2nd International Workshop on Software Engineering for Sensor Network Applications - colocated with ICSE 2011

10 January, 2011 - 11:21


Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are a fundamental building-block of the upcoming Internet of Things, as they enable seamless integration of the digital and physical worlds. Despite the interest raised by this decade-old research topic, the development of WSN software is still carried out in a rather primitive fashion, by relying on the individual, hard-earned programming skills. WSN developers must face not only the functional application requirements but also a number of challenging, non-functional requirements and constraints resulting from scarce resources. The heterogeneity of network nodes, the unpredictable environmental influences, and the large size of the network further add to the difficulties.

In the WSN community there is a growing awareness of the need for methodologies, techniques, and abstractions that simplify the development task and increase the confidence in the correctness and performance of the resulting software. Software engineering (SE) support is therefore sought, not only to ease the development task but also to make it more reliable, dependable, and repeatable. Nevertheless, this topic has received so far very little attention by the SE community.

The aim of SESENA11 is to attract researchers belonging to both the SE and WSN communities, not only to exchange their recent research results on the topic, but also to stimulate discussion about the core open problems and to define a shared research agenda. The workshop welcomes both research contributions and position statements. The former will allow discussing in technical depth novel results with an audience composed of both SE and WSN researchers. The latter will provide the opportunity for presenting open problems, provocative views, or previously-unexplored ideas in an informal fashion. SESENA11 will also include a "speakers' corner" session composed by impromptu presentations where any of the attendees (including those without an accepted paper) will be given a chance to present their own views in very short statements (e.g., 2-4 minutes).

The workshop solicits contributions including, but not limited to, the following aspects of SE for sensor networks:

  • (macro)programming languages and compilers;
  • testing and debugging;
  • formal verification and model checking;
  • model-driven approaches;
  • interfacing WSNs and business software.

Submissions must conform to the ICSE submission format and rules (see http://2011.icse-conferences.org/content/submission-guidelines). Research papers may not exceed 6 pages, position papers must be limited to 2 pages. For further information send e-mail to info [at] sesena.info.

Papers must be submitted through CyberChairPro at http://cyberchairpro.borbala.net/sesenapapers/submit. 

Important Dates

  • Paper submission January 21, 2011
  • Author notification February 26, 2011
  • Camera Ready Version March 10, 2011
  • Workshop May 22, 2011

General Chairs

  • Kurt Geihs, University of Kassel, Germany
  • Kay Römer, University of Lübeck, Germany & ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Program Chairs

  • Luca Mottola, Swedish Institute of Computer Science
  • Gian Pietro Picco, University of Trento, Italy

Program Committee

  • Vittorio Cortellessa, University of L'Aquila, Italy
  • Geoff Coulson, Lancaster University, UK
  • Prabal Dutta, University of Michigan, USA
  • Carlo Ghezzi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Stefan Gruner, University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Valerie Issarny, INRIA, France
  • Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP Research, Germany
  • Pedro Jose' Marron, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Alessandro Orso, GeorgiaTech, USA
  • Gruia-Catalin Roman, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
  • Wilhelm Schaefer, University of Paderborn, Germany
  • Mary Lou Soffa, University of Virginia, USA
  • Andreas Terzis, John Hopkins University, USA
  • Kamin Whitehouse, University of Virginia, USA
  • Matthias Woehrle, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands
  • Alexander L. Wolf, Imperial College London, UK