The 12th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2014) introduces a highly selective, single-track forum for research on systems issues of networked sensing and actuation, broadly defined. Systems of smart sensors and actuators will revolutionize a wide array of application areas by providing an unprecedented density and fidelity of instrumentation. They also present systems challenges because of resource constraints, uncertainty, irregularity, mobility, and scale. This conference provides an ideal venue to address research challenges facing the design, development, deployment, use, and fundamental limits of these systems. Sensing and actuation systems require contributions from many fields, from wireless communication and networking, embedded systems and hardware, energy harvesting and management, distributed systems and algorithms, data management, and applications, so we welcome cross-disciplinary work.

2014 Award Winners

Test of Time
Versatile Low Power Media Access for Wireless Sensor Networks
Joseph Polastre, Jason Hill, and David Culler (UC Berkeley)

The Flooding Time Syncronization Protocol
Miklós Maróti, Branislav Kusy, Gyula Simon, and Ákos Lédeczi (Vanderbilt)

Best Paper
Ekho: Realistic and Repeatable Experimentation for Tiny Energy-Harvesting Sensors
Josiah Hester, Timothy Scott, Jacob Sorber (Clemson University)
Best Demo
HeartSense: Smart Phones to Estimate Blood Pressure from Photoplethysmography
Rohan Banerjee, Anirban Dutta Choudhury, Aniruddha Sinha and Aishwarya Visvanathan (Tata Consultancy Services)
Best Poster
A Modular Architecture for Miniature Capsule Robots Based on TinyOS
Addisu Taddese, Marco Becanni, Ekawahyu Susilo, Péter Völgyesi, Ákos Lédeczi and Pietro Valdastri (Vanderbilt University)
Best Presentation
Feasibility and Limits of Wi-Fi Imaging
Rajalakshmi Nandakumar (University of Washington)

Important Dates

  • Early registration deadline: October 6
  • Hotel special rate: October 3
  • Paper Notification: July 15
  • Poster and Demo Abstract Submission: August 4 (updated!)
  • Poster and Demo Notification: August 28
  • Paper Camera Ready: September 1
  • Poster/Demo Abstract Camera Ready: September 15