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Indoor Localization Competition

Accurate indoor localization has the potential to transform the way people navigate indoors in a similar way that GPS transformed the way people navigate outdoors. Over the last 15 years, several indoor localization technologies have been proposed and experimented by both academia and industry, but we have yet to see large scale deployments.

Microsoft Indoor Localization Competition as part of IPSN 2016 aims to bring together real-time or near real-time indoor location technologies and compare their performance in the same space.

A poster session dedicated to all competition participants will be organized during the conference. Participants will have the opportunity to explain their system to conference attendees.

More information regarding participation, eligibility and evaluation is available here.

EWSN 2016

The  International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN) is a highly selective single-track international conference focussing on premier research results at the intersection of embedded systems and wireless networking  – an area of highest relevance for visionary technologies such as the Internet of Things or Cyber-Physical Systems and application domains such as Smart Production, Smart Cities, or Connected Cars.

The featured topic of the 2016 edition of EWSN is “Dependability” and we specifically welcome contributions that aim at making networked embedded systems more reliable, predictable, safe, and secure in order to enable critical applications that require guaranteed performance.

EWSN 2016 will also host a competition on dependability as well as workshops in emerging areas, one of these workshops will focus on novel embedded communication paradigms.

EWSN has been established in 2004 as the European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks and has been held since then in European cities. For the 2016 edition, the scope still includes Wireless Sensor Networks, but has been broadened to all topics at the intersection of embedded systems and wireless networks.

More information available here

Call for Participation I3SC 2015

The International Summer School on Smart Cars 2015 will be held at Seggau Castle, Graz, Austria, Sept 6 – 12, 2015.

Smart and self-driving cars will change our daily lives significantly and are expected to have a transformational impact on society by offering more convenience in traveling, accident prevention, improved road logistics, and completely self-organizing traffic with a vast number of fully autonomous and seamlessly interacting cars.

Realizing these visions requires substantial research on automotive embedded computing and networking in order to manage the significantly increased complexity of real-time information processing, to deal with the dynamics of highly mobile networks among vehicles and the surrounding infrastructure, and to provide the dependability and trustworthiness required for safe traffic and efficient transportation.

Topics covered by the Summer School are:

*    Autonomous driving and platooning
*    Smart infrastructure and smart environments
*    Vehicular networks and car2X communication
*    Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)
*    Automotive hardware/software codesign
*    Automotive safety and security
*    HIL testing and simulation
*    E-Mobility
*    Experience from real-world scenarios


The goal of this summer school is to survey fundamental and applied aspects of embedded automotive computing and networking for Smart Cars, as well as to identify novel opportunities and research directions in related areas through a series of lectures held by international experts. Participants will experience various relevant technologies during hands-on courses and will be given a chance to present their own work during seminar modules. The school will provide a great opportunity to network with other people working in the field, to meet distinguished scholars, and to establish contacts for potential future research collaborations.


The target audience are postgraduate students, PhD students, master students, and young researchers from universities and industry all over the world who either want to enter or who already have experience in this exciting research area.

Prospective participants need to upload a description of their interests and background as described on the school website. Participants will be selected based on their work area and background, geographic  distribution, and date of application.


May 18, 2015 – application deadline [extended]
May 28, 2015 – Notification of admittance [extended]
September 6-12, 2015 – Summer School

In case you are not interested in receiving more information on this topic, please write to smartcars [at]

CPS Week 2015

Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are complex engineering systems that rely on the integration of physical, computation, and communication processes to function. Theories, algorithms, systems and methodologies developed for CPS are the foundations for applications like Internet of Things, industrial internet and automation, smart transportations, smart grids, smart cities, buildings and homes, data centers, health care, wellbeing and so on. Such systems must be operated safely, dependably, securely, efficiently and in real-time. Advances in this field will have great technical, economic and societal impacts in the near future. Since 2008, CPS Week is the premier forum for academic, industry, and governmental researchers to present latest research results and exchange ideas on all aspects of CPS.

CPS Week 2015 will be held in the beautiful city of Seattle, Washington, USA.

