Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN '04)
Sponsorship by IEEE Signal
Processing Society and ACM SIGBED
submission: October 27, 2003
Following the success of the first two Workshops (www.parc.com/events/ipsn03), the 3rd International Symposium on Information Processing in Sensor Networks will bring together researchers from academia, industry, and government to present and discuss recent work in this emerging field.
Driven by 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), critical infrastructure protection (e.g., power grids, water distribution, waste disposal), and situational awareness for battlefield applications.
Information processing in
sensor networks draws upon many disciplines including signal
processing/detection/estimation, networking and protocols, embedded
systems, data bases and information management, as well as distributed
algorithms. It opens up new research venues, which include sensor
tasking and control, tracking and localization, probabilistic
reasoning, sensor data fusion, distributed data bases, communication
protocols and theory that address network coverage, connectivity, and
capacity, as well as system/software architecture and design
methodologies. Moreover, all these issues have to consider many
cross-cutting requirements such as efficiency/cost tradeoff,
robustness, self-organization, fault-tolerance, timeliness,
scalability, and network longevity.
Along with a set of high-quality technical papers, IPSN'04 will also include invited talks that highlight the state-of-the-art of sensor network applications and research. The Symposium program will include poster sessions that provide researchers with opportunity to discuss their evolving ideas and gather feedback from the sensor network community at large. The Symposium will also include industrial exhibition and demonstrations.