ACM SenSys 2003, November 5-7, Los Angeles, California
Sponsored by ACM (Sigcomm, Sigmobile, Sigarch, Sigmetrics, Sigops), and NSF
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Tuesday, November 4    

6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

Welcome Reception:

Doubletree Hotel-Westwood
10740 Westwood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 475-8711

Wednesday, November 5    

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:30 Opening and Awards

8:30 - 9:00 Welcome, Opening Remarks, & Awards

9:00 - 10:00 Networking Experience

John Stankovic

  • Understanding Packet Delivery Performance In Dense Wireless Sensor Networks, Jerry Zhao, and Ramesh Govindan (USC)
  • Taming the Underlying Challenges of Reliable Multihop Routing in Sensor Networks, Alec Woo, Terence Tong (U. C. Berkeley), and David Culler (U. C. Berkeley & Intel Research)

10:00 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 12:00 Coverage

Loren Clare

  • Integrated Coverage and Connectivity Configuration in Wireless Sensor Networks, Xiaorui Wang, Guoliang Xing, Yuanfang Zhang, Chenyang Lu, Robert Pless, and Christopher Gill (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • Minimal and Maximal Exposure Path Algorithms for Wireless Embedded Sensor Networks, Giacomino Veltri (UCLA), Qingfeng Huang (Washington University at St. Louis), Gang Qu (University of Maryland at College Park), and Miodrag Potkonjak (UCLA)
  • Differentiated Surveillance for Sensor Networks, Ting Yan, Tian He, and John A. Stankovic (University of Virginia)

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 Storage

Joseph Hellerstein

  • Multi-Dimensional Range Queries in Sensor Networks, Xin Li, Young-Jin Kim, Ramesh Govindan (USC), and Wei Hong (Intel Research Laboratory)
  • GEM: Graph EMbedding for Routing nd Data-Centric Storage in Sensor Networks without Geographic Information, James Newsome and Dawn Song (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • An Evaluation of Multi-resolution Storage for Sensor Networks, Deepak Ganesan, Ben Greenstein, Denis Perelyubskiy, Deborah Estrin (UCLA), and John Heidemann (USC/ISI)

2:30 - 3:00 Break

3:00 - 4:30 Invited Panel

“Emerging Sensor Net Applications”

“Biology – Habitat”
Michael Hamilton, Director
The James Reserve

”Precision Agriculture”
Bill Reinert, Vice President
Technology for Precision Farming Enterprises

John Wallace, Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering, UCLA and CENS

4:30 - 8:30 Posters, Demos, and Dinner Reception - Hosted by Intel Corporation

4:30 to 8:30 p.m. – Poster/Demo Session

5:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Beer/Wine Reception

5:30 to 8:00 p.m. – Dinner Buffet

Thursday, November 6

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 Platforms

Lakshman Krishnamurthy

  • Bluetooth and Sensor Networks: A Reality Check, Martin Leopold, Mads Bondo Dydensborg, and Philippe Bonnet (University of Copenhagen)
  • DFuse: A Framework for Distributed Data Fusion, Rajnish Kumar, Matthew Wolenetz, Bikash Agarwalla, Jun-Suk Shin, Phillip Ward Hutto, Arnab Paul, and Umakishore Ramachandran (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • TOSSIM: Accurate and Scalable Simulation of Entire TinyOS Applications, Philip Levis, Nelson Lee (UC Berkeley), Matt Welsh (Harvard University), and David Culler, (Intel Research & UC Berkeley)

10:00 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 12:00 Management

Ramesh Govindan

  • Timing-sync Protocol for Sensor Networks, Saurabh Ganeriwal, Ram Kumar, and Mani B. Srivastava (UCLA)
  • Tracking a Moving Object with a Binary Sensor Network, Javed Aslam (Northeastern University), Zack Butler, Florin Constantin (Dartmouth College), Valentino Crespi (California State University), George Cybenko, and Daniela Rus (Dartmouth College)
  • Overload Management in Sensor-Actuator Networks used for Spatially-Distributed Control Systems, Michael Lemmon, Qiang Ling, and Yashan Sun (Univ. of Notre Dame)

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 Energy-Efficient MAC

Feng Zhao

  • An Adaptive Energy-Efficient MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks, Tijs van Dam, and Koen Langendoen (Delft University of Technology)
  • Energy-Efficient, Collision-Free Medium Access Control for Wireless Sensor Networks, Venkatesh Rajendran, Katia Obraczka, and J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves (UC Santa Cruz)

2:00 - 3:30 Mini-tutorial:

Emerging Low-power Radio Technologies
Ed Callaway – Motorola

Read abstract and biography

Download Slides (pdf file)

3:30 - 4:00 Break

4:00 - 5:30 Dissemination

Adrian Perrig

  • Minimum-Energy Asynchronous Dissemination to Mobile Sinks in Wireless Sensor Networks, Hyung Seok Kim (Seoul National University), Tarek F. Abdelzaher (University of Virginia), and Wook Hyun Kwon (Seoul National University)
  • Spatiotemporal Multicast for Sensor Networks, Qingfeng Huang, Chenyang Lu, and Catalin Roman (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • Matching Data Dissemination Algorithms to Application Requirements, John Heidemann, Fabio Silva (USC/ISI), and Deborah Estrin (UCLA/CS)

6:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Dinner/Evening Social

“Sensors in Hollywood”

Freud Playhouse – Macgowan Hall
School of Theater, Film and Television

6:00 p.m. – Buffet Dinner and Drinks
7:00 p.m. – Special Guest Speaker

Bruce Vaughn
VP of Research and Development
Walt Disney Imagineering
“ Faking Artificial Intelligence: Bringing Characters and Environments to Life”

8:00 p.m. – Dessert and Drinks
8:00 to 10:00 p.m. – Discussion and Tours of Design Labs

Friday, November 7

8:00 - 8:30 – Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 10:00 Compression & Aggregation

Philippe Bonnet

  • Model Based Compression in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, Milenko Drinic (Microsoft Research), Darko Kirovski (Microsoft Research), and Miodrag Potkonjak (UCLA)
  • Application-Specific Compression for Time Delay Estimation in Sensor Networks, Lavanya Vasudevan, Antonio Ortega, and Urbashi Mitra (USC)
  • Secure Information Aggregation in Sensor Networks, Bartosz Przydatek, Dawn Song, and Adrian Perrig (Carnegie-Mellon University)

10:00 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:30 Mini-tutorial:

Foundations of Sensor Nets
Greg Pottie – UCLA

Read abstract and biography

Download Slides (ppt file)

11:30 - 12:30 Congestion Control

Rich Martin

  • CODA: COngestion Detection and Avoidance in Sensor Networks, Chieh-Yih Wan, Shane B. Eisenman, and Andrew T. Campbell (Columbia University)
  • Practical Lazy Scheduling in Sensor Networks, Ramana R. Kompella, and Alex C. Snoeren (UCSD)