Call for Papers

ACM SenSys 2020 Call for Papers *Updated*

As you are aware, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world are now issuing various restrictions on travel, gatherings, and meetings to limit and slow the spread of the virus. While it is not clear how long this global health crisis will continue, the organizing committee of SenSys/BuidSys 2020 couldn’t just sit back. We would like to express that the interest and wellbeing of the whole research community is our absolute priority. The organizing committee is making plans to allow both virtual and on-site participation, so we can adapt flexibly and quickly to provide the best experience possible. The local arrangement subcommittee is also seeking supplies of the essentials – face mask and alcohol-based hand rub as an extra precaution. We sincerely wish you and your family all the best and hope that the current situation does not prevent you from submitting your latest research to the conference.

The ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2020) is the premier computer systems conference focused on the architecture, design, implementation, and performance of networked sensing systems, sensor-oriented data modeling and analytics, and sensor-enabled applications. ACM SenSys brings together academic, industry, and government professionals to a single-track, highly selective forum that takes a broad view on the areas of computing relevant to the future of networked embedded sensor systems. Topics of interests include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • New platforms and hardware designs for networked sensor systems
  • New communication paradigms for ubiquitous connectivity
  • Low-power wireless media access control, network, and transport protocol designs
  • Systems software, including operating systems, network stacks, and programming
  • System services such as time and location estimation
  • Low-power operation, energy harvesting, and energy management
  • Resource-efficient machine learning for embedded and mobile platforms
  • Mobile and pervasive systems with elements of networked sensing
  • Data management and analytics, including quality, integrity, and trustworthiness
  • Learning algorithms and models for perception, understanding, and adaptation
  • Heterogeneous collaborative sensing, including human-robot sensor systems
  • Security and privacy in networked sensor applications and systems
  • Fault-tolerance, dependability, and verification
  • Applications and deployment experiences

We invite technical papers describing original ideas, groundbreaking results, and real-world experiences involving innovative networked embedded 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.

Important Dates

  • Paper Registration and Abstract:

    March 27 (Friday), 2020, 23:59 AoE

    April 10 (Friday), 2020, 23:59 AoE

    July 3 (Friday), 2020, 23:59 AoE

  • Paper Submission:

    April 6 (Monday), 2020, 23:59 AoE

    April 17 (Friday), 2020, 23:59 AoE

    July 10 (Friday), 2020, 23:59 AoE

  • Notification of Paper Acceptance:

    June 20 (Saturday), 2020

    September 11 (Friday), 2020

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 8.5” x 11” pages with 9-pt font size in two-column format, including figures and tables. As for references, submissions may include as many pages as needed. All submissions must use the LaTeX (preferred) or Word styles found here. LaTeX submissions should use the acmart.cls template (sigconf option), with the default 9-pt font. This format will be used also for the camera-ready version of accepted papers. Authors must make a good faith effort to anonymize their submissions. Papers that do not meet the size, formatting, and anonymization requirements will not be reviewed. We require each paper to be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and submitted through the conference submission system.

Papers that describe experiments on human subjects, or that analyze nonpublic data derived from human subjects (even anonymized data), should briefly describe how the research protocol addresses ethical considerations and whether their work was vetted by an ethics review (e.g., IRB approval). We expect authors to follow the rules of their host institutions around data collection and experiments with human subjects.

Accepted submissions will be available on the ACM digital library at most two weeks before the conference.

SenSys 2020 Conference Submission System

Organization

  • General Chairs:

    Jin Nakazawa (Keio), Polly Huang (NTU)

  • Program chairs:

    Pei Zhang (CMU), Marco Gruteser (Google / Rutgers Univ.)



Call for Workshop Proposals

Workshops will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020, a day before the SenSys main program starts. The ideal workshop proposal will focus on an innovative and emerging topic that is of strategic and long-term interest to the SenSys community. It will be able to attract a number of interests and high-quality contributions that spark active discussions in an informal setting and inspire new research ideas. Also, as highlighted in the call for the SenSys main program, we will encourage workshops that focus on novel applications and diversity of ideas, as opposed to more incremental contributions to mature systems.

The proposal should be no longer than three pages, and should clearly provide the following information:

  • Name of the workshop
  • Names, affiliations, and short bio of the main organizers/program chairs
  • A brief description of the workshop (the theme of the workshop, technical issues that the workshop will address, and the reasons why the workshop is of interest at this time)
  • Names of potential program committee members
  • Expected number of submissions and participants
  • Planned format of the workshop
  • Brief description of the publicity plan
  • Tentative call for papers with workshop deadlines (aligned with the relevant Important Dates below)

The proposal should also specify if it will be a full-day or half-day workshop and any logistical needs (demos/audio/video projection, etc). If the workshop has been held before, also include its history (the number of submissions, the number of accepted papers, and the number of attendees).

