We would like to extend a big thanks to all of the attendees and participants.

SenSys/BuildSys 2021 will be held in one of the most charming universities in the world -- University of Coimbra, Portugal. Being a UNESCO world heritage site, there’ll be plenty of history and culture to explore as well. Plan your submission early!

The UNESCO world heritage nomination video: https://vimeo.com/68840881
Check out videos of the conference talks and poster sessions on the Program page

The 7th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments (BuildSys 2020) 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 2020 and SenSys 2020 are colocated in Yokohama!

Best Paper Award:

SolarTrader: Enabling Distributed Solar Energy Trading in Residential Virtual Power Plants
Yuzhou Feng, Qi Li, Dong Chen, and Raju Rangaswami (Florida International University)

Best Paper Runner-Up Awards:

MB^2C: Model-Based Deep Reinforcement Learning for Multi-zone Building Control
Xianzhong Ding, Wan Du and Alberto E. Cerpa (University of California, Merced)

SMITE: Using Smart Meters to Infer the Thermal Efficiency of Residential Homes
Joe Brown (University of Oxford), Jonathan Chambers (University of Geneva),
Alessandro Abate (University of Oxford), Alex Rogers (University of Oxford)

Best Presentation Award:

MB^2C: Model-Based Deep Reinforcement Learning for Multi-zone Building Control
Xianzhong Ding, Wan Du and Alberto E. Cerpa (University of California, Merced)

Best Demo Award:

Vista: Spatial Data Representation for Smart Buildings
Matilda Kathryn Ferguson (Swarthmore College), Sudershan Boovaraghavan (Carnegie Mellon University),
Yuvraj Agarwal (Carnegie Mellon University)

Best Poster Award:

Super-Resolution Reconstruction of Interval Energy Data
Jieyi Lu (Yale University), Baihong Jin (University of California, Berkeley)

Best Poster Runner-Up Awards:

COBS: COmprehensive Building Simulator
Tianyu Zhang (University of Alberta), Omid Ardakanian (University of Alberta)

C-HVAC: A practical tool for assessing ventilation capacity for HVAC systems during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Farzam Kharvari (Carleton University), William O'Brien (Carleton University)

The PhD Forum Best Presentation Award:

PhD Forum Abstract: Towards Robust and Low-complexity Radiometric Fingerprint
Wenqing Yan (Uppsala University)

The PhD Forum Best Presentation Runner-Up Award:

PhD Forum Abstract: Scalable Bridge Health Monitoring using Drive-by Vehicles
Jingxiao Liu (Stanford University)

Important Dates

  • Abstract Registration: (The requirement to submit an abstract before full paper submission has been removed)

    July 17, 2020, AOE

    July 24, 2020, AOE

    August 7, 2020, AOE

  • Paper Submission:

    July 24, 2020, AOE

    July 31, 2020, AOE

    August 7, 2020, AOE

  • Paper Notification: September 11, 2020.
  • Poster/Demo Notification: TBA
  • Camera Ready Submission: October 6, 2020


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