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IP+SN 2011

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Extending the Internet to Low power and Lossy Networks (IP+SN 2011)

April 11th 2011

Chicago, Illinois

Co-located with the CPS Week 2011

For nearly a decade, wireless sensor network research and development largely assumed that the Internet architecture was ill-suited for sensor networks. Many in the field argued that the Internet protocols were impractical for the resource constrained devices that were being embedded in the physical world; that the end-to-end architecture was inappropriate for the localized algorithms and in-network processing required to achieve robustness and scalability; and that an architecture designed to accommodate a wide range of applications was unnecessary as sensor networks would be tailored to specific target applications. In the past couple years, the Smart Grid push has placed a pressing need to deploy networks that have an unprecedented scale when compared to existing IP networks (e.g., 10 million end points within a single network targeted by utility manufacturers), allow multi-vendor interoperability, and utilize low-cost communication devices. Sensor networks are considered a natural fit for Smart Grid applications such as Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Home Area Networking (HAN). To address this need, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is working with researchers and practitioners to standardize protocols, such as 6LoWPAN and ROLL, for constrained networks. This workshop solicits articles that describe early experiences with such standards, papers that describe sensor network applications built on top of these standards, as well as research proposals regarding how to extend the standards.


Update: We are meeting in the Columbus room

Session 1 (9:00-10:00)

  • Koojana Kuladinithi, Olaf Bergmann, Thomas Pötsch, Markus Becker and Carmelita Görg. Implementation of CoAP and its Application in Transport Logistics. PDF Presentation
  • Simon Duquennoy, Niklas Wirström, Adam Dunkels and Nicolas Tsiftes. Leveraging IP for Sensor Network Deployment. PDF Presentation

Coffee Break (10:00-10:30)

Session 2 (10:30-noon)

  • Jeonggil Ko, Stephen Dawson-Haggerty, Omprakash Gnawali, David Culler and Andreas Terzis. Evaluating the Performance of RPL and 6LoWPAN in TinyOS. PDF Presentation
  • Patrick Pannuto and Prabal Dutta. Exploring Powerline Networking for the Smart Building. PDF Presentation
  • Jeonggil Ko, Joakim Eriksson, Nicolas Tsiftes, Stephen Dawson-Haggerty, Andreas Terzis, Adam Dunkels and David Culler. ContikiRPL and TinyRPL: Happy Together. PDF Presentation

Lunch (noon-13:30)

Session 3 (13:30-15:00)

  • Walter Colitti, Kris Steenhaut and Niccolo De Caro. Integrating Wireless Sensor Networks with Web Applications. PDF Presentation
  • Morten Hansen and Branislav Kusy. TinyInventor: A Holistic Approach to Sensor Network Application Development. PDF Presentation

Topics of Interest

 Authors are invited to submit papers for presentation at the workshop. The topics of interest include theoretical and empirical work in, but not limited to:

  • Experience with 6LoWPAN/RPL implementations
  • Experience with IP-based sensornet deployments
  • Interoperability results
  • Applications of IP-based sensor networks
  • Application-level protocols (e.g., work related to the IETF CoRE WG on CoAP)
  • End-to-end, IP-based architectures that include sensor networks
  • Experience with IP over low-power, duty cycled networks

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: Feb 14th 
  • Paper Submission Deadline: Feb 28th
  • Acceptance Notification: March 18th
  • Camera Ready Due: April 4th

Paper Submission

A paper must be original material that has neither been previously published nor is currently under review by another conference or journal. The page limit for all paper submissions is 6 pages in US letter page size (8-1/2 x 11 inches), including all figures, tables, illustrations, references, and appendices. All submissions must be formatted using the ACM conference proceedings template. The template is available at the following URL for LaTeX and Microsoft Word users. 


 Authors must submit their manuscripts through EasyChair by following this link (please register if not an EasyChair user). 

 Workshop Organization


  • Andreas Terzis, Johns Hopkins University
  • Jonathan Hui, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Technical Program Committee:

  • Fred Baker, Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Dominique Barthel, France Telecom
  • Carsten Bormann, Center for Computing Technology (TZI)
  • Thomas Heide Clausen, Ecole Polytechnique
  • David Culler, UC, Berkeley
  • Adam Dunkels, SICS
  • Omprakash Gnawali, Stanford
  • Vipul Gupta, Oracle
  • Jonathan Hui, Cisco Systems, Inc. 
  • Cullen Jennings, Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Philip Levis, Stanford
  • Andreas Terzis, Johns Hopkins University
  • JP Vasseur, Cisco Systems, Inc.
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