Fifth IEEE International Workshop 


Sensor Networks and Systems for Pervasive Computing

(PerSeNS 2009)







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Thanks to wireless sensor networks, pervasive computing environments are becoming a reality. Wireless sensor networks are aggregates of sensor nodes into sophisticated sensing, computational and communication infrastructures. These new networks are having a significant impact (and promises to have even more) on a wide array of applications ranging from military, to scientific, to industrial, to health-care, to domestic, establishing ubiquitous computing that will pervade society and redefine the way in which we live and work.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum to exchange ideas, discuss solutions, and share experiences among researchers, professionals, and application developers both from industry and academia. Original papers addressing both theoretical and practical aspects of sensor networks are solicited. Papers describing prototype and experimental implementations and deployment of sensor networks and systems are particularly welcome. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  • Sensor-based systems and applications
  • Operating systems
  • Middleware and software tools
  • Networking architectures and protocols
  • Data gathering, aggregation and dissemination
  • Topology control
  • Power Management and energy-efficient design
  • Time synchronization
  • Location management
  • Sensor networks with mobile elements
  • Cross-layer architectures
  • Intelligent sensor nodes
  • Security and dependability issues
  • Modeling and performance evaluation
  • Measurements


Papers should contain original material and not be previously published, or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. Manuscripts must be limited to 6 pages in IEEE 8.5x11 conference format, and formatted in accordance with the IEEE Computer Society author guidelines . The link for the templates can be found at:

All submissions will be handled via EDAS. Accepted papers will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press in the combined PerCom 2009 workshops proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register and attend the workshop to present the paper.


Papers due: October 19, 2008
Notification of acceptance: December 19, 2008
Camera-ready papers due: January 7, 2009