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IEEElogoACMlogoside-narrow-brookings-treeIPSN 2008


International Conference on

Information Processing in Sensor Networks

April 22-24, 2008, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Co-located with IEEE Real Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS '08) and

International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC '08)




The International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) is a leading, single-track, annual forum that brings together researchers from academia, industry, and government to present and discuss recent advances in sensor network research and applications. The conference covers both theoretical and experimental research, as it pertains to sensor networks, in a broad range of disciplines including signal and image processing, information and coding theory, databases and information management, distributed algorithms, networks and protocols, wireless communications, machine learning, and embedded systems design.

The conference features two interleaved tracks, the Information Processing (IP) track, and the Sensor Platforms, Tools and Design Methods (SPOTS) track, with two separate program committees to evaluate their submissions. Authors should carefully review the intended foci of these two tracks to decide which track is better suited for their work, and they are encouraged to contact the cognizant program chairs with questions or clarifications.

The Information Processing (IP) track will focus on algorithms, systems, and theory pertaining to information processing using networks of embedded sensors. Topics covered in this track include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications of sensor networks
  • Coding, compression and information theory
  • Data processing, storage and management
  • Detection, classification, estimation, tracking
  • Distributed algorithms and reasoning
  • Fault tolerance
  • Design exploration and optimization tools
  • Location and time services
  • Operating systems
  • Network health monitoring
  • Network protocols for sensor networks
  • Programming models and languages
  • Real-time scheduling
  • Security
  • Sensor tasking, control, and actuation

The Sensor Platforms, Tools, and Design Methods (SPOTS) track will focus on platforms and tools designed for networked embedded sensors. Submission should refer to specific hardware, software, and system design and implementation, focusing on new architectures, modeling, evaluation, design methods, implementations, tools, or deployment experiences. Results focused on the analysis and processing aspects of data collected from deployments should be submitted to the IP track. Topics covered in the SPOTS track include, but are not limited to:

  • Case studies that highlight challenges in and advantages of platforms, designs, operations, and tools
  • Embedded software for sensor networks
  • Design exploration and optimization tools
  • Sensor network components and device platforms
  • System design and implementation
  • System modeling, simulation, measurements, and analysis

Call for paper.

Paper Submission

All papers must be submitted electronically, in Portable Document Format (PDF). Please see The Author's Final Paper Formatting and Submission Instructions (Online Author Kit) for preparing for the camera-ready version of papers accepted to IPSN 2008.

Submissions must meet the following criteria:

  • A paper must be original material that has neither been previously published nor is currently under review by another conference or journal.

Each paper will be reviewed by the TPC of the track to which it is submitted, and all accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings. Following the tradition of previous IPSN conferences, an accepted paper will be allocated either an oral presentation slot or a poster presentation outlet together with a brief oral advertisement slot. The choice of the presentation style is determined entirely by the nature of results, and not by their quality.

Formatting guidelines:

Submissions are required to be IEEE format and conform to the IEEE Conference Submission Guidelines, described in this PDF. IEEE provides LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates. If you choose to use another word processing system, it is your responsibility to ensure it conforms to the specifications.

The maximum submission length is 12 pages. Submission must be in US Letter format and as PDF files.

All submissions (to either the IP or SPOTS tracks) are being handled through the Microsoft CMT web site:

Conference Registration

The IPSN Conference Registration Web Site is available now.Please select the IPSN Conference as this choice appears in the registration process.

Art Museum Reception Monday Evening

We are pleased to invite all registered attendees of the CPS Week workshops and conferences to a reception at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum on the Danforth Campus of Washington University in St. Louis, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on Monday April 21, 2008.

Thanks to sponsorship by the School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis and the Center for Hybrid and Embedded Software Systems (CHESS) at UC Berkeley, the reception will feature drinks and appetizers as well as a chance to walk through the museum's collection and to interact with your colleagues.

