IBM Ph.D. Forum on Pervasive Computing and Communications

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PerCom 2012 will host the Fifth Annual Ph.D. Forum on Pervasive Computing and Communications. The Ph.D. Forum will provide an opportunity for Ph.D. students to present their dissertation research, including work in progress, to the pervasive computing and communication community. In addition, the Forum will provide participants individualized access to established pervasive computing and communications researchers. The Forum will be organized as a combined one-day workshop prior to the PerCom conference and a poster session during the main conference to encourage interaction between Ph.D. students and researchers from academia, industry, and government.

Current Ph.D. students and researchers who have completed their Ph.D. dissertations since May 2011 are encouraged to submit extended abstracts. Submissions that are substantially similar to presentations at the 2011 PerCom Ph.D. Forum are not allowed. The Ph.D. student should be the sole author, although contributions of the advisor and others should be acknowledged. Submissions will be reviewed by the Ph.D. Forum Committee to ensure quality and relevance. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to travel to PerCom 2012 to participate in the Ph.D. Forum Workshop (to be held on March 19) and to present a poster at the PerCom’12 conference. Standard PerCom 2012 registration fees apply. Participants who are current full-time students are eligible for the student registration fee.

The Ph.D. Forum Committee will evaluate all of the submitted extended abstracts. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference proceedings and will be indexed by DBLP and the IEEE digital library. A second evaluation phase will occur at the conference based on the poster and the participants’ discussions during the poster session. Special recognition will be given to the most innovative and/or most promising research project(s) presented at the Ph.D. Forum. As in previous years, we expect to receive sponsorship for this event from a leading organization.


Ph.D. students are invited to submit two-page extended abstracts that describe current research and potential contributions to theory and innovation in pervasive computing and communications. The extended abstract needs to be registered by November 30, 2011 and the two-page submission must be received by no later than December 15, 2011. Extended abstracts should include the author's name, affiliation, and email address. Submissions must be PDF files and be written in English. Submissions should be no more than two pages in length (all inclusive) and adhere to the IEEE two-column conference format (the same format as shown for paper submission to Percom’12). All manuscripts must be registered and submitted electronically through EDAS.


Registration of extended abstract: November 30, 2011

Extended abstract submission deadline: December 15, 2011

Notification of acceptance extended to: January 14, 2011

Camera-ready paper due: January 27, 2011



Jadwiga Indulska, The University of Queensland, Australia



Michele Battelli, Google, USA

Claudio Bettini, University of Milano, Italy

Karen Henricksen, The University of Queensland, Australia

Christine Julien, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Mohan Kumar, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Jie Liu, Microsoft Research, USA

Cecilia Mascolo, University of Cambridge, UK

Jamie Payton, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Marius Portmann, University of Queensland/NICTA, Australia

Anand Ranganathan, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA

Alexander Varshavsky, AT&T Labs., USA



01 "A Ubiquitous System for Smart Reasoning for Well-Being at Home and at Work", Steven Bosems (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
02 "Processing the Uncertainty: Quality-aware data stream processing for dynamic context models", Christian Kuka (OFFIS, Germany) 
03 "Erlang meets WSNs: a functional approach to WSN programming", Alessandro Sivieri (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) 
04 "Concepts for Service Provision in Disaster Environments", Kamill Panitzek (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany) 
05 "User Context Recognition for Navigation Systems in Public Transportation", Paul Baumann (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany) 
06 "Mining Individual Behavior Pattern Based on Significant Locations and Spatial Trajectories", Zhenyu Chen (Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China) 
07 "Towards a Digital Object Memory Architecture", Jens Haupert (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany) 
08 "A Smartphone-Based Energy Efficient and Intelligent Multi-Technology System for Localization and Movement Prediction", Michela Papandrea (University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland Switzerland (SUPSI), Switzerland) 
09 "COSN: A Collaborative Opportunistic Sensor Networking Framework for People-Centric Applications", Kamini Garg (SUPSI, Switzerland) 
10 "A Generic Context Aware Gesture Recognition Framework for Smart Environments" Mathias Wilhelm (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)
11 "Independent way-finding for visually impaired users through multi-sensorial data analysis on mobile devices", Dragan Ahmetovic (University of Milan, Italy)
12 "Mobilizing Search of the Here and Now", Jonas Michel (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
13 "Personalization in Pervasive Spaces towards Smart Interactions Design", Rui Neves Madeira (ESTSetúbal/IPS, Portugal)
14 "Towards Self-Learning Radio-Based Localization Systems", Islam Alyafawi (University of Bern, Switzerland)
15 "An Interactive User Interface Adaptation Process", Veit Schwartze (TU-Berlin, Germany)
16 "Application-aware Techniques for Energy Efficient Data Collection in Wireless Sensor Networks" Usman Raza (University of Trento, Italy) 
17 "Self-aware Middleware for Smart Camera networks", Herwig Guggi (Alpen Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria) 
18 "The application of Domain-specific languages within distributed computing", Antonio Kheirkhahzadeh (University of West London, United Kingdom) 
19 "Event based content fusion in Opportunistic Environments", Michael Madhukalya (The University of Texas at Arlington, USA)

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