ACM BuildSys 2010: 2nd ACM Workshop On Embedded Sensing Systems For Energy-Efficiency In Buildings

13 June, 2010 - 23:08

ACM BuildSys 2010 focuses on the intersection between WSNs and energy in
buildings by merging experts in the WSN domain and experts in the
Building/Energy community in order to identify innovative solutions to
pursue the broad goal of energy-reduction. ACM BuildSys 2010 is organized in conjunction with ACM SenSys 2010 in Zürich, Switzerland, on November 2, 2010.

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 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 foot printing, monitoring and control of
appliance activity, energy auditing and management in buildings and
surroundings and the generation of energy awareness.

Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) plays 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 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.