To get to (and from) the reception, walk from the Renaissance Grand Hotel to the Convention Center Station of the Metrolink light rail system and please make sure to take a Westbound train bound for Shrewsbury (not for the airport) to the Skinker Station (on the way back you can take any Eastbound train) and walk to the art museum.

Hotel Information

IPSN and the CPSWeek Conferences will be held in the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis, MO, USA, from April 22-24, 2008. Please check out the hotel registration website for more information.


IPSN has reserved a block of rooms in the conference hotel at a reduced rate ($169/night +Tax). To make a reservation, follow this link: Hotel Reservation for IPSN 2008.


1.       Please ensure that the IPSN "Group Code" ieeieea appears in the corresponding window;

2.       If calling in (1-800-397-1282) to make your reservation, make sure you mention the abovementioned IPSN Group Code.

3.       CPSWEEK (including RTAS, IPSN and HSCC) will be preceded by a set of one-day Workshops on April 21. If you plan to attend any of these workshops, make sure this is reflected in the hotel reservation dates. For a complete list of workshops, and more information on the topic, please see the CPSWEEK site.


To get to hotel from the airport on our light rail system, please take any Metrolink train from the airport to the Convention Center Station, and then walk a short distance from there to the Renaissance Grand Hotel.


Important Dates

  • Abstract due: October 26, 2007.
  • Paper due: November 2, 2007 (midnight Eastern time).
  • Notification of Acceptance Date: January 28, 2008.
  • Conference: April 22-24, 2008.



We have two IPSN 2008 workshops, held on Monday April 21st, 2008.


PDF version is here.

IPSN 2008 Schedule Summary

Monday, April 21, 2008


IPSN Workshops: Please see


Tuesday, April 22, 2008














Conference Opening Announcements

CPS Week Keynote Presentation


IP Track, Session 1: Localization


IP Track, Session 2: Networking

IP Track, Session 3: Sensor Network Algorithms

IP Track Poster Session

SPOTS Track Poster Session

IPSN Demo Session


Wednesday, April 23, 2008











CPS Week Keynote Presentation "Development of a Self-Driving Car as a Mobile Sensing Platform" by Dr. Seth Teller,MIT


SPOTS/IP Combined Session: Programming and Debugging


SPOTS Track, Session 1: Applications and Software

SPOTS Track, Session 2: Hardware and Platforms

IPSN Conference Banquet


Thursday, April 24, 2008



9:00- 10:00





CPS Week Keynote Presentation


IP Track, Session 4: Data Dissemination and Collection

IP Track, Session 5: Applications


IPSN 2008 Conference Program

Tuesday, April 22, 2008







Conference Opening Announcements

CPS Week Keynote Presentation



10:30-12:30 IP Track, Session 1: Localization


Passive Localization: Large Size Sensor Network Localization Based on Environmental Events

YoungMin Kwon,

Gul Agha (University of Illinois)


Moving-Baseline Localization

Jun-Geun Park,

Erik Demaine,

Seth Teller (MIT CSAIL)


Pareto Frontiers of Sensor Networks for Localization

Volkan Cevher,

Lance Kaplan (University of Maryland)


A Wireless Sensor Network for Real-time Indoor Localisation and Motion Monitoring

Lasse Klingbeil,

Tim Wark (CSIRO ICT Centre)


1:30-3:30 IP Track, Session 2: Networking


Y-MAC: An Energy-efficient Multi-channel MAC Protocol for Dense Wireless Sensor Networks

Youngmin Kim,

Hyojeong Shin,

Hojung Cha (Yonsei University)


On the network coding advantage for wireless multicast in Euclidean space

Ashish Goel (Stanford University),

Sanjeev Khanna (University of Pennsylvania)


A Practical Multi-Channel Medium Access Control Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

Hieu Le,

Dan Henriksson,

Tarek Abdelzaher (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)


Effects of Correlated Shadowing: Connectivity, Localization, and RF Tomography

Neal Patwari,

Piyush Agrawal (University of Utah)


