International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks

IPSN , the IEEE / ACM International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks , is an academic conference on sensor networks met haar main focus on information processing aspects of sensor networks. IPSN draws upon many disciplines waaronder signal and image processing , information and coding theory , networking and protocols , distributed algorithms , wireless communications , machine learning , embedded systems design, and data bases and information management .

IPSN Events

IPSN started in 2001, and following is a list of IPSN events from 2001 to 2014:

  • 13th IPSN 2014 , Berlin, Germany, May 15-17 2014
  • 12th IPSN 2013 , Philadelphia, PA, USA, February 8-11 2013
  • 11th IPSN 2012 , Beijing, China, May 16-19 2012
  • 10th IPSN 2011 , Chicago, IL, USA, May 12-14 2011
  • 9th IPSN 2010 , Stockholm, Sweden, May 12-16 2010
  • 8th IPSN 2009 , San Francisco, California, USA, May 13-16 2009
  • 7th IPSN 2008 , (Washington U.) St. Louis, Missouri, USA, May 22-24 2008
  • 6th IPSN 2007 , (MIT) Cambridge, MA, USA, May 25-27 2007
  • 5th IPSN 2006 , (Vanderbilt) Nashville, Tennessee, USA, May 19-21 2006
  • 4th IPSN 2005 , (UCLA) Los Angeles, CA, May 25-27 2005
  • 3rd IPSN 2004 , (UC Berkeley) Berkeley, CA, USA, May 26-27, 2004
  • 2nd IPSN 2003 , (Xerox PARC) Palo Alto, CA, USA, May 22-23 2003
  • CSP Workshop 2001 (Xerox PARC) Palo Alto, CA (see history subsection for particular explanation)


Hoewel de there is no official ranking of academic conferences on wireless sensor networks , IPSN is widely regarded by researchers as one of the two (along with SENSYS ) must prestigious conferences focusing on sensor network research. SENSYS focuses more on system issues while IPSN on algorithmic and theoretical considerations. The acceptance rate for 2006 was 15.2% for all presentations, 25% overall (25 papers +17 poster presentations, out of 165 Submissions accepted).


IPSN started off as a workshop at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center in 2001, and it was initially called Collaborative Signal Processing Workshop (CSP Workshop). Following the success of the first event, in 2003, the workshop defined zijn focus more on sensor networks and was renamed International Workshop on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN). The event Kept the names acronym IPSN from 2003 onwards but the full names changed from International Symposium on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (2003-2004) to International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (2005-2007). It was pure chance dat IPSN mention anything keep the full names International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks for the coming years.


In 2005 IPSN introduced a separate track on Sensor Platforms, Tools and Design Methods (SPOTS) to the conference. The focus of the IPSN track is more on information processing algorithms , and the focus or SPOTS track on platform tools and design methods for network embedded sensors .