The Fifth ACM International Workshop on Energy Harvesting and Energy-Neutral Sensing Systems (ENSsys)
Complementing the topics of ACM SenSys 2017, the ENSsys workshop will bring researchers together to explore the challenges, issues and opportunities in the research, design, and engineering of energy-harvesting, energy-neutral and intermittent sensing systems. These are an enabling technology for future applications in smart energy, transportation, environmental monitoring and smart cities. Innovative solutions in hardware for energy scavenging, adaptive algorithms, and power management policies are needed to enable either uninterrupted and intermittent operation. High quality technical articles are solicited, describing advances in sensing systems powered by energy harvesting, as well as those which describe practical deployments and implementation experiences.
The First ACM Workshop on Mobile Crowdsensing Systems and Applications
Recently, with the proliferation of mobile devices with rich sensor peripherals and computation capability, mobile crowdsensing, a special form of crowdsourcing where communities contribute sensing information and human intelligence using mobile devices to form a body of knowledge, has gained much interest in a variety of environmental, commercial, and social applications. Mobile crowdsensing spans a wide spectrum of user involvement, from collecting sensor measurements with no user intervention to requiring active participation of mobile users. Despite some commercial success, wider adoption of mobile crowdsensing face the challenges of low data quality, incomplete data, few contributing participants, lack of killer applications, etc. This workshop aims to bring together researchers in the field of mobile crowdsensing to exchange ideas and advance the research frontier.
- Rong Zheng (McMaster University, Canada)
- Lu Su (The State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA)
- Kui Wu (University of Victoria, Canada)
The First ACM International Workshop on the Internet of Safe Things
The Internet of Safe Things workshop seeks to bring together researchers to create solutions for the development of safe cyber-physical systems. As safety is inherently linked with the security and privacy of a system, we also seek contributions in security and privacy that address safety concerns. We seek to develop a community that systematically dissects the vulnerabilities and risks exposed by these emerging CPSes, and create tools, algorithms, frameworks and systems that help in the development of safe systems.
We seek contributions across domains - autonomous vehicles, smart homes, medical devices, smart grid; and across disciplines - systems, control, human-computer interaction, security, reliability, and verification.
The First International Workshop on Human-centered Sensing, Networking, and Systems (HumanSys 2017)
The proliferation of smart devices, mobile applications, and IoT systems has created significant opportunities for a more efficient, productive, healthy, and sustainable society that is centered around short-term and long-term human needs. To translate these opportunities into reality, we need to address many challenges across different disciplines. Especially, when human activities, behaviors, and user experiences become the most important factors, the research will bring a new focus on human-centered sensing, networking, and system building. The HumanSys workshop is thus intended to bring together pioneer researchers and practitioners in the related fields, to share ideas and experiences related to human-centered technologies, systems, applications.
The First ACM International Workshop on Wireless Sensing Systems for Extreme Conditions (XtremeSys 2017)
Conventional wireless sensor networks are slowly but surely transforming into the Internet of Things (IoT). The capability of sensing and communication in extreme operating conditions and environments is one of the last frontiers yet to be conquered to enable a wider variety of machine-machine and large-scale sensing and communication systems in realistic settings for applications in smart cities and smart industry. Examples of extreme conditions faced by real applications of smart sensing and communication include, but are not limited to, deep underground, deep underwater, in presence of extreme dynamic geometry, high-speed vibrating equipment, energy constraints, extremely large-scale systems, extreme data quantities, and extreme noise. This workshop is an initiative to allow better understanding and solving the daunting challenges those extreme conditions and environments pose for sensing, communication, and entire system operation.
The First ACM International Workshop on the Engineering of Reliable, Robust,
and Secure Embedded Wireless Sensing Systems (FAILSAFE)
Real-world embedded networked sensor systems are notoriously difficult to deploy and maintain, and as yet only relatively small scale successes have been published. This workshop will provide a forum to combine the experiences of international researchers.
We ask for submissions of records reporting the failure of actual embedded sensing system deployments complete with data that can shed insight as to how the problems affected such sensor based systems and their goals. The overarching aim is to establish a process that encourages the refinement and development of a new science to enable reliable, maintainable sensor system deployments.
Tock Operating System Tutorial
The Tock operating system (TockOS) is a secure, embedded kernel for sensor network and IoT systems using CortexM micro controllers. Written in the Rust language, it supports kernel extensions in Rust as well as multiple concurrent applications written in C, Rust, or Lua. This tutorial will give an introduction to programming in Tock as well as an overview of its architecture. Attendees will write a user-land networking application in C as well as a kernel extension in Rust. Attendees will be provided with hardware kits, which they may optionally purchase as part of the registration fee.
F1/10 Autonomous Racing Tutorial
The F1/10 autonomous racing team (f1tenth.org) is really excited to announce a three-part tutorial series during the 2017 SenSys conference. In these tutorials, attendees will learn about the principles of real-time perception, planning, and control for autonomous navigation. This is a very practical tutorial: all instruction is directly relevant to building and running the race car we have developed. The goal is to enable students and researchers with various backgrounds to start their own autonomous racing effort and jump-start the autonomous racing competition! Highlights from the 2016 F1/10 Autonomous Racing Competition can be viewed at this YouTube link.
Attendees will be provided with the necessary instructions to build, drive, and race a 1/10th scale F1 autonomous race car.
There is no registration fee required but participants are requested to sign up in this form.