networks
  • Aeronautical
  • Sport and Leisure
  • Smart Fabrics and Wearables


Niki TrigoniOxford University, Computing Laboratory, United Kingdom
Mischa DohlerKing's College London, United Kingdom
Belur DasarathyInformation Fusion, United States
John StankovicUniversity of Virginia, United States
Luis CorreiaIST/IT-Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal


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 digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


SENSORNETS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: sensornets.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.sensornets.org/


César Benavente-PecesUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain


Marten van SinderenUniversity of Twente, Netherlands
Octavian PostolacheInstitute of Telecommunications, Portugal


Ana Aguiar, Faculty of Engineering University of Porto/ Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal
Gahng-Seop Ahn, City University of New York, United States
Fernando Boavida, CISUC - Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra, Portugal
Erik Buchmann, Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig, Germany
Damiano Carra, University of Verona, Italy
Luca Caviglione, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Richard Cernosek, Sandia National Laboratories (retired), United States
Sungrae Cho, Chung-Ang University, Korea, Republic of
Karthik Dantu, Harvard University, United States
Ilker Demirkol, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Alon Efrat, University of Arizona, United States
Christos Efstratiou, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
David Elata, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Athanasios Gkelias, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Ciarán Goldrick, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Paul Grace, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
SANDEEP GUPTA, Arizona State University, United States
Nick Harris, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Houcine Hassan, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Yuan He, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, China
Jeroen Hoebeke, UGent-IDLab, Belgium
James Hopgood, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Mohamed Ibnkahla, Queen's University, Canada
Aubin Jarry, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Anura Jayasumana, Colorado State University, United States
Kemiao Jia, Freescale Semiconductor, United States
Yoshihiro Kawahara, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Xenofon Koutsoukos, Vanderbilt University, United States
Evangelos Kranakis, Carleton University, Canada
Torsten Kroeger, Stanford University, United States
Ioannis Krontiris, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Walter Lang, University of Bremen, Germany
Isabelle Lassous, Université Lyon I / LIP, France
Pierre Leone, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Jie Li, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Errol Lloyd, University of Delaware, United States
Anita Lloyd Spetz, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Jialiang Lu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Daniel Lucani, Universidade do Porto - Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
Daniel Macedo, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Gianfranco Manes, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy
Raluca Marin-Perianu, University of Twente / Inertia Technology, Netherlands
Andrew Markham, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Francisco Martins, University of Azores, Portugal
René Meier, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Florian Michahelles, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Sam Michiels, K. U. Leuven, Belgium
Eric Msechu, Intel Corporation, United States
Ioanis Nikolaidis, University of Alberta, Canada
Cyril Onwubiko, Research Series Ltd, United Kingdom
Edzer Pebesma, University of Münster, Germany
Patrick Pons, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Laboratoire d’Analyse et d’Architecture des Systèmes, France
Ramjee Prasad, Aalborg University / Aalborg Universitet, Denmark
Rui Rocha, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa - Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Jorge Sá Silva, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Rik Sarkar, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Jochen Schiller, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Michael Segal, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Xu Shao, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami, United States
Sabrina Sicari, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Italy
Ingo Simonis, OGC, Germany
Zhi Sun, University at Buffalo, United States
Petr Svenda, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Kemal Tepe, University of Windsor, Canada
Sameer Tilak, University of California San Diego, United States
Damla Turgut, University of Central Florida, United States
Jo Ueyama, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Dimitrios Vergados, University of Piraeus, Greece
Rolland Vida, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Wei Wei, Xi'an University of Technology, China
Lawrence Wong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Xiuchao Wu, University College Cork, Ireland
Hui Wu, University of New South Wales, Australia
Yong Xu, Wayne State University, United States
Shuhui Yang, Purdue University, United States
Mona Zaghloul, The George Washington University, United States
Wang Zhi, Zhejiang University, China