Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN '03)

Sponsored by NSF, DARPA
IEEE Signal Processing Society
IEEE Computer Society (pending)
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
and in cooperation with AAAI

Second International Workshop
at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
Palo Alto, California, USA
April 22-23, 2003

Registration has closed.

The proceedings of IPSN'03 is published by Sringer-Verlag as
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2634,
and can be purchased directly from the publisher.

For questions concerning registration, lodging, or other general
matters, please contact: Jesse Durham, Meeting Coordinator,
Strategic Analysis, Inc., (703) 797-4516,


Following the successful first Workshop, IPSN'03 will bring together researchers from academia, industry, and government to present and discuss recent work on information processing techniques and applications for sensor networks.

Information processing in sensor networks is an interdisciplinary research area with deep connections to signal processing, networking and protocols, databases and information management, as well as distributed algorithms. The workshop has assembled a set of high-quality papers spanning these topics -- 21 oral presentations and 23 poster presentations. It will be an excellent forum for people from these disciplines to converge on the principles, architectures, algorithms and protocols for sensor networks and applications.

Palo Alto is beautiful in late April, with dry and temperate weather averaging 65-75F, and lunch on the PARC patio and the conference banquet at a local winery should provide a very pleasant background for good discussions.

Invited Speakers:

Prof. Kris Pister (Dust Inc. and University of California, Berkeley)
"Smart Dust"

Dr. Joel Birnbaum, Hewlett-Packard
"Pervasive Computing for Disaster Response, Mitigation and Recovery"

Prof. P.R. Kumar (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
"The Convergence of Sensing, Actuation, Wireless Networking and

Prof. David Cheriton (Stanford University)
"The State of Distributed Systems"

Panel:The Future of Sensor Network Technology: Perspectives from Funding Agencies and Industry
Luke Hughes, Director of Research (Palo Alto), Accenture
Sri Kumar, Program Manager, Information Processing Technology Office, DARPA
Zach Lemnios, Deputy Director, Information Processing Technology Office, DARPA
Mari Maeda, Program Manager, National Science Foundation (to be confirmed)
Alex Morrow, Fellow, IBM
Robert Poor, CTO and Founder, Ember Corporation

Workshop co-chairs:
Feng Zhao (, PARC
Leonidas Guibas (, Stanford University

Organizing Committee:
Local: Markus Fromherz (, PARC
Jim Reich (, PARC
Finance: Julia Liu (, PARC
Publications: Ying Zhang (, PARC
Publicity: Tracy Kugelman (, PARC

Advisory Committee:
Vincent Chan, MIT
Deborah Estrin, UCLA
Johan de Kleer, PARC
Sri Kumar, DARPA
Mari Maeda, NSF
Shankar Sastry, Berkeley
Larry Smarr, UCSD/Cal-(IT)2

Technical Program Committee:
John Apostolopoulos, HP Labs
Victor Bahl, Microsoft Research
Chee-Yee Chong, Booz Allen Hamilton
Hugh Durrant-Whyte, U. Sydney, Australia
John Heidemann, USC/ISI
Johannes Gehrke, Cornell
Rajesh Gupta, UC Irvine
Horst Haussecker, Intel Research
Alfred Hero, Michigan
Jennifer Hou, UIUC
Yuhen Hu, Wisconsin
S.S. Iyengar, Louisiana State
Warren Jackson, HP Labs
Xenofon Koutsoukos, Vanderbilt
Zhen Liu, IBM T.J. Watson
Teresa Lunt, PARC
Nader Moayeri, NIST
Arye Nehorai, University of Illinois at Chicago
Thrasyvoulos Pappas, Northwestern
Umakishore Ramachandran, Georgia Tech
Kannan Ramchandran, Berkeley
Jim Reich, PARC
Lui Sha, UIUC
Howard Shrobe, MIT
Yu-Chee Tseng, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan
Kung Yao, UCLA


Call for Papers

Submission Guidelines


Poster Session

Guidelines for IPSN Presenters

Travel and Lodging



Driving directions and map to PARC