Ph.D. Forum on Pervasive Computing and Communications

Click here for the list of accepted PhD abstracts.
Click here for the PhD Forum program.

PerCom 2013 will host the Sixth 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 a platform for participants to meet with reputed International researchers in pervasive computing and communications. 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 2012 are encouraged to submit extended abstracts. Submissions that are substantially similar to presentations a previous 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 2013 to be held in San Diego during March 18-22, 2013 to participate in the Ph.D. Forum Workshop and to present a poster at the PerCom 2013 conference. Standard PerCom 2013 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. In past PerComs leading institutions, such as IBM Research, had sponsored the PhD Forum event. We are working in receiving sponsorship from prominent industry leaders again this year.


Abstract Submission

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, 2012 and the two-page submission must be received by no later than December 15, 2012. 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 2013). All manuscripts must be registered and submitted electronically through EDAS.


Important Dates

Registration of extended abstracts: December 17, 2012
Extended abstract submission deadline: December 17, 2012
Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2013
Camera-ready paper due: January 25, 2013


Ph.D. Forum Chair

Mohan Kumar, University of Texas at Arlington, USA


International Technical Program Committee

Christian Becker, Universität Mannheim, Germany
Chatshick Bisdikian, IBM T. J. Watson Research, USA
Mahbub Hasan, University of New South Wales, Australia
Karen Henrickson, The university of Queensland, Australia
Christine Julien, The University of Texas, Austin, USA
Mohan Kumar, The University of Texas, Arlington, USA
Daniela Nicklas, Carl von Ossietzky Universitiät Oldenburg, Germany
Andrea Passarella, National Research Council, Italy
Jamie Payton, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA
Marius Portmann, University of Queensland, Australia
Behrooz Shirazi, Washington State University, USA
Nalini Venkatasubramanian, University of Claifornia, Irvine, USA


List of Accepted PhD Abstracts

A Two-Tier VANET/P2P System for Information Retrieval in Vehicular Environments
Chien-Ming Cheng, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Toward Large-scale Situation Awareness Applications on Camera Networks
Kirak Hong, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Modeling, Managing and Reasoning about Social Contexts for Socially-Aware Applications
Muhammad Ashad Kabir, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Using Electronic Storyboards to Support Interdisciplinary Design of Pervasive Computing Systems
Jason Forsyth, Virginia Tech, USA

Converting Context to Indoor Position Using Built-In Smartphone Sensors
Sara Khalifa, University of New South Wales, Australia

Middleware-based System Support for Proactive Adaptation in Pervasive Environments
Sebastian VanSyckel, University of Mannheim, Germany

Distributed Opportunistic Sensing in Mobile Phone Sensor Networks
Viet-Duc Le, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Collaborative Opportunistic Network Coding for Persistent Data Stream in Disruptive Sensor Networks
Mingsen Xu, Georgia State University, USA



18th March
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Closed Door Session

3:30 - 5:00 pm
Panel on Pervasive Computing Education (open to all)

Mohan Kumar, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Chatschik Bisdikian, IBM T. J. Watson Research, USA
Christian Becker, Universität Mannheim, Germany
Marius Portman, The University of Queensland, Australia
Klara Nahrstedt, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

20th March
4:00 - 4:20 pm
Teaser Madness

4:20 - 6:00 pm
Poster Session

Mohan J Kumar (The University of Texas at Arlington, USA)