DMSN 2005
2nd International VLDB Workshop on Data Management for Sensor Networks
To be held in conjunction with VLDB 2005
August 29, 2005, Trondheim, Norway
Call for Papers
Topics of Interest
Conference Info:
VLDB 2005
DMSN 2004

Call for Papers
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International Workshop on Data Management for Sensor Networks (DMSN'05)
               to be held in conjunction with VLDB 2005

                   August 29, 2005, Trondheim, Norway

                     Sponsored by Intel Research


 UPDATE: * paper submission deadline extended to May 23 (midnight/EST)

         * thanks to a gift from Intel, a limited number of travel  
           grants (around $500/$600 per person) will be available 
           to students who want to attend the workshop. Details soon.

Workshop Aim

The  workshop will  focus on  the  challenges of  data processing  and
management  in networks of  remote, wireless,  battery-powered sensing
devices  (sensor  networks).   The  power-constrained,  lossy,  noisy,
distributed, and remote nature of such networks means that traditional
data management techniques often cannot be applied without significant
re-tooling.  Furthermore,  new challenges associated  with acquisition
and processing of  live sensor data mean that  completely new database
techniques must also be developed.

Topics of Interest

We will solicit papers that  address all aspects of data management in
sensor networks.   Particular emphasis will be given  to the following
topics, as they relate to sensor networks:

* data replication and consistency in noisy and lossy environments
* database languages for sensor tasking
* distributed data storage and indexing
* energy-efficient data acquisition and dissemination
* in-network query processing
* integration of sensor network data into traditional and streaming
  data management systems
* networking support for data processing
* techniques for managing loss, uncertainty, and noise
* query optimization
* privacy protection for sensory data

Submitted papers  must not have  been published or currently  be under
consideration for publication at another venue.

We are primarily interested  in position papers, vision papers, system
designs and papers that address  new challenges for data management in
sensor  network environments. As  such, we  expect that  the submitted
papers will have a strong  network component and go beyond traditional
database systems.

Questions about the conference scope should be directed to the program 
co-chairs at

Important Dates

Paper submission:      May  23, 2005 (midnight EST)
Notification:          June 27, 2005
Camera-ready due:      July 11, 2005

Submission Instructions

All  submissions  will be  handled  electronically.  More details  are
posted on the web site,

This year, we plan to have regularly published proceedings, which will
be distributed at the workshop.

Full papers in PDF format must  be submitted by May 23, 2005 (midnight
Eastern Standard  Time).  Papers  should be in  the VLDB  camera ready
format (double-column,  at most 6 pages  in 9pt font).   The format of
your submission must be for US "Letter" size paper (8.5 by 11 inches).
Please  note that  A4  is not  equivalent  to US  "Letter" size.   See for  more details and a link  to the VLDB

Questions  about the  submission  process should  be  directed to  the
program co-chairs at

Workshop Format

Our goal  is to  fill an  important gap in  the community  by bringing
interested database  researchers together to  identify future research
challenges and opportunities.  As such, the workshop will be organized
in  a  way to  foster  interaction and  exchange  of  ideas among  the
participants. For this reason we expect  to have longer than usual Q &
A periods after paper presentations and at least one panel discussion.

Organizing Committee

Program Chairs:
    Alexandros Labrinidis    and    Samuel R. Madden  
    CS, U. of Pittsburgh            CSAIL, MIT

Steering Committee:
    Panos Chrysanthis,      University of Pittsburgh
    Mike Franklin,          University of California, Berkeley
    Johannes Gehrke,        Cornell University
    Joe Hellerstein,        Intel Research and UC Berkeley

Program Committee:
    Amr El Abbadi,          University of California, Santa Barbara
    Luc Bouganim,           INRIA
    John Byers,             Boston University
    Andrew Campbell,        Columbia University
    Ugur Cetintemel, 	    Brown University
    Mitch Cherniack, 	    Brandeis University
    Panos K. Chrysanthis,   University of Pittsburgh
    Isabel Cruz,            University of Illinois at Chicago
    Amol Deshpande,         University of Maryland
    Mike Franklin,          University of California, Berkeley
    Minos Garofalakis,      Bell Labs
    Johannes Gehrke,        Cornell University
    Phil Gibbons,           Intel Research
    Carlos Guestrin,        Carnegie Mellon University
    Dimitris Gunopulos,     University of California, Riverside
    Wei Hong,               Intel Research
    George Kollios,         Boston University
    Donald Kossmann,        ETH
    Yannis Kotidis,         AT&T Research
    P.R. Kumar,             University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Alexandros Labrinidis,  University of Pittsburgh
    Qiong Luo,              HKUST
    Samuel R. Madden,       MIT
    Sharad Mehrotra,        University of California, Irvine
    Mario Nascimento,       University of Alberta
    Badri Nath,             Rutgers University
    Silvia Nittel,          University of Maine
    Sunil Prabhakar,        Purdue University
    Mema Roussopoulos,      Harvard University
    Simonas Saltenis,       Aalborg University
    Peter Scheuermann,      Northwestern University 
    Anthony Stefanidis,     University of Maine
    Niki Trigoni,           Birkbeck College, University of London
    Matt Welsh,             Harvard University
    Vladimir Zadorozhny,    University of Pittsburgh