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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





Abstract deadline: Friday, October 23, 2009

Full papers due: Friday, October 30, 2009

Author notification:  Friday, January 19, 2010

Camera ready due: February 19, 2010 (An e-mail with the camera ready submission instructions has been sent to the contact author for each paper. If you have not received this e-mail or you need further assistance please send an e-mail to dlymper@microsoft.com)

Conference: April 12-16, 2010





General Chair: Andreas Savvides, Yale University

Publicity Chair: Neal Patwari, University of Utah

Web Chair: Gang Zhou, College of William & Mary

Workshop Chair: Brano Kusy, Stanford University

Demos and Poster Chair: Vijay Raghunathan, Purdue University

Publications Chair: Dimitrios Lymberopoulos, Microsoft Research



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


IPSN TPC co-chairs

Tarek Abdelzaher (UIUC) and Thiemo Voigt (SICS)



Anders Ahlen, Uppsala University

Anish Arora, Ohio State University

Qing Cao, University of Tennessee

Deepak Ganesan, UMASS Amherst

Ramesh Govindan, University of Southern California

Xenofon Koutsoukos, Vanderbilt University

Jie Liu, Microsoft Research

Sotiris Nikoletseas, University of Patras and CTI

Andreas Terzis, Johns Hopkins University

Carlo Fischione, KTH, Sweden

Phil Gibbons, Intel

Mikael Johansson, KTH, Sweden

Tian He, University of Minnesota

Brad Karp, University College London

Bhaskar Krishnamachari, University of Southern California

Chenyang Lu, Washington University in St. Louis

Miklos Maroti, University of Szeged, Hungary

Luca Mottola, SICS

Suman Nath, Microsoft Research

Radha Poovendran, University of Washington

Utz Roedig, University of Lancaster

Kay Romer, ETH, Switzerland

Paolo Santi, IIT-CNR, Pisa, Italy

Cormac Sreenan, University College Cork, Ireland

John Stankovic, University of Virginia

Roger Wattenhofer, ETH, Switzerland

Matt Welsh, Harvard University


SPOTS TPC Chair: Adam Wolisz (TU Berlin)



Jan Beutel, ETH Zurich
Adam Dunkels
, Swedish Institute of Computer Science
Prabal Dutta
, University of Michigan
Michel Goraczko
, Microsoft Research
Ralph Kling
, Crossbow
Koen Langendoen
, Delft University of Technology
Akos Ledeczi
, Vanderbilt University
Pedro Marron
, University of Duisburg-Essen and Fraunhofer IAIS
Lama Nachman
, Intel Corp.
Joe Polastre
, Sentilla
Jochen Schiller
, FU Berlin
Kamin Whitehouse
, University of Virginia