Workshops


Please see if your paper fits the co-located workshops in Sensys 2019.


The 1st ACM International Workshop on Urban Building Energy Sensing, Controls, Big Data Analysis, and Visualization (UrbSys)

The advancements and availability of low-cost, low-energy sensors has improved energy and environmental sensing exponentially. Besides the millions of sensors used for monitoring, the improved accuracy of these sensors offer greater resolution for modeling ‘what-if’ scenarios in near real-time using high-performance computing. Similarly, big data analysis has enabled city-scale modeling of energy and environmental impact using, among others, energy-efficient ‘smaller’ machine learning algorithms and/or physics-based modeling approaches. Coupled with interactive data visualization including Virtual Reality (VR), urban-scale energy and environmental systems modeling has become an exciting niche at the intersection of computer science and urban / architecture / mechanical engineering. The UrbSys workshop intends to capture the recent work by research experts at this nexus that supports sustainable urban systems’ design and engineering through state-of-the-art sensing, controls, modeling, and visualization.


Submission deadline: June 22, 2019, AOE


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The 1st ACM International Workshop on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) Integration

Today, high-performance buildings are equipped with sophisticated monitoring systems and sensors for collecting huge amounts of data related to the buildings’ indoor environmental quality and energy consumption. However, most of these data are never utilized, typically due to the lack of proper tools. Further, the available tools do not have the ability to interpret these data, as they can only analyze the structured data. BIM is a process of developing a virtual equivalent of an actual building in terms of its physical and functional characteristics that supports data exchange, management and communication during the whole building’s life cycle. The goal of this workshop is to review the intelligent building solutions and tools that integrate BIM process and WSN technology. The workshop will focus on developments that will allow monitoring energy consumption, optimizing space, reducing operating costs, and simplifying planning and maintenance. The workshop will enhance the “intellect” of the buildings by the novel approaches that integrate wireless sensor technologies with BIM processes. By optimizing building’s energy performance, enhancing occupant comfort and health, and identifying areas for improvement, the advanced and innovative decision support environment (DSE) can contribute to the development of net-zero-energy buildings.


Workshop paper submission link: https://bim-wsn2019.hotcrp.com


Submission deadline extended to August 9th, 2019



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The 1st ACM International Workshop on Device-Free Human Sensing (DFHS)

The advent of human sensing has enabled many applications in smart buildings and cities, including healthcare, energy management, and marketing. Considerable work has been done in the recent past to sense the human using devices which they carry or wear, such as smartphones and wearables. These approaches, although potentially accurate, have high installation and maintenance requirement which limits their application in some real-life applications. For example, in eldercare monitoring, requiring the elderly to wear or carry a device at all times is an important limitation. This workshop aims to attract novel research papers which enhance device-free human sensing via either developing device-free sensing hardware or designing data-driven, physics-based, or physics-guided data-driven algorithms to extract meaningful information about human status, activities, and behavioral patterns.


Submission deadline: August 8, 2019, 11:59:59pm AOE


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The 1st ACM International Workshop on Enforcing IoT Security in the Built Environment

Cyber security is of paramount importance in many situations in the built environment, and many potential IoT deployments are blocked because IT departments and other institutions are not willing to accept the risk. Furthermore, the large number of organizations involved in such complex deployments means that it's much more likely for devices be compromised. Rather than assuming, or trusting, a device to "do the right thing" when it comes to security, the infrastructure itself, including both software and hardware, should do everything to prevent malicious intent: it's the immune system for a building. This workshop will focus on tools and techniques for enforcing cyber security, ranging from anomaly detection, advanced network infrastructure, through to credential management. The workshop is expected to be a combination of paper presentations, panel sessions, and interactive threat-assessment exercises. The built environment provides a complex and diverse ecosystem for IoT systems that requires new perspectives on security and techniques for mitigation. This workshop is intended to provide direct interaction with other researchers and practitioners in this space, cultivating a stronger security stance through shared experiences and perspectives.


Submission deadline extended to August 9th, 2019


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The 1st ACM International Workshop on Technology Enablers and Innovative Applications for Smart Cities and Communities (TESCA)

By 2050, it is envisaged that more than half of the worldwide population will live in urban areas. Owing to this trend, solutions and policies need to set forth in order to manage resource consumption, wastage and overall costs in urban spaces. Smart Cities offer huge potential to revolutionize a range of utilities and services in urban spaces including areas such as healthcare, energy management, transportation, security and smart buildings. Smart city integrates the modern digital technologies such as sensing, IoT, networking, cloud computing, big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence to ensure economic and environmental sustainability. The goal of the workshop, Technology Enabler for Smart Cities (TESC-2019), is to provide a forum where diverse group of researchers can share the latest research insights, present key and novel results on both theoretical and application perspectives of smart cities.


Submission deadline: August 9, 2019


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The 2nd ACM International Workshop on Data: Acquisition To Analysis (DATA)

As the enthusiasm for and sucess of the Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), and Smart Buildings grows, so too does the volume and variety of data collected by these systems. How do we ensure that this data is of high quality, and how do we maximize the utility of collected data such that many projects can benefit from the time, cost, and effort of deployments?

The Data: Acquisition To Analysis (DATA) workshop aims to look broadly at interesting data from interesting sensing systems. The workshop considers problems, solutions, and results from all across the real-world data pipeline. We solicit submissions on unexpected challenges and solutions in the collection of datasets, on new and novel datasets of interest to the community, and on experiences and results--explicitly including negative results--in using prior datasets to develop new insights.

The workshop aims to bring together a community of application researchers in the sensing systems and building domains to promote breakthroughs from integration of the generators and users of datasets. The workshop will foster cross-domain understanding by enabling both the understanding of application needs and data collection limitations.


Workshop paper submission link: https://data19.hotcrp.com


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