4:00-6:00 IP Track, Session 3: Sensor Network Algorithms


Sensor Selection For Minimizing Worst-case Prediction Error

Abhimanyu Das,

David Kempe (Univ of Southern California)


Towards Real-Time Information Processing of Sensor Network Data using Computationally Efficient Multi-output Gaussian Processes

Michael Osborne (University of Oxford),

Alex Rogers,

Sarvapali Ramchurn,

Stephen Roberts,

Nicholas Jennings (University of Southampton)


Composable Information Gradients in Wireless Sensor Networks

Huijia Lin,

Maohua Lu,

Nikola Milosavljevic,

Jie Gao (Stony Brook),

Leonidas Guibas (Stanford University)


Distributed Online Simultaneous Fault Detection for Multiple Sensors

Ram Rajagopal,

Xuanlong Nguyen,

Sinem Ergen,

Pravin Varaiya (UC Berkeley)


6:00-8:30 IP Track Poster Session


ACE in the Hole: Adaptive Contour Estimation Using Collaborating Mobile Sensors

Sumana Srinivasan,

Krithivasan Ramamritham,

Purushottam Kulkarni (IIT Bombay)


Alert: An Adaptive Low-Latency Event-Driven MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks

Vinod Namboodiri (University of Massachusetts Amherst),

Abtin Keshavarzian (Robert Bosch Research and Technology Center, Palo Alto, CA)


Fountain Codes Based Distributed Storage Algorithms for Large-scale Wireless Sensor Networks

Salah Aly (Texas A&M University),

Zhenning Kong (Yale University),

Emina Soljanin (Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent)


Joint Routing and 2D Transform Optimization for Irregular Sensor Network Grids Using Wavelet Lifting

Godwin Shen,

Antonio Ortega (Univ. of Southern California)


LOCALE: Collaborative Localization Estimation for Sparse Mobile Sensor Networks

Pei Zhang,

Margaret Martonosi (Princeton University)


On Boundary Recognition without Location Information in Wireless Sensor Networks

Olga Saukh,

Robert Sauter,

Matthias Gauger,

Pedro Marron (Universitat Bonn),

Kurt Rothermel (Universitat Stuttgart)


Using Echo State Networks for Anomaly Detection in Underground Coal Mines

Oliver Obst,

Mikhail Prokopenko,

Rosalind Wang (CSIRO ICT Centre)


6:00-8:30 SPOTS Track Poster Session


LiteOS, A Unix-like Operating System and Programming Platform for Wireless Sensor Networks

Qing Cao,

Tarek Abdelzaher (UIUC),

John Stankovic (UVA),

Tian He (Univ. of Minnesota)


TinyECC: A Configurable Library for Elliptic Curve Cryptography in Wireless Sensor Networks

An Liu,

Peng Ning (North Carolina State University)


Towards Energy Efficient Design of Multi-Radio Platforms for Wireless Sensor Networks

Dimitrios Lymberopoulos (Yale),

Nissanka B. Priyantha,

Michel Goraczko,

Feng Zhao (Microsoft Research)


6:00-8:30 IPSN Demo Session


Air Quality Monitoring with SensorMap

Peter Volgyesi,

Andras Nadas,

Xenofon Koutsoukos,

Akos Ledeczi (Vanderbilt University)


Asynchronous Neighbor Discovery: Finding Needles of Connectivity in Haystacks of Time

Prabal Dutta,

David Culler,

Scott Shenker (University of California, Berkeley)


BehaviorScope: Real-Time Remote Human Monitoring Using Sensor Networks

Dimitrios Lymberopoulos,

Athanasios Bamis,

Thiago Teixeira,

Andreas Savvides (Yale University)


Cyclic Cellular Automata : A Tool for Self-organizing Sleep Scheduling in Sensor Networks

