ACM SenSys 2017 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 2017) 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 platforms and hardware designs for sensor-enabled systems
  • Systems software, including operating systems and network stacks
  • Low power operation, energy harvesting, and energy management
  • Applications and deployment experiences
  • Protocols for sensing devices and their connection to the Internet
  • Mobile and pervasive systems, including personal wearable devices and robots
  • Sensing, actuation, and control
  • Key system services such as time and location estimation
  • Data management, including quality, integrity, and trustworthiness
  • Learning, adaptation, and autonomy in cyber physical systems
  • Fault-tolerance and reliability
  • Heterogeneous multi-agent sensing, including human-robot sensor systems
  • Security and privacy of sensor-enabled computer systems

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.

In addition to regular papers on the topics above, ACM SenSys this year solicits new directions papers discussing the future of sensor-enabled computer systems. New direction papers shall present a compelling vision of the field five years from now, discuss what current or foreseeable technologies hold the highest potential within this time frame, and argue on what are the key research problems the community needs to tackle right now to eventually realize this vision. New direction papers will be reviewed separately by the SenSys steering committee. Accepted papers will be part of the proceedings, alongside regular papers, and their authors will be invited to a panel session, together with leading experts, to share their vision. "New directions" papers are required to follow the same submission guidelines, but be limited to 6 pages everything included.

Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers must be unpublished and must not be currently under review for any other publication. Submissions must be full papers, at most 12 single-spaced US Letter (8.5” x 11”) pages, including figures and tables, but excluding references. All submissions must use the LaTeX (preferred) or Word styles found here. Submissions may include as many pages as needed for references. Authors must make a good faith effort to anonymize their submissions by: (1) using the "anonymous" option for the class and (2) using "anonsuppress" section where appropriate. Papers that do not meet the size, formatting, and anonymization requirements will not be reviewed. Please note that ACM uses 9-pt fonts in all conference proceedings, and the style (both LaTeX and Word) implicitly define the font size to be 9-pt. Please refer to publication chair's Note as well as the User Guide of the new class. Accepted submissions will be available on the ACM digital library on the first day of the conference.

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

Important Dates

Regular papers

  • Paper Registration and Abstract: April 3, 2017, AOE.
  • Paper Submission Deadline: April 10, 2017, AOE.
  • Notification of Paper Acceptance: July 17, 2017.
  • Note: These are hard deadlines. No extension will be granted.

New directions papers

  • Paper Registration and Abstract: April 24, 2017, AOE.
  • Paper Submission Deadline: May 1, 2017, AOE.
  • Notification of Paper Acceptance: July 17, 2017.
  • Note: These are hard deadlines. No extension will be granted.