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Human As Sensor

This is a keynote presented by Prof. Alex Paul Pentland on SenSys 2010.

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Sensys 2010 DC

In a previous post we referred to the ACM SenSys 2010 Doctoral Colloquium (DC), whose deadline for submission is on August 30, 2010. The DC will be held on November 2, 2010 at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

NEWS: Details on registration fees

Accepted participants of the doctoral colloquium must register for Sensys (if applicable at the student rate), no additional fee will be charged for the participation in the doctoral colloquium. Participants can also apply for Sensys travel grants.

Accepted participants of the doctoral colloquium in difficult financial situations who would otherwise not be able to attend, have the option of registering only for the doctoral colloquium at a rate of 120 USD. This does not cover participation in the main conference. We require a letter from the advisor of the student explaining the difficult financial situation.


Submission deadline: August 30, 2010
Notification:        September 20, 2010
Camera-ready copy:   October 18, 2010
Colloquium:          November 2, 2010


Kay Roemer, University of Luebeck and ETH Zurich

Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Pedro Marron, University of Duisburg-Essen
Gian Pietro Picco, University of Trento
Cormac Sreenan, University College Cork
Andreas Terzis, Johns Hopkins University
Eduardo Tovar, Polytechnic Institute of Porto
Thiemo Voigt, Swedish Institute of Computer Science

ACM BuildSys 2010

The 2nd ACM Workshop On Embedded Sensing Systems For Energy-Efficiency In Buildings and Surroundings will be held in conjunction with ACM SenSys 2010, in Zurich, Switzerland – November 2, 2010.

The World is increasingly experiencing a strong need for energy consumption reduction and a need 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. Clearly, energy saving strategies that target energy use in buildings and surroundings can have a major impact worldwide, driving the current energy market toward self-sufficiency and self-sustainability. This calls for effective techniques and methods that enable accurate carbon foot printing, monitoring and control of appliance activity, energy auditing and management in buildings and surroundings and the generation of energy awareness.

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) plays a key role in enabling energy-saving systems in buildings and surrounding spaces by providing a reliable, cost-effective and extensible solution that can be placed in existing as well as new structures and be controlled via the Internet. In fact, WSNs allow the monitoring of the energy consumption  in near-real time and, as such, they are an essential tool in the control loop that will be used in future structures for the generation and usage of diverse types of energy.

Following the success of the past edition of the workshop, BuildSys 2010 focuses on the intersection between WSNs and energy in buildings by merging experts in the WSN domain and experts in the Building/Energy community in order to identify innovative solutions which achieve the broad goal of energy-reduction.

CFP and more available here

Important dates

Submission deadline: 30 July 2010
Notification of acceptance: 7 September 2010
Camera Ready Due: 25 September 2010
Workshop date: 2 November 2010

SenSys Program

ACM SenSys, the flagship conference in Sensor Networks, will he held in Berkeley, California on November 4-6 2009 and the program is now available. Among the novelties: the Keynote Address links to Google Research and their PowerMeter Project. Inspiring?