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SenseApp 2012 : Seventh IEEE International Workshop on Practical Issues in Building Sensor Network Applications


When Oct 22, 2012 - Oct 25, 2012
Where Clearwater, Florida, USA
Submission Deadline May 12, 2012
Notification Due Jun 30, 2012
Final Version Due Jul 28, 2012
Categories    networking   sensor networks   wireless sensor networks   sensor network applications

Call For Papers


(in conjunction with IEEE LCN 2012)
Sheraton Sand Key Resort
Clearwater, Florida, USA
22-25 October 2012


Sensor nodes are autonomous devices that combine sensing, computing and wireless communication capabilities. These nodes are deeply embedded into the physical surroundings, and gather and process information such as temperature, humidity, light characteristics, seismic activities or images and sound samples from the physical world. Networked systems of such sensors are expected to be used in a variety of applications including habitat monitoring, precision agriculture, disaster recovery operations, healthcare and supply chain management. Real-world sensor network deployments are still scarce, yet prototypic implementations are getting more common, particularly with the advent of novel sensing platforms such as smartphones, which allow for extending dedicated sensor networks. Experiences gained in such deployments are crucial for the sensor network research community. These results are needed to refine assumptions made when designing hardware, software, protocols and mechanisms for sensor networks.

This workshop aims at bringing together researchers from both academia and industry to showcase their work and obtain feedback. We expect the workshop to act as a forum for the sensor network research community to discuss open issues, novel solutions and the future development of wireless sensor networks in general. We encourage contributions describing innovative work in the realm of wireless sensor networks. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Experiences from real-world sensor network deployment and applications
- Innovative sensor network applications
- Mobile and participatory sensing applications and deployments
- Middleware support for sensor networks
- Programming and debugging sensor networks
- Security, availability and dependability issues in sensor networks
- Experiences with new sensor hardware
- Practical problems in implementing localization and time synchronization
- Experiences with communication protocols
- Practical medium access control protocols (MACs)
- Topology control and routing protocols in existing sensor network deployments
- Fault-tolerance and troubleshooting sensor networks
- Antenna design and experiences with signal propagation
- Experiences regarding energy management and network lifetime
- Configuration and installation support
- Management of large-scale sensor networks and sensing campaigns
- Interconnection between IP and sensor networks
- Interfacing with sensor networks using mobile computing devices
- Large-scale open sensor data sets from real deployments

Submitted papers will be reviewed by three independent experts in the field. Proceedings of the workshop will be published together with those of IEEE LCN, and will be available in digital format from the IEEE Explore Digital Library.


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference, workshop or journal. Full papers should be restricted to 8 camera-ready pages (in 10 pt font, double column, US letter size, 8.5 x 11 inches, IEEE format), including text, figures and references. Authors should use only standard fonts, i.e. Times Roman, Courier, Symbol, Helvetica or equivalent. Papers must be submitted electronically via EDAS. All papers must include title, complete contact information of all authors, abstract and up to 5 keywords on the cover page. The corresponding author must be clearly identified. Further information can be found at


Paper Submission Deadline: 12 May 2012
Notification of Acceptance: 30 June 2012
Camera Ready Copy Due: 28 July 2012


Matthias Hollick, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Salil Kanhere, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


Sanjay Jha, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Cormac Sreenan, University College, Cork, Ireland


Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, State University of New York at Binghamton, US
Fernando Boavida, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Athanassios Boulis, National ICT Australia, AUS
James Brown, Lancaster University, UK
Tracy Camp, Colorado School of Mines, US
Rachel Cardell-Oliver, The University of Western Australia, AUS
Delphine Christin, CASED, Germany
Stefan Dulman, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Simon Duquennoy, Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden
Omprakash Gnawali, University of Houston, US
Wendi Heinzelman, University of Rochester, US
Wen Hu, CSIRO ICT Centre, AUS
Raja Jurdak, CSIRO ICT Centre, AUS
Vana Kalogeraki, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Vinay Kolar, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
Branislav Kusy, CSIRO ICT Centre, AUS
Hock Beng Lim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Luca Mottola, Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS), Sweden
Edith Ngai, Uppsala University, Sweden
Brendan O'Flynn, Tyndall National Institude, Ireland
Neal Patwari, University of Utah, US
Gian Pietro Picco, University of Trento, Italy
Michael Rabbat, McGill University, Canada
Andreas Reinhardt, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Christian Renner, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Kay Römer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Silvia Santini, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Klaus Wehrle, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

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