The event features four major collocated conferences:

HSCC: The 18th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control

ICCPS: The 6th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems

IPSN: The 14th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks

RTAS: The 21st IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium

In additional to major conferences, CPS Week 2015 will host workshops, tutorials, poster and demo sessions, competition, and PhD forums.

Important Dates:
Abstract Registration: October 13th, 2014
Submission Deadline:   October 20th, 2014
Notification Dates: vary by individual conferences
Workshop Date: April 13th, 2015
Main Conference: April 14th – April 16th, 2015

More information available here

SENSYS 14 Doctoral Colloquium

The SenSys 2014 Doctoral Colloquium seeks to provide a friendly, supportive, and constructive environment where PhD students can present their research in progress for an open discussion guided by a panel of experienced researchers and practitioners.

The DC will be structured as a series of short presentations by the students followed by individual discussions, feedback, and advise. The student presentations will be interleaved with speeches by leading researchers, who will provide their own perspectives on current and future research trends in networked sensing, as well as on how to best purse a Ph.D. in this field. Participating students will also have the opportunity to present a poster during the main conference to leverage further interaction with SENSYS attendees.

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: September 2nd, 2014
Notification of acceptance: September 15th, 2014
Ph.D. Forum: November 6th, 2014

More info available in the CFP

Call for Papers: IEEE Internet Computing Special Issue – Building Internet of Things Software –

As we equip people, places, and commodities with Internet-connected embedded devices that can sense information about the environment and subsequently take action, we will create the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT will improve society and quality of life, but making this vision a reality requires interdisciplinary efforts in a range of scientific domains. Specifically, enabling the design, implementation, validation, and real-world use of IoT software requires that we embrace diverse contributions in coherent and practical development frameworks, possibly based on current and future standards. 

This special issue seeks contributions about recent or ongoing research efforts, experience reports, and success stories in enabling an effective development of IoT software out of the individual building blocks available in different communities. Topics of interest include: 

– design and modeling approaches and methodologies for IoT software; 
– programming abstractions and languages expressly conceived for the IoT; 
– development techniques for IoT software appropriate for different hardware; 
– platforms, from tiny sensors to the enterprise level; 
– approaches for composing and interoperating existing IoT functionality; 
– cross-layer IoT software architectures; 
– standards for developing IoT software; and 
– real-world deployments and experiences in building IoT systems. 

Important Dates:

Submissions due: 1 July 2014  
Publication issue: March/April 2015 

Please email the guest editors at a brief 
description of the article you plan to submit by 15 June 2014 

Guest Editors: 

Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano (Italy) 
Luca Mottola, Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and SICS Swedish ICT 
Schahram Dustdar, Vienna University of Technology (Austria) 

More information is available here.

“Wireless Sensor Networks for Developing Countries” Springer CCIS Book Series Now Available

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks for Developing Countries, WSN4DC 2013, held in Jamshoro, Pakistan, in April 2013.

The 10 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 30 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on WSN applications/services for developing countries; mobile WSN; underwater WSN; VANETS; body area networks; energy harvesting in WSN; WSN and cloud integration; WSN and IoT; QoS and Qot; WSN MAC, network and transport protocols; cross layer approaches; security aspects in WSN; WSN applications in smart grid and energy management; WSN in structural health monitoring.

More info is available here.

Post‐doc Position at University of Trento, Italy

The D3S group at the University of Trento,  Italy,  invites  applications for a post‐doctoral research position in wireless sensor networks (WSNs).

We are seeking a candidate to conduct research in the context  of a  funded  3‐year project, starting in 2014, aimed at large‐scale monitoring of the environment, and of the  wildlife  dwelling  in it.  To this end, the project employs a mixture of static and mobile (animal‐borne) WSN nodes, which are  used  in  synergy  with other  monitoring  technologies,  such as on‐board low‐resolution cameras and remote sensing.  As such, the project tackles several open research problems, for instance: protocols supporting opportunistic delivery of data (including camera snapshots)  from  the mobile WSN nodes; programming approaches enabling users to easily tailor the WSN to their application needs; models and  methodologies  guiding  the  integrated acquisition and use of the multi‐scale data provided by remote sensing and on‐ground WSNs.

