The 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks

April 13-16, 2009, San Francisco, USA


Call for Papers (PDF)

The International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) is a leading, single-track, annual forum on sensor network research. IPSN brings together researchers from academia, industry, and government to present and discuss recent advances in both theoretical and experimental research. Its scope includes 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. The two tracks have 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
program chairs with questions or clarifications.

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

- Applications and deployment experiences
- Coding, compression and information theory
- Data processing, storage and management
- Detection, classification, and tracking
- Distributed algorithms and reasoning
- Distributed and collaborative signal processing
- Fault tolerance and identification
- Fundamental bounds and formulations
- Location, time, and other network services
- Operating systems and runtime environments
- Network health monitoring and management
- Network protocols
- Programming models and languages
- Security
- Sensor tasking, control, and actuation
- Simulation

The Sensor Platforms, Tools, and Design Methods (SPOTS) track focuses on networked embedded sensor platforms and tools. Submissions are expected to refer to specific hardware, software, and implementations. The SPOTS track focuses 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, while details on the platforms and tools used in the deployment should be submitted to SPOTS. Topics covered in the SPOTS track include, but are not limited to:

- Case studies that describe experiences, highlight challenges, and study/compare the performance of platforms and tools
- Novel sensor network components, device platforms and architectures
- Embedded software for sensor networks
- Design tools and methodologies for sensor networks
- System modeling, simulation, measurements, and analysis

Submission Guidlines

All papers must be submitted electronically, in Portable Document Format (PDF). 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, and
- Non-anonymous.

The program committee of each track is independently responsible for reviewing its papers, and all accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings. Unlike previous IPSN conferences, all accepted papers will be presented orally at the conference.

Submissions to IP track are being handled through Vanderbilt submission site:

Submissions to SPOTS track are being handled through TU Delft submission site:

Formatting Guildelines:

All text must fit in a 7" x 9" block on the page. Left and right margins are >= 0.75". Top and bottom margins are >= 1". Two columns. Each column should be 3.33" with a 0.33" gutter. 10 point font with 12-point (single spaced) leading. Each column must contain no more than 55 lines of text. No longer than 12 pages.

IPSN provides a LaTeX and Word template. If you choose use another word processing system, it is your responsibility to ensure it conforms to the specifications.

Important Dates:

Abstract Due: October 15, 2008
Paper Due: October 22, 2008
Notification: January 19, 2009
Conference: April 13-16, 2009