7th International Workshop on Real-World Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (RealWSN)
in conjunction with ACM SenSys 2018

Complementing the topics of ACM SenSys 2018, the RealWSN workshop will bring researchers and industry practitioners together to explore the challenges, issues, and opportunities in the development and deployment of real-world embedded wireless systems and networks.

Embedded wireless sensors and actuators are increasingly used to build large-scale distributed systems that do not rely on existing infrastructure, such as wired links or a power-grid. By integrating them into the Internet, these wireless sensing systems become a vital component of the ever growing Internet of Things (IoT). Recently, emerging IoT technologies such as smart homes, smart cities or smart agriculture heavily influenced wireless sensor network (WSN) research and stimulated the deployment of several real-world applications. However, the practical deployment of WSNs and IoT applications still proves to be cumbersome and not sufficiently automated. Even state-of-the-art algorithms and protocols need to be carefully tuned manually, in order to adapt to the often harsh environmental conditions and/or to the application requirements.

Recently, other applications areas have emerged, such as mobile sensing, crowd sensing, smartphone sensing, and cyber-physical systems. Even if their concepts and approaches differ from each other, these applications share the same real-world problems, which even extend to challenges such as keeping up the interest of human users, and enabling privacy or security. Thus, this edition of RealWSN will extend its focus to include all relevant sensing applications and additional challenges.

The purpose of REALWSN is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the area of sensor networks, with focus on real-world experiments or deployments of wireless sensor networks. Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original contributions which aim to tackle the problem of development and deployment of sensing applications in the real world.

Important Dates:

 Submission Deadline (papers) : 03 August 2018
 Acceptance Notification:      
10 September 2018
 Camera-ready versions:       
20 September 2018
 Workshop date:                    
04 November 2018