Call for Workshop Proposals

IEEE PerCom, now in its 11th edition, is the premier conference for presenting scholarly research in pervasive computing and communications. Advances in this field are leading to innovative platforms, protocols, systems and applications for always-on, always-connected services.

The PerCom 2013 Organizing Committee invites proposals for one-day or half-day workshops affiliated with the conference. The workshops will be held prior to, or immediately after, the main conference. 

The purpose of these workshops is to provide a venue for presenting novel ideas in a less formal and typically more focused area than at the conference itself.

Note that PerCom workshops are expected to enable stimulating discussions of state-of-the-art, emerging, visionary, and perhaps controversial topics. Workshops should be organized to promote such lively interaction. Plans to promote interaction and discussion should be clearly addressed in workshop proposals.

Workshops proposals are solicited in all areas and topics pertaining to pervasive computing and communications research and applications. Workshops addressing new emerging research directions in pervasive computing and communication are especially welcome.


Proposal Submission Guidelines:

Each workshop proposal must include:

  • The name of the workshop.
  • The names, addresses, and a short bio (up to 200 words) of the organizers (up to three, from at least two different institutions).
  • A brief description (up to 1 page) of the technical issues that the workshop will address, and the reasons why the workshop is of interest at this time. Please also include a short discussion of related workshops and conferences and outline why the proposed workshop is unique.
  • The names of potential program committee members, and some consideration on the communities/groups it intends to attract.
  • The planned format of the workshop, including a strategy to facilitate lively and interactive discussions. 
  • If applicable, a description of past versions of the workshop, including: number of submitted and accepted papers and number of attendees.
  • If the workshop does not have any past editions, an estimate of the expected number of submitted and accepted papers, and of the expected number of attendees.
  • A description of the publicity plan.
  • A call for papers.
  • The workshop website address.

Workshop proposals should be submitted, no later than May 31, 2012, by e-mail (in PDF format), to the PerCom 2013 Workshop Co-chairs at the following address, with "PerCom 2013 Workshop Proposal" in the subject.

Please be sure to view the Important Dates page.