CALL FOR Posters, Demos, and Work-In-Progress Papers

The 4th IEEE/ACM International Conference on
June 11 - 14, 2008,
Santorini Island, Greece


Submission due 5PM PST: April 21, 2008 [extended]
Acceptance notification: April 30, 2008
Final copy due on: May 9, 2008


The 2008 International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS 2008) will take place in Santorini Island, Greece from June 11 - June 14, 2008. DCOSS 2008 is intended to cover high-level aspects of distributed computing in sensor systems such as high-level abstractions, computational models, systematic design methodologies, algorithms, analysis and applications.

Besides full papers (EXTENDED DEADLINE: 5 Feb 2008!), DCOSS 2008 features the following three publication tracks:

  • POSTERS are suitable for the presentation of recent original results or ongoing research. Authors of accepted proposals present a poster during the poster session.
  • DEMOS present technology, platforms, algorithms, and applications in an interactive fashion. Authors of accepted proposals present a demonstration during the demo session.
  • WORK-IN-PROGRESS (WIP) PAPERS report on promising early-stage research with initial results. Authors of accepted WIP papers give a brief oral presentation during a plenary WIP session. Upon request, poster space will also be made available for presentation during the poster session.
At least one author of each accepted proposal must register for the conference and present the work.

Accepted poster/demo abstracts and WIP papers will be published in a printed DCOSS 2008 adjunct proceedings volume.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Computation and programming models
  • Energy models, minimization, awareness
  • Distributed algorithms for configuration and collaborative information processing
  • Theoretical performance analysis: complexity, correctness, scalability, efficiency, fault-tolerance
  • Abstractions for modular design
  • Languages, operating systems
  • Task allocation, reprogramming and reconfiguration
  • Dynamic resource management
  • Scalable, heterogeneous architectures (node and system-level)
  • Communication and processing primitives
  • Middleware interfaces
  • Design, simulation and optimization tools for deployment and operation
  • Design automation and application synthesis techniques
  • Case studies: lessons from real world deployments


Poster/demo abstracts and work-in-progress papers must be formatted according to the IEEE conference proceedings style on A4 paper with a font size of at least 10 points in PDF format. Style files are available at here.

POSTERS ABSTRACTS may not exceed 2 pages and should be submitted by email to Yang Yu (yang [AT] with a subject line reading DCOSS 2008 POSTER SUBMISSION.

DEMO ABSTRACTS may not exceed 2 pages (an optional third page may be included describing the demo setup, but will not be judged) and should be submitted by email to Thiemo Voigt (thiemo [AT] with a subject line reading DCOSS 2008 DEMO SUBMISSION.

WIP PAPERS may not exceed 3 pages and should be submitted by email to Kay Roemer (roemer [AT] with a subject line reading DCOSS 2008 WIP SUBMISSION.


DCOSS 2008 solicits posters that report on recent original results or ongoing research in the area of wireless sensor networks. Authors are encouraged to submit interesting results on all aspects of wireless sensor networks, including algorithms, systems and applications.

Poster presentations will provide authors with early feedback on their research work and enable them to exchange ideas with DCOSS participants.

All posters will be reviewed and judged based on their originality, technical contribution and, particularly, their potential to generate interesting exchanges of ideas.


DCOSS 2008 solicits demonstrations showing innovative research and applications. DCOSS is interested in demonstrations of technology, platforms, algorithms and applications of wireless sensor networks. The DCOSS demo session will provide researchers the opportunity to demonstrate their work and obtain feedback from interested and knowledgable conference attendees. Submissions from both industries and universities are encouraged.

Demos will be evaluated based on technical merit and innovation as well as their potential to stimulate interesting discussions and exchange of ideas.


DCOSS 2008 solicits work-in-progress papers that report on promising early-stage research, for which initial results have been obtained and which appeal a broad audience. Topics of interest and review criteria equal that of the DCOSS 2008 full paper track.

Yang Yu , Motorola Labs,
DCOSS 2008 Poster Chair.

Thiemo Voigt , SICS,
DCOSS 2008 Demo Chair.

Kay Roemer , ETH Zurich,
DCOSS 2008 Work-In-Progress Chair.


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