Please email the proposal in PDF format to sensys2020-workshop@sfc.keio.ac.jp with "SenSys 2020 Workshop Proposal" as the subject line. Submissions must be received by the deadline below.

Important Dates

  • Proposal Submission:

    June 8 (Monday), 2020, 23:59 AoE

    June 15 (Monday), 2020, 23:59 AoE

  • Notification of Acceptance:

    June 22 (Monday), 2020

  • Workshop Paper Due:

    September 18, 2020

  • Workshop Paper Notification:

    October 9, 2020

  • SenSys 2020 Workshops:November 16, 2020

Call for Posters/Demos

SenSys 2020 solicits submissions of poster and demo abstracts reflecting on-going research progress and/or demonstrating working prototypes. We welcome submissions in broadly defined areas of interests (but not limited to): systems of smart sensors and actuators, brand-new applications of sensory devices, smart things, and smart infrastructure, and the underlying research challenges in communication, networking, energy and resources, data management, algorithms and machine intelligence, hardware designs, and deployment on real environments.

Student participants will greatly benefit from the Posters and Demos session; it will be a lively forum to present their work and receive early feedback from international leading experts attending the conference. We explicitly encourage submissions of revolutionary concepts, path-breaking ideas, and ongoing research prototypes.

** The registration fee is free of charge including authors.

Major IT industries, as well as emerging technology startups, are also highly encouraged to participate. SenSys is an ideal venue to present brand-new products,early prototypes, new development platforms, or even ongoing crowdfunding projects of smart platforms and solutions that might catalyze future applications and/or disrupt today’s sensing and networking technologies.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by two or three experts and evaluated based on technical merit and innovation as well as their potential to stimulate interesting discussions and exchange of ideas. Authors of accepted abstracts will be given a slot in a “madness session” during the conference to present their work to the conference audience. As with previous editions of SenSys, the best poster and demo will receive an award.

** This year, the winners will receive prize money.

All abstracts shall be formatted according to the main conference paper layout. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference proceedings and the ACM Digital Library.

Submission Guidelines

Posters and Demos must be submitted as a single PDF containing no more than 2 pages. The submission should be self-contained ready for publication, including the title, authors, institutional affiliations and contact information, abstract, main body, and references. Please DO NOT anonymize your submission. Upon acceptance, instructions for the final camera-ready abstract will be provided.

Demos of previously published work are welcomed if the previous work is cited in the abstract.

Poster

You may include links to additional online material such as videos. Videos of accepted posters will be linked from the SenSys web pages and permanently included in the ACM Digital Library.

Demo

Authors of accepted demo abstracts will be asked to submit the video showing the demonstration; if you include the video in the submission as additional online material, you don’t need to submit it again. The video should be no more than three minutes in length. Videos of accepted demos will be linked from the SenSys web pages and permanently included in the ACM Digital Library.

  • Your demo abstract should have "Demo Abstract:" at the beginning of the manuscript's title.
  • Your poster abstract should have "Poster Abstract:" at the beginning of the manuscript's title.
  • Template link for MS Word and LaTeX.
  • Submissions can be done for posters and demos at the following URL: https://sensys20postersdemos.hotcrp.com/

Important Dates [Deadline Extended]

  • Submission Deadline: Oct. 2, 2020 AOE, Sep. 25, 2020 AOE
  • Notification of acceptance: Oct 15, 2020, Oct 13, 2020
  • Camera-ready deadline: Oct 20, 2020

Organization

  • Susumu Ishihara (Shizuoka University, Japan)
  • Gowri Sankar Ramachandran (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Chulhong Min (Nokia Bell Labs, UK)

Call for Participation: SenSys/BuildSys Joint PhD Forum

The SenSys/BuildSys 2020 Joint Doctoral Colloquium provides an opportunity for doctoral students to explore and develop their research interests in an interdisciplinary workshop, under the guidance of a panel of distinguished researchers. The Forum provides an excellent opportunity for Ph.D. students to present their dissertation research, including work in progress, to the wider embedded networked sensor systems community. This meeting offers an opportunity to share experiences with other Ph.D. students and meet with accomplished international researchers and obtain feedback from them. Accepted Ph.D Forum (Doctoral colloquium) abstracts will be included into ACM SenSys/BuildSys Digital Library.

