The Fourth International Symposium on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN'05)

April 25-27, 2005, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, USA

Additional Information

Instructions for final manuscript submission

Call for Papers (IPSN)

Call for Papers (SPOTS)

Call for Demonstration

Submission guidelines


Technical Program, ( PDF)

Presenter Information (poster)


Conference venue, driving dirctions, and parking information

Hotel information



Conference Records

Key Note and Tutorial Speeches

  • KEYNOTE TALK #1 -- Data Fusion in Sensor Networks (abstract) (slides) Hugh Durrant-Whyte (ARC Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems, The University of Sydney)
  • KEYNOTE TALK #2 -- Snow Crashing the Diamond Age: Mobile Devices meet Sensor Networks (abstract) Turner Whitted (Microsoft Research)
  • KEYNOTE TALK #3 -- Global Scale Sensor Networks -- Opportunities and Challenges (abstract), (slides) John Orcutt (Center for Earth Observations and Applications, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego)
  • TUTORIAL TALK #1 -- Sensor Network Hardware Platform Design (slides) Andreas Savvides, Embedded Networks and Application Lab.
  • TUTORIAL TALK #2 -- Software Challenges in Wireless Sensor Network (slides), Jeremy Elson, Microsoft Research

The Fourth International Symposium on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2005) will continue the success of the previous three symposia to bring together researchers from academia, industry, and government to present and discuss recent work in this emerging field. IPSN draws upon many disciplines including signal and image processing, information and coding theory, networking and protocols, distributed algorithms, wireless communications, machine learning, embedded systems design, and data bases and information management.

Topics covered in technical sessions include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Distributed & collaborative signal processing
  • Network protocols for sensor networks
  • Coding, compression, and information theory
  • Distributed query processing
  • Detection, classification, estimation, tracking
  • Sensor tasking and control
  • Networked sensing and control
  • In-network processing and aggregation
  • Distributed control and actuation
  • Distributed inference and fusion
  • Fault tolerance
  • Network coverage, connectivity & longevity
  • Data storage in sensor networks
  • Location and time service
  • Energy and resource management
  • Programming models and languages
  • Real-time scheduling
  • Security
  • Applications and demonstrations of sensor networks
The 2005 IPSN features two new components:

Special track on Platform Tools and Design Methods for Network Embedded Sensors (SPOTS), on April 27, the last day of the Symposium. This special track aims to bring together platform developers and sensor networking researchers. Topics to be covered in this special track will include:

  • Embedded system platforms, platform modeling and analysis tools
  • Architectural design, modeling, optimization tools for sensor nodes
  • Experiences, successes and failures in the design and deployment of embedded system platforms.

Existence of an actual platform, device and/or tool, as appropriate, is required for a contribution to be considered in SPOTS.

Works-in-Progress (WIP) Session. The aim of the shorter, less formal WIP Abstract submissions is to facilitate collaborations and to encourage new people to get into the field. WIP has a later submission date to accommodate latest results.

Selected papers from the symposium will be invited to submit to the ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (

Key Dates

Please note new abstract and manuscript submission dates for IPSN workshop and Special SPOTS track are different.
The precise deadline is the midnight (USA Pacific standard time) of the date specified.
IPSN papers  
Abstract Registration: Nov. 12, 2004
Full Manuscript Due: Nov. 19, 2004
Acceptance Notification:Jan. 28, 2005
Camera-ready copy: Feb. 18, 2005
SPOTS Special Track papers  
Abstract Registration: Nov. 19, 2004
Full Manuscript Due: Nov. 26, 2004
Acceptance Notification: Jan. 28, 2005
Camera-ready copy: Feb. 18, 2005
Demo Proposal Due Date: Feb. 4, 2005
Notification: March 4, 2005
Two-Page Web Abstracts April 1, 2005
Work-in-Progress (WIP)  
Abstract due date: March 4, 2005
Notification: March 18, 2005
Two-Page Web Abstracts due: April 1, 2005
IPSN Symposium: April 25-27, 2005
SPOTS Track: April 27, 2005

Sponsored by
IEEE Signal Processing Society

Financial support of the following organizations is gratefully acknowledged:

Crossbow, DARPA, Eaton, Intel, Microsoft, Millennial Net, and Moteiv

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