ENSsys 2018

in conjunction with ACM SenSys 2018

6th International Workshop on Energy Harvesting & Energy-Neutral Sensing Systems

November 04, 2018

Technical Programme

The ENSsys 2018 proceedings can be found on the ACM Digital Library (note, the papers will only be accessible during/after the workshop).

The ENSsys 2018 technical programme is shown below:

Sunday, November 04th, 2018

09:00 Registration
09:30 Introduction and Keynote
(Chair: Przemek Pawelczak)
09:30 Welcome
Przemek Pawelczak, ENSsys 2018 Program Chair
09:45 Keynote: Earable Computers
Tam Vu (UC Boulder)
10:40 Coffee & Tea
11:00 Session I: Simulation and Learning
(Session Chair: Geoff Merrett)
  An Extensible System Simulator for Intermittently-Powered Multiple-Peripheral IoT Devices (full paper)
Tongda Wu, Lefan Zhang, Huazhong Yang, and Yongpan Liu (Tsinghua University)
  Scaling Configuration of Energy Harvesting Sensors with Reinforcement Learning (full paper)
Francesco Fraternali, Bharathan Balaji, and Rajesh K. Gupta (University of California, San Diego)
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Session II: Novel Directions
(Session Chair: Jacob Sorber)
  Enabling Intermittent Computing on High-Performance Out-of-Order Processors (full paper)
Sivert T. Sliper, Domenico Balsamo, Alex S. Weddell, and Geoff V. Merrett (University of Southampton)
  Feasibility of Multi-Tenancy on Intermittent Power (full paper)
Dimitris Patoukas, Kasim Sinan Yildirim, Amjad Yousef Majid (TU Delft), Josiah Hester (Northwestern University), and Przemyslaw Pawelczak (TU Delft)
  Making Sense of Intermittent Energy Harvesting (full paper)
Abu Bakar and Josiah Hester (Northwestern University)
14:45 Demonstrations
15:20 Coffee & Tea
15:40 Session III: Old Braids?
(Session Chair: Przemek Pawelczak)
  Reconsidering Batteries in Energy Harvesting Sensing (full paper)
Neal Jackson, Joshua Adkins, and Prabal Dutta (University of California, Berkeley)
  Backing Out of Backscatter for Intermittent Wireless Networks (position paper)
Carlo Delle Donne, Kasim Sinan Yildirim, Amjad Yousef Majid (TU Delft), Josiah Hester (Northwestern University), and Przemyslaw Pawelczak (TU Delft)
16:30 Panel Discussion: Unexplored Areas in Battery-less Communication and Computation
(Participants: TBA; Moderator: Przemek Pawelczak)
17:30 Closing

Keynote Speaker

Title: Earable Computers
Speaker: Tam Vu (UC Boulder)

Abstract: "Earable computers" are the small computing and actuating devices that are worn inside, behind, around, or on user's ears. The concept of earable sensing and actuation is motivated from the fact that human ears are relatively close to the sources of many important physiological signals such as the brain, eyes, facial muscles, heart, core body temperature, and more. Therefore, placing the sensors and stimulators inside the ear canals or behind the ears could enable a wide range of applications from human computer interaction, health care, attention/focus monitoring, and opioid use reduction, just to name a few. Drawing the analogy from the evolutions of mobile systems and wearable systems, in this talk, I will discuss the opportunities that earable system could bring. I will share our experience and lessons learnt through realizing such earable systems in the context of human computer interaction and healthcare. I will also elaborate the software, hardware, and practical challenges of earable systems.

Biography: Tam Vu is an Assistant professor of Computer Science Department and School of Medicine at University of Colorado Boulder. He directs Mobile and Networked Systems(MNS) Lab at the university, where he and his team conduct system research in the areas of wearable and mobile systems, exploring the physiological signals of a user and use them for inventing new human-computer interaction techniques and health-care solutions. The outcomes of his works resulted in two Google Faculty Awards, nine best paper awards, best paper nomination, and research highlights in flagship venues in mobile system research including MobiCom, MobiSys, and SenSys. He is also actively pushing his research outcomes to practice through technology transfer activities with 15 patents filed and attracted external investment for two start-ups that he co-founded to commercialize them.