Call for Papers
The 2nd ACM International Conference on Embedded Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments (BuildSys 2015) invites original contributions in the area of intelligent Systems for the Built Environment targeted particularly towards energy efficiency, improving performance, adding novel functionality, as well as deeply understanding infrastructure systems and the intercoupling between them. Over the past six years, BuildSys established itself first as the premier workshop for researchers, developers, and practitioners across interdisciplinary fields to present research results and exchange ideas in all information-driven aspects of the buildings. 2014 marked the first year for BuildSys as a full ACM conference. BuildSys this year will broaden its scope significantly to include all systems within the built environment, including buildings as well as other infrastructure systems such as water, power, transportation that will make up the “smart city” of the future. BuildSys will accept regular papers (10 pages maximum) and notes papers (4 pages maximum), that describe original and unpublished work advancing the state of art in systems for the built environment. Both regular and note papers will be reviewed by the same program committee and will be evaluated to the same standard of quality.
We solicit three types of original submissions:
- Regular papers for oral presentation (10 pages)
- Notes papers for oral presentation (4 pages)
- Technical posters and demos will be solicited via a separate call
Topics of Interest
Papers are invited in all emerging aspects of information-driven building systems, such as:
- Sensing, actuation and management of electrical loads in residential, commercial and industrial settings;
- Novel sensor methodologies, sensor networks and applications that enhance energy efficiency, energy reliability, durability and occupant comfort;
- Systems that integrate infrastructure with the emerging smart grid to provide demand response and ancillary services and/or manage utility costs;
- Modeling, simulation, optimization, and control of heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation, water usage and other energy flows in built environments;
- Distributed generation, alternative energy, renewable sources, and energy storage in buildings;
- Emerging communication standards for data collection, energy control, or interoperation of disparate devices or systems;
- Systems that can influence occupant behavior towards a more parsimonious usage of electricity, gas, heating, water, etc.;
- Localization and contextual computing for increased human-infrastructure interactions
- Software architectures and middleware to aid in programming smart built environments and smart cities.
- Safety, Security and Privacy issues and mechanisms to address them in the context of a sensed and actuated built environments.
- Intercoupling and interdependencies of systems-of-systems.
Submitted papers must be unpublished and must not be currently under review for any other publication. Paper submissions should be no more than the indicated page count and must follow a double column format. All figures, appendices, and references must fit within this limit. Paper reviewing is single-blind and submissions should list author names on the front page.
Regular and short papers must be submitted through the BuildSys submission site.
Paper Formatting Instructions
Your submission must be in PDF format with all fonts embedded, and be formatted according to the official ACM Proceedings format. Papers that do not meet the size and formatting requirements will not be reviewed. Word and LaTeX templates are available here. Please note that you must use the “Strict Adherence to SIGS style” template option.
- Abstract registration: Monday, July 20, 2015 [11:59pm US Eastern Time]
- Paper submission deadline: Friday July 24, 2015 [11:59pm US Eastern Time]
- Paper notification: August 31, 2015
- Demo submission deadline: September 11, 2015
- Camera ready: September 15, 2015
- BuildSys conference: November 4-5, 2015
Seoul, South Korea | co-located with ACM SenSys 2015