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Archive for September, 2006

Australia Builds Smart Farm With Sensor Networks

Australia is working toward the “Smart Farm” of the future with research focusing on Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) and their potential to transform the Australian agriculture industry.

Dr. Tim Wark, project leader of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) ICT center, said as water and labor get scarcer and more costly, the viability and sustainability of Australia’s agricultural industry hinges on better utilization of resources.

The complete story here.

Call for papers: "WCSN-2006"

The “2nd International Conference on Wireless Communication and Sensor
Networks(WCSN-2006)”, to be held from December 17 to 19, 2006 in
Allahabad, India and organized by the Indian Institute of Information
Technology – Allahabad has a call for papers.The deadline for submitting papers is November 1st, 2006.

Conference papers would be published in two volumes – refereed papers would be published as Conference Proceedings A, and rest would be published as Conference Proceedings B.

Call for Papers: WSCN 2006

The “2nd International Conference on Wireless Communication and Sensor
Networks(WCSN-2006)”, to be held from December 17 to 19, 2006 in
Allahabad, India and organized by the Indian Institute of Information
Technology – Allahabad has a call for papers.The deadline for submitting papers is November 1st, 2006.

Conference papers would be published in two volumes – refereed papers would be published as Conference Proceedings A, and rest would be published as Conference Proceedings B.

Swallowable Sensors

After several years of development, swallowable wireless sensors are now ready to begin monitoring the human body. A tiny medical device sold by Buffalo, NY-based SmartPill has received approval by the Food and Drug Administration to be marketed in the United States. The electronic pill is meant to be ingested by a patient; it then gathers information about the digestive system as it travels through it, transmitting the information to a receiver worn by the patient.

The complete story here.

2nd international conference on geosensor networks

This workshop addresses issues related to the collection, management, processing, analysis, and delivery of real-time geospatial data using distributed geosensor networks (e.g. GPS receivers, micro-sensors for biological and chemical substance monitoring, geolocated still and video cameras). This represents an evolution of the traditional static and centralized geocomputational paradigm, to support the collection of both temporally and spatially high resolution, up-to-date data over a broad geographic area, and to use sensor networks as actuators in geographic space. These sensors can be static or mobile, and can be used to passively collect information about the environment or even to actively influence it.

The complete call for participation is available here.

Use of Wireless Sensor Networks in Industrial Applications Provides Demonstrable Return on Investment

As sensors become an integral part of most industries, their high-volume applications have increased their efficiencies of scale, thus in turn lowering prices and promoting adoption in other devices. Micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) accelerometers, for instance, are ubiquitous in airbags and have recently started appearing in commodity hardware such as laptop hard disc drives. Also, as a consequence of the many natural disasters that took place during 2005, public focus is shifting from artificial blunders to natural calamities, thus creating considerable potential for smart sensors in environment monitoring systems.

The complete story here.

The September issue of the MISC newsletter is out

The September issue of the MISC newsletter is out. It has lots of useful information.

It can be downloaded here.