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Call for Papers

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

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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.

CONFERENCE AREAS

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:

1. SENSOR NETWORKS SOFTWARE AND ARCHITECTURES
2. WIRELESS INFORMATION NETWORKS
3. HARDWARE
4. DATA MANIPULATION
5. SIGNAL PROCESSING
6. OBSTACLES
7. APPLICATIONS AND USES


AREA 1: SENSOR NETWORKS SOFTWARE AND ARCHITECTURES


  • Internet of Things
  • Interoperability
  • Agent-based Simulation
  • Decision Support
  • Platforms and Operating Systems
  • Programming and Middleware
  • Connectivity and Communication
  • Scheduling, Tasking and Control

AREA 2: WIRELESS INFORMATION NETWORKS


  • 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

AREA 3: HARDWARE


  • 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

AREA 4: DATA MANIPULATION


  • 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

AREA 5: SIGNAL PROCESSING


  • 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

AREA 6: OBSTACLES


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

AREA 7: APPLICATIONS AND USES


  • 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

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Eric FleuryINRIA Grenoble - Rhône-Alpes, France
Ingemar CoxUniversity of Copenhagen, Denmark and University College London, United Kingdom
Muriel MedardMassachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
Mischa DohlerKing's College London, United Kingdom

PAPER SUBMISSION

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.

PUBLICATIONS

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 (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.
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 (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.

SECRETARIAT

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

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

César Benavente-PecesUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Patrick PlainchaultESEO, France

PROGRAM CHAIR

Octavian PostolacheInstitute of Telecommunications, Portugal

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Gul Agha, University of Illinois, United States
Falah Ali, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Maen Artimy, Dalhousie University, Canada
Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Ana Azevedo, CEOS.PP-ISCAP/IPP, Portugal
Marta Beltran, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
Erik Buchmann, Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig, Germany
Chiara Buratti, Università di Bologna, Italy
Marius Calin Silaghi, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Amitava Chatterjee, Jadavpur University, India
Sung-Bae Cho, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Sungrae Cho, Chung-Ang University, Korea, Republic of
Diane Cook, Washington State University, United States
Ilker Demirkol, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Akshaye Dhawan, Ursinus College, United States
Gintautas Dzemyda, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Cem Ersoy, Bogazici University, Turkey
Alberto Ferrante, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
Leonardo Franco, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Paddy French, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
John G. Proakis, Northeastern University, United States
Athanasios Gkelias, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Paul Grace, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Mourad Hakem, FEMTO-ST Institute - UMR CNRS, France
Jeroen Hoebeke, UGent-IDLab, Belgium
Wei-Chiang Hong, Oriental Institute of Technology, Taiwan
Carmen Horrillo, Instituto de Tecnologías Físicas y de la Información (ITEFI)- Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain
Ki-Young Jeong, University of Houston Clear Lake, United States
Joanna Kolodziej, Cracow University of Technology, Poland
Evangelos Kranakis, Carleton University, Canada
Pierre Leone, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Anita Lloyd Spetz, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Benny Lo, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Christian Lovis, University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland
Kirk Martinez, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Ciarán Mc Goldrick, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
René Meier, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Nathalie Mitton, Inria Lille -- Nord Europe, France
Dunja Mladenic, J. Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Nader Mohamed, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Achour Mostefaoui, Université de Nantes, France
Emmanuel Nataf, INRIA, France
Roman Neruda, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Robert W. Newcomb, University of Maryland, United States
Ioanis Nikolaidis, University of Alberta, Canada
Soo-Hyun Park, Kookmin University, Korea, Republic of
Animesh Pathak, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique INRIA, France
Parag Pendharkar, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Patrick Pons, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Laboratoire d’Analyse et d’Architecture des Systèmes, France
Matthias R. Brust, Louisiana Tech University, United States
Cyril Ray, Ecole Navale, France
Andri Riid, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Bernhard Rinner, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Antonello Rizzi, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Rui Rocha, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa - Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Nageswara S.V. Rao, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
Jorge Sá Silva, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Jurek Sasiadek, Carleton University, Canada
Jochen Schiller, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Christian Schindelhauer, University of Freiburg, Germany
Mei-Ling Shyu, University of Miami, United States
Sabrina Sicari, Università degli Studi dell'Insubria, Italy
Pietro Siciliano, National Research Council, Italy
Ingo Simonis, International Geospatial Services Institute Ltd, Germany
Andrzej Skowron, Warsaw University, Poland
Ragnar Stølsmark, University of Stavanger, Norway
Mu-Chun Su, National Central University, Taiwan
Petr Svenda, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Andrzej Szczurek, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Ryszard Tadeusiewicz, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Kerry Taylor, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
Marilde Terezinha Prado Santos, Federal University of São Carlos - UFSCar, Brazil
Goce Trajcevski, Northwestern University, United States
Dat Tran, University of Canberra, Australia
Marten van Sinderen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Lei Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Junzo Watada, Universiti Technologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Roberto Wolfler, Paris-Nord University 13, France
Lawrence Wong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Hui Wu, University of New South Wales, Australia
Fang-Jing Wu, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Huikai Xie, University of Florida, United States
Yong Xu, Wayne State University, United States
Takeshi Yamakawa, Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute (FLSI), Japan

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