[ISS4E] CFP : BuildSys 2014 - The 1st Conference on Embedded Systems For Energy-Efficient Buildings

S. Keshav keshav at uwaterloo.ca
Fri May 16 10:55:14 EDT 2014


**** ACM BuildSys 2014 ****

1st ACM International Conference on Embedded Systems for 
Energy-Efficient Buildings

November 4-6, 2014

Memphis, TN, USA | co-located with ACM SenSys 2014



The 1st ACM International Conference on Embedded Systems for 
Energy-Efficient Buildings (BuildSys 2014) invites submissions of 
original papers on innovation in embedded building systems delivering 
efficiency, operation and performance. Over the past five years, 
BuildSys has established itself as the premier workshop for researchers, 
developers, and practitioners across interdisciplinary fields to present 
research results and exchange ideas in all information-driven aspects of 
building energy. 2014 marks the first year for BuildSys as a full ACM 
conference. With this exciting development, BuildSys this year will 
accept both regular papers (10 pages maximum) and notes papers (4 pages 
maximum), that describe original and unpublished work advancing the 
state of art in building systems. Both regular and note papers will be 
reviewed by the same program committee and will be evaluated to the same 
standard of quality. Papers are expected to consider the entire energy 
system, including any effects on occupant behaviors, production 
efficiency, innovative energy management approaches, peak load and smart 
grid architectures, sustainability, pollutants or water, and/or total 
energy usage.

The world is increasingly experiencing a strong need for energy 
consumption reduction and a need for efficient use of scarce natural 
resources. Official studies report that buildings account for the 
largest portion of the world's energy expenditure and have the fastest 
growth rate. Clearly, energy saving strategies that target energy use in 
buildings and surroundings can have a major impact worldwide, driving 
the current energy market toward self-sufficiency and 
self-sustainability. This calls for effective techniques and methods 
that enable accurate carbon footprinting, monitoring and control of 
appliance activity, energy auditing and management in buildings and 
surroundings, and the generation of energy awareness.

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) play a key role in enabling 
energy-saving systems in buildings and surrounding spaces by providing a 
reliable, cost-effective and extensible solution that can be placed in 
existing as well as new structures and can be controlled via the 
Internet. In fact, WSNs allow the monitoring of the energy consumption 
in near-real time and, as such, they are an essential tool in the 
control loop that will be used in future structures for the generation 
and usage of diverse types of energy. Today, with the popularity of the 
smartphones and the proliferation of ubiquitous sensors, the building 
and campus energy community has the unprecedented opportunity to harness 
new contexts, and tightly integrate monitoring, services, and control 
with building occupants. BuildSys is a venue for incubating these new 
and exciting directions.


Paper Types (NEW THIS YEAR)


We solicit three types of original submissions:

* Regular papers for oral presentation (10 pages);

* Notes papers for oral presentation (4 pages);

* Technical posters and demos will be solicited via a separate call


Topics of Interest


Papers are invited in all emerging aspects of information-driven 
building systems, such as:

* Sensing, actuation and management of electrical loads in residential, 
commercial and industrial settings;

* Novel sensor methodologies, sensor networks and applications that 
enhance building energy efficiency, energy reliability, durability and 
occupant comfort;

* Systems that integrate buildings with the emerging smart grid to 
provide demand response and ancillary services and/or manage utility 

* Modeling, simulation, optimization, and control of heating, cooling, 
lighting, ventilation, water usage and other energy flows in buildings, 
campuses and surrounding spaces;

* Distributed generation, alternative energy, renewable sources, and 
energy storage in buildings;

* Emerging communication standards for data collection, energy control, 
or interoperation of disparate devices or systems;

* Systems that can influence building occupant behavior towards a more 
parsimonious usage of electricity, gas, heating, water, etc.;

* Indoor location and building-related contextual computing for 
increased human-building interactions


Submission Instructions


Submitted papers must be unpublished and must not be currently under 
review for any other publication. Paper submissions should be no more 
than the indicated page count and must follow a double column format. 
All figures, appendices, and references must fit within this limit. 
Paper reviewing is single-blind and submissions should list author names 
on the front page.

Your submission must be in PDF with all fonts embedded, and be formatted 
according to the official ACM Proceedings format. Papers that do not 
meet the size and formatting requirements will not be reviewed. Word and 
LaTeX templates are available at: 


Important Dates


* Abstract registration: July 1, 2014

* Paper submission deadline: July 8, 2014

* Paper notification: August 22, 2014

* Camera ready: September 12, 2014

* BuildSys conference: November 4-6, 2014




General Chair:

Mani Srivastava, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Steering Committee:

Mario Bergés, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Michael R. Brambley, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA

Alberto Cerpa, University of California, Merced, USA

David Culler, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Rajesh K. Gupta, University of California, San Diego, USA

Antonio Ruzzelli, University College Dublin, Ireland

Prashant Shenoy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Kamin Whitehouse, University of Virginia, USA

Technical Program Co-Chairs:

Dane Christensen, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA

Xiaofan Jiang, Intel Labs, China

Demo Chair:

Rahul Mangharam, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Publications Chair:

Rasit Eskicioglu, University of Manitoba, Canada

Web Chair:

Pandarasamy Arjunan, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, 
Delhi, India

Treasurer / Finance Chair:

Omprakash Gnawali, University of Houston, USA

Local Arrangements:

Timothy Hnat, University of Memphis, USA

Publicity Chair

Balakrishnan Narayanaswamy, University of California, San Diego, USA




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