ACM BuildSys 2019


Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Columbia University - 116th St & Broadway, New York, NY 10027

November 13 - 14, 2019

The 6th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities, and Transportation (BuildSys 2019) will host a highly selective, single-track forum for research on systems issues covering all aspects of the buildings, cities, and transportation systems, broadly defined.

Advances in the effective integration of networked sensors, building controls, and physical infrastructure are transforming our society, allowing the formation of unprecedented built environments and interlocking physical, social, cyber challenges. Moreover, built environments, including buildings and critical urban infrastructure, account for over half of society's energy consumption and are the mainstay of our nation's economy, security and health. As a result, there is a broad recognition that systems optimizing explicitly for the built environment are particularly important in improving our society, and represent the foundation for emerging "smart cities".

BuildSys is an ideal venue for researchers and practitioners working to develop and optimize such smart infrastructure systems that are driven by networked sensing, computing, and control functions.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Registration**: June 15, 2019, AOE
  • Paper Submission: June 22, 2019, AOE. (No further extension will be granted)
  • Paper Notification: August 1st, 2019, AOE

** For the abstract registration, you only need to enter the title of the paper, the list of authors and their email addresses, the PC conflicts, and a brief abstract (~150-250 words). After registering the paper's abstract, you will have one additional week to upload the PDF file of the paper (either a 10-page Full paper or a 4-page Notes paper).

Paper Types 
We solicit three types of original submissions:
• Regular papers for oral presentation (10 pages)
• Notes papers for oral presentation (4 pages)
• Abstract papers for short oral and optional poster presentations (2 pages) 
Explanations of the intent for each paper type and detailed submission guidelines are found in the Call for Papers.
Scope of Conference
BuildSys is the premier conference for researchers and practitioners working to develop and optimize smart infrastructure systems that are driven by sophisticated sensing, computing, data analysis, operational analytics, and control functions. We invite original contributions in all emerging domains that leverage information-driven systems to further move the built environment toward smarter operations. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Improved user interfaces to the built environment and civil infrastructure;
• Infrastructure operational analytics
• Sensing and control for managing urban infrastructure systems;
• Novel sensor methodologies, techniques, and tools;
• Security, privacy, safety, and reliability inbuilt systems;
• Sensing and control of electrical, gas, and water loads;
• Localization and contextual computing for increased human-infrastructure interactions;
• Modeling, simulation, optimization, and control of heating, cooling, lighting, ventilation, water usage, and other resource flows in built environments;
• New sociotechnical systems for innovative applications and services to enable more livable, workable, sustainable, and connected communities;
• Sensor systems and applications that enhance energy efficiency, energy reliability, durability, and comfort;
• Systems that integrate infrastructure with the smart grid to offer demand response and ancillary services;
• Distributed generation, alternative energy, renewable sources, and energy storage in buildings;
• Emerging standards for data collection, energy control, or interoperability of disparate devices or systems;
• Sensing, modeling, and predicting the urban heartbeat including sounds, movements, and radio spectrum;
• Human in the loop sensing and control for efficient use of electricity, gas, heating, water;
• Long-lived and energy harvesting sensor systems;
• Scalable indoor localization and contextual computing;
• Empirical studies of city-scale wireless communications;
• Environmental Sensing;
• Vehicle technologies, traffic, and sustainable mobility.

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