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Student Travel Awards

Energy and Lifetime Analysis of Compressed Wireless Sensor Network Communication

Celalettin Karakus (TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey)

Low Weight Double Layer Coded CDMA as a Novel Physical Layer for OneWire Bus Communication in Sensor Networks

Hamid Fahim Rezaei (University of Iowa, USA)

Microhotplates for Low Power, and Ultra Dense Gaseous Sensor Arrays Using Recessed Silica Aerogel for Heat Insulation

Mohammad Syed Jalali (University of Lousiana at Lafayette, USA)

Biomechanical Mdel-based Multi-sensor Motion Estimation

Guanhong Tao (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China)

Improved Biological Agent Sensing Integrated Circuit (BASIC)

Yi Zheng (Virginia Tech, USA)

Power Supply Energy Optimization for Ultra Low-Power Wireless Sensor Nodes

Mitko Tanevski (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

Automatic Realtime Offset Calibration of Gyroscopes

Manuel Glueck (Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany)

Best Paper Award

Power Supply Energy Optimization for Ultra Low-Power Wireless Sensor Nodes

Mitko Tanevski (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland)




Updated February 18, 2013

*Please note that the program is subject to change



Keynote Speaker

Rong Zheng, Associate Professor
McMaster University, Canada

Structure health monitoring is crucial in ensuring the safe operation of civil structures such as bridges and highways both at the early stage of constructions as well as during operations. Smart aggregate (SA) is a multi-functional Piezo-electric transducer based sensor that can be utilized for passive and active sensing. In this talk, we present the hardware design, software architecture and algorithm development utilizing SAs for autonomous structure health monitoring and impact detection.

Rong Zheng received her Ph.D. degree from Dept. of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned her M.E. and B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University, P.R. China. She is on the faculty of the Department of Computer and Software, McMaster University, Canada.

Rong Zheng's research interests include network monitoring and diagnosis, cyber physical systems, and sequential learning and decision theory. She received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2006, and University of Houston Research Award in 2010. She serves on the technical program committees of leading networking conferences; and was the program chair for the first ACM workshop on medical grade wireless networks and the 7th International Conference on Wireless Algorithms, Systems and Applications. She served as a guest editor for EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Special issue on wireless location estimation and tracking, Elsevler’s Computer Communications – Special Issue on Cyber Physical Systems.



Room blocks have been secured at the following hotels. Please make your reservations as soon as possible.


Single Rate

Double Rate

San Luis Hotel, Spa & Conference Center



The Hilton Resort



*The above rates do not include 15% occupancy tax (currently 6% state and 9% local, subject to change). Check in time begins at 4:00pm and check out time ends at 11:00am. 

To make your reservation, please call 1-800-392-5937. You must mention IEEE Sensors Applications to receive the discounted rate.

The San Luis Hotel, Spa & Conference Center   


  • Recipient of the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award since 2000
  • 40,000 sq. ft. IACC (International Association of Conference Centers) certified conference center with built-in kiosks
  • 245 luxuriously appointed and elegantly decorated guestrooms offering wireless internet, work station, two telephones, IPod stations, coffee maker, plush bathrobes, private Gulf view balconies and additional guest amenities
  • Spa San Luis a full-service spa, Aveda® salon and state-of-the-art fitness facility for resort relaxation
  • The Café Restaurant and In-Room Dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner options
  • Award-winning Steakhouse recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award for four consecutive years, Selected No. 2 of the “Texas Top Ten” by Tom Horan, Distinguished DiRona and featured for “Best Wine” selection by Wine Spectator
  • Lobby Lounge, relaxing after a productive day of meetings offering live entertainment  Tues. – Sat. by pianist-vocalist Angelo Tolentino
  • H2O Pool & Bar offers a heated pool, private poolside cabanas, built-in seating around a fire pit and liveliest libations & haute cuisine
  • Private Conference Lounge offering billiard, shuffle board, card tables and electronic darts
  • 24-hour on-site security team and automated business center with guest key access
  • Club Ten offers VIP guestrooms designed with contemporary amenities, plush furnishings and modern touches

Hilton Galveston Island   


  • 240 beautiful guestrooms offering wireless internet, work stations, telephone phone with voicemail and data-port, coffee maker, plush bathrobes and additional guest amenities
  • Most guestrooms offer private Gulf  view balconies
  • Tropical heated pool with seasonal swim-up bar, Jacuzzi and dry sauna
  • Resort Shop offering sundries & souvenirs and complimentary work-out room
  • The Palm Court Restaurant and In-room dining for breakfast, lunch & dinner options
  • 24-hour on-site security team




Galveston Area Information


Welcome to Galveston

Dining in Galveston

Local Information




William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) (recommended)
George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)


The San Luis Resort is conveniently located about 40 miles south of the Hobby Airport (HOU).

Supershuttle is available from both airports.

IAH-$155 (minimum) round trip

HOU- $130 (minimum) round trip

Reservations can be made online.


Transportation around Galveston Island is available by taxi service.




Conference Venue

SAS 2013 will be hosted at The San Luis Resort Spa & Conference Center in Galveston, Texas, USA. Discover unparalleled luxury at The San Luis Resort, Spa & Conference Center, a 30-acre year-round beachfront hotel and spa resort property on beautiful Galveston Island, Texas. Recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award® since 2000, The San Luis Resort features lavish accommodations, breathtaking Gulf views, and personalized service.

5222 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77551
Phone: 800-445-0090


Conference Dinner

Lone Star Flight Museum
2002 Terminal Drive
Galveston, TX 77554




Authors who do not attend the conference to present their papers, or arrange for a co-author or knowledgeable colleague to present their paper in the absence of the primary author, will not have their paper published in the IEEE IEL and IEEE Xplore, per latest IEEE policy.

