Call for Papers

The 12th International Conference on
Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems (DCOSS)
Washington, DC
May 26 - 28, 2016

Due to their potential of impacting an entire host of application areas, distributed sensor systems have become a highly visible research area. The focus of DCOSS series of conferences is on distributed computing issues in large scale networked sensor systems (including, but not limited to, algorithms and applications, systems design techniques and tools, and in-network signal and information processing). The conference normally features three tracks on Algorithms, Applications and Systems, and a Signal Processing. In addition, a theme for the “Track of the Year” was introduced in recent years. This track is intended to focus on emerging topics in sensing. In DCOSS 2016, the focus topic is “Cloud Computing and its Applications to Sensing and Remote Sensing”.

Potential authors are invited to submit original unpublished manuscripts that demonstrate current research on computational aspects of distributed sensor systems. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Social networks and applications
  • Sensors for smart grid systems, green networks and sustainability
  • Computation and programming models
  • Energy models, minimization, awareness
  • Distributed collaborative information processing
  • Detection and tracking
  • Theoretical performance analysis: complexity, correctness, scalability
  • Abstractions for modular design
  • Fault tolerance and security
  • Task allocation, reprogramming and reconfiguration
  • Dynamic resource management
  • Scalable, heterogeneous architectures (node and system-level)
  • Middleware interfaces, communication and processing primitives
  • Design, simulation and optimization tools for deployment and operation
  • Design automation and application synthesis techniques
  • Closed-loop control for sensing and actuation
  • Case studies: lessons from real world deployments
  • Network coding and compression

  • Important Dates:

    Abstract Registration Deadline:
    Paper Submission Deadline:
    Acceptance Notification:
    Camera Ready Deadline:
    Early Registration Deadline:
    January 31, 2016 (11:59 pm EST)
    February 4, 2016 (11:59 pm EST)
    March 25, 2016 (11:59 pm EST)
    April 8, 2016 (11:59 pm EST)
    April 29, 2016 (11:59 pm EST)

    Paper submissions will be via EDAS. The proceedings will be published by the IEEE.

    Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Parallel Processing (TCPP) and IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Distributed Processing (TCDP). Held in co-operation with ACM SIGARCH, ACM SIGBED, ACM SIGMOBILE, European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), and IFIP WG 10.3.