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

BuildSys 2014 muralib at eng.ucsd.edu
Tue Jun 17 21:36:16 CEST 2014



**** ACM BuildSys 2014 ****

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

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original and unpublished work advancing the state of art in building  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  

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  

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

* 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

Technical Program Committee:

Alan Marchiori, United Technologies and Bucknell University, USA

Alberto Cerpa, UC Merced, USA Amarjeet Singh, IIIT Delhi, India Andrew  
Krioukov, UC Berkeley, USA Anirban Mahanti, NICTA, Australia Brian Wang,  
Facebook, USA Chun-ting Chou, NTU, Taiwan Dan Wang, Hong Kong Polytechnic  
University, Hong Kong David Culler, UC Berkeley, USA Deva P. Seetharam, IBM  
Research, India Dirk Pesch, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland John  
House, Johnson Controls, Canada Krithi Ramamritham, IIT Bombay, India Luiz  
Friedrich, Masdar Institute, UAE Mike Liang, Microsoft Research Asia, China  
Neng Piyabongkarn, Eaton, USA Nuno Nunes, University of Madeira, Portugal  
Philippe Bonnet, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark Qi Han, Colorado  
School of Mines, USA Robin Roche, University of Technology of  
Belfort-Montbéliard, France S. Keshav, University of Waterloo, Canada  
Siddharth Suryanarayanan, CSU, USA Steven Lanzisera, LBNL, USA Teja  
Kuruganti, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA William Healy, National  
Institute of Standards and Technology, USA Xin Jin, AO Smith, 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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