July 26 - August 1, 2009
Bertinoro International Center for Informatics (BiCi)
Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena), Italy


Grounded in the belief that processors, sensors, and wireless radios are becoming extremely small and inexpensive, we can foresee a world where everyday objects are globally networked and physical environments are enriched by computational power. As enabling technologies for such a smart world, sensor networks and intelligent objects have not only received much attention from researchers in recent times, but also first prototypes of such systems have been deployed. These technologies do not only provide online access to and control over the state of the real world, but enable the creation of novel real-world services.

Goals and Audience

The goal of the summer school is to survey fundamentals of sensor networks and networked intelligent objects, as well as to identify novel opportunities and research directions in these areas through a series of lectures by international experts. Participants can experience the relevant technologies during hands-on courses and can present their own work during a participant's workshop. The school will provide a good opportunity to get to know other people working in the field, to meet distinguished scholars, and to establish contacts that may lead to research collaborations in the future. We expect about 60 participants - the intended audience are post-graduate students, PhD students, and young researchers from universities and industrial laboratories around the world.

Lecturers and Topics

  • Andrew T. Campbell, Dartmouth College, USA --- Urban sensing
  • Stamatis Karnouskos, SAP Research, Germany --- Future enterprises based on real-world services
  • Koen Langendoen, TU Delft, The Netherlands --- MAC and localization for sensor networks
  • Paul Lukowicz, Univ. of Passau, Germany --- Wearable sensing
  • Friedemann Mattern, ETH Zurich, Switzerland --- Visions of the future
  • Luca Mottola, SICS, Sweden --- Operating systems and real-world deployments
  • Shashi Prabh, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal --- Distributed data storage, dissemination and processing
  • Bernhard Rinner, Univ. of Klagenfurt, Austria --- Smart cameras and visual sensor networks
  • Kay Roemer, Univ. of Lubeck, Germany and ETH Zurich, Switzerland --- Time synchronization in sensor networks
  • Ali Salehi, EPFL, Switzerland --- Global Sensor Networs including hands-on course
  • Thiemo Voigt, SICS, Sweden --- Contiki hands-on course
  • Kamin Whitehouse, Univ. of Virginia, USA --- Macroprogramming and debugging of sensor networks