SenSys 2016 Call for Papers

Sensors have become an essential part of computing systems and applications. Computing today is increasingly characterized by ubiquitous, information-rich sensors that produce massive quantities of data about the physical world. This new era of computing is driving important new systems issues, and requires new system-level approaches and design principles.

The ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2016) is a computer systems conference focused on the architecture, design, implementation, and performance of sensors, broadly defined, as well as sensor-enabled smart systems. ACM SenSys brings together academic, industry, and government professionals to a single-track, highly selective forum on networked sensing design, implementation, and applications. It is the premier forum to discuss systems issues that arise specifically due to sensing. SenSys takes a broad view on the areas of computing that are relevant to the future of sensor systems, and topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  •   New technology, platforms and hardware designs
  •   Systems software
  •   Low power operation, energy harvesting, and energy management
  •   Applications and deployment experiences
  •   Networking and protocols for embedded devices and the Internet
  •   Ubiquitous, mobile and pervasive systems
  •   Actuation and control (cyber-physical systems)
  •   Key services as time and location estimation
  •   Data storage, retrieval, processing, and management
  •   Wearable and human-centric devices
  •   Fault-tolerance and reliability
  •   Data quality, integrity, and trustworthiness
  •   Security and privacy
  •   Programmability and manageability of sensor networks
  •   Compelling challenge papers grounded in technology trends

We invite technical papers describing original ideas, ground-breaking results, and/or real-world experiences involving innovative sensor systems. Successful submissions will explain why the topic is relevant to a vision of the future of sensing systems. Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, clarity, relevance, and correctness. In addition to citing relevant, published work, authors must cite and relate their submissions to relevant prior publications of the their own. Ethical approval for experiments with human subjects should be demonstrated as part of the submission.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be full papers, at most 12 single-spaced 8.5” x 11” pages, including figures and tables, but excluding 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”. Submissions may include as many pages as needed for references. 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.

All papers must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and submitted through the web submission form.

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.

Guidelines for preparing the camera-ready draft

Authors should use the SenSysTemplate file for preparing their camera-ready draft. Authors have to select the \setcopyright{} line, based on their response to ACM's message. Once authors complete their copyright release forms with ACM, they get the DOI and modify the \doi{} line accordingly.

The final camera-ready draft should be submitted through the web submission form.

Important Dates

  • Paper Registration and Abstract: April 3, 2016, AOE.
  • Paper Submission Deadline: April 10, 2016, AOE.
  • Notification of Paper Acceptance: July 17, 2016.
  • Note: These are hard deadlines. No extension will be granted.