New paper submission deadline: August 6, 2011 (New deadline is firm and there will be no further extension)

Successful papers will clearly demonstrate how much energy is reduced by the authors' contribution, either through real-world results or credible simulation and analysis of an energy problem. Papers should consider the entire energy system, including any effects on occupant behaviors, production efficiency, peak load and smart grid architectures, sustainability, pollutants, and total energy usage.

We are particularly interested in contributions related to:

* Increase energy awareness and reduce consumption by leveraging on sensing systems/social networking/mobile phones, novel visualization and other forms of media to convey relevant information to users;

* Systems that can influence building occupant behaviour towards a more parsimonious usage of electricity, gas, heating, water, etc.;

* Monitor and actuate appliances in residential and industrial settings (e.g. data centres, HVAC, etc.)

* Monitor and control of 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, wind turbines);

* Integrate sensor-based systems to improve grid operation and energy distribution (electricity, gas, water);

* 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;

* Emerging communication standards for the collection of data from smart meters and the control of HVAC systems.

Important Dates

* Paper submission deadline: July 30, 2011 August 6, 2011 (New deadline is firm and there will be no further extension)

* Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2011 September 15, 2011

* Camera Ready Due: September 15, 2011 October 7, 2011

* Workshop date: November 1, 2011

BuildSys 2011

3rd ACM Workshop On Embedded Sensing

Systems For Energy-Efficiency In Buildings

Seattle, WA, USA

November 1, 2011

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