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2nd Workshop on Networked Sensing Systems for a Sustainable Society (NET4us 2023)
In conjunction with ACM MOBICOM - The 29th Annual International Conference On Mobile Computing And Networking, Oct. 6th, 2023, Madrid, SPAIN


With today's advancements in IoT sensor technologies and wireless and mobile connectivity, digital innovation and sustainability concepts have become mutually reinforcing. Companies must embrace digital transformation to pivot to more energy-efficient solutions, use resources more responsibly and organize processes in ways that reduce waste. Examples of possible actuation areas are energy management, air pollution monitoring, fleet management, water management, and farming. At the same time, the growth of the number of IoT deployments and its integration in the 5G and future 6G mobile networking contexts requires the solutions themselves to be green and sustainable, with, for example, the integration and use of energy and environmentally conscious technical solutions for communications. With these objectives in mind, researchers must overcome several challenges, ranging from developing "better" and novel sensing objects that must be energy-efficient, and able to communicate via wide-area networks (e.g., LPWAN) to relying on the general public for the deployment of such systems and crowdsourcing the data collection using mobile sensing devices (e.g., citizen science initiatives).

The NET4us workshop offers a singular opportunity to discuss novel research contributions addressing systems and applications based on mobile computers and wireless networks in the specific area of networked sensing systems for a sustainable society while considering multidisciplinary approaches that emphasize the human role in resolving these issues. We propose this workshop to provide an alternative forum for the researchers of mobile networked sensing solutions and help create a community around this topic. With this workshop, we intend to attract contributions from different areas and backgrounds, to facilitate multidisciplinary discussions across academicians, practitioners, and policymakers, leading to high-impact and transformative research.

Topics of interests

  • Addressing Latency Challenges for Mobile and XR Applications
  • Analysis, simulation, testbed, and measurement campaigns
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning for green wireless communication systems
  • Converged communication, computing, and storage technologies
  • Crowd-sensing, human-centric sensing, citizen science
  • Data collection, organization and dissemination methods
  • Digital twins networking and system
  • Emerging applications (e.g., Smart Tourism, Humanitarian Technologies, Society 5.0, ...)
  • Enabling communication technologies for IoT (e.g., wireless, optical, acoustic, molecular, quantum)
  • Energy efficiency, energy harvesting, power management, and green operation
  • Enhancing user experience and interaction with sensing systems
  • Environmental intelligence solutions
  • Industrial Network and Industry 4.0
  • IoT for Open Science
  • Lightweight security design
  • Mobile communication in remote and extreme conditions
  • Network pluralism for integrated connectivity in the edge-cloud continuum
  • Rural area sensing and connectivity solutions
  • Smart objects, cooperative devices, environments, middleware, platforms, and tools
  • TinyML systems and application
  • Ultra-low-power IoT technologies and embedded systems architectures
  • Virtualization, sensors aggregation, sensors sharing
  • Zero-emission base stations, communication devices, and networks

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