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BuildSys 2012

The world is increasingly experiencing a strong need for energy consumption reduction and for efficient use of scarce natural resources. Official studies report that buildings account for the largest portion of World’s energy expenditure and have the fastest growth rate. Information technology such as cyber-physical systems, wireless sensor networks, embedded control, computational modelling, machine learning, and simulation tools play a key role in enabling energy-saving measures for buildings, its surrounding spaces, and other networks such as smart grid and smart water networks that they connect to. We are interested in a life-cycle perspective across design, construction, and operation of buildings, and in energy consumption in both direct (electricity, gas etc.) and indirect (embedded energy in water) forms.

Challenges and Visions Awards

In order to encourage researchers to present truly visionary concepts on the interface between information technology and sustainability, BuildSys 2012 in cooperation with the Computing Community Consortium is offering awards to three regular papers that will be presented in a special Challenges and Visions session: first prize $1000, second prize $750, and third prize $500, to be awarded as honorary prizes.

The workshop will be held on Nov. 6th, collocated with SenSys 2012, in Toronto, Canada.

For more information, specific topics of interest and submission details, please visit BuildSys Website

Important Dates

Paper/Poster submission deadline: Monday, July 30, 2012
Demo submission deadline: Monday, September 3, 2012
Notification of acceptance: Friday, September 14, 2012
Camera Ready Due: Monday, October 1, 2012
Workshop and Demo Session date: November 6, 2012

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