Call for Papers

The ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2022) 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     May 31th, 2022, 23:59 AoE    June 14th, 2022, 23:59 AoE>
Paper Submission     June 7th, 2022, 23:59 AoE    June 21st, 2022, 23:59 AoE
Notification of Paper Acceptance     August 31st, 2022    September 14th, 2022
Camera Ready Due     October, 2022
Conference     Novermber 7-9, 2022

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Submitted papers must be unpublished and must not be currently under review for any other publication.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. Although submission is double-blind, existence or availability of non-anonymous preprints (on arXiv or other preprint servers) will not lead to your paper being rejected. Reviewers will be instructed not to actively look for such preprints, but encountering them will not constitute a conflict of interest. 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 2022 Conference Submission System

All SenSys main track submissions will be reviewed by the Shadow PC, unless the authors opt out during submission. The Shadow PC reviews will not be made available to the main SenSys PC and hence do not affect any decision on the submissions. The submissions that opt-in to the Shadow Program will receive review comments after the Shadow PC meeting. More information about the shadow Program can be found at:

Call for Workshop and Tutorial Proposals

Workshops and tutorials will be held in November 2022, on the day before the start of the SenSys 2022 main program. The ideal workshop proposal should focus on an innovative and emerging topic that is of strategic and long-term interest to the SenSys community. The ideal tutorial proposal will be for technologies or systems aligned with the interests of the SenSys community and will describe a clear plan of activities and learning objectives for participants. The proposed workshop or tutorial should be able to attract significant interest and valuable 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 or tutorials 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. Proposals are not contracts, but do please try to give thought to everything asked for here, it will help make sure your event is a success! Please ensure your proposal provides the following information (section headers that say these things appreciated):

  • Name of the workshop or tutorial
  • Names, affiliations, and short bio of the main organizers/program chairs
  • Logistical needs (demos/audio/video projection, etc)
  • A full-day or half-day event?
  • Brief description of the publicity plan for your event
  • Planned format of the event (in-person/hybrid/remote) and expected course action if global factors adjust such that in-person attendance is not an option in fall of 2022 (i.e., will look to defer until in-person is available or go full remote?)

  • If the workshop or tutorial has been held before, also include its recent history (prior sponsoring venue(s), the number of submissions/applicants, the number of accepted papers/tutorial participants, and the number of attendees).

Additionally, for Workshops

  • A brief description of the workshop, which includes 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 (for first-time workshops, we recommend at least ten candidate PC members)

  • Anticipated number of submissions and participants
  • Tentative call for papers with workshop deadlines (aligned with the relevant Important Dates below)

For Tutorials

  • A brief description of the tutorial, which includes a rough outline of the agenda for the tutorial, any additional resources attendees must have (i.e. hardware they must purchase or bring to participate; larger software they must download in advance), and a discussion of why the tutorial will be of interest to members of the SenSys community
  • Anticipated number of attendees. Can this grow, or should attendance be capped?
  • Tentative call for attendees with desired registration deadlines

Important Dates

Proposal Submission     May 9th, 2022, 23:59 AoE
Proposal Notification     May 16th, 2022
Workshop Paper Due     September 5th, 2022
Workshop Paper Notification     October 3rd, 2022
Workshop Paper Camera Ready     October 17th, 2022
Workshop Day     Novermber 6, 2022
Conference     Novermber 7-9, 2022

Submission Guidelines

Please email the proposal in PDF format to and with "SenSys 2022 [Workshop /Tutorial] Proposal" as the subject line. Submissions must be received by Monday, May 9th.

Persons looking for examples of prior workshop proposals are invited to review the DATA 2019 and DATA 2020 proposals (but please bear in mind that proposal requirements shift some year to year).

Call for Shadow PC Participation

SenSys is organizing her first shadow program committee (PC) for the SenSys 2022 conference under the sponsorship of the steering committee and the main technical program. If you are interested in participating, please apply online before May 20, 2022. You will be asked to complete the application form and attach your CV. The selection will consider the diversity. Priority will be given to senior Ph.D. students or researchers who have obtained Ph.D. within the last five years with publications in top-tier system conferences. Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions.

Why join a shadow PC?

Shadow PC allows students, post-docs, and junior faculties to gain experience in community service. In addition to the recognition of being selected, joining the shadow PC program can help you:

  • Get familiar with how a technical program is run
  • Learn from other reviewers about how they look at/judge the same paper
  • Better understand the selecting standard of highly-selective conferences like SenSys
  • Getting to know other young researchers with overlapping interests

How does the shadow PC work?

Shadow PC members must commit themselves to a) write their own detailed and rigorous reviews for papers assigned to them by the allotted deadlines, and b) attend the online discussion and PC meeting. This timely review commitment is essential to the good functioning of the Shadow PC. Candidates who might be unable to fulfill their reviewing duties should refrain from applying. The authors will indicate whether to enroll their papers in the shadow program or not during the submission. We expect a review load of 8-10 papers per member. Members will not be expected to take part in a rebuttal stage. Shadow PC members are also expected to attend a one-day online shadow PC meeting.

Important Dates

Application Submission     May 20th, 2022, 23:59 AoE
Notification of Application     May 27th, 2022
Online Discussion     August 1st-19th, 2022
Shadow PC Meeting     August 19th, 2022
Release of Paper Review     August 28th, 2022


For any further information, please contact the shadow PC chairs:

Shadow PC Application Submission