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3rd International Conference on Sensor Systems and Software

June 4–5, 2012 | Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Papers

S-CUBE 2012, the 3rd International ICST Conference on Sensor Systems and Software, provides an ideal venue to address the research challenges facing system development and software support for wireless sensor network-based systems that have the potential to impact society in many ways. Currently, wireless sensor networks enable innovative and interesting application scenarios that may support a large amount of different applications including environmental monitoring, seismic sensing, smart-homes, disaster prevention, building automation, object tracking, nuclear reactor control, fire detection, agriculture, healthcare, utility infrastructure monitoring, and traffic monitoring.

The widespread acceptance of these new services can be improved with the definition of new programming languages, frameworks, and architectures that have the potential to radically simplify software development for wireless sensor network based applications. The aim of these new architectures is to support flexible, scalable programming of applications based on adaptive middleware, and agile hardware. Moreover the design of new complex systems, characterized by the interaction of different and heterogeneous resources, requires the development of innovative applications to meet high performance quality of service demands. Hence, WSNs will benefit from contributions from many fields such as embedded systems, distributed systems, real-time data acquisition and data fusion, wireless protocols, and system security.

The aim of the conference is to create a forum in which researchers from academia and industry, practitioners, business leaders, intellectual property experts, and venture capitalists may work together in order to compare and debate different innovative solutions.

The conference will feature a highly selective technical program consisting of regular research papers, short papers, and posters as well as specialized tracks at the intersection of business and technology.

Technical papers describing original, previously unpublished research, not currently under review by another conference or journal, are solicited. The specific topics of the conference, related to wireless sensor networks and wireless multimedia sensor networks, include but are not limited to:

  • Sensor Application Programming Paradigms
  • Sensor Application Development Support Systems
  • Sensor Network Middleware
  • Sensor web integration
  • Novel Sensor Applications
  • Sensor Prototypes & Testbed deployments
  • Underwater, underground, and airborne wireless sensor networking
  • Cooperative sensing
  • Capacity planning and admission control, especially for multimedia sensor networks
  • Resource management and QoS Provisioning
  • Resource and service discovery
  • Sensor energy management
  • Self-organization and network management
  • Security, Privacy & Trust
  • P2P, overlay, and content distribution architectures for sensor networks
  • Mobile sensor networking, Vehicular sensor networks and protocols
  • Pervasive/embedded solutions
  • Data models oriented to wireless distributed applications
  • Distributed coordination algorithms including clustering and topology control
  • Localization, time synchronization, coverage, connectivity and deployment issues
  • Wireless Sensor Network Management and monitoring
  • Modeling, analysis, and performance evaluation
  • Mesh networking connectivity to sensor networks
  • Learning from Sensor Data

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: February 13, 2012
  • Notification of Acceptance: March 16, 2012
  • Camera Ready Submission: April 3, 2012
  • Conference Date: June 4-5, 2012


The proceedings of S-Cube 2012 will be published by Springer as part of the new series Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (LNICST) and will be available through Springer's digital library. Papers submitted to this conference must be prepared according to the formatting guidelines of LNICST. The total number of pages allowed without any extra page fee is sixteen (16). A maximum of 18 pages is allowed for each manuscript. Papers exceeding this limit as well as papers that do not meet the formatting guidelines will not be reviewed.

Accepted papers will be published in the S-Cube Conference Proceedings and by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST). The proceedings will be available both in book form and via the SpringerLink digital library, which is one of the largest digital libraries online and covers a variety of scientific disciplines. LNICST volumes are submitted for inclusion to leading indexing services, including DBLP, Google Scholar, ACM Digital Library, ISI Proceedings, EI Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, and Zentralblatt Math, as well as ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL). but we don’t stop at supporting the traditional indexing services: to increase attention and probability of citation of your article in Web 2.0, ICST supports innovative web tools that enable researchers to better share, classify and disseminate articles via the many different social bookmarking and networking services. As an example of this, learn about UCount, a community-based approach for measuring scientific reputation.

Extended versions of selected best papers will be published in a Special Issue of ICST Transactions on Emerging Internet Infrastructures.

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