ACM SIGCOMM 2022, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ACM SIGCOMM 2022 Workshop on Networked Sensing Systems for a Sustainable Society (NET4us 2022)

Call for Papers

Sustainable environmental sensing systems, as the converging point of several technologies, can have tremendous potential to deliver social value. Multiple industries are progressively investing in environmental sustainability initiatives and technologies to improve quality of life while safeguarding natural resources. For example, the Internet of Things could be a game-changer for sustainability, as reported by the World Economic Forum, which indicated that 84% of IoT deployments are currently addressing, or have the potential to handle, some of the 17 SDGs.

Different challenges need to be addressed, from designing "better" sensing objects, i.e., energy-efficient, low power, and able to communicate via wide-area networks, to turning to the general public for deploying such systems and crowdsourcing data using social sensing or citizen science. With the "Networked sensing systems for a sustainable society" (NET4us) workshop, we aim to present and showcase the latest advances in sustainable networked sensing systems to monitor different urban and rural conditions to improve both people's quality of life and reduce climate change. Therefore, we seek original, unpublished papers addressing key issues and challenges in this growing area.

Topics of Interest

  • Analysis, simulation, testbed, and measurement campaigns
  • Converged communication, computing, and storage technologies
  • Crowd-sensing, human-centric sensing, Citizen science
  • Data collection, organization and dissemination methods
  • Digital twins networking and system
  • Emerging applications (e.g., IoT for Agriculture, Smart City, Smart Energy, Smart Health, Smart Transport, Public Safety, Humanitarian Technologies, Society 5.0)
  • Enabling communication technologies for IoT (e.g., wireless, optical, acoustic, molecular, quantum)
  • Energy efficiency, energy harvesting, power management, and green operation
  • Industrial Network and Industry 4.0
  • IoT for Open Science
  • Lightweight security design
  • Novel Internet of Everything (IoE) paradigms (e.g., Internet of Bio-Nano Things, Internet of Drones, Internet of People)
  • Rural area sensing and connectivity solutions
  • Smart objects, cooperative devices, environments, middleware, platforms, and tools
  • Socio-economic, security and privacy, standardization, policy, and regulatory aspects
  • TinyML systems and application
  • Ultra-low-power IoT technologies and embedded systems architectures
  • Virtualization: Multiple sensors aggregated, or sensors shared by multiple users

Submission Instructions

Submissions must be original, unpublished work, and not under consideration at another conference or journal. The maximum length of the submitted paper must be six (6) pages long, excluding references and appendices, in two-column 10pt ACM format. LaTeX sources can be found at this link. Papers must include author names and affiliations for single-blind peer reviewing by the PC. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to present and discuss their work at the workshop.

Please submit your paper via

If you have any questions or problems with your submission, please get in touch with Pietro Manzoni (

Important Dates

  • May 11, 2022 May 25, 2022

    Paper submission deadline

  • June 17, 2022

    Workshop paper notification

  • July 1, 2022

    Camera-ready deadline


  • General Chairs
  • Pietro Manzoni

    Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

  • Catia Prandi

    University of Bologna, Italy

  • Program Committee Chairs
  • Marco Zennaro

    ICTP, Trieste, Italy

  • Nathalie Mitton

    Inria Lille-Nord Europe / FUN, France

  • Ruidong Li

    Kanazawa University, Japan

  • Program Committee
  • Alessandro Redondi

    Polytechnic of Milan, Italy

  • Anna Maria Vegni

    University of Roma Tre, Italy

  • Antonella Molinaro

    University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy

  • Aris Leivadeas

    École de technologie supérieure ÉTS, Canada

  • Carlos Calafate

    Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

  • Claudia Campolo

    University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy

  • Claudio E. Palazzi

    Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy

  • Dimitrio Zorbas

    Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan

  • Enrique Hernandez-Orallo

    Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

  • Giovanni Delnevo

    University of Bologna, Italy

  • Javier Del Ser Lorente

    Tecnalia, Spain

  • José Maria Cecilia

    Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

  • Juan Carlos Cano

    Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain

  • Lucas Pereira

    Técnico Lisboa, Portugal

  • Marco Picone

    Università degli studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

  • Michela Meo

    Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy

  • Miroslav Voznak

    Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

  • Roberto Girau

    Università di Bologna, Italy

  • Rosdiadee Nordin

    Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

  • Shintaro Mori

    Fukuoka University, Japan

  • Shoji Kasahara

    Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

  • Silvia Mirri

    University of Bologna, Italy

  • Spyridon Mastorakis

    University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA

  • Valeria Loscri

    Inria Lille - Nord Europe, France

  • Vasilis Friderikos

    King's College London, United Kingdom