Professional Activities


Industrial Technology Transfer


Media Presence

  • 20 Minuten reports on the PermaSense project in their monthly column "Studentenecke".
  • Arcteryx has published a press release announcing cooperation as clothing sponsor of the PermaSense project. We are truly thrilled about this and hope to be wearing the flashy new 2010 colors on our fieldwork in 2010.
  • Züritipp, the weekly newspaper reports on the “Nacht der Forschung 2009” featuring the PermaSense project: “Wissenschaft zum Anfassen”, Züritipp No. 36, September 2009.
  • The project (ETH Zurich Autonomous Systems Lab) aims at sending an unmanned sailboat on a transatlantic crossing. The first prototype sailboat Avalon was co-developed with technology derived from the PermaSense project. Media reports about the boat, the challenge and the first regatta in Portugal made it to numerous media like SF DRS, NZZ, CNN and others, August 2009.
  • The PermaSense project is featured in a television documentary on natural hazards: Gefahr für die Alpen - Abenteuer Wissen, ZDF, August 2009.
  • The Swiss radio features the PermaSense project in a summer series on cutting edge research: “Sommerserie Spitzenforschung Schweiz: Mobile Sensoren vermessen die Welt”, Radio DRS 1-2-4, July 2009.
  • unimagazin, the magazine of University of Zurich is reporting on the PermaSense project on pages 12-15 in issue 03/09: Dem Berg den Puls gefühlt.
  • The Swiss National Science Foundation published a press release and featured the PermaSense project with the picture of the month for March, 2009. Among the media reporting were ZDFheute.de, Tagesanzeiger, News, Le Matin, Computerzeitung (on the title page), Greenpeace and Radio Oberwallis.
  • The PermaSense project is featured in a brochure for prospective undergrad students at ETH Zurich ITET Maturandenbroschuere 2009 [pdf].
  • Frozen Ground, the news bulletin of the International Permafrost Association features the PermaSense project in Frozen Ground, Number 32, December 2008 [pdf].
  • ETH Globe, the quarterly magazine of ETH Zurich features the PermaSense project in its issue ETH Globe 2008/04 [pdf].
  • The Swiss journal Chemie Plus reports on Online Data Gathering on Matterhorn, November 2008.
  • ETH Life features the PermaSense project, in German | English, October 2008.
  • The PermaSense project is featured in Messners Alpen, a 3 sequel documentary on the alps produced in cooperation with world-renowned alpinist Reinhold Messner and aired on prominent TV channels in 2007/2008.
  • The PermaSense project is featured on ARTE television: Der Rueckzug des Eises a film by H. Hackl, Bayerischer Rundfunk, 45 min., April, 2008.
  • The newspaper L’Hebdo reports on the PermaSense project: Un thermomètre pour mesurer la fièvre des alpes [pdf], August, 2007.
  • BTnodes are one of four features in the annual report of ETH Zurich 2006 - excerpt [pdf] and full report [pdf].
  • Various media report on the 2006 OEAV Globetrek Gasherbrum II Expedition: ETH Life, Tiroler Tageszeitung, Oberländer Rundschau, Bezirksblätter, Globetrek, various other online media.
  • The work on the BTnode platform is featured in “io new management”, Handelszeitung, May, 2005 and Computerworld, February, 2003.

