Welcome to BuildSys 2013

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 foot printing, 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 essential tool in the control loop that will be used in future structures for the generation and usage of diverse types of energy. BuildSys is a venue for incubating new directions in this area.

Best paper awards

Best paper award at BuildSys 2013:

Title: A Scalable Low-Cost Solution to Provide Personalised Home Heating Advice to Households

Authors: Alex Rogers (University of Southampton), Siddhartha Ghosh (University of Southampton), Reuben Wilcock (University of Southampton), Nicholas R Jennings (University of Southampton)

Best student paper award at BuildSys 2013:

Title: Optimal Personal Comfort Management Using SPOT

Authors:  Peter Xiang Gao (University of Waterloo), S Keshav (University of Waterloo)



More information on registration at Sensys and BuildSys see http://sensys.acm.org/2013/reg.html

The early registration option for SenSys 2013 and BuildSys 2013 will be available until 11:59 pm, October 7, 2013.

To appear at the conference, all papers, posters, and demos must have at least one co-author registered at the full (non-student) Workshop rate.

Important Dates

  • Paper/Poster submission deadline: August 6, 2013 (firm; no extensions)
  • Demo submission deadline: September 16, 2013 11:59PM EDT (firm)
  • Notification of Paper/Poster Acceptance: September 15, 2013
  • Notification of Demo Acceptance: September 29, 2013
  • Camera Ready Due: September 27, 2013
  • Workshop and Demo session date: November 13-14, 2013