Sensor Networks: What’s Real and What Lies Ahead

Friday November 18, 2005, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Photonics Center, 8 St Mary’s Street, Boston, MA

Sensor networks consist of many typically small sensors with diverse characteristics that communicate wirelessly and collaborate to monitor and control a variety of physical processes or systems.

As a result of intense research, development and business investments over the last few years, the sensor network industry has emerged with myriad successful deployments serving a host of applications ranging from building automation and homeland security to manufacturing, robotics and healthcare.

This workshop will bring together 150+ leaders from industry, academia, and the venture capital community to highlight the state-of-the-art in sensor network technology, present recent success stories and explore emerging applications.

Don’t miss this program of internationally prominent participants, including:
* Keynote speaker – David Culler, UC Berkeley
Keynote Speaker David Culler
* Invited talks by industry leaders such as IBM, Ford, BBN and Honeywell
* National Science Foundation presenting the future of research funding

This workshop is organized by Boston University’s College of Engineering, the department of Manufacturing Engineering and the Center for Information Systems and Engineering. Please check back in September for registration information.

Sensor networks’ burgeoning industry stem from the convergence of technologies in communications and computing combined with innovative application of these technologies to pursue strategic business opportunities.

The SNC is an initiative at Boston University to foster research, development and commercialization in sensor networks by facilitating the interaction among academia and industry participants. In addition to Boston University faculty, current academic affiliates include Harvard University, Yale University and UMASS Amherst.

In our geography, we believe the SNC is unique in meeting industry and academic needs. To learn more about potential benefits of the SNC to your organization, please contact us.

An “Emerging Technologies and Best Industry Practices Seminar” of the College of Engineering at Boston University.