Keynote Presentations

Conference and Workshop Organization

  • IPSN 2011 - The 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, Chicago - PC member SPOTS track
  • RTSS 2011 The 32nd IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium - PC member Sensor Networks Track
  • DCOSS 2011 The 7th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems - PC member
  • RTAS 2011 IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium, Chicago - PC member, Work-in-Progress Track
  • RTSS 2011 The 31st IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium, San Diego - PC member Sensor Networks Track
  • RealWSN 2010 - The Fourth Workshop on Real-World Wireless Sensor Networks, Colombo, Sri Lanka - PC member
  • SenSys 2010 - The Eighth ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, Zurich, Switzerland - General chair
  • DCOSS 2010 - The 6th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems, Santa Barbara, USA - PC member
  • IPSN 2010 - The 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, Stockholm, Sweden - PC member SPOTS track
  • SAC 2010 - The 25th Symposium On Applied Computing, Sierre, Switzerland, Wireless Sensor Networks and Applications Track - PC member
  • EWSN 2010 - The Seventh European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks, Coimbra, Portugal - PC member
  • AINTEC2009 - The Asian Internet Engineering Conference - PC member
  • Ubicomp 2009 - The 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing - Demo Committee
  • SSS 2009 - The 11th International Symposium on Stabilization, Safety, and Security Of Distributed Systems - PC member
  • SenseApp 2009 - The IEEE Workshop on Practical Issues in Building Sensor Network Applications in conjunction with IEE LCN, Zurich, Switzerland - PC member
  • S-CUBE 2009 The First International Conference on Sensor Systems and Software, Pisa, Italy - PC member
  • SenSys 2009 - The Seventh ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, Berkeley - Publicity co-chair
  • VTC 2009-Spring - The 69th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Barcelona, Spain - PC member Track "Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks"
  • INSS 2009 - The Sixth International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems, Pittsburgh, USA - PC member
  • IPSN 2009 - The 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks, San Francisco, USA - PC member SPOTS track, poster & demo co-chair for IPSN and CPS Weeek 2009/CPS Forum 2009
  • EWSN 2009 - The Sixth European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks, Cork, Ireland - PC member
  • AINTEC 2008 - The Fourth Asian Internet Engineering Conference, Bangkok, Thailand - PC member
  • SenseApp 2008 - The IEEE Workshop on Practical Issues in Building Sensor Network Applications (SenseApp 2008) in conjunction with IEE LCN, Montreal, Canada - PC member
  • WiDeploy08 - The Second International Workshop on Wireless Sensor Network Deployments, in conjunction with DCOSS 2008, Santorini, Greece - PC member
  • REALWSN 2008 - The REALWSN'08 Workshop on Real-World Wireless Sensor Networks, in conjunction with EuroSys 2008, Glasgow, Scotland - PC member
  • NSDR 2008 - The Second ACM SIGCOMM Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions, Seattle, WA - PC member
  • DCOSS 2008 - The Fourth IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems, Santorini, Greece - PC member
  • INSS 2008 - The Fifth International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems, Kanazawa, Japan - PC member, publicity co-chair
  • DATE 2008 - Design, Automation and Test in Europe, Munich, Germany - PC member, session chair, special session organizer
  • EWSN 2008 - The Fifth European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks, Bologna, Italy - PC member
  • SenSys 2007 - The Fifth ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, Sydney, Australia - Doctoral Colloquium Advisory Committee
  • SENSORCOMM 2007 - International Conference on Sensor Technologies and Applications, Valencia, Spain - PC member
  • NSDR 2007 - Workshop on Networked Systems for Developing Regions held in conjunction with ACM SIGCOMM 2007, Kyoto, Japan - PC member, publications chair
  • INSS 2007 - The Fourth International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems, Braunschweig, Germany - PC member, session chair
  • EmNets 2007 - The Fourth Workshop on Embedded Networked Sensors, Cork, Ireland - PC member, session chair
  • AHSP 2007 - The Second International Workshop on Ad Hoc, Sensor and P2P Networks, Sedona, Arizona - PC member
  • EWSN 2007 - The Fourth European conference on Wireless Sensor Networks, Delft, The Netherlands - PC member, session chair
  • SenSys 2006 - The Fourth ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, Boulder, CO - PC member, session chair
  • MobiQuitous 2006 - The Third Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networks and Services, San Jose, CA - PC member
  • INSS 2006 - The Third International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems, Chicago, IL - PC member
  • MobiQuitous 2005 - The Second Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Networking and Services, San Diego, CA - PC member
  • UbiComp 2005 - The Seventh International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, Tokyo, Japan - Demo Committee


Tutorials


Professional Organizations

  • TinyOS Core Working Group - member
  • TinyOS Testbed Working Group - chair
  • NCCR MICS Working Group 2 – Sensor and Actuator Platforms - chair


Project Proposal Reviews

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Germany
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Switzerland


Journal Reviews

  • AIAA Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication
  • ACM Computer and Communications Review (CCR)
  • ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS) Spec. Issue on Power Aware Computing
  • ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN)
  • Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing
  • Communications of the ACM
  • Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software
  • IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Computers
  • IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics
  • IEEE Communication Letters
  • IEEE Communications Magazine
  • IEEE Computer
  • IEEE Internet Computing
  • IEEE Pervasive
  • Springer Journal of Ubiquitous and Personal Computing
  • Springer Design Automation for Embedded Systems


Conference Reviews

  • AHSP 2007
  • CASES 2003
  • DATE 2008
  • DCOSS 2008
  • EWSN 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • ICC 2002, 2003, 2005
  • ICCAD 2002
  • ICCD 2001
  • INSS 2006, 2007, 2008
  • IOT 2008
  • ISWC 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • ISWPC 2007
  • LOCA 2005
  • MobiQuitous 2005, 2006
  • NSDR 2007, 2008
  • NTMS 2007
  • Pervasive 2008
  • REALWSN 2008
  • SECON 2004
  • SenseApp 2008
  • SENSORCOMM 2007
  • SenSys 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • TRIDENTCOM 2005
  • UbiComp 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008
  • WCNC 2009


Book Reviews

  • IEEE Press: Sensor Networks Operations
  • Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering