The 17th Annual International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS 2021)*
Coral Bay, Pafos, Cyprus
June 7 - 9, 2021
* DCOSS has always been technically co-sponsored by IEEE; approval for this year pending.
DCOSS 2021 is the 17th International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems to be hosted in Coral Bay, Pafos, Cyprus in June 7-9, 2021. In the last few years, we have witnessed a significant growth in the use of IoT and distributed sensor systems in a number of application areas, ranging from smart transport, energy and buildings, to factory automation, smart healthcare and environmental monitoring. In order for smart sensor systems to truly become useful and pervasive, we need to address a number of research challenges, including the tight integration of sensing and machine intelligence, reliable and efficient networking, interoperability and scalability, the need for dependable autonomy, interaction with humans, and important aspects of security, privacy and trust. DCOSS focuses on issues arising in the entire IoT and networked sensor systems stack: covering aspects of high-level abstractions, models and languages, novel algorithms and applications, system design approaches and architectures, as well as tools for simulated and real deployments. Potential authors are invited to submit original unpublished manuscripts that demonstrate recent advances in both theoretical and experimental research. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Artificial Intelligence for IoT
- Smart healthcare to combat epidemics (including COVID-19)
- Edge and fog computing: distributed computing models from sensor to cloud
- Energy harvesting models and optimization
- Machine intelligence in distributed sensor systems and real time analytics
- Communication and networking primitives and protocols
- Autonomy: closing the loop between sensing and actuation
- Task allocation, reprogramming, and reconfiguration
- Robustness, resilience and dependability
- Security and privacy issues
- Approaches, tools, and experience of deployment and operation
- Performance analysis: complexity, correctness, scalability
- Mobile and human-centered sensing
- Interoperability, heterogeneity and scalability
- Crowd sensing and social sensing techniques, applications, and systems
- Complex systems comprising wearable, robotic and/or fixed sensor systems
- Novel and compelling applications
- IoT systems for emerging and developing economies
- Green and environmentally-friendly IoT
DCOSS 2021 will feature a poster session and a demo session that provide opportunities for researchers and developers from academia, industry, and government to interact with and explore the latest research results. The presentations will provide authors with early feedback on their research work and enable them to exchange ideas with DCOSS participants. Besides presentations in the respective poster and demo sessions, DCOSS will host a dedicated session where poster and demo authors will give a short oral presentation of their work, during the main conference program. Also, a best poster/demo award will be announced.
Posters and demos should present recent original results or ongoing research in all aspects of sensor networks, including algorithms, protocols, systems and applications. All submissions will be reviewed and judged based on originality, technical contribution and, particularly, potential to generate interesting and interactive exchanges of ideas. Poster and Demo abstracts will be included in the Conference Proceedings (same volume with main event papers).
Accepted posters/demos must be presented at the Conference and at least one author for each poster/demo must be registered for the conference.
Requirements for Posters:
Poster dimension: A1 (594 x 841 mm) vertically oriented.
Poster paper: Poster papers will be included in the Proceedings of the Conference and submitted to the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Each poster paper is limited to three (3) pages. Please use the US letter size (8.5 X 11 in) standard IEEE conference LaTeX format or Microsoft Word template available on the link below: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html.
Authors should highlight the leading ideas of the on-going research and its expected outcome and impact. Poster papers should present a summary of the research work and ideas that will be presented during the poster session and the oral presentation.
Requirements for Demos:
Demo presentation: Research prototypes and testbeds are welcomed. The authors will be allowed to display one A1 (594 x 841 mm) vertically oriented poster explaining the demonstration or/and will be provided with space to showcase their demos on their laptops/tablets, if they wish.
Demo abstract: Demonstration abstracts are limited to 3 pages. Please use the US letter size (8.5 X 11 in) standard IEEE conference LaTeX format or Microsoft Word template available on the link below: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html.
All accepted abstracts will appear in the proceedings. Demonstration abstracts should include a description of the demonstration activity. For the demo instructions, including any special requirements such as space or dedicated frequency channels, please append an extra (4th) page to your submitted document, that will not be published.
Oral presentation for Posters and Demos:
All accepted posters and demos will be allocated three (3) minutes for oral presentation during a dedicated poster and demo session. This will be part of the main conference. All attending authors for posters and demos should prepare a small presentation (2-4 slides) and send it to the session chair (Thomas Lagkas: [log in to unmask]) by May 15th, with subject: “DCOSS2021 (Poster or Demo) Oral Presentation”. The presentation should be in pdf format.
Poster papers and demo abstracts should be submitted through with the indication (POSTER) or (DEMO) in front of the Title:
• Poster/Demo submission deadline: March 26, 2021
• Notification of acceptance: April 16, 2021
• Camera ready abstracts due: April 30, 2021
Posters and Demos Chair:
Thomas Lagkas (International Hellenic University, Greece): [log in to unmask]
Roger Chamberlain (Washington University in St. Louis, USA): [log in to unmask]