Best Doctoral Colloquium Presentation Award: All the presenters will be eligible to compete for the Best PhD Forum Presentation Award, provided that your abstract is accepted.

Important Dates [Deadline Extended]

  • Submission Deadline:

    September 25th (Friday), 2020, 12:00 pm (Noon) - Pacific Time

    October 4th (Sunday), 2020, 12:00 pm (Noon) - Pacific Time

  • Notification of Acceptance:

    October 10th (Saturday), 2020

  • Camera Ready Deadline:

    October 16th (Friday), 2020, 12:00 pm (Noon) - Pacific Time

  • Doctoral Consortium Day(s):

    TBA

Submission Detail

  • The paper should not exceed 2 pages.
  • Submission template format should follow ACM Master Article Template (with sigconf setting).
  • Submissions do not need to be anonymous and should have the PhD student as the sole author.
  • SenSys submission system: https://sensys20phd.hotcrp.com/
  • BuildSys track submission system: https://buildsys20phd.hotcrp.com/

REVIEW & PUBLICATION

  • All publications will be peer reviewed together with their contribution to the topic of the Ph.D. forum.
  • The accepted papers will be published in the SenSys 2020 adjunct proceedings, which will be included in the ACM Digital Library.

Organization

  • SenSys Organizer:
    • Sozo Inoue (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
    • Shijia Pan (University of California Merced, USA)
  • BuildSys Organizer:
    • Susu Xu (Stony Brook University, USA)
  • Secretary:
    • Tahera Hossain (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)

Call for Research Posters Related to COVID-19 Pandemic Response

We sincerely hope that you and your family members are staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. As an embedded and mobile sensing community, many research groups are putting together efforts to assist healthcare workers in better treating this world-wide pandemic, as well as to support general public in better protecting themselves from potential risks of exposure. ACM SenSys 2019 will host a special session for sharing such efforts and solicits submissions of poster-style abstracts reflecting on-going research progress. We welcome submissions that discuss topics related to (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Contact tracing technologies for COVID-19
  • Data collection and analytics for COVID-19
  • System design and deployment experiences
  • IT-medicine collaborative efforts in tackling infectious diseases
  • Clinical support systems for pandemic response
  • System design for remote education
  • Other system design and implementation experiences to address challenges in the with-COVID-19/post-COVID-19 era

Authors of accepted abstracts will be given a one-minute slot in a “madness session” during the SenSys main conference to present their work in front of the conference audience, in addition to the poster presentation with other SenSys2020 poster track accepted authors. (Detail format of the presentation mentioned above is yet to be decided.)

Submitted abstracts will be evaluated based on technical merit and innovation as well as their potential to stimulate interesting discussions and exchange of ideas.

All abstracts shall be formatted according to the main conference paper layout. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference proceedings and the ACM Digital Library.

Award

All papers will be considered for the Best Research Award (COVID-19 Pandemic Response Track). The program committee will select candidates for the award among accepted papers and select one or more award papers.

Submission Instructions

Abstracts must be submitted as a single PDF containing no more than 2 pages. The submission should be self-contained ready for publication, including the title, authors, institutional affiliations and contact information, abstract, main body, and references. Submissions must use a 10pt font (or larger) and be correctly formatted for printing on Letter-sized (8.5" by 11") paper. Paper text blocks must follow ACM guidelines: double column, with each column 9.25" by 3.33", 0.33" space between columns and single-spaced. Submissions can use this template that is known to comply with the formatting requirements. Please DO NOT anonymize your submission. Upon acceptance, instructions for the final camera-ready abstract will be provided.

You may include links to additional online material such as videos. Links to videos showing the demonstration are especially encouraged. Videos of accepted abstracts will be linked from the SenSys web pages and permanently included in the ACM Digital Library.

At least one author of an accepted paper needs to register for the conference and present the paper at the conference. (Discount author rate for the authors on this track is now under consideration. TBD)

Submission Site

https://sensys2020covid19response.hotcrp.com/

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline:

    September 25th (Friday), 2020, 23:59 (AoE)

  • Notification of Acceptance:

    October 9th (Friday), 2020, 23:59 (AoE)

  • Camera Ready Deadline:

    October 20th (Tuesday), 2020, 23:59 pm (AoE)

Organizing Committee

  • Tadashi Okoshi (Keio University, Japan)
  • JeongGil Ko (Yonsei University)
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