The world is increasingly experiencing a strong need for energy consumption reduction and a need for efficient use of scarce natural resources. Official studies report that buildings account for the largest portion of the world’s energy expenditure and have the fastest growth rate. Clearly, energy saving strategies that target energy use in buildings and surroundings can have a major impact worldwide, driving the current energy market toward self-sufficiency and self-sustainability. This calls for effective techniques and methods that enable accurate carbon footprinting, monitoring and control of appliance activity, energy auditing and management in buildings and surroundings, and the generation of energy awareness.
Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) play a key role in enabling energy-saving systems in buildings and surrounding spaces by providing a reliable, cost-effective and extensible solution that can be placed in existing as well as new structures and can be controlled via the Internet. In fact, WSNs allow the monitoring of the energy consumption in near-real time and, as such, they are an essential tool in the control loop that will be used in future structures for the generation and usage of diverse types of energy. Today, with the popularity of the smartphones and the proliferation of ubiquitous sensors, the building and campus energy community has the unprecedented opportunity to harness new contexts, and tightly integrate monitoring, services, and control with building occupants. BuildSys is a venue for incubating these new and exciting directions.
BuildSys submission site for regular and short papers is open now at http://188.8.131.52/papers/
- Abstract registration: July 1, 2014 (PAST DUE)
- Paper submission deadline: July 15, 2014 (extended)
- Paper notification: August 22, 2014
- Camera ready: September 12, 2014
- BuildSys conference: November 4-6, 2014