Call for Papers

The workshop welcomes sensor network-based techniques and applications that can clearly demonstrate how to:

  • Increase energy awareness by leveraging on sensing systems/social networking/mobile phones novel visualization and reporting tools and other forms of media to convey relevant information to users;
  • Influence a change of building occupant behaviour towards a more parsimonious usage of electricity, gas, heating, water, etc.;
  • Monitor and control alternative energy sources aiming at an increase of production efficacy;
  • Model and simulate heating cooling lighting, ventilation, water usage and other energy flows in buildings and surrounding spaces through the combination of real data from sensors and popular energy simulation tools such as Energy Plus and TrnSys;
  • Create innovative tools to model and visualize energy expenditure and production (from, e.g., solar panels);
  • Integrate sensor-based systems to improve grid operation and energy distribution (electricity, gas, water).

Particular emphasis will also be given to:

  • Real evaluation of energy-saving techniques and case studies that demonstrate a decrease of energy expenditure in real scenarios;
  • Design of innovative architectures that are capable of reducing energy consumption and improve energy use efficiency;
  • Accurate case studies and issues experienced current energy systems and how sensor networks can improve the state of the art in building energy management;
  • Sensor systems for the identification of appliances in industrial and home environments, which can be used to estimate the energy usage/production model and to predict future demands;
  • Innovative Sensor Network-assisted building monitoring systems (BMS);
  • Integration of WSNs and wired sensor systems (e.g., Powerline, exing BMS, etc.) for the energy management in buildings.

Accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings adjuncted to SenSys and will be electronically published by ACM.
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