CSE’s Koutsonikolas organizing international conference on embedded systems, wireless networking

by Cory Nealon

Published January 30, 2018

The International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks (EWSN) kicks off next month in Spain, and UB’s Dimitrios Koutsonikolas will be leading the effort.

“Embedded systems and wireless networking play a key role in so many technologies that are shaping our future. We’re looking forward to discussing some of the latest advancements in these fields, especially as they relate to sustainability."
Dimitrios Koutsonikolas and Domenico Giustiniano, co-chairs
International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks

The event, which takes place Feb. 14-16 in Madrid, is a highly selective single-track international conference focusing on premier research results at the intersection of embedded systems and wireless networking.

Research in this area is important for technologies such as the internet of things and cyber-physical systems, as well as application domains such as smart production, smart cities and connected cars.

Koutsonikolas, an associate professor in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, is a general chair of the conference along with Domenico Giustiniano, a research associate professor at IMDEA Networks Institute in Madrid.

“Embedded systems and wireless networking play a key role in so many technologies that are shaping our future. We’re looking forward to discussing some of the latest advancements in these fields, especially as they relate to sustainability,” Koutsonikolas and Giustiniano said in a joint statement.

The theme of the conference is “Sustainable Embedded Wireless Systems,” with contributions that aim to contain the energy cost and the carbon footprint of embedded wireless systems.

Topics will include improving reliability and security of internet of things devices, backscatter communication, crosstalk-based communication, power distribution monitoring, energy-efficient wireless networking technologies and architectures. Researchers are also expected to discuss how embedded wireless systems can increase the energy-efficiency of smart homes, smart buildings and smart cities.

The best paper award is sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Simulation (TCSIM). The conference will also include workshops, a sustainability competition, a poster and demo session, and an industrial panel of renowned experts on testbeds and trials for 5G network deployments.

UB is a silver sponsor of the conference, which was established in 2004 as the European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks.