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SENSORNETS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The use of sensors is familiar to citizens as they are incorporated in many devices including smartphones, vehicles, appliances, smartwatches, among others. The use of sensor networks is spreading faster everyday, and some examples are their application in agriculture, health, energy, environment, industry, smart cities, etc. These sensors are usually part of a set of sensors, which are interconnected with each other, and usually with a coordinating (sink)  node. Depending on the application and the types of sensors that interact or from which information is collected, the links will be established using different standards depending on requirements: range, bandwidth, power consumption, etc.. Due to its configuration flexibility and lower deployment cost, wireless sensor networks have become the most popular.

Nevertheless, several issues and challenges must be faced by engineers to guarantee the highest QoS, as security, channel reliability, battery life, interoperability with other networks, etc. Sensor networks performance rely on several impacting factors which must be investigated: network architecture, operating system, hardware implementation, radio interface, protocols, sensors technology, which must be optimized to achieve the highest availability, reliability, throughput and power saving.

In these networks, each node may be equipped with a variety of sensors, such as acoustic, seismic, infrared, motion, biomedical and chemical sensors with higher level of information inference associated with identification, embedded signal processing and networking of the data.

This conference intends to be the meeting point of researchers and practitioners to share experiences and ideas on innovative developments in any aspect of sensor networks, including Hardware of Sensor Networks, Wireless Communication Protocols, Sensor Networks Software, Hardware and Architectures, Wireless Information Networks, Channel Characterization, Data Manipulation, Signal Processing, Localization and Object Tracking through Sensor Networks, Modelling and Simulation, Applications and Uses.

Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the proceedings of SENSORNETS. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. There will be both oral and poster sessions. Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as technical tutorials, dedicated to technical/scientific topics, are also envisaged.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Wireless Network Protocols
  • Wired and Wireless Sensor Systems: Signals, Transceivers, and Interfaces
  • Communication Standards for WSN
  • Wearable Computing and Body Area Networks
  • Energy Efficiency and Energy Harvesting
  • Power Management
  • Ad Hoc Networks
  • Network Performance
  • Network Topologies
  • Routing Techniques
  • Connectivity and Communication
  • Network Security Threats
  • Static or Mobile Sensor Technology
  • Software-Defined Sensor Networks
  • Human-Computer Interfaces
  • Scheduling, Tasking and Control


  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Sensor Data Fusion & Deep Learning
  • Collaborative Sensor Data Management
  • Aggregation, Classification and Tracking
  • Big Data
  • Reasoning on Sensor Data
  • Multi-Sensor Data Processing
  • Data Collection
  • Pervasive Computing
  • Large Scale Systems
  • Data Storage and Transmission
  • Programming and Middleware
  • Sensor Networks Operating Systems


  • Internet of Things
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Smart Objects
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Buildings and Home Monitoring
  • Environment Monitoring
  • Industrial Monitoring
  • Animal and Object Tracking
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Decision Support
  • Healthcare
  • Defense and Security


Symeon PapavassiliouNational Technical University of Athens, Greece
Fabrizio GranelliUniversità degli Studi di Trento, Italy


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract. Complete papers can be submitted as a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas.

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

When submitting a complete paper please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Engineering Index (EI) and Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 9 - 10 February, 2021

Paper Submission: October 6, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
November 12, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
November 26, 2020

Paper Submission: October 29, 2020
Authors Notification:
December 4, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
December 18, 2020

Workshop Proposal: September 23, 2020 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: December 9, 2020
Authors Notification: December 22, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: January 5, 2021

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: September 23, 2020 (expired)
Paper Submission: November 26, 2020
Authors Notification: December 14, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: December 22, 2020

Tutorial Proposal: December 17, 2020

Demo Proposal: December 17, 2020

Panel Proposal: December 17, 2020

Paper Submission: December 9, 2020
Authors Notification: December 22, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: January 5, 2021


SENSORNETS Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: sensornets.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.sensornets.org


The conference will be held at the Vienna University of Technology - Freihaus Building, Vienna, Austria.

TU Wien (TUW) is located in the heart of Europe, in a cosmopolitan city of great cultural diversity. For more than 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.


Nirwan AnsariNew Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
César Benavente-PecesUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain


RangaRao Venkatesha PrasadDelft University of Technology, Netherlands


Mario Alves, Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
Ana Azevedo, CEOS.PP / ISCAP / P.PORTO, Portugal
Muneer Bani Yassein, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
István Bársony, Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science, MTA EK MFA, Hungary
Vinay Chamola, Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences-Pilani, India
Xuemin Chen, Texas Southern Univ., United States
Chia Chong, Sunway University, Malaysia
Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece
Gintautas Dzemyda, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Qiang Fan, Virginia Tech, United States
Alberto Ferrante, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Switzerland
Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC
Stefan Fischer, University of Luebeck, Germany
Claude Frasson, University of Montreal, Canada
Prosanta Gope, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Qammer H. Abbasi, Glasgow College, United Kingdom
Niina Halonen, University of Oulu, Finland
Carmen Horrillo, Instituto de Tecnologías Físicas y de la Información (ITEFI), Spain
Agostino Iadicicco, University of Naples “Parthenope”, Italy
Jadwiga Indulska, The University of Queensland, Australia
S. Iyengar, Florida International Universit, United States
Prem Jayaraman, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Ibrahim Khalil, Rmit University, Australia
Boris Kovalerchuk, Central Washington University, United States
Efthyvoulos Kyriacou, Frederick University Cyprus, Cyprus
You Li, The University of Calgary, Canada
Anita Lloyd Spetz, Linköpings Universitet, Sweden
Benny Lo, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Beatriz Lopez, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Antonio Lopez-Martin, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain
Monika Maciejewska, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland
Carlos Marques, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Achour Mostefaoui, Université de Nantes, France
Emmanuel Nataf, Université de Lorraine, France
Ioanis Nikolaidis, University of Alberta, Canada
Arve Opheim, Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, Norway
Gabor Paller, Széchenyi István University, Hungary
Meng-Shiuan Pan, Tamkang University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Dirk Pesch, University College Cork, Ireland
Susan Rea, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
Sain Saginbekov, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
Sevil Sen, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Raja Sengupta, University Of California, Berkeley, United States
Anuj Sharma, National Institute of Technology Delhi, India
Fernando Solano, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Xiang Sun, University of New Mexico, United States
David Sundaram, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Andrzej Szczurek, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Orazio Tomarchio, University of Catania, Italy
Goce Trajcevski, Northwestern University, United States
Dat Tran, University of Canberra, Australia
Eirini Eleni Tsiropoulou, University of New Mexico, United States
José Luis Verdegay, University of Granada, Spain
Klaus Volbert, Technical University of Applied Sciences Regensburg, Germany
Weng-Fai Wong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jie Wu, Temple University, United States
Fang-Jing Wu, TU Dortmund University, Germany
Jacek Wytrebowicz, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Sergey Y. Yurish, IFSA Publishing, S.L., Spain
Zhenghao Zhang, Florida State University, United States

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