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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.


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

IoT Challenge

The “IoT Challenge” offers a platform to graduate students, PhD students, researchers and developers working in all areas of Internet of Things to share and showcase their recent highly innovative research and practical solutions to real-world problems.The solutions should be highly novel, exiting, and show a complete and working system, addressing a relevant application area for IoT, including, but not limited to: supply chain and logistics, healthcare, M2M, security, environmental monitoring,intelligent transport systems,smart homes, industrial manufacturing, and critical infrastructures.
The topics of interest include, but are definitely not limited to:

 – smart Dust technologies: highly miniaturized integrated microelectronic or MEMS based solutions, addressing aspects as energy harvesting, wireless communication, and efficient processing.

 – opportunistic networking and participatory sensing: solutions showing the potential impact of the use of smartphones, and the integration and sharing of different sensor systems for IoT

 – wearable computing and smart textiles: showing integrated solutions for body area networking, their interaction with people and environment.

 – real Time Localization Systems: should demonstrate efficient, scalable, and easy to deploy localization technologies.

 – Internet integration: showing end-to-end internet based IoT solutions offering scalable and efficient services.

Contestants are free to choose their topic beyond the ones mentioned above as long as it is related to the Internet of Things concept, and it clearly shows a significant progress beyond the State of the Art. Both individual and group participations are welcome.
More info here.

CFP: IEEE Comm-Magazine: Smart Cities (deadl 1 Aug 2012)

Urban living is commencing to take a central role in the direction humanity evolves. Today, more than 1 in 2 is living in urban environments with related efforts to facilitated viable living conditions becoming tremendous. Urged by these observations, city halls and political decision makers have become very alert, calling for urgent solutions to the growing problems. Quickly advancing ICT technologies may just be the answer, which has triggered global ICT players to have launched various smart city initiatives. This corroborates that suitable technologies are a cornerstone to a sustainable development of a city. This is facilitated by means of smart services that use networked sensors and actuators deployed in the city, allowing the authorities to monitor the environment in real-time, to react immediately and just in time if needed and to establish automated control processes with less or even without human intervention.

These services, on the other hand, rely heavily on appropriate technologies, be they in the field or in the cloud.

This special issue, the first of its kind, thus focuses on ICT technologies, allowing for Smart City rollouts, deployments and growth. Part of the gamut of technologies have been researched and developed for years already, others are new. However, their composition and application in the area of smart cities is unprecedented and accounts for the tremendous upsurge in work in this area, which is mainly attributed to the unique timing between the undeniable need for making cities more efficient, and an enormous set of ICT technologies having become available and affordable. As of today, however, some major issues remain to be tackled, which pertain to technologies, their integration and interaction, architectures, applications, services, privacy, to name a few. In the light of the above, the main purpose of this special issue is threefold:

  • to obtain a coherent and concise synthesis from the abundance of recently emerged material in the area of smart city technologies and architectures,
  • to promote unprecedented approaches in analyzing, designing and optimizing smart city technologies and architectures, and
  • to identify open issues which remain as a challenge towards using ICT technologies in smart city markets.


CFP: ACM SenSys 2012

Toronto, Canada – November 6-9, 2010
The ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2012) solicits innovative research papers on the systems issues of networked, embedded sensing and control.
This is an exciting time in the development of the conference, as we reach the 10th anniversary of the first conference held in Los Angeles.  ACM SenSys brings together academic industry, and government professionals to a premier single-track, highly selective forum on sensor network design, implementation, and application.
We seek technical papers describing original ideas, groundbreaking results and/or quantified system experiences involving sensor systems. SenSys takes a broad systems perspective of sensor applications and systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
 – Experience with real-world deployments and applications
 – Resource management and OS support for sensing systems
 – Energy management and harvesting for long-term operation
 – Innovative sensing applications across broad areas (e.g., environmental
   monitoring, mobile healthcare, transportation, education)
 – Wireless communication systems and protocols for sensor networks
 – Sensor systems leveraging smart phones, body area networks, RFIDs,
   robots, etc.
 – Sensing technologies for pervasive computing
 – Sensor network measurement and characterization
 – Programming paradigms and models for distributed sensing
 – Sensor network debugging, fault-tolerance and reliability
 – Sensing, actuation and control in cyber-physical systems
 – Distributed sensor data storage, retrieval, processing and management
 – Approaches to sensor network architecture
 – Sensor data quality, integrity, and trustworthiness
 – In-network data reduction, inference, and signal processing
 – Security and privacy in sensor networks
 – Time and location estimation and management
Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, clarity, relevance, and correctness. In addition to citing relevant, published work, authors must relate their submissions to relevant submissions of their own that are simultaneously under review for this or other venues.
More info at