1st ACM Workshop on Systems and Infrastructure 
for the Digital Home


ACM HomeSys 2012

September 8th, 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Held in conjunction with Ubicomp 2012


Program Committee
Submission Guidelines
Accepted Papers

PC Chairs:

Tom Rodden
University of Nottingham

Anmol Sheth

Previous Workshops:

ACM HomeNets 2010
ACM HomeNets 2011

Important Dates:

Paper submission:

8th June 2012 (midnight PST)

1st June 2012 (midnight PST)

29th June 2012

Camera ready:
July 9th 2012

July 6th 2012

Workshop date:
September 8th 2012

 8:45am - 9:00am  Opening and Welcome (15 mins)
 9:00am - 10:00am  Keynote talk: Kamin Whitehouse, University of Virginia
 The Joys and Sorrows of Building a Smart Home
 Homes are rich with information about people’s energy consumption, medical health, and personal or family functions. This talk will discuss the joys and sorrows of deploying large-scale residential sensing systems in over 20 homes. Specifically, we'll discuss a phase transition where deployments become dramatically more difficult as they scale up in terms of 1) the number of nodes, 2) the length of time, and 3) the number of houses. We distill our experiences down to a set of guidelines and design principles to help future deployments avoid the potential pitfalls of large-scale sensing in homes, and conclude with open questions and challenges that we still face today.

 10:00am - 10:30am   Break
 10:30am - 12:00pm  Session 1: Digital Home Application Frameworks
   HomeLab: Shared Infrastructure for Home Technology Field Studies [Paper]
 A.J. Bernheim Brush, Jaeyeon Jung, Ratul Mahajan, and James Scott (Microsoft Research)
   Engaging End Users in Real Smart Space Programming [Paper]
 Evgenia Litvinova and Petri Vuorimaa (Aalto University)
   Discussion: Design Considerations for Digital Home Application Frameworks
 12:00pm - 1:30pm  Lunch
 1:30pm - 3:00pm   Session 2: Application Experiences
   Living with an Intelligent Thermostat: Advanced Control for Heating and Cooling Systems [Paper]
 Rayoung Yang and Mark W. Newman (University of Michigan)
 Putting Home Users in Charge of their Network [Paper]
 Yiannis Yiakoumis, Te-Yuan Huang, Kok-Kiong Yap, Sachin Katti, Ramesh Johari, and Nick McKeown (Stanford University)
   MagnoTricorder: What You Need To Do Before Leaving Home [Paper]
 Mostafa Uddin and Tamer Nadeem (Old Dominion University)
 3:00pm - 3:30pm  Break
 3:30pm - 5:00pm  Discussion: Guidelines for Multi-Disciplinary Research