SenSys 2013 Call for Papers

Sensing systems are changing the way computers interact with the physical world - and are driving a host of new issues in computer system design, implementation, and performance.

SenSys 2013 is the premier venue to discuss system issues raised by emerging trends in sensing systems - broadly defined to include mobile sensing, body sensing, Kinect, camera networks, RFID, and many others.

We solicit technical papers describing original ideas, ground breaking results and/or quantified system experiences involving sensor systems. The conference values papers that take a broad systems perspective rather than a narrow focus on individual components. Of particular interest are technical contributions that enable new and compelling sensing applications.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Experience with real-world applications
  • Innovative sensing applications (e.g. mobile healthcare, transportation, buildings)
  • New models of sensor usage (e.g. mobile sensing, body sensing, RFIDs, robots)
  • Sensor data quality, integrity, and trustworthiness
  • Challenges for 'Big Sensor Data'
  • Sensor data storage, retrieval, processing and management
  • Data reduction, inference, and signal processing
  • Fault-tolerance and reliability
  • Provable correctness and performance guarantees
  • Support for integrated sensing, actuation and control
  • Wireless communication systems and protocols
  • Energy management and energy harvesting
  • Resource management and OS support
  • Programming paradigms for sensing systems
  • Security and privacy in sensor networks
  • Time and location estimation and management

Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, clarity, relevance, and correctness. In addition to citing relevant, published work, authors must relate their submissions to relevant submissions of their own that are simultaneously under review for this or other venues.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be full papers, at most 14 single-spaced 8.5" x 11" pages, including figures, tables, and references, two-column format, using 10-point type on 11-point (tight single-spaced) leading, with a maximum text block of 7" wide x 9" deep with an intercolumn spacing of .25". Authors must make a good faith effort to anonymize their submissions. Papers that do not meet the size, formatting, and anonymization requirements will not be reviewed. Accepted submissions will be available on the ACM digital library at least one week before the conference.

Latex Class and Sample Latex Files

You can use the sensys-proc.cls file in this zip file. There is also a template LaTeX file for your use. Please do not modify any spacing parameters. We successfully typeset Karthik et al.'s Sensys 2011 paper on Karma with this style file and tested on the submission site.

All papers must be submitted through the conference submission site:

Important Dates

Paper Registration and Abstract   March 30, 2013, 11:59 pm EST
Paper Submission Deadline   April 6, 2013, 11:59 pm EST
Notification of Paper Acceptance   July 15, 2013
Camera Ready Deadline   September 6, 2013

These are hard deadlines. No extensions will be granted.