Sensor Network Consortium (SNC) Member Meeting

Friday, November 17, 2006
8:00 am – 6:30 pm
9th Floor Photonics Center
8 St. Mary’s Street,
Brookline, MA 02446


8:00 Continental breakfast

8:30 Welcome: Introductions and Agenda Overview *

9:00 BU Sensor Networking Research Update, Yannis
Paschalidis, Boston University

9:20 Sensor Networks in Assisted Living and Healthcare, Andreas Savvides, Yale University

9:40 Minimal Energy Routing with Latency Quality-of-Service Guarantees , Yannis Paschalidis, Boston University

10:00 SNConnect Overview: Engaging faculty, students and industry in projects to solve challenges of common interest, Christos Cassandras, Boston University

10:15 Break

10:45 SNC Member Presentations for Projects: Ember, Hartford, IMEC, Millennial Net, Siemens, Sun Microsystems, Textron Systems. Others welcome.

12:00 Lunch, West End Lounge, 9th floor

12:45 Poster Presentations

1:30 Breakout Sessions:
#1 Predictability, Responsiveness & Power Conservation – Christos Cassandras and Yannis Paschalidis
* Responsiveness and reconfigurability to changing operating conditions
* Tradeoffs: power vs latency
* For surveillance, defense, and industrial applications
* Energy aware operating policies (e.g. routing)

#2 Healthcare Application Systems – Steve Moulton and Mark Gaynor
* Single versus multi-sensor vital sign monitoring
* Continuous versus intermittent vital sign capture
* Demo: Wireless vital sign capture, integration and knowledge management with a pre-hospital mobile DB

#3 Security in Wireless Sensor Networks – David Starobinski
* Identification of the grand challenges in sensor network security, e.g., which feature amongst authentication, integrity, and confidentiality is most critical.
* Identification of current vulnerabilities in sensornet software and hardware.
* Recovery procedures against failures and attacks: state-of-the-art and open issues.

#4 New Programming Paradigms for Sensor Networking – Azer Bestavros and Thomas Little
* Supporting a virtual, technology-agnostic, sensor network programming paradigm
* Application development for (dynamic) sensor-networked public spaces
* Supporting the life-cycle of SN applications
* New paradigms for programming systems
* Preserving energy efficiency and scalability
* Interfacing physical (SNET) to virtual (Internet)

3:30 Summary Discussion: Breakout Sessions

4:15 Wrap-up: Spring 2007 SN Symposium

4:30 Reception, 7th floor Atrium

5:45 Dinner, Eastern Standard Restaurant