Test of Time Award

SenSys

ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems

The Test of Time Award was established by the SenSys Steering Committee in 2014 to recognize papers that are at least 10 years old and had a long lasting impact on the field.

2016

14th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, Stanford, CA, USA, November 14-16, 2016

Committee: Wen Hu (University of New South Wales), Polly Huang (National Taiwan University) (chair), Akos Ledeczi (Vanderbilt), Kay Romer (TU Graz), Anthony Rowe (Carnegie Mellon University)

Call for nominations for SenSys Test of Time Awards

Please send paper nominations for the 2016 SenSys Test of Time award. Nominations can include any paper published at SenSys in 2006 and earlier. Nominations should be sent to Polly Huang

2015

13th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, Seoul, Korea, November 1-4, 2015

Committee: Polly Huang (National Taiwan University), Akos Ledeczi (Vanderbilt) (chair) , Kay Romer (TU Graz), Anthony Rowe (Carnegie Mellon University)

Awardees:

Robert Szewczyk, Alan Mainwaring, Joseph Polastre, John Anderson, David Culler: “An analysis of a large scale habitat monitoring application,” 2nd ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, Baltimore, MD, November, 2004 (ACM Digital Library) (Google Scholar)

“The paper presented one of the first systematically studied out-in-the-wild longer-term deployments of sensor networks. It discussed a wide variety of WSN challenges from high-level architecture down to MAC, routing and energy. It also set the stage for practical deployment issues like packaging, stability and up-time. Hence, the paper provided a great road-map for the community.”

2014

12th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, Memphis, TN, USA, November 3-6, 2014

Committee: Andrew Campbell (Dartmouth College), Kay Römer (Technical University of Graz), Feng Zhao (Microsoft Research Asia)

Awardees:

Joseph Polastre, Jason Hill, David Culler (University of California, Berkeley): “Versatile Low Power Media Access for Wireless Sensor Networks,” 2nd ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, Baltimore, MD, November, 2004 (ACM Digital Library) (Google Scholar)

“The Berkeley MAC (B-MAC) was a pioneering contribution to media access control in wireless sensor networks. B-MAC and its underlying low-power listening principle became a facto standard in operational sensor networks spawning a sub-field of research in the SenSys community.”

Miklós Maróti, Branislav Kusy, Gyula Simon, Ákos Lédeczi (Vanderbilt University): “The flooding time synchronization protocol,” 2nd ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, Baltimore, MD, November, 2004 (ACM Digital Library) (Google Scholar)

“The Flooding Time Synchronization Protocol (FTSP) makes a fundamental contribution to sensor networks and serves as a foundation for other advances in time synchronization protocols. Without accurate time dissemination and maintenance, sensor network applications would not have evolved so rapidly.”