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DCOSS 2010 : The 6th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems


Conference Series : Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems
When Jun 21, 2010 - Jun 23, 2010
Where Santa Barbara, California
Submission Deadline Feb 2, 2010
Notification Due Mar 26, 2010
Final Version Due Apr 7, 2010
Categories    distributed computing   sensor systems   networking

Call For Papers

DCOSS 2010 Second Call For Papers
The 6th IEEE/ACM International Conference on
June 21 - 23, 2010,
Santa Barbara, California, USA


Poster/Demo Abstracts Submission Deadline: April 26, 2010
Poster/Demo Notification of Acceptance: May 3, 2010
Submission Deadline: 11:59PM EST Feb 2, 2010
Notification: March 26, 2010
Camera Ready: April 7, 2010



Distributed sensor systems have become a highly active research area due
to their potential for providing diverse new capabilities. Such systems
allow intelligent dense monitoring of physical environments.
The focus of this conference is on distributed computing issues in large-scale
networked sensor systems (including algorithms, applications, systematic design
techniques and tools, and in-network signal and information processing).

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished manuscripts that demonstrate
current research on computational aspects of distributed sensor systems.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Computation and programming models
- Energy models, minimization, awareness
- Distributed collaborative information processing
- Detection and tracking
- Theoretical performance analysis: complexity, correctness, scalability
- Abstractions for modular design
- Fault tolerance and security
- Languages, operating systems
- Task allocation, reprogramming and reconfiguration
- Dynamic resource management
- Scalable, heterogeneous architectures (node and system-level)
- Middleware interfaces, communication and processing primitives
- Design, simulation and optimization tools for deployment and operation
- Design automation and application synthesis techniques
- closed-loop control for sensing and actuation
- Case studies: lessons from real world deployments
- Network coding and compression
- Detailed submission guidelines coming soon.


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished manuscripts that demonstrate current
research on distributed sensor systems related to DCOSS topics of interest. Papers should
be prepared using the Springer LNCS style file, and should be at most 14 pages long.
Please visit for electronic submission instructions.

Poster and Demonstration Session:

DCOSS 2010 will feature a poster/demo session that provides a forum for distributed computing and sensor network researchers and developers from academia, industry, and government to interact with and explore the latest research results. Towards this goal, DCOSS 2010 solicits posters and demonstrations presenting recent original results or ongoing research in the general area of sensor networks. Authors are invited to submit interesting results on all aspects of sensor networks, including algorithms, protocols, systems and applications.

Poster presentations will provide authors with early feedback on their research work and enable them to exchange ideas with DCOSS participants.

Demonstrations provide a venue for hands-on experience for conference attendees and a means for researchers and attendees to interact with new research prototypes and testbeds.

Each poster or demonstration presenter will have the opportunity to present a one-minute rapid oral presentation of their work to attendees. This oral presentation will help generate interest in the topic of the poster or demonstration, to encourage attendees to learn more.

All posters and demonstrations will be reviewed and judged based on their originality, technical contribution and, particularly, their potential to generate interesting and interactive exchanges of ideas.


Poster and demonstration abstracts are limited to 2 pages (in (a href="")standard IEEE Transactions format(/a)) and should highlight the leading ideas of the on-going research and its expected outcome and impact. All accepted abstracts will appear in hardcopy. Poster abstracts should present a summary of the research work and ideas that will be presented during the session. Demonstration abstracts should describe the demonstration activity, and in particular, describe special requirements for space and dedicated frequency channels, if any. Accepted posters and demonstrations must be presented at the workshop, and at least one author must be registered for the conference.

Submission Instructions:

Poster and demo abstracts should be sent via email as a PDF file to the Poster/Demo Session Chairs at npatwari [AT] ece [dot] utah [dot] edu. Please indicate "DCOSS 2010 Poster Abstract Submission" or "DCOSS 2010 Demonstration Abstract Submission" as the subject of the email.


