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Call for Papers: The 5th ACM International Conference on Systems for
Energy-Efficient Built Environments (BuildSys 2018)

**** ACM BuildSys 2018 ****
Shenzhen, China
November 7-8, 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Built environments and critical urban infrastructures, account for over
half of society’s energy consumption and are the mainstay of our nation’s
economy, security, and health.  Advances in the effective integration of
networked sensors, building controls, and physical infrastructure are
transforming our society. In the information age, unprecedented research of
cyber-physical infrastructures includes the acquisition, integration, and
analysis of big and heterogeneous data such as sensors, devices, vehicles,
buildings, and human, to tackle the major issues that cities face, e.g.,
air pollution, increased energy consumption and traffic congestion.

Systems optimization, data analysis and modeling applied to the built
are particularly important in improving our society, e.g., by increasing
its sustainability and enhancing people’s quality-of-life. These systems
represent the foundation for emerging “smart cities”.

The 5th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Built
Environments (BuildSys 2018) will be held November 7-8, 2018 at Shenzhen,
China. This year at least five best papers in the ACM BuildSys proceedings
will be selected into the ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks with minor
revision, upon authors' agreement.

BuildSys is the premier conference for researchers and practitioners working
to develop and optimize smart infrastructure systems that are driven by
sophisticated sensing, computing, and control functions. We invite original
contributions including, but not limited to the following:

* Applications in smart and connected communities;
* Sensing and control for urban infrastructure systems;
* Novel sensor methodologies, techniques, and tools;
* Sensing and control of electrical, gas, and water loads;
* Improved user interfaces to built infrastructure;
* Modeling, simulation, optimization, and control of heating, cooling,
ventilation, water usage and other resource flows in built environments;
* Sensor systems and applications that enhance energy efficiency, energy
reliability, durability, and comfort;
* Systems that integrate infrastructure with the smart grid to offer demand
response and ancillary services;
* Distributed generation, alternative energy, renewable sources, and energy
storage in buildings;
* Emerging standards for data collection, energy control, or interoperability
of disparate devices or systems;
* Sensing, modeling, and predicting the urban heartbeat including sounds,
movements, and radio spectrum;
* Human in the loop sensing and control for efficient usage of electricity,
gas, heating, water;
* Sensor systems for reliable occupancy counting;
* Long-lived and energy harvesting sensor systems;
* Scalable indoor localization and contextual computing;
* Security, privacy, safety, and reliability in built systems;
* Empirical studies of city-scale wireless communications;
* Environmental Sensing;
* Vehicle technologies and Traffic.

### Paper Types
We solicit two types of original submissions:

* Regular papers for oral presentation (10 pages)
* Notes papers for oral presentation (4 pages)

Notes papers are 4-page papers intended to discuss preliminary research
results, advocate new research directions, describe public software or
datasets, or present short projects that do not warrant a 10-page paper.
Notes papers serve, in part, to encourage younger researchers and research
teams entering this field of research to share their work. We also
encourage Notes paper submissions from industry participants that may not
be able to devote resources to a full paper. While Notes papers are not
expected to have extensive evaluations, they will be reviewed based on the
novelty of their ideas, potential for impact, and quality of presentation.

### Submission Guidelines
Submitted papers must be unpublished and must not be currently under review
for any other publication. Submissions must be full papers, at most 10
single-spaced US Letter (8.5” x 11”) pages, including figures, tables,
references, and appendices. Submissions for Note papers must be
at most 4 single-spaced US Letter (8.5"x11") pages, including figures, tables,
references, and appendices. All submissions must use the LaTeX (preferred)
or Word styles found here. Authors must make a good faith effort to
anonymize their submissions by: (1) using the "anonymous" option for the
class and (2) using "anonsuppress" section where appropriate. Papers that
do not meet the size, formatting, and anonymization requirements will not
be reviewed. Please note that ACM uses 9-pt fonts in all conference
proceedings, and the style (both LaTeX and Word) implicitly define the font
size to be 9-pt. Please refer to publication chair's Note as well as the
User Guide of the new
class. Accepted submissions will be available on the ACM digital library on
the first day of the conference.

### Submission Link
All papers must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and submitted
through the web submission form:
For notes papers, the submission site has a checkbox called "Notes papers."
Those who submit notes papers need to check this box to indicate their
paper types.

### Important Dates
* Abstract Registration**: June 8, 2018, AOE.
* Paper Submission: June 15, 2018, AOE. (Hard deadline)
* Paper Notification: August 20, 2018, AOE.

** For the abstract registration, you only need to enter the title of the
paper, the list of authors and their email addresses, the PC conflicts, and
a brief abstract (~150-250 words). After registering
the paper's abstract, you will have one additional week to upload the PDF
file of the paper (either a 10-page Full paper or a 4-page Notes paper).

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