K. J. Kwak (Columbia University NY),

Y. M. Baryshnikov (Bell Labs),

E. G. Coffman (Columbia University NY)


Demonstration of Active Guidance with SmartCane

Lawrence Au,

Winston Wu,

Maxim Batalin,

Thanos Stathopoulous,

William Kaiser (University of California, Los Angeles)


Demonstration of Location Information Based Network

Younghwan Jung,

Songmin Kim,

Sunshin An (Korea University, Seoul)


Demonstration of a WSN Application in Relic Protection and an Optimized System Deployment Tool

Dong Li,

Wei Liu,

Ze Zhao,

Li Cui (Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing)


Demonstration of a Wireless Sensor Network for Real-time Indoor Localisation and Motion Monitoring

Lasse Klingbeil,

Tim Wark (CSIRO ICT Centre)


EcoDAQ: A Densely Distributed, High Bandwidth Wireless Data Acquisition System

Chong-Jing Chen,

Pai H. Chou (University of California, Irvine)


Epic: An Open Mote Platform for Application-Driven Design

Prabal Dutta,

David Culler (University of California, Berkeley)


Faithful Reconstruction of Application Behavior based on Event Traces in the LiteOS Operating System

Qing Cao,

Tarek Abdelzaher (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


Image Registration in Low Resolution Visual Sensor Networks

Harini Balasubramanian,

Praveen Kumar Mitikiri,

Kamesh R. Namuduri (Wichita State University)


Interference Detection and Mitigation in IEEE 802.15.4 Networks

Rahul C. Shah,

Lama Nachman (Intel Corp.)


Locomotion Monitoring using Body Sensor Networks

Jaime Barnes,

Vikram Ramachandra,

Roozbeh Jafari (University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson)


MetroNet: Case Study for Collaborative Data Sharing on the WorldWide Web

Robert F. Dickerson,

Jian Lu,

Jiakang Lu,

Kamin Whitehouse (University of Virginia)


Missouri S&T Mote-based Demonstration of Energy Monitoring Solution for Network Enabled Manufacturing using Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)

James W. Fonda (Boeing Phantom Works),

Maciej J. Zawodniok,

S. Jagannathan (Missouri University of Science and Technology),

Al Salour (Boeing Phantom Works),

Donald Miller Jr. (Boeing Facilities and Maintenance)


Secure and DoS-Resistant Code Dissemination in Wireless Sensor Networks Using Seluge

An Liu,

Young-Hyun Oh,

Peng Ning (North Carolina State University)


Sensible Doctor - A Mobile Diagnosis Tool for Wireless Sensor Networks

Seunghun Cha,

Hyojeong Shin,

Hojung Cha (Yonsei University, Seoul)


Sensor Node Interoperability Using Light Weight Web Services

Bodhi Priyantha,

Aman Kansal,

Michel Goraczko,

Feng Zhao (Microsoft Research)


SenseWorld: Towards Cyber-Physical Social Networks

Raghu K. Ganti,

Yu-En Tsai,

Tarek F. Abdelzaher (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008






CPS Week Keynote Presentation "Development of a Self-Driving Car as a Mobile Sensing Platform" by Dr. Seth Teller,MIT



10:30-12:30 SPOTS/IP Combined Session:Programming and Debugging


Deriving State Machines from TinyOS programs using Symbolic Execution

Nupur Kothari (University of Southern California),

Todd Millstein (University of California, Los Angeles),

Ramesh Govindan (University of Southern California)


Energy Metering for Free: Augmenting Switching Regulators for Real-Time Monitoring

Prabal Dutta (UC Berkeley),

Mark Feldmeier (MIT),

Joseph Paradiso (MIT),

David Culler (UC Berkeley)


TRANSACT: A Transactional Framework for Programming Wireless Sensor/Actor Networks

Murat Demirbas,

Onur Soysal,

Muzammil Hussain (SUNY Buffalo)


