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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


Stephen FaircloughLiverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Pasquale DaponteUniversity of Sannio, Italy
Sandro CarraraEPFL, Switzerland
Chenyang LuWashington University in St. Louis, United States
Utz RoedigLancaster University, United Kingdom
António CâmaraYDreams, Portugal
Kim LarsenAalborg University, Denmark
Markus PollnauUniversity of Twente, Netherlands


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).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


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


Octavian PostolacheInstitute of Telecommunications, Portugal
Marten van SinderenUniversity of Twente, Netherlands
Falah AliUniversity of Sussex, United Kingdom


Nadeem Ahmed, NUST- National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan
Ana Azevedo, CEOS.PP / ISCAP / P.PORTO, Portugal
David Bell, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Nik Bessis, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Erik Buchmann, Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig, Germany
Damiano Carra, University of Verona, Italy
Luca Caviglione, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Alberto Cerpa, University of California Merced, United States
Amitava Chatterjee, Jadavpur University, India
Sungrae Cho, Chung-Ang University, Korea, Republic of
Sung-Bae Cho, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Zygmunt Ciota, Technical University of Lodz, Poland
Fiachra Collins, Dublin City University, Ireland
Diane Cook, Washington State University, United States
Paulo Costa, George Mason University, United States
Karthik Dantu, Harvard University, United States
Ilker Demirkol, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Akshaye Dhawan, Ursinus College, United States
Martin Eickhoff, Justus Liebig Universität Giessen, Germany
George Eleftherakis, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece
Alberto Ferrante, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
Leonardo Franco, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Athanasios Gkelias, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Ciarán Goldrick, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Paul Grace, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Mourad Hakem, FEMTO-ST Institute - UMR CNRS, France
Yuan He, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, China
Jeroen Hoebeke, UGent-IDLab, Belgium
Wei-Chiang Hong, Oriental Institute of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Ki-Young Jeong, University of Houston Clear Lake, United States
Rajgopal Kannan, Louisiana State University, United States
Bill Karakostas, City University, United Kingdom
Abdelmajid Khelil, Landshut University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Joanna Kolodziej, Cracow University of Technology, Poland
Boris Kovalerchuk, Central Washington University, United States
Evangelos Kranakis, Carleton University, Canada
Torsten Kroeger, Stanford University, United States
Andrew Kusiak, The University of Iowa, United States
Walter Lang, University of Bremen, Germany
Pierre Leone, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Jaime Lloret Mauri, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Errol Lloyd, University of Delaware, United States
Anita Lloyd Spetz, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Daniel Macedo, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Andrew Markham, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Pedro Marrón, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Francisco Martins, University of Azores, Portugal
René Meier, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Milan Milenkovic, Intel Inc., United States
Nathalie Mitton, Inria Lille -- Nord Europe, France
Achour Mostefaoui, Université de Nantes, France
Emmanuel Nataf, Université de Lorraine, France
Robert Newcomb, University of Maryland, United States
Ioanis Nikolaidis, University of Alberta, Canada
Chris Nugent, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Vasile Palade, Oxford University, United Kingdom
Animesh Pathak, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique INRIA, France
Edzer Pebesma, University of Münster, Germany
Parag Pendharkar, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Dirk Pesch, University College Cork, Ireland
Erwin Pesch, University Siegen, Germany
Patrick Pons, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Laboratoire d’Analyse et d’Architecture des Systèmes, France
Reinhard Posch, TU Graz, Austria
Cyril Ray, Ecole Navale, France
Bernhard Rinner, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
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
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Christian Schindelhauer, University of Freiburg, Germany
Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami, United States
Sabrina Sicari, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Italy
Marius Silaghi, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Ingo Simonis, OGC, Germany
Andrzej Skowron, Institute of Mathematics UW, Poland
Humberto Sossa, Instituto Politécnico Nacional-CIC, Mexico
John Stankovic, University of Virginia, United States
Ragnar Stølsmark, University of Stavanger, Norway
Mu-Chun Su, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Petr Svenda, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Andrzej Szczurek, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, Agh University Science Technology, Poland
Sivan Toledo, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Goce Trajcevski, Northwestern University, United States
Alexey Tsymbal, Siemens AG, Germany
Jo Ueyama, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, Netherlands
RangaRao Venkatesha, Delft University of Technology TU Delft, Netherlands
Rolland Vida, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Lei Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Wenwu Wang, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Denis Wolf, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Roberto Wolfler, Paris-Nord University 13, France
Lawrence Wong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Xiuchao Wu, University College Cork, Ireland
Hui Wu, University of New South Wales, Australia
Fang-Jing Wu, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Yong Xu, Wayne State University, United States
Wang Zhi, Zhejiang University, China