CoSDEO 2013

CoSDEO - The 4th Workshop on Context Systems Design, Evaluation and Optimisation, Zurich, Switzerland


  • Panel finalised.
    Moustafa Youssef Romit Roy Choudhury Till Riedel Daniel Roggen
    Moustafa Youssef;
    Romit Roy Choudhury,
    Till Riedel,
    Daniel Roggen
  • CoSDEO 2013 will be held in room CHN D 48 in ETH Zentrum
  • Invited talk by Shyam Gollakota
    Shyamnath Gollakota
  • Program online
  • Submission deadline for notes: June 7th
  • Demo/video/poster submission: June 7th
  • Instructions for Demo, Video and Poster submissions have been added to submission guidelines and important dates
  • New Ubicomp workshop template
  • Welcome to the 4th CoSDEO workshop -- Device-Free Radio-Based recognition

    The 4th CoSDEO-workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working on the design, implementation, and evaluation of systems, algorithms or models for the device-free, radio-based recognition of contexts. Recently, using analysis of signal distortions in a typical radio network to derive contexts such as location, type or activity of an object not outfitted with a radio, has received a growing amount of attention from researchers. The possibility to acquire context information without instrumenting users or installing special hardware and without the drawbacks of optical systems has great potential for typical applications of Ubiquitous Computing. Radio signals are inherently noisy and signal changes depend on a variety of environmental and sensor-specific factors, which makes the problem of device-free radio-based recognition a challenging one. The goal of CoSDEO 2013 is to provide a discussion venue for this growing community in which fundamental problems as well as sophisticated approaches and actual implementations can be presented. Thus, we like to encourage scientists in all stages of their research, from first experiments to readily developed and evaluated systems, to submit their original work to allow a broad discussion with established experts but also researchers relatively new to the field. Besides regular submissions, we also encourage submission of visionary papers which do not need to describe completed research but contain ideas new to the field. These may be related to novel techniques for the radio-based detection of contexts but also novel applications and designs of device-free radio-based context recognition systems.


    Topics of interest include but are not limited to

  • Design aspects of device-free radio-based context recognition systems
  • General experimental work and field studies on device-free radio-based recognition
  • Models/algorithms for recognizing contexts using device-free radio-based sensors
  • Reports on the evaluation of device-free radio-based context recognition systems
  • Investigations directed at signal processing, recognition robustness, signal sampling, etc. for device-free radio-based context recognition
  • Investigations directed at feasibility of recognizing novel classes using radio frequency analysis
  • System architectures for device-free radio-based recognition
  • Monitoring of attention levels by device-free radio-based sensing systems
  • Algorithms/methods enabling device-free sensing using existing and novel radio hardware

  • To foster discussion and collaboration among participants, the CoSDEO-workshop traditionally features an interactive hands-on session with demo, video and poster presentation. Additionally to regular submissions to this session, all participating authors will be kindly asked to participate according to their contribution.

    Submission instructions

    Participation in CoSDEO 2013 is possible with different types of submissions. Authors may either submit a full paper not exceeding 15 pages (Ubicomp 2013 Workshop template) and/or a demo, video or poster paper which should be a maximum of 4 pages long (Ubicomp 2013 Workshop template). Please see the Paper Submission Guidelines for further details on the requirements of the submissions. All submissions will be rigorously reviewed by an international technical program committee. Accepted submissions will be published in the Ubicomp 2013 workshop Proceedings. The proceedings will be available via the ACM digital library

    Call for submissions

    The PDF-call is available here: [Call for papers].