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Call for Papers

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

SCOPE

The use of sensors is familiar to citizens as they are incorporated in many devices including smartphones, vehicles, appliances, smartwatches, among others. The use of sensor networks is spreading faster everyday, and some examples are their application in agriculture, health, energy, environment, industry, smart cities, etc. These sensors are usually part of a set of sensors, which are interconnected with each other, and usually with a coordinating (sink)  node. Depending on the application and the types of sensors that interact or from which information is collected, the links will be established using different standards depending on requirements: range, bandwidth, power consumption, etc.. Due to its configuration flexibility and lower deployment cost, wireless sensor networks have become the most popular.

Nevertheless, several issues and challenges must be faced by engineers to guarantee the highest QoS, as security, channel reliability, battery life, interoperability with other networks, etc. Sensor networks performance rely on several impacting factors which must be investigated: network architecture, operating system, hardware implementation, radio interface, protocols, sensors technology, which must be optimized to achieve the highest availability, reliability, throughput and power saving.

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, Hardware and Architectures, Wireless Information Networks, Channel Characterization, Data Manipulation, Signal Processing, Localization and Object Tracking through Sensor Networks, Modelling and Simulation, 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.


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. ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
2. INTELLIGENT DATA ANALYSIS AND PROCESSING
3. SECURITY AND PRIVACY IN SENSOR NETWORKS
4. WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS
5. WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS AND ARCHITECTURES
6. SENSORS NETWORKS HARDWARE
7. SENSOR NETWORKS SOFTWARE
8. SENSOR NETWORKS APPLICATIONS


AREA 1: ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT


  • Energy Efficiency
  • Environment Monitoring
  • Geospatial Knowledge Management Systems
  • Green Sensor Networks
  • Industrial and Structural Monitoring
  • Remote Sensing and Telemetry
  • Smart Grids and Energy Control Systems

AREA 2: INTELLIGENT DATA ANALYSIS AND PROCESSING


  • Aggregation, Classification and Tracking
  • Big Data
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Data Quality and Integrity
  • Image Processing
  • Information Retrieval and Data Mining
  • Multi-Sensor Data Processing
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Reasoning on Sensor Data
  • Sensor Data Fusion & Deep Learning
  • Statistical and Adaptive Signal Processing

AREA 3: SECURITY AND PRIVACY IN SENSOR NETWORKS


  • Authentication
  • Biometric Systems
  • Cryptography
  • Defense and Security
  • Fault Tolerance and Diagnosis
  • Infrastructure Reliability
  • Security Threats
  • Vulnerability and Privacy
  • Wireless Surveillance

AREA 4: WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS


  • Ad Hoc Networks
  • Connected Vehicles
  • Cross-Layer Design
  • Network Performance
  • Network Topologies
  • Power Management
  • Routing Techniques

AREA 5: WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS AND ARCHITECTURES


  • Technologies and Standards: WiFi, Zigbee, LoRa, Bluetooth
  • Wearable Computing and Body Area Networks
  • Wired and Wireless Sensor Systems: Signals, Transceivers, and Interfaces
  • Wireless Network Protocols
  • Mobility Models
  • Heterogeneous networks
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Energy Harvesting

AREA 6: SENSORS NETWORKS HARDWARE


  • Optical Sensors
  • Physical Sensors: Temperature, Mechanical, Magnetic, and Other
  • Biosensors
  • Human-Computer Interfaces
  • Embedded Systems
  • Energy efficient protocols

AREA 7: SENSOR NETWORKS SOFTWARE


  • Modeling, Simulation and Platforms
  • Operating Systems
  • Performace optimizatioin
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Programming and Middleware
  • Scheduling, Tasking and Control

AREA 8: SENSOR NETWORKS APPLICATIONS


  • Ambient Assisted Living
  • Cloud Computing
  • Connectivity and Communication
  • Decision Support
  • Home Monitoring
  • Healthcare Applications
  • Internet of Things
  • Smart Cities
  • Industry

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Steffen LochmannHochschule Wismar, University of Technology, Business and Design, Germany

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 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.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 28 - 29 February, 2020

Paper Submission: October 4, 2019
Authors Notification:
December 3, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 17, 2019

Paper Submission: November 15, 2019
Authors Notification:
December 20, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 8, 2020

Workshops
Workshop Proposal: October 17, 2019

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 27, 2019
Authors Notification: January 14, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: January 22, 2020

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 17, 2019

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: January 14, 2020

Demos
Demo Proposal: January 14, 2020

Panels
Panel Proposal: January 14, 2020

Open Communications
Paper Submission: December 27, 2019
Authors Notification: January 14, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: January 22, 2020

SECRETARIAT

SENSORNETS Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: sensornets.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.sensornets.org/

VENUE

Available soon.

CONFERENCE CHAIR

César Benavente-PecesUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Nirwan AnsariNew Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Andreas AhrensHochschule Wismar, University of Technology Business and Design, Germany

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dharma Agrawal, University of Cincinnati, United States
Carme Àlvarez Faura, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Mario Alves, Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
Muneer Bani Yassein, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
István Bársony, Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science, MTA EK MFA, Hungary
Xuemin Chen, Texas Southern Univ., United States
Haiming Chen, Ningbo University, China
Chia Chong, Sunway University, Malaysia
Victor Cionca, NIMBUS Centre for Embedded Systems Research, Ireland
David Corne, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Carlos Cruz, University of Granada, Spain
Belur Dasarathy, Information Fusion, United States
Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece
Gintautas Dzemyda, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Ali Emrouznejad, Aston University, United Kingdom
Alberto Ferrante, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
Stefan Fischer, University of Luebeck, Germany
SANDEEP GUPTA, Arizona State University, United States
Carmen Horrillo, Instituto de Tecnologías Físicas y de la Información (ITEFI)- Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain
Jadwiga Indulska, The University of Queensland, Australia
Takayuki Ito, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Prem Jayaraman, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Bill Karakostas, City University, United Kingdom
Boris Kovalerchuk, Central Washington University, United States
Andrew Kusiak, The University of Iowa, United States
Anita Lloyd Spetz, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Benny Lo, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Antonio Lopez-Martin, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Ahmad Lotfi, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Achour Mostefaoui, Université de Nantes, France
Emmanuel Nataf, Unviersité de Lorraine, France
Ioanis Nikolaidis, University of Alberta, Canada
Gabor Paller, Széchenyi István University, Hungary
Meng-Shiuan Pan, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Pangun Park, Chungnam National University, Korea, Republic of
Erwin Pesch, University Siegen, Germany
Dirk Pesch, University College Cork, Ireland
Davide Polese, Istituto per la Microelettronica e Microsistemi (CNR-IMM), Italy
Reinhard Posch, TU Graz, Austria
Cyril Ray, Ecole Navale, France
Susan Rea, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
Sain Saginbekov, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Sevil Sen, Hacettepe University, Turkey
David Sundaram, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Violet Syrotiuk, Arizona State University, United States
Goce Trajcevski, Northwestern University, United States
Dat Tran, University of Canberra, Australia
José Luis Verdegay, University of Granada, Spain
Andrea Vitaletti, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Klaus Volbert, Technical University of Applied Sciences Regensburg, Germany
Cheng Wang, , Canada
Weng-Fai Wong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Hui Wu, University of New South Wales, Australia
Fang-Jing Wu, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Jacek Wytrebowicz, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Sergey Y. Yurish, IFSA Publishing, S.L., Spain
Adnan Yazici, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan
Yu Zhang, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Wei Zhou, ESCP Europe, France
Ty Znati, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Michael Zyda, USC Games, United States

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