The successful candidate is expected to propose  ideas  and  lead scientific efforts on the project research topics, and to coordinate the related activities of junior members of the team. The language of the research group is English.

D3S has a successful track of bringing research results into  real‐world,  long‐term,  operational  WSN deployments. Examples are the structural health monitoring of a  medieval  tower,  and  the closed‐loop  control of lighting in a road tunnel, which received Best Paper Awards at IPSN (2009 and 2011) and PerCom (2012).

The Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science is a leading and fast‐growing research institution, characterized by a young and international faculty and by a  large,  international student  population.   Indicators for scientific production place the department among the top in Europe. Trento is a vibrant  city with a beautifully preserved historic center, consistently ranked at the top for quality of life in Italy.  It offers a variety  of cultural and sports opportunities all year around, as well as excellent food and wine.

* Ph.D.  in  computer  science,  telecommunications,  or  related fields;
*  strong  programming  and systems skills: hands‐on knowledge of TinyOS and/or Contiki is very welcome, and so is experience  with building WSN in‐field deployments;
*  knowledge of WSN research: communication issues, MAC and routing protocols, programming platforms;
* good analytical, technical, and problem solving skills;
* good teamwork and organizational skills.

The position is intended to last 2 years  (with  an  intermediate evaluation  at  12  months)  and  can be extended. The indicative start date is February 2014, however other  start  times  can  be considered.

The deadline for applications is November 25, 2013.

Applications should contain, in a single PDF document:
* a cover letter stating the applicant’s research goals;
* a detailed CV including publication list;
* names and contact information for three references.

Applications should be sent via e‐mail (subject: “D3S postdoc application”) to gianpietro.picco(AT_symbol) For more information, please contact Prof. Gian Pietro Picco (gianpietro.picco(AT_symbol)

As a side note: Prof. Gian Pietro Picco is attending ACM SenSys in Rome next week, in case any candidate around wants to chat personally about the position and the project.

SesnSys 2012 Keynote Address

This year keynote address at ACM SenSys conference, held in Toronto, was delivered by Prof. David Culler from UC Berkeley. The focus on the network came with a twist this time, not the low-power wireless network, but an enhanced energy grid. One augmented with carefully orchestrated fluctuating renewable sources, storage and demand management. Wireless sensing and actuation to the rescue?

Download slides pdf here (~50 MB)

CFP – Sensor Networks for Intelligence Gathering and Monitoring

The Third International Workshop on Sensor Networks for Intelligence Gathering and Monitoring (SNIGM 2013) in conjunction with ANT 2013.

June 25-28, 2013
Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA


The availability of a large variety of sensor devices, allows wireless sensor networks to be exploited in different fields using different approaches. Applications that rely on continuous, 24×7 monitoring are critical in the application areas such as the following:

* Healthcare
* Emergency Response
* Security
* Energy
* Umanned Vehicles
* Homeland security
* Public safety
* Military

One major challenge faced in these applications is the interaction between the monitoring system and the human subjects who are part of the system itself.
The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum to share and discuss among researchers the different applications and approaches for continuous, 24x7monitoring using wireless sensor networks. We are soliciting papers describing original research on both theoretical and
practical aspects of sensor networks for continuous monitoring. We particularly welcome submissions that present design, implementation and deployment results that take into account the effort to run the systems with low or minimum energy consumption.


Papers should contain original work and not be published or currently submitted for review elsewhere. Manuscripts are limited to 6 pages.
Paper submission will be performed using EasyChair. Please see the Paper Kit section on the ANT 2013 conference website for more details.

All papers accepted for workshops will be included in the ANT-2013 proceedings, which will be published online by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series. Procedia Computer Sciences is hosted on and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect , and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus and Engineering Village (Ei). This includes EI Compendex. All accepted papers will also be indexed in DBLP.

The authors must follow Elsevier guidelines as given in ANT-2013 Website. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to
register and attend the conference to present the work. Selected outstanding papers presented at the workshops will, after further revision, be considered for publication in journals special issues.


Submission Deadline: *December 16, 2012*
Author Notification: January 18, 2013
Final Manuscript Due: February 8, 2013

More info here.