Message from technical programme chair

Tian He, Nic Lane

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)X
JournalSenSys 2018 - Proceedings of the 16th Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
StatePublished - Nov 4 2018
Event16th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, SENSYS 2018 - Shenzhen, China
Duration: Nov 4 2018Nov 7 2018

Bibliographical note

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The paper review process this year was very rigorous and highly selective. In total four rounds of decisions were necessary. All papers were reviewed double-blind, preserving both author and reviewer anonymity. In the first round, 147 submissions were assigned to 3 4 TPC members. 81 submissions, that had at least one supportive TPC members, were advanced to the second round. In the second round, we assign each paper 3 4 additional reviewers, for a total of 5 7 reviews. Online discussion among the TPC members was utilized to advance 45 submissions into the third round. The decision of the third round was made with a physical face-to-face TPC meeting where the strengths and weaknesses of each of the 45 papers were deliberated and debated in great detail by the full TPC. A total of 23 submissions were conditionally accepted with shepherds assigned. Ultimately, all of thes 23 papers were accepted into the program after the anonymous shepherd ensured the authors su ciently addressed all concerns raised during the TPC meeting. This process yielded an acceptance rate of around 15.6 Clearly the creation of this technical program has been the outcome of a great team effort! We would like to thank the 51 TPC members who worked diligently to accommodate the rounds of deadlines, providing valuable suggestion and reviews to all the submitted papers. We would like to also thank shepherds who work patiently with the authors to further improve the quality of final versions. Finally, we would also like to thank authors for contributing such a set of cutting-edge works to SenSy this year, and for working hard to address the comments. With all these efforts, we now have an exciting and diverse program. We would like to thank the support from conference organizers, in particular, general chairs Pei Zhang and Lin Zhang for arranging and diligently monitoring key logistical issues. We also would like to thank the coordination provided by the BuildSys organizers Rajesh Gupta (general chair) and Polly Huang (program chair) so that we can have a joint session for demo and posters. Last but not least, we would like to thank the attendees of this conference for your involvement in this diverse community, sharing ideas with others, and providing valuable feedback for improvements. We hope you will find the technical program thought-provoking and stimulating, we sincerely wish you enjoy the conference!

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