ACM SIGBED Review (ISSN: 1551-3688)
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SIGBED Review, Volume 1, Number 2, July 2004
Special Issue on Embedded Sensor Networks and Wireless Computing


Introduction to SIGBED Review
Introduction to the Special Issue
Regular Columns
Special Issue: Invited Contributions

Introduction to SIGBED Review:

This quarterly newsletter is intended to provide a quick publication venue for scholarly work in embedded systems. The field of embedded systems has been growing steadily as evidenced by the recent introduction of new ACM transactions and new conferences that address different facets of this important research area. Today, it encompasses fields as diverse as distributed shipboard computing on one side and nano-devices on another.

SIGBED Review is aiming to complement the current publication venues by providing a faster-paced forum for introducing original embedded systems research and for presenting significant contributions to the state of the art. Especially welcome are revolutionary or controversial ideas that generate discussion or fundamentally rethink established concepts and approaches. Being an online forum, SIGBED Review will offer decreased turnaround time from submission to publication and provide means of more efficient dissemination of ideas and experiences in the field.

Topics of interest to SIGBED include mathematical foundations for embedded systems, embedded system design methodologies, model-based generation and integration technology, models of computations, real-time systems, architectures and compilers, networked embedded systems, wireless sensor networks, hardware architectures, and secure embedded systems. Original contributions to the above and other related topics are solicited. Also, please tune-in for an upcoming series of special issues.

Tarek Abdelzaher, Sandeep Neema, Oleg Sokolsky
The SIGBED Review Editors

Introduction to the Special Issue:

The advent of low power processing, sensing, and communication hardware that can be manufactured economically at low cost and small form-factor has recently introduced myriads of new distributed applications. Computationally equipped wireless sensor networks have been used in environmental monitoring, structural damage assessment, surveillance, and urban warfare application scenarios. Sensor networks might become one of the fastest growing categories of embedded systems in the next decade.

Sensor networks open a large number of new research problems due to their unique resource constraints, large-scale distribution, and physical embedding in an external environment with which they interact in a parallel fashion. Understanding and resolving these problems is an important challenge for the embedded systems community in the foreseeable future. This issue presents invited contributions that articulate challenges in wireless sensor networks and describe their possible applications.

Tarek Abdelzaher
Special Issue Editor

Regular Columns:

News and CFPs:

RTAS 2005:

The Real-time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium has a new date and deadline! It will be held next in San Francisco, CA, March 7-10, 2005, instead of the traditional May/June time-frame. The deadline for submission is September 27, 2004. RTAS 2005 is co-located with the Embedded Systems Conference, the leading conference and trade show in the embedded systems industry. RTAS 2005 seeks papers describing significant contributions both to state of the art and state of the practice in the broad field of embedded and open real-time computing, control, and communication. Full CFP is available at:

Confernce Reports:

IPSN 2004:

Report on the 3rd International Symposium on Information Processing in Sensor Networks
Xenofon Koutsoukos and Feng Zhao

Invited Contributions: Challenges for Sensor Network Research

Challenges for Efficient Commumication in Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks
Ian F. Akyildiz, Dario Pompili, Tommaso Melodia

Research Challenges for Wireless Sensor Networks
John Stankovic

Coming soon: mobility-related challenges by Robin Kravetz.

Newsletter Editors:

Welcome to the SIGBED Review. The peer-reviewed quarterly publication provides a dissemination forum for research on embedded computing. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, embedded software, embedded system architecture, model-based design, distributed real-time middleware, real-time architectures, feedback control, low-power computing, sensor networks, security, and embedded applications. Submissions on these and other topics should be sent by e-mail to Tarek Abdelzaher, .

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