SenSys and BuildSys are co-located this year! Please see if your work fits with any of the BuildSys 2019 co-located workshops.




The 2nd Workshop on Blockchain-enabled Networked Sensor Systems (BlockSys'19)

Networked sensor systems as a key component of internet of things (IoT) have been widely used in various environments such as smart home, smart building, vehicular network, wearable computing, robotics systems, industrial constrol systems, etc. They capture human and physical-world dynamics and feed the data into large-scale analytical backends. Today's cloud-centric paradigm, however, does not genetically support trust management and privacy preservation; it also does not encourage information sharing in multi-stakeholder settings through incentives and payment mechanisms. As a result, complementary technologies that can offer to ensure data protection, incentivize information exchange, and reduce sharing and maintenance costs are highly desired.

We have seen the increasing interest in tackling such problems by using emerging blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies. BlockSys'19 aims to set up a stage for industry and academia to share wins and lessons: we solicit high quality research and position papers that address opportunities and challenges at the intersection of networked sensing/IoT and blockchain. We also welcome on-going work, demos and tutorials.


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The 7th International Workshop on Energy Harvesting and Energy-Neutral Sensing Systems

Complementing the topics of ACM SenSys 2019, ENSsys 2019 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.


Workshop paper submission link: https://enssys19.hotcrp.com


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The 1st Workshop on Machine Learning on Edge in Sensor Systems (SenSys-ML)

The 1st Workshop on Machine Learning on Edge in Sensor Systems (SenSys-ML) focuses on the work that combines sensor signals from the physical world with machine learning, particularly in ways that are distributed to the device or use edge and fog computing. The development and deployment of ML at the very edge remain a technological challenge constrained by computing, memory, energy, network bandwidth and data privacy and security limitations. This is especially true for battery operated devices and always-on use cases and applications. This workshop will provide a forum for sensing, networking and machine learning researchers to present and share their latest research on building machine learning enabled sensor systems. Sensys-ML focuses on providing extensive feedback on Work In Progress papers involving machine learning (TinyML/UltraML) on sensor systems.


Workshop paper submission link: https://sensys-ml19.hotcrp.com


Program Chairs:

  • Poonam Yadav (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Valerie Liptak (Amazon, USA)




The 2nd International Workshop on Data: Acquisition To Analysis (DATA)

As the enthusiasm for and sucess of the Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), and Smart Buildings grows, so too does the volume and variety of data collected by these systems. How do we ensure that this data is of high quality, and how do we maximize the utility of collected data such that many projects can benefit from the time, cost, and effort of deployments?

The Data: Acquisition To Analysis (DATA) workshop aims to look broadly at interesting data from interesting sensing systems. The workshop considers problems, solutions, and results from all across the real-world data pipeline. We solicit submissions on unexpected challenges and solutions in the collection of datasets, on new and novel datasets of interest to the community, and on experiences and results--explicitly including negative results--in using prior datasets to develop new insights.

The workshop aims to bring together a community of application researchers in the sensing systems and building domains to promote breakthroughs from integration of the generators and users of datasets. The workshop will foster cross-domain understanding by enabling both the understanding of application needs and data collection limitations.


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The 1st International Workshop on Challenges in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Internet of Things (AIChallengeIoT)

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are key enabling technologies for many Internet of Things (IoT) applications. However, the collection and processing of data for AI and ML is very challenging in the IoT domain. For example, there are usually a large number of low-powered sensors deployed in large geographical areas with possibly intermittent network connectivity. The sensors and their collected data may be owned by different users or organizations, which can bring further obstacles to data collection due to privacy concerns and noisy labels provided by different users. The successful application of AI/ML approaches in such scenarios with noisy and decentralized data is difficult. In addition, the amount of collected data that can be used for training AI/ML models is usually proportional to the number of users in the system, but the system may not be able to attract many users without a well-trained AI/ML model, and it is challenging to solve this dilemma.

This workshop focuses on how to address the above and other unique challenges of applying AI/ML in IoT systems. We invite researchers and practitioners to submit papers describing original work, experiences, or vision related to the entire lifecycle of an IoT system powered by AI and ML.


Workshop paper submission link: https://aichallengeiot19.hotcrp.com


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The 1st ACM SenSys Workshop on People-Centric Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is designed to operate in conjunction with and in service of people. Therefore, people can be viewed as an integral part of the IoT ecosystem. Although considerable work has been done in the recent past regarding IoT, many challenges have remained. In fact, most technologies and solutions for accessing real-world information are either closed, platform-specific, or application-specific. Recent efforts to define IoT reference architectures, such as IoT-A, OpenIoT, SENSEI, or FI-WARE, are important steps in the right direction, but they still lack features that are important for people-centric applications, such as adaptability, intuitiveness, and integration capabilities. So, on one hand, there is need to define an IoT architecture that goes beyond vertical solutions by integrating all required technologies and components into a common, open and multi-application platform. On the other hand, there is need to develop a set of common building blocks, middleware and services that can be used to construct people-oriented applications in an open, dynamic and more effective way into smart environments including but not restricted to smart cities, businesses, education and e-health.

This half-day workshop solicits technical papers describing original, previously unpublished research, not currently under review by another conference or journal, pertaining to People-Centric Internet of Things, including architectural aspects, middleware, and applications. It provides a forum for a broad range of unsolicited high-quality scientific research papers that meet the criteria of originality, presentation quality and topic relevance.


Workshop paper submission link: https://peopleiot-sensys19.hotcrp.com


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