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ACM SenSys 2006

The 4th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems

Boulder, Colorado, USA
October 31 - November 3, 2006

Latest News!
     The Best Paper at SenSys 2006 was "t-kernel: Providing reliable OS support to wireless sensor networks" by Gu and Stankovic; and the Best Demo Award went to "The CarTel mobile sensor computing system" by Zhang et al. Five awards were handed out in 2006, check out the complete award listing below.
      Award listing ]
Keynote presentation
     The SenSys 2006 keynote speaker, David Carlson (Director of the International Polar Year Program Office), has made his slides available. Note that the file is 55Mb.
      Download presentation ]

Message from Andrew Campbell, General Chair
As General Chair it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to beautiful Boulder and the 4th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2006). In the short period since its inception in Los Angeles in 2003, SenSys has risen to become the leading forum for reporting on new, exciting, and technically important research in the field of sensor networks. There are many people who worked tirelessly behind the scenes over the last year to make this event first class. I've been very honored to work with a truly superb team who made my life considerably easier...
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The 4th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys) is a highly selective, single-track forum for the presentation of research results on systems issues in the area of embedded, networked sensors. Distributed systems based on networked sensors and actuators with embedded computation capabilities allow for an instrumentation of the physical world at an unprecedented scale and density, thus enabling a new generation of monitoring and control applications. This conference provides an ideal venue to address the research challenges facing the design, deployment, use, and fundamental limits of these systems. Sensor networks require contributions from many fields, from wireless communication and networking, embedded systems and hardware, distributed systems, data management, and applications, so we welcome cross-disciplinary work.
Organizing Committees ]

Call for participation
Final program

We are pleased to announce the program for SenSys 2006. In all, nine sessions will take place over three days, presenting the very latest research in embedded networked sensor systems. Session topics include advances in sensing, network architecture and communications, operating systems and programming, and in-network processing and storage. The keynote speaker this year will be David Carlson, Director of the International Polar Year Program Office.

Detailed program | Demos and Posters ]


The online registration site for SenSys 2006 and the workshops WSW'2006 and DSC-06 is now active. You are invited to register online anytime prior to October 30, 2006. Until that date, the fees to attend the conference are as follows:

ACM/SIG Members $680
Non ACM/SIG Members      $750
Students $360

Prior to October 30, fees for the workshops are as follows:

ACM/SIG Members $150
Non ACM/SIG Members      $180
Students $75

After October 30, these rates jump considerably. Participants are encouraged to apply early.

Register for SenSys 06 ]


We gratefully acknowledge support from the National Science Foundation, the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the Institute for Security and Technology Studies at Dartmouth College.

Other academic sponsors include the following ACM Special Interest Groups.

Corporations providing financial assistance include the following:

[Sold out] WSW'2006
   First Workshop on World-Sensor-Web: Mobile Device Centric Sensory Networks and Applications

Boulder, Colorado, USA
October 31, 2006

The global use of mobile phones on a scale never seen before enables the development of new types of application scenarios. Furthermore, a mobile device centric approach to large-scale sensory networks provides a challenging platform for research purposes. Additionally, connecting sensory networks to the Internet creates endless opportunities for applications and services, new emerging models of operation.

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[Sold out] DSC-06
   Workshop on Distributed Smart Cameras

Boulder, Colorado, USA
October 31, 2006

Distributed smart cameras combine two concepts: physically distributed cameras and distributed computing. Distributed smart cameras are examples of high-performance multimedia sensor networks. This area brings together researchers in image processing, sensor networks, and embedded system architecture.

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Student Travel Awards

This year, we are assisting 17 US-based graduate students to attend this meeting. The amount of support provided to each student will be $881 on average, or the actual documented amount of expenses, whichever is less. It covers travel, lodging, registration, and meals. All travel support is made possible by a travel grant from the US National Science Foundation.

Winners announced... ]


SenSys 2006 will be held at the Stadium Club at Folsom Field, a conference facility of the University of Colorado at Boulder. The Stadium Club offers a spectacular view of the CU Football Stadium and the Flatiron Mountains. While complete travel information will be provided shortly, a list of hotels offering special rates for SenSys 2006 is available now. Please be advised that the cutoff date to qualify for these rates is Friday September 29, 2006.

A site containing information about restaurants, local attractions, maps and directions, parking and public transportation, and the local weather conditions is being compiled by the graduate students at the University of Colorado. This site will be updated regularly as the conference approaches, so check back as you start to make your travel arrangements.

Hotel information | Local information ]