Welcome to ACM SenSys 2021

The 19th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2021) introduces a highly selective, single-track forum for research on systems issues of sensors and sensor-enabled smart systems, broadly defined. Systems of smart sensors will revolutionize a wide array of application areas by providing an unprecedented density and fidelity of instrumentation. They also present various systems challenges because of resource constraints, uncertainty, irregularity, mobility, and scale. This conference provides an ideal venue to address research challenges facing the design, development, deployment, use, and fundamental limits of these systems. Sensing systems require contributions from many fields, from wireless communication and networking, embedded systems and hardware, energy harvesting and management, distributed systems and algorithms, data management, and applications, so we welcome cross-disciplinary work.

šŸŒ Online Access

Hereā€™s some information for on-line access to SenSys 2021 / BuildSys 2021 sessions and associated workshops:

- All sessions will be freely streamed via Youtube. The link for each session can be found in the program.

- Session chairs and authors will be given a specific Zoom link to their respective session beforehand.


Best paper:
"NELoRa: Towards Ultra-low SNR LoRa Communication with Neural-enhanced Demodulation" - C. Li, H. Guo, S. Tong, X. Zeng, Z. Cao, M. Zhang, Q. Yan, L. Xiao, J. Wang, Y. Liu

Best paper runner-up:
"LIMU-BERT: Unleashing the Potential of Unlabeled Data for IMU Sensing Applications" - H. Xu, P. Zhou, R. Tan, M. Li, G. Shen

Best Presentation at the SenSys/BuildSys 2021 PhD Forum
"Untangling the Cloud from Edge Computing for IoT" - Nabeel Nasir

Best Poster
"Identifying Bluetooth Low Energy Devices" - Daniel Nilsson, Wenqing Yan

Best Demo
ā€œA Drone-based System for Intelligent and Autonomous Homesā€ - Stephen Xia; Rishikanth Chandrasekaran; Yanchen Liu, Chenye Yang; Tajana Simunic Rosing; Xiaofan Jiang

šŸ‘©ā€šŸ’» N2Women Meeting

We are happy to invite you to an interactive panel discussion on ā€œCareer Goals for female researchers, how does one choose between academia and industry?ā€ with distinguished panelists from academia and industry.

- Olga Saukh:Ā Graz University of Technology, Associate Professor
- Shijia Pan:Ā University of California, Merced, Assistant Professor
- Mariam Kiran:Ā Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Research Scientist
- Diman Zad Tootaghaj:Ā Hewlett Packard Labs, Researcher

Everyone is welcome to join us! Please RSVPĀ here.

The event link will be available for all the SenSys registered attendees.

Organized by: Neiwen Ling, Ph.D. Student, the Chinese University of Hong Kong

For more information, please contact: lingnw@link.cuhk.edu.hkĀ 

YouTube Teaser Videos are online now!

SenSys Technical Sessions and Journal-Tracks' teaser videos are online, please visit the Program page or click here.

āœˆļø šŸ’°Student Travel Grants

SenSys/BuildSys 2021 is pleased to provide student travel grant to broaden the participation in the main conferences and co-located events (Workshops, Doctoral Colloquium, Poster/Demo sessions, etc.). This support is made possible by the generous support from SIGMOBILE. For more information please access here.

šŸŽ† N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship awards.

N2Women is pleased to announce the continuation of our N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship awards. N2Women considers you a young researcherĀ if you are currently a student, working as a post-doc, or in the 1st or 2nd year of your new research career. These awards will partially cover a youngĀ researcher'sĀ registration/travel cost (up to $1000) to a meeting where an N2Women event will be held. In exchange, the young researcher must helpĀ organize the N2Women meeting. The benefit of doing the organization, in addition to theĀ registration/travel funds, isĀ forĀ the young researcher to connect with the organizers ofĀ the conference who are, typically, leaders in the research field. We will arrange for a faculty or research member of N2Women to assist/mentor theĀ young researcher in this task. Support for these N2Women Young Researcher Fellowship awards have been generously provided by ACM SIGMOBILE, ACM SIGCOMM, IEEEĀ Communications Society, and IEEE Computer Society (CS) Technical Committee on Computer Communications (TCCC).

To applyĀ forĀ a fellowship orĀ forĀ more information, please see: http://committees.comsoc.org/n2women/ and and click the Fellowships link.

The deadlineĀ forĀ applicationsĀ forĀ SenSysĀ 2021 is Oct 27thĀ 2021

šŸ—“ļø Call for Papers - Important Dates

Paper Registration and Abstract: May 28th, 2021, 23:59 AoE
Paper submission: June 4th, 2021, 23:59 AoE
Notification of Paper Acceptance: September 8th, 2021
Camera Ready Due: October 1st, 2021


šŸ“” Journal Paper Presentation - Important Dates

Submission of application for journal presentation: August 20th, 2021
Author notification: September 15th, 2021

šŸŖ§ Poster and Demos

šŸ†• Poster and Demos Submission System for SenSys 2021 is now live! Please access here.

āœļø Registration

Registration for SenSys 2021 is now live!

If you are registering as a non-paying virtual attendee, please register here

If you are registering as in-person attendee or as author, please register here.

šŸ›‚ Visa Information

ACM is able to provide visa support letters to attendees as well as authors with accepted papers, posters, or members of the conference committee. For visa support letters, refer all requests to supportletters@acm.org. Please allow up to 10 business days to receive a letter. All requests are handled in the order they are received. The information below should be included with the request:

- Your name as it appears on your passport Your current postal mailing address

- The name of the conference you are registering for. Only accepted authors may request a visa support letter prior to registering for the conference.

- Your registration confirmation number

- If you have any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title and indicate whether you are the ā€œsole authorā€ or a ā€œco-authorā€

- Authors may indicate their paper title. If no paper, speakers can provide the title of their presentationā€

ACM does not provide letters for transport of vendor or presenter equipment. ACM suggests shipping the materials insured to the conference facility.

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SenSys is the leading conference for research on systems of networked sensing and actuation.