ACM BuildSys 2019 - Nov. 13-14 - New York City - Call for Papers

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Dear BLDG-SIM list,

The following is the call for papers for the ACM BuildSys 2019 Conference in NYC. I encourage folks from our community to give this conference a shot if you are in the world of Data Science or Machine Learning (ML) focused on IoT and Building/City Energy Simulation. ACM BuildSys is a complementary community to IBPSA and ASHRAE as it dives more deeply into ML models and techniques, while still keeping a focus on the buildings/cities context.

For those unfamiliar with ACM conferences, the acceptance rate is relatively low, making it highly competitive ? however, this year, there is a new paper type (Abstract Paper - 2 pages) that is targeting non-computer scientists and industry. There are also Poster/Demo and PhD Workshop tracks for newcomers.

My apologies if you have already received multiple copies of this email!


The 6th ACM International Conference on Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings, Cities, and Transportation (BuildSys 2019) will be held November 13-14, 2019 at Columbia University in New York, USA. This year a subset of the best papers in the ACM BuildSys proceedings will be fast-tracked to the ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks with minor revisions, upon authors' agreement.

BuildSys 2019 Website:

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.


Clayton Miller and Mostafa Mirshekari
BuildSys 2019 Publicity Chairs

Dr. Clayton Miller :: Assistant Professor :: Department of Building :: School of Design and Environment :: National University of Singapore :: +65 8160 2452 ::

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