SenseApp 2014 Technical Program

Monday, September 8, 2014

TPC Co-Chairs:
Matthias Hollick, Technische Universität Darmstadt
Salil Kanhere, University of New South Wales

08:45 – 09:00 Welcome

09:00 – 10:30 Session 1: Applications I

Session Chair: Matthias Hollick, TU Darmstadt

09:00 Where is That Car Parked? A Wireless Sensor Network-Based Approach to Detect Car Positions (F)
Daniel Burgstahler (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany); Fabian Knapp (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany); Sebastian Zöller (Technische Universität Darmstadt & Multimedia Communications Lab - KOM, Germany); Tobias Rueckelt (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany); Ralf Steinmetz (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)

09:25 On the Potential of Wireless Sensor Networks for the In-Field Assessment of Bio-­Physical Crop Parameters (F)
Jan Bauer (University of Osnabrück & Institute of Computer Science, Germany); Bastian Siegmann (University of Osnabrück, Germany); Thomas Jarmer (University of Osnabrück, Germany); Nils Aschenbruck (University of Osnabrück, Germany)

09:50 PowerSAX: Fast Motif Matching in Distributed Power Meter Data Using Symbolic Representations (F)
Andreas Reinhardt (The University of New South Wales, Australia); Sebastian Koessler (The University of New South Wales, Australia)

10:15 Real-time On-­Demand Multi-­Hop Audio Streaming with Low­-Resource Sensor Motes (S)
Cong Duc Pham (University of Pau, France); Philippe Cousin (eGlobalMark, France); Arnaud Carer (University of Rennes, France)

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00 Keynote: Wireless Beyond Wi-Fi

Session Chair: Salil Kanhere, UNSW

Abstract: Wireless communication has already enabled the phenomenal growth of mobile computing. But what other impacts can Maxwell's four humble equations have on the world of computing? In this talk I will show some examples of how advances in the wireless world can change the way we think about computing through innovations in energy, communication, sensing, and imaging.
One example is a tiny wireless backpack that enables neural and EMG telemetry from dragonflies in flight, with a 5 Mbps uplink, 1.2mW total power, and a weight of only 38 mg. The backpack is wirelessly powered and employs a modulated backscatter communication link that achieves an energy cost of only a few pJ/bit, over 100X lower energy per bit than Wi-Fi. I will then present results that extend MIMO techniques from communication to wireless power transmission, to enhance long range wireless power delivery to mobile devices, and some results, recently reported in Science, on lensless compressive imaging at millimeter wavelengths.

Bio: Matt Reynolds is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington. He was previously the Nortel Networks Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. He is also co-founder of the RFID systems firm ThingMagic Inc (acquired by Trimble Navigation), the energy conservation firm Zensi (acquired by Belkin), and the home sensing company SNUPI Inc. Matt's research interests include RFID, energy efficiency at the physical layer of wireless communication, and the physics of sensing and actuation. Matt received the Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab in 2003, where he was a Motorola Fellow, as well as S.B. and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, has received five Best Paper awards, and has 17 issued and over 40 pending patents.

12:00 – 12:40 Session 2: Applications II

Session Chair: Mike McGregor, University of Alberta

12:00 Distributed Mobile Group Detection Algorithms: Application to Cycling Race (F)
Matthieu Lauzier (INRIA ­ CITI Laboratory, France); Antoine Fraboulet (HiKoB, France); Jean-Marie Gorce (INSA­Lyon, France); Tanguy Risset (CITI Laboratory ­ INSA Lyon, France)

12:25 Simple RESTful Sensor Application Development Model Using CoAP (S)
Girum K Teklemariam (Ghent University ­ iMinds & Ghent University ­ iMinds, Belgium); Jeroen Hoebeke (Ghent University - iMinds, Belgium); Floris Van den Abeele (Ghent University - iMinds, Belgium); Ingrid Moerman (Ghent University ­ IBBT, Belgium); Piet Demeester (Ghent University - iMinds, Belgium)

12:40 – 13:45 Lunch break

13:45 – 15:00 Session 3: Deployment and Programming

Session Chair: Andreas Reinhardt, UNSW

13:45 WRENSys: Large-Scale, Rapid Deployable Mobile Sensing System (F)
Kyeong T Min (University of Utah, USA); Andrzej Forys (University of Utah, USA); Anh Luong (University of Utah, USA); Enoch Lee (University of Utah, USA); Jon Davies (University of Utah, USA); Thomas Schmid (University of Utah, USA)

14:10 SensEH: From Simulation to Deployment of Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks (F)
Riccardo Dall'Ora (University of Trento, Italy); Usman Raza (University of Trento, Italy); Davide Brunelli (University of Trento, Italy); Gian Pietro Picco (University of Trento, Italy)

14:35 Design and Compilation of an Object­-Oriented Macroprogramming Language for Wireless Sensor Networks (F)
Felix Jonathan Oppermann (Graz University of Technology, Austria); Kay Römer (Graz University of Technology, Austria); Luca Mottola (Politecnico di Milano­Italy and Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS), Italy); Gian Pietro Picco (University of Trento, Italy); Andrea Gaglione (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 – 16:25 Session 4: Radio and MAC

Session Chair: Matt Reynolds, University of Washington

15:30 Estimating Packet Reception Rate in Noisy Environments (F)
James Brown (Lancaster University, United Kingdom); Utz Roedig (Lancaster University, United Kingdom); Carlo Alberto Boano (Graz University of Technology, Austria); Kay Römer (Graz University of Technology, Austria)

15:55 Predicting RF Path Loss in Forests Using Satellite Measurements of Vegetation Indices (S)
Sujuan Jiang (University of Alberta, Canada); Carlos Portillo (University of Alberta, Canada); Arturo Sanchez­Azofeifa (University of Alberta, Canada); Mike H. MacGregor (University of Alberta, Canada)

16:10 Optimizing Guard Time for TDMA in a Wireless Sensor Network - Case Study (S)
Oday Jubran (University of Oldenburg, Germany); Bernd Westphal (University of Freiburg, Germany)

16:25 – 16:40 Conclusion

(F): Full paper, 25 minutes in total for presentation, questions and handover
(S): Short paper, 15 minutes in total for presentation, questions and handover