Thursday, November 6, 2014

7:30 - 8:30
8:30 - 9:20

Prof. Koen Langendoen "A professor’s perspective on the PhD process; lots of questions and some answers"

9:20 - 10:00

Student Presentations 1

  • Improving the Energy Efficiency of Personal Sensing Applications on Co-Processor Enabled Mobile Devices
    Petko Georgiev (University of Cambridge)
  • Enabling Collaborative Processing at the Edge
    Utsav Drolia (CMU)
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00

Student Presentations 2

  • You Crossed the Line: Using Link Line Crossings for Device-Free Localization
    Peter Hillyard (University of Utah)
  • Device-Free Localization with Non-invasive Breathing Monitoring
    Anh Luong (University of Utah)
  • Smart Building Activities Analysis using Ambient Sensing Information of Human-induced Floor Vibrations
    Shijia Pan (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Design and Analysis of Power Conservation Techniques for Wireless Sensor Networks
    Mohamed Abdelaal (Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg)
12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:40

Student Presentations 3

  • Using Terahertz Nano-scale Sensor Networks for Chemical Purposes
    Eisa Zarepour (University of New South Wales)
  • Intra-tissue Implant Network using Galvanic Coupling
    Meenupriya Swaminathan (Northeastern University)
  • Application-oriented Approaches to Context-aware Mobile Crowdsensing in Vehicular Social Networks
    Xiping Hu (The University of British Columbia)
14:40 - 15:00


The Doctoral Colloquium (DC) of SenSys 2014 seeks to provide a friendly, supportive, and constructive environment where PhD students can present their research in progress for an open discussion guided by a panel of experienced researchers and practitioners.

The DC will be structured as a series of short presentations by the students followed by individual discussions, feedback, and advise. The student presentations will be interleaved with speeches by leading researchers, who will provide their own perspectives on current and future research trends in networked sensing, as well as on how to best purse a Ph.D. in this field. Participating students will also have the opportunity to present a poster during the main conference to leverage further interaction with SenSys attendees.

Current Ph.D. students in the early stages of their career are encouraged to submit a 2-page extended abstract about their dissertation research to be considered for the DC. The abstract shall also include a one-paragraph bio of the student, along with information on how long he/she has been in Ph.D. school and the expected time until graduation. The student should be the sole author, although contributions of the advisor and others should be acknowledged. The DC committee will review submissions to ensure quality, relevance, and potential benefit from attendance. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to participate in person to the DC - to be held on November 6th, 2014 - and to present a poster at the main conference. There will be no separate registration fee for the DC.


Submissions must be received no later than September 9th, 2014 via

Submissions must be in PDF format, be written in English, of no more than two pages in length (all inclusive), and adhere to the SenSys formatting guidelines The abstract should include the author’s name, affiliation, and email address.

Important Dates

(all at 11:59pm PDT)

Submission: September 9, 2014

Notification of Acceptance: September 21, 2014

Ph.D Forum: November 6, 2014


  • Co-Chair: Luca Mottola (Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and SICS Swedish ICT)
  • Co-Chair: Anthony Rowe (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)