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ENSsys 2020 : 8th International Workshop on Energy Harvesting & Energy-Neutral Sensing Systems


When Nov 16, 2020 - Nov 16, 2020
Where Virtual
Abstract Registration Due Sep 18, 2020
Submission Deadline Sep 23, 2020
Notification Due Oct 9, 2020
Final Version Due Oct 16, 2020
Categories    energy harvesting   sensor networks   intermittent computing

Call For Papers

ENSsys 2020 will be held as a virtual event in conjunction with ACM SenSys.

Complementing the topics of SenSys 2020, this workshop will bring researchers together to explore the challenges, issues and opportunities in the research, design, and engineering of energy-harvesting, energy-neutral and intermittent sensing systems. These are enabling technologies for future applications in smart energy, transportation, environmental monitoring and smart cities. Innovative solutions in hardware for energy scavenging, adaptive algorithms, and power management policies are needed to enable either uninterrupted or intermittent operation.

High quality technical articles are solicited, describing advances in sensing systems powered by energy harvesting, as well as those which describe practical deployments and implementation experiences. ENSsys also offers a platform for innovative future directions by soliciting position papers.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Power management concepts, algorithms and circuits for energy-harvesting sensing systems
- Hardware and software concepts, algorithms and circuits for intermittent computing
- Middleware and services supporting interoperability between zero-energy networks
- Resource management and operating system support for energy-harvesting sensing systems
- Network-wide distributed energy management (e.g. routing, adaptive duty cycling, etc.)
- Communication in intermittent-power domain
- Online measurement of energy intake and consumption
- Predicting energy intake and consumption
- Ensuring reliable operation in energy-harvesting sensor systems
- Modelling, simulation and tools for effective design of future energy harvesting sensing systems
- Architectures and standards for energy-neutral, power-neutral or intermittent sensing systems
- Internet of (battery-less) things
- Experience with real-world deployments and innovative applications


We are soliciting four types of submission:

- Technical papers (up to 6 pages, plus references), reporting on novel research. Accepted authors will be invited to upload a presentation video (max. 20 mins) prior to the event, with a short live presentation and Q&A session during the scheduled workshop;
- Position papers (up to 3 pages, including everything), reporting on new research directions and/or a controversial debate of past research. Accepted authors will be invited to upload a presentation video (max. 10 mins) prior to the event, with a short live presentation and interactive discussion during the scheduled workshop;
- Poster papers (up to 2 pages, including everything). Accepted authors will be required to upload a poster and short ''pitch'' video prior to the workshop, and have the option of uploading a longer video (max. 5 mins). Pitch videos will be played prior to the virtual poster/demo session during the live event.
- Demo papers (up to 2 pages, including everything). Accepted authors will be required to upload a short demonstration video (max. 5 mins) prior to the event, with discussions in a virtual poster/demo session during the live event.

Submissions should be previously unpublished, and not currently under review by another conference or journal. Papers should be submitted for consideration via the workshop website, prior to the submission deadline, and must adhere to the provided formatting guidelines. Papers will undergo double-blind review. They will be assessed for novelty, relevance and quality. Accepted papers will be available on the ACM Digital Library before the workshop.


General Chair: Alex Weddell, University of Southampton, UK
Technical Programme Chair: Josiah Hester, Northwestern University, USA
Video Chair: Jacob Sorber, Clemson University, USA
Online Chair: Przemyslaw Pawelczak, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Web Chair: Geoff V. Merrett, University of Southampton, UK


Mo Alloulah, Nokia Bell Labs, USA
Sebastian Bader, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Brad Campbell, University of Virginia, USA
Henry Duwe, Iowa State University, USA
Maria Gorlatova, Duke University, USA
Jeremy Gummeson, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Wen Hu, University of New South Wales
Polly Huang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Tianxing Li, Michigan State University, USA
Michele Magno, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Shijia Pan, University of California, Merced, USA
Pat Pannuto, University of California, San Diego, USA
Joshua San Miguel, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Anand Savanth, Arm Research, UK
Matthias Wählisch, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

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