The 5th ACM International Conference on Systems for Built Environments (BuildSys 2018) will host a highly selective, single-track forum for research on systems issues covering all aspects of the built environment, broadly defined.

Advances in the effective integration of networked sensors, building controls, and physical infrastructure are transforming our society, allowing the formation of unprecedented built environments and interlocking physical, social, cyber challenges. Moreover, built environments, including buildings and critical urban infrastructure, account for over half of societys energy consumption and are the mainstay of our nation’s economy, security and health. As a result, there is a broad recognition that systems optimizing explicitly for the built environment are particularly important in improving our society, and represent the foundation for emerging "smart cities".

BuildSys is an ideal venue for researchers and practitioners working to develop and optimize such smart infrastructure systems that are driven by networked sensing, computing, and control functions.

BuildSys 2018 and SenSys 2018 are colocated in Shenzhen!

Important Dates

  • Abstract Registration: June 8, 2018, AOE June 15, 2018, AOE.
  • Paper Submission: June 15, 2018, AOE June 22, 2018, AOE. (No further extension will be granted)
  • Paper Notification: August 20, 2018, AOE.
  • Poster/Demo Submission: September 4, 2018, AOE
  • Poster/Demo Notification: September 14, 2018, AOE
  • Camera Ready Submission: TBA
  • Link to web submission form


  • 5 top long papers (with extension and author approval) will be fast-track'd to ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks.
  • 3 top short papers (with author approval) will be fast-track'd to IEEE Embedded Systems Letters.