Opportunistic Aggregation Duty Cycled Communications in Wireless Sensor Networks

Jonathan Benson,

Tony O'Donovan (University College Cork, Ireland),

Utz Roedig (Lancaster University, UK),

Cormac J. Sreenan (University College Cork, Ireland)


1:30-3:30 SPOTS Track, Session 1: Applications and Software


Real-Time Human Posture Reconstruction in Wireless Smart Camera Networks

Chen Wu,

Hamid Aghajan (Stanford),

Richard Kleihorst (NXP Semiconductors Research, the Netherlands)


SensorScope: Out-of-the-Box Environmental Monitoring

Guillermo Barrenetxea,

Francois Ingelrest,

Gunnar Schaefer, Martin Vetterli,

Olivier Couach,

Marc Parlange (EPFL),


When Timing Matters: Enabling Time Accurate & Scalable Simulation of Sensor Network Applications

Olaf Landsiedel,

Hamad Alizai,

Klaus Wehrle (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)


On the Design of MAC Protocols for Low-Latency Hard Real Time Latency Applications Over 802.15.4 Hardware

Krishna Chintalapudi,

Lakshmi Venkatraman (Robert Bosch Research and Technology Center, Palo Alto, CA)


4:00-6:00 SPOTS Track, Session 2: Hardware and Platforms


VoxNet: An Interactive, Rapid-Deployable Acoustic Monitoring Platform

Michael Allen (Coventry University),

Lewis Girod,

Ryan Newton,

Samuel Madden (MIT),

Daniel T. Blumstein,

Deborah Estrin (UCLA)


The Energy Endoscope: Real-time Detailed Energy Accounting for Wireless Sensor Nodes

Thanos Stathopoulos,

Dustin McIntire,

William J. Kaiser (UCLA)


HERMES: A Software Architecture for Visibility and Control in Sensor Network Deployments

Nupur Kothari (USC),

Kiran Nagaraja (NEC Laboratories America, Princeton),

Vijay Raghunathan (Purdue Univ.),

Florin Sultan,

Srimat Chakradhar (NEC Laboratories America, Princeton)


Design, Modeling, and Capacity Planning for Micro-Solar Power Sensor Networks

Jay Taneja,

Jaein Jeong,

David Culler (UC Berkeley)


7:30-9:00 IPSN Conference Banquet


Thursday, April 24, 2008






CPS Week Keynote Presentation



10:30-12:30 IP Track, Session 4: Data Dissemination and Collection


Koala: Ultra-Low Power Data Retrieval inWireless Sensor Networks

Razvan Musaloiu-E.,

Chieh-Jan Liang,

Andreas Terzis, (Johns Hopkins University)


Data Detection and Dissemination with DIP

Kaisen Lin (UC San Diego),

Phil Levis (Stanford)


Seluge: Secure and DoS-Resistant Code Dissemination in Wireless Sensor Networks

Sangwon Hyun,

Peng Ning,

An Liu (North Carolina State University),

Wenliang Du (Syracuse University)


Rateless Deluge: Over-the-Air Programming in Wireless Sensor Networks using Random Linear Codes

Andrew Hagedorn,

David Starobinski,

Ari Trachtenberg (Boston University)


1:30-4:00 IP Track, Session 5: Applications and Potpourri


Design and Implementation of a Dual-Camera Wireless Sensor Network for Object Retrieval

Dan Xie,

Tingxin Yan,

Deepak Ganesan,

Allen Hanson (Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst)


Community Sensing: Foundations and Applications

Andreas Krause (Carnegie Mellon University)

Eric Horvitz,

Aman Kansal,

Feng Zhao (Microsoft Research)


Identification of Low-Level Point Radiation Sources Using a Sensor Network

Nageswara Rao,

Mallikarjun Shankar (Oak Ridge National Laboratory),

Jren-Chit Chin,

David Yau (Purdue University),

Srinivasan Srivathsan,

Sitharama Iyengar (Louisiana State University),

Yong Yang,

Jennifer Hou (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


On the Use of Mutual Information to Compare the Performance of Wireless Sensor Networks in Detection Applications

