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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

GOALS

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.

PARTICIPATION

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.

IMPORTANT DATES

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] iti.tugraz.at

Dead Reckoning for Fun

As is becoming a tradition, there will be an Extreme Sensing Competition at the IPSN ’09 Conference on April 13, in San Francisco, CA, USA.

In this opportunity the goal is to dead reckon on persons in a 10m x 10m arena, by using up to 7 sensors (5 of which can be body sensors and 2 ground fixed). The competition will be structured in two phases. Phase 1 is meant for guessing about other team deployment strategies while each system is reckoning on attendees. Phase 2 is for exploiting the opponent team system flaws — that could be guessed from Phase 1 — while system is now reckoning on contenders. Thus preventing the other teams from scoring more points.

Deadline to participate is March 25, 2009. Rules of play, Scoring and more info here

CFP: Software and Information Processing in Body Sensor Networks 2009

Body Sensor Networks (BSNs) have already shown potential to enable a broad variety of applications in the assisted living and health care domains, e.g. for rehabilitation, sports medicine, elderly care, gait analysis, fitness. BSNs allow to measure human body parameters through wearable sensors and often include signal processing techniques to interpret and fuse the sensor data in real-time. The design of BSN applications is challenging also due to the limited resources for computation, communication and storage that are allowed by the tight size and battery life requirements on the nodes. While in recent years there have been significant efforts to build sensors and hardware platforms, more research is needed to address the open challenges in the design of software components that implement efficiently signal processing algorithms across BSN nodes. In particular application developers need design frameworks and methodologies based on proper abstractions supporting interoperability and fast evaluation of implementation tradeoffs. This workshop solicits high quality technical contributions that address issues related to the design of the software architecture and the distributed implementation of signal processing techniques for sensor data interpretation and fusion.

The workshop aims to bridge the signal processing and the embedded software community to address issues related to efficient implementation of information processing in BSN.

More info here.