ENSsys 2021

in conjunction with ACM SenSys 2021 and ASPLOS 2022 (tentative)

9th International Workshop on Energy Harvesting & Energy-Neutral Sensing Systems

November 17, 2021

Call for Papers and Demos

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Important Dates

  • Submission: Sept 24, 2021 (23:59 AOE)
  • Notification: October 11, 2021
  • Camera Ready: October 28, 2021

SenSys has asked all workshops to coordinate a deadline extension to Sep 24. The ENSsys deadline has been updated to Sep 24, AoE.

Complementing the topics of SenSys 2021 and ASPLOS 2022, this workshop will bring researchers together to explore the challenges, issues, and opportunities in the research, design, and engineering of energy-harvesting, energy-neutral, and intermittent sensing systems.

New this year, ENSsys will run twice, first as a part of SenSys 2021 and then (tentatively) as a part of ASPLOS 2022. Our goal is to leverage the success of ENSsys to both continue to support our home in the wireless sensor networking community and to grow interest and excitement for energy neutral, energy harvesting, and intermittent systems in the computer architecture and systems communities. For ENSsys@SenSys, we invite 1-2 page demo abtracts and short 2-3 page short papers. The short papers, which may be early ideas, will receive thoughtful feedback from TPC members and seed breakout discussions in the afternoon of ENSsys@SenSys. Short papers that grow to full paper submissions in time for the second iteration of ENSsys@ASPLOS will receive special consideration and the same set of reviewers (where possible). Accepted demos will also be invited to repeat their demo again at ASPLOS.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:


Short papers: ENSsys@SenSys solicits short paper submissions. We welcome both technical concept short papers and position short papers (target 2 pages, hard limit 3 pages including references). Short papers will receive feedback and guidance from the TPC. Short papers that continue on to be full submissions for ENSsys@ASPLOS will receive special consideration and the same set of reviewers (where possible). Authors of accepted short papers will be provided a timeslot for a brief oral presentation.

Demos: ENSsys will also feature an “energy harvesting village.” This is an opportunity to showcase prior, established work (or new work!) to a new audience. Demos should submit a short (1 page, 2 if needed) abstract describing their proposed demo as well as any support resources from the venue which may be needed. Demo abstracts will be included in the ENSsys proceedings (if desired), and we will encourage demos to be repeated at ASPLOS. Both in-person and virtual demos are acceptable.