Call for Demos and Posters

Camera ready instructions for accepted posters/demos have been sent to all the authors: if you are one of them and you didn’t receive anything, let us know! Hard deadline: August 30, 2013 September 5, 2013 (extended).

The purpose of the fifth Workshop on Real-World Wireless Sensor Networks (REALWSN) is to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the area of sensor networks, with a focus on real-world experiments and deployments. Included are, nonetheless, new forms of sensing such as those that leverage smart phones, Internet of Things, RFIDs, and robots.

When working with real-world experiments or deployments, many issues arise: the network environment may be composed of a variety of different technologies, leading to very heterogeneous network structures; software development for large scale networks poses new types of problems; prototype networks may differ significantly from the deployed system; actual sensor network deployments may need a complex combination of autonomous and manual configuration. Furthermore, results obtained through simulation are typically not directly applicable to operational networks and it is therefore imperative for the community to produce results from experimental research.

Authors are invited to submit poster and demo abstracts (4 pages, Springer format, 9 or 10 point font size). Accepted abstracts will be included in the proceedings published by Springer in the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (LNEE). Accepted abstracts will be indexed by all major digital libraries (e.g., ISI, Scopus, Google Scholar).

All topics pertaining to real-world wireless sensor networks and modern forms of sensing are of interest, including but not limited to:

  • Experiences with real-world deployments
  • Mining real-world sensor network data
  • Sensor systems leveraging smart phones (crowd sensing)
  • Sensors systems involving Internet of Things (IoT), RFIDs, robots
  • Experimental validation/refutation of previous simulation results obtained by others
  • Real-world performance of self-organization and self-management
  • Debugging, testing, validation, and management
  • Deployment and configuration
  • Applications in medicine, industry, science, environmental monitoring
  • Security and trust
  • Scalability in practice
  • Development and prototyping platforms
  • Operating systems, sensor network programming paradigms, and languages
  • Middleware for heterogeneous networks
  • Real-time and dependability issues
  • Hardware support for real-world sensor networks
  • Robustness at all levels: communication, software, hardware
  • Energy efficient protocols
  • Hardware and software methods for energy measurement and profiling


Posters should demonstrate early work in areas of interest similar to those listed in the call for papers. Good posters describe exciting ideas for which some preliminary results are available. Authors can also include in their submission an appendix showing a thumbnail of the poster content. The submission of the thumbnail is not mandatory and can be included or not at sole discretion of the authors. Posters should be prepared for A0 paper and portrait orientation, show the same title as the abstract, and include names and affiliation of the authors.


Demonstrations should showcase innovative research and applications related to the calls for papers. The submission should include an appendix describing the intended setup of the proposed demo and its main requirements (e.g., power supply, space, etc.). The appendix should be removed for the final submissions.


Submissions will be handled through HotCRP at

Poster/Demo Co-Chairs

  • Silvia Santini, TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • Thiemo Voigt, Uppsala University and SICS, Sweden

Important dates

  • Electronic submissions due: August 15, 2013 August 18, 2013 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: August 22, 2013
  • Camera-ready copy due: August 30, 2013 September 5, 2013 (extended)
  • Workshop: September 19-20, 2013