The registration fees are as follows and must be paid in US dollars.

  Until 14 January 2013
Advance Registration
After 14 January 2013
Late and On-Site Registration
IEEE Member $495 $595
Non-Member $645 $745
Student, IEEE Life-Member $200 $250


Please, read carefully the following information concerning the registration procedure that is presented in the Author Instructions, especially if you are the prospective presenter of an accepted paper or if you need to guarantee inclusion of your accepted paper in the proceedings. An accepted paper will be published in the proceedings only if the full-fee registration payment for one of the authors is received and correctly processed by 14 January 2013 - no exceptions.

Only member or non-member fees are allowed to cover the publication of an accepted paper. To qualify for member rates, the membership number must be provided in the registration form. Student registration fees cannot be used to guarantee the publication of an accepted paper. If the author registering to cover the paper publication is a student, he has to pay the appropriate member or non-member fee. Members to whom the society bylaws grant special discounts (e.g., Students, Life members of the IEEE) cannot use the discounted rates to cover the publication of an accepted paper, they have to pay the member fee.

One author registration will cover the publication expenses of only ONE accepted paper. For each additional accepted paper associated to the same registration, a 50 US$ printing contribution will be charged. In the case no registration has been received and correctly processed to cover the paper publication, the conference organizers will contact the authors before the paper is removed from the proceedings.


For further information concerning your registration, please, contact only the SAS 2013 Administrator:

Lauren Pasquarelli
Conference Catalysts, LLC

Author Instructions


Final Instructions

The Conference Proceedings will be included in the IEEE Interactive Electronic Library (IEL) as part of IEEE Xplore. All authors who have been accepted must register for the conference and attend the conference to present their paper. Authors who do not attend the conference to present their papers, or arrange for a co-author or knowledgeable colleague to present their paper in the absence of the primary author, will not have their paper published in the IEEE IEL and IEEE Xplore, per latest IEEE policy.

1. Prepare the final version of the manuscript using the paper templates linked below.

Paper Templates

REMEMBER: the final version of a paper in the format given above CANNOT EXCEED 6 PAGES. NO EXCEPTION IS ALLOWED.

2. Register online.

You MUST register before uploading your final paper. Papers will be included in the proceedings only if at least one author has registered and paid the FULL IEEE Member or Non-Member registration fee by January 14, 2013. Student fees do not ensure publication of a paper - no exceptions. One full registration covers only one (1) paper. To guarantee inclusion in the proceedings of more than one (1) paper, the author must pay a $50 USD surcharge for each paper in excess. If you need to register by bank transfer, please contact Lauren Pasquarelli, SAS 2013 Administrator.


3. Generate an electronic version of the final manuscript.

From the final manuscript formatted as instructed above, authors must generate the electronic version in PDF format. Regardless of its initial format, the file containing the final version of the paper must be transformed in the PDF format using the IEEE PDF express web tool. PDF files generated by means of other tools are not acceptable.

To generate the IEEE Xplore compatible PDF file of your paper, follow these steps:

Create your IEEE PDF eXpress account by going to: http://www.pdf-express.org and using Conference ID: sas13x

If it's your first time accessing the system, please follow the link to New User. Please note that in order to access the service, you need to allow the use of cookies from the PDF eXpress web site.

Once you have registered as a new user:
Upload the source file (containing your paper) to PDF eXpress for conversion
Receive by e-mail the IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF of your paper. Once you’ve received your PDF file, upload it to EDAS.

4. Upload the electronic version of the final manuscript, complete the presenter's biography form, and submit the copyright form through EDAS by January 14, 2013.

a.Upload your final manuscript
    i.Log in at http://edas.info
    ii. Click the My Papers tab. Click the upload icon (third column from the right) and a dialog box will open that will enable you to select and upload your paper via the web or via FTP.
b.Fill in and sign the IEEE Copyright Transfer form.
    i. The IEEE is enforcing strict copyright rules. For your convenience, the copyright form is made available electronically through EDAS. To access the copyright form, click on the 'My Papers' tab and then click on the copyright icon under the copyright column (second column from the right). Authors who are not authorized to sign a copyright transfer form, should download the paper version of a copyright transfer form, fill it in, and ask an authorized person to sign it. Then, send the completed form to the SAS 2013 Administrator by email.


c.Prepare the presenter's biography form.
    i. Please declare who will be presenting the paper at the conference on EDAS. To do this, click the 'My Papers' tab, click on your paper title, and then click the Change/Add icon in the Presenter row. Indicate who will present the paper and click Choose presenter. Presenters must fill out a short bio (50 word max) on EDAS by going to the ‘My Profile’ tab and filling in the information in the ‘Brief bio’ field. Information in this form will be used by the session chairperson to introduce the presenter.


If authors wish to post their papers electronically on any web site, any ftp site, or any other electronic dissemination technique, they must include the IEEE Copyright notice on the initial screen displaying the IEEE-copyrighted material.
Problems in completing the final author requirements? Further Information?

Contact the SAS 2013 Administrator:
Lauren Pasquarelli
Conference Catalysts, LLC

Conference History


SAS 2013
February 19-21, 2013 | Galveston, Texas

SAS 2012
February 7-9, 2012 | Brescia, Italy

SAS 2011
February 22-24, 2011| San Antonio, Texas

SAS 2010
February 23-25, 2010 | Limerick, Ireland

SAS 2009
February 17-19, 2009 | New Orleans, Louisiana

SAS 2008
February 12-14, 2008 | Atlanta, Georgia

SAS 2007
February 6-8, 2007 |San Diego, California

SAS 2006
February 7-9, 2006 | Houston, Texas