The 2nd International Workshop on
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

April 22-23, 2003
Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
Palo Alto, California, USA

Call for Papers (PDF)
Papers are closed out

Closing date for early registration is March 7
Closing date for regular registration and hotel reservations is April 7

 Submission guidelines

Following the successful first Workshop on Collaborative Signal and Information Processing in Sensor Networks ( this new workshop 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, data bases and information management, as well as distributed algorithms. Because of advances in MEMS micro-sensors, wireless networking, and embedded processing, ad hoc networks of sensors are becoming increasingly available for commercial and military applications such as environmental monitoring (e.g., traffic, habitat, security), industrial sensing and diagnostics (e.g., factory, appliances), infrastructures (e.g., power grids, water distribution, waste disposal), and battlefield awareness (e.g., multi-target tracking).

From the engineering and computing point of view, sensor networks become a rich source of problems in communication protocols, sensor tasking and control, sensor fusion, distributed data bases, probabilistic reasoning, algorithmic design, system/software architecture, and design methodologies. This workshop will take a systemic approach to address cross-layer issues, from the physical sensor layer, to the sensor signal processing and networking levels, and then all the way to the applications. It will bring together experts working on various aspects of sensor networks such as information organization, querying, routing, and self-organization, with an emphasis on the high-level information processing tasks that these networks are designed to perform.

Topical areas include, but are not limited to:
  • Array signal processing
  • Coding and information theory
  • Detection, classification, and estimation
  • Distributed networked sensing and control
  • Embedded architectures and tools
  • Energy and resource management
  • In-network processing and routing
  • Programming models and languages
  • Query processing and optimizationv
  • Real-time resource scheduling
  • Security
  • Sensor tasking and control
  • Sensor fusion
  • Simulation tools and environments
  • Target tracking
  • Applications (e.g., automotive, battlefield, bio, construction,
    disaster recovery, environmental, medical, security)

In addition to contributed papers, invited speakers from key areas will cover fundamental research issues and applications for sensor network information processing.

Key Dates

Abstract submission deadline: December 2, 2002
Full paper submission deadline: December 9, 2002

Acceptance notification: January 20, 2003
Camera-ready copy: February 7, 2003
Conference: April 22-23, 2003


Call for Papers

Submission Guidelines


Poster Session

Guidelines for IPSN Presenters

Travel and Lodging



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