Call for Papers




Paper Submission
Paper Review

Advance Program


Hotel & Travel Info

Sponsors & Supporters


         Invited Talks: Dr. P.R. Kumar (UIUC)’s presentation slides on “Information Processing, Architecture, and Abstractions in Sensor Networks” and Dr. Jim Kurose (UMASS)’s presentation slides on “Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere” are available on line now.

         Advance Program: the final program has been put on Advance Program.

         Deadline extension: Please note that the deadline for the early registration has been postponed to Oct. 15, 5 pm.

         Deadline extension: Please note that the deadline for the demo proposal has been postponed to July 12.

         Deadline extension: Please note that the deadline for the poster submission has been postponed to July 16.

         Deadline extension: Please note that the deadline for the camera ready paper copy has been postponed to August 25.

         Accepted papers: The list of accepted papers has been put on Advance Program.

         Accepted demos: The list of accepted demos has been put on Demos.

         Accepted posters: The list of accepted posters has been put on Posters.

         Hotel Information: The conference hotel is Sheraton Inner Harbor (300 South Charles St., Baltimore, MA 21201). Its reservation number is (410) 962 - 8300 ext. 44. The rate is $159 Single/Double. Please indicate that the reservation is for SenSys04.

         Student Travel Grants: The webpage for student travel grant applications is available now. The deadline of applications is Oct. 1, 2004.

Purpose and Scope


SenSys 2004 introduces a high caliber forum for research on systems issues in the emerging area of embedded, networked sensors. These distributed systems of numerous smart sensors and actuators will revolutionize a wide array of application areas by providing an unprecedented density and fidelity of instrumentation. They also present novel systems challenges because of resource constraints, uncertainty, irregularity, and scale. SenSys design issues span multiple disciplines, including wireless communication, networking, operating systems, architecture, low-power circuits, distributed algorithms, data processing, scheduling, sensors, energy harvesting, and signal processing. SenSys seeks to provide a cross-disciplinary venue for researchers addressing these networked sensor system design issues. SenSys 2004 is the second in a series of annual meetings with a highly selective single-track technical program and a hands-on research exhibition.


Technical papers describing original, previously unpublished research are solicited. In general this conference is interested in papers that address system issues in embedded networked systems. Specific topics of interest include the following:


- Network protocols for sensor networks

- Operating system and middleware for sensor networks

- Applications of distributed sensor networks

- Sensor network testbed measurements and benchmarks

- Distributed database processing in sensor networks

- Distributed algorithms for sensor networks

- Novel sensor node hardware and software platforms

- Sensor network planning and deployment

- Energy management in sensor networks

- Adaptive topology management

- In-network processing and aggregation

- Data storage in sensor networks

- Distributed and collaborative signal processing

- Distributed actuation, control, and coordination

- Localization in time and space

- Distributed calibration in sensor networks

- Simulation and optimization tools

- Security

- Fundamental limits and tradeoffs

- Robustness

- Algorithms for self-configuration, maintenance, stabilization

- Programming and validation methodology



Please consult the program chairs at sensys04-pcchairs@enl.usc.edu for more information about the scope of the conference.

Important Deadlines

Paper Registration & Abstract

April 2, 2004

Paper Submission Deadline

April 9, 2004

Notification of Paper Acceptance

June 29, 2004

Camera Ready Paper Copy

August 25, 2004



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-- Last Updated on 8/05/04