General Chair
Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Univ. of Southern California, USA

Program Chair
Rajmohan Rajaraman, Northeastern University, USA

Program Vice-Chairs
Thomas Moscibroda (Algorithms and Performance Analysis), Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA
Adam Dunkels (Systems and Applications), Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden
Anna Scaglione (Signal Processing and Information Theory), Univ. of California at Davis

Program Committee

** Algorithms and Performance Analysis Track **

Stefano Basagni, Northeastern University, USA
Alex Dimakis, USC, USA
Eric Fleury, INRIA, France
Jie Gao, Stony Brook University, USA
Rachid Guerraoui, EPFL, Switzerland
Indranil Gupta, UIUC, USA
Anupam Gupta, CMU, USA
Ed Knightly, Rice, USA
Kishore Kothapalli, IIIT Hyderabad, India
Li Erran Li, Bell Labs, USA
Mingyan Liu, University of Michigan, USA
Andrew McGregor, U. Mass Amherst, USA
Boaz Patt-Shamir, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Sriram Pemmaraju, University of Iowa, USA
Yvonne-Anne Pignolet, IBM, Switzerland
Dan Rubenstein, Columbia University, USA
Paolo Santi, Unversity of Pisa, Italy
Stefan Schmid, University of Paderborn, Germany
Aravind Srinivasan, University of Maryland, USA
Berthold Voecking, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Dorothea Wagner, KIT, Germany
Guoliang Xing, Michigan State University, USA
Haifeng Yu, University of Singapore, Singapore

** Applications and Systems Track **

Jan Beutel, ETH, Switzerland
Qing Cao, University of Tennessee, USA
Peter Corke, QUT, Australia
Kasun De Zoysa, U. of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Stefan Dulman, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Lewis Girod, MIT, USA
Omprakash Gnawali, Stanford, USA
Olaf Landsiedel, KTH, Sweden
Luca Mottola, SICS, Sweden
Lama Nachman, Intel, USA
Edith Ngai, Uppsala University, Sweden
Bodhi Priyantha, Microsoft Research, USA
Michele Rossi, UniPD, Italy
Antonio Ruzzelli, UCD, Ireland
Utz Roedig, University of Lancaster, UK
Thomas Schmid, UCLA, USA
Thanos Stathopoulus, Bell Labs, USA
Cormac Sreenan, UCC, Ireland
Nigramanth Sridhar, Cleveland State U., USA
Yanjun Su, Texas Instruments, USA
Andreas Terzis, John Hopkins University, USA
Andreas Willig, TU Berlin, Germany

** Signal Processing and Information Theory Track **
J. Francois Chamberland, Texas A&M, USA
Biao Chen, Syracuse University, USA
Mark Coates, McGill, Canada
Gianluigi Ferrari, University of Parma, Italy
Carlo Fischione, KTH, Sweden
John W. Fisher III, MIT, USA
Massimo Franceschetti, UCSD, USA
Martin Haenggi, University of Notre Dame, USA
Peter Y-W. Hong, NTHU, Taiwan
Tara Javidi, UCSD, USA
Vikram Krishnamurty, UBC, Canada
Tom Luo, UMN, USA
Urbashi Mitra, USC, USA
Yasamin Mostofi, UNM, USA
Angelia Nedic, UIUC, USA
Michael Rabbat, McGill, Canada
Bruno Sinopoli, CMU, USA
Youngschul Sung, KAIST, Republic of Korea
A. Kevin Tang, Cornell, USA
Parv Venkitasubramaniam, Lehigh Univ., USA
Venu Veravalli, UIUC, USA
Azadeh Vosoughi, University of Rochester, USA
Aaron Wagner, Cornell, USA

Workshops Chair
Sotiris Nikoletseas, Univ. of Patras and CTI, Greece

Poster Co-Chairs
Neal Patwari, Univ. of Utah, USA
Michael Rabbat, McGill University, Canada

Publicity and Web Chairs
Chen Avin, Ben Gurion University, Israel
Animesh Pathak, INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt, France

Finance Chair
Germaine Gusthiot, University of Geneva, Switzerland

IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP)
IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP)
Held in co-operation with ACM SIGARCH, ACM SIGBED,
European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS) and IFIP WG 10.3.

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