The 7th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys'09) solicits innovative research papers on the systems issues of networked, embedded sensing and control. The conference brings together academic, industry, and government professionals to a premier single-track, highly selective forum on the design, implementation, and application of sensor networks.

SenSys takes a broad view of embedded networked sensor systems to include any distributed systems that collectively interact with the physical world. We invite submissions covering a broad range of networked sensing systems including conventional wireless sensor networks as well as novel platforms such as mobile sensors, cellphones, and domain-specific systems.

We seek technical papers describing original ideas, groundbreaking results and/or quantified system experiences. We especially encourage submissions that highlight real-world sensor network deployments, new application domains, and retrospectives on the state-of-the-art. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • System and network architecture;
  • Operating systems;
  • Services for time, location, and power management;
  • Reliability and fault tolerance;
  • Protocols at all layers (physical, link, network, and above);
  • Programming models and languages;
  • Data storage, retrieval, and processing;
  • System security and data integrity;
  • Novel applications and real-world deployments;
  • Actuation and control; and
  • Privacy and social implications.
A good paper will:
  • Consider a significant problem;
  • Propose an interesting, compelling solution;
  • Demonstrate the practicality and benefits of the solution;
  • Draw appropriate conclusions;
  • Clearly describe what the authors have done; and
  • Clearly articulate the advances beyond previous work.

Submissions must be full papers, at most 14 single-spaced 8.5" x 11" pages, including figures, tables, and references, two-column format, using 10-point type on 12-point (single-spaced) leading, with a maximum text block of 7" wide x 9" deep with .25" intercolumn space. Papers that do not meet the size and formatting requirements will not be reviewed. Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, interest, clarity, relevance, and correctness.

Submissions will be subject to rigorous peer review and the top quality papers will be published in the conference proceedings. All papers will be presented orally at the conference.

For more information, see the Paper Submission Instructions

Key dates:

Paper Registration & Abstract April 1, 2009, 11:59 pm Eastern Time
Paper Submission Deadline April 8, 2009, 11:59 pm Eastern Time
Notification of Paper Acceptance July 20, 2009
Conference Berkeley, CA November 4-6, 2009
These are "hard deadlines" - no extensions will be granted.

Technical Program Committee

Jie Liu (Microsoft Research) co-Chair

Tarek Abdelzaher, (UIUC)
Philippe Bonnet, (DIKU)
Andrew Campbell, (Dartmouth)
Andrew Christian, (Nokia)
Amol Deshpande, (Maryland)
Adam Dunkels, (SICS)
Jakob Eriksson, (UIC)
Kevin Fu, (UMass Amherst)
David Gay, (Intel)
John Heidemann, (USC)
Polly Huang, (NTU)

Matt Welsh (Harvard University) co-Chair

Zachary Ives, (UPenn)
Bhaskar Krishnamachari, (USC)
Philip Levis, (Stanford)
Nithya Ramanathan, (UCLA)
John Regehr, (Utah)
Alex Snoeren, (UCSD)
Subhash Suri, (UCSB)
Andreas Terzis, (JHU)
Fan Ye, (IBM Watson Lab)
Feng Zhao, (MSR)