Benedito Fonseca Jr (Motorola Labs),

John Gubner (University of Wisconsin - Madison)


High Performance Sleep-Wake Sensor Systems based on Cyclic Cellular Automata

Yuliy Baryshnikov (Bell Labs),

Edward Coffman,

Kyung Joon Kwak (Columbia University)


  • General Chair: Bill Kaiser (UCLA)
  • Information Proc. Track Co-Chairs: Sam Madden (MIT), Subhash Suri (UC Santa Barbara)
  • SPOTS Track Co-Chairs: Jie Liu (Microsoft Research), Andreas Savvides (Yale)
  • Poster Chair: Andreas Terzis (Johns Hopkins University)
  • Demonstration Chair: Ralph Kling (Crossbow)
  • Competition Chair: Kamin Whitehouse (University of Virginia)
  • Finance Chair: Tarek Abdelzaher (UIUC)
  • Web Chair: Jie Gao (Stony Brook)
  • Publicity Chair: Ying Zhang (PARC)
  • Local Arrangements: Chris Gill and Chenyang Lu (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • IPSN Steering Committee: Feng Zhao, Chair (Microsoft Research), Tarek Abdelzaher (UIUC), Deborah Estrin (UCLA), Leo Guibas (Stanford), P.R. Kumar (UIUC), Sri Kumar (BAE Systems), Jose' Moura (CMU), John Stankovic (UVA), Janos Sztipanovits (Vanderbilt)


Technical Program Committee

IP Track

  • Gustavo Alonso (ETH)
  • Anish Arora (Ohio State)
  • Richard Baraniuk (Rice)
  • Philippe Bonnet (U Copenhagen)
  • Andrew Campbell (Columbia)
  • Mark Coates (McGill)
  • David Culler (Berkeley)
  • Amol Deshpande (Maryland)
  • Hugh Durrant-Whyte (U Sydney)
  • Stefan Funke (Max Planck)
  • Jie Gao (Stony Brook)
  • Michael Gastpar (Berkeley)
  • Phil Gibbons (Intel)
  • Uwe Hanebeck (Karlsruhe)
  • John Heideman (USC)
  • Volkan Isler (RPI)
  • Phil Levis (Stanford)
  • Sam Madden (MIT, Co-chair)
  • Upamanyu Madhow (UCSB)
  • Thomas Moscibroda (Microsoft Research)
  • Randy Moses (Ohio State)
  • Suman Nath (Microsoft Research)
  • Peng Ning (North Carolina State U)
  • Radha Poovendran (U Washington)
  • Christian Scheideler (Johns Hopkins U)
  • John Stankovic (U Virginia)
  • Subhash Suri (UC Santa Barbara, Co-chair)
  • Andreas Terzis (Johns Hopkins U)
  • Steven Wicker (Cornell)
  • Peter Widmayer (ETH)


  • Andreas Andreou (Johns Hopkins U)
  • Gaetano Borriello (U Washington)
  • Peter Corke (CSIRO Australia)
  • Adam Dunkels (Swedish Institute of Computer Science)
  • Ben Greenstein (Intel)
  • Rajesh Gupta (UCSD)
  • Jie Liu (Microsoft Research, Co-chair)
  • Ralph Kling (Crossbow)
  • Koen Langendoen (TU Delft)
  • Akos Ledeczi (Vanderbilt)
  • Lama Nachman (Intel)
  • Joe Paradiso (MIT)
  • Bodhi Priyantha (Microsoft Research)
  • Vijay Raghunathan (Purdue)
  • Andreas Savvides (Yale, Co-chair)
  • Wayne Wolf (Princeton)
  • Kazuo Yano (Hitachi)


Travel Grants

  • Student travel grants are available. Application deadline is March 14th. Please find the details here.