List of Workshops

ACoMoRe: The 1st Symposium on Activity and Context Modeling and Recognition, March 24
Context and activity information is a key issue in building pervasive and adaptive applications. ACOMORE is a follow-up to a successful ten years series of workshops on Context Modelling and Reasoning (CoMoRea). The aim of this symposium is to advance the state of the art in activity/context modeling and reasoning, and also discuss fundamental issues in context processing and management. The goal is to identify concepts, theories and methods applicable to activity/context modeling and reasoning, as well as system-oriented issues related to the design and implementation of context-aware systems. ACOMORE will provide a forum for researchers to present and discuss recent research results and innovative ongoing work.

PerNEM: The 4th International Workshop on Pervasive Networks for Emergency Management, March 24
The fourth workshop on Pervasive Networks for Emergency Management (PerNEM) will address the unique technical and scientific challenges of emergency and crisis management, which require effective sensing, communications and decision making with stringent time constraints in dynamic environments. Pervasive systems can provide decision support to rescuers and evacuees, collecting information that is vital for the emergency operation. This workshop will focus on pervasive networked sensing and decision making, both wired and wireless, for emergency management, including advances in sensing, communication, decision support, simulation tools, modelling methods and experimental evaluation.

PerMoby: The International Workshop on the Impact of Human Mobility in Pervasive Systems and Applications, March 24
The key components of many pervasive systems and applications are already deployed in the form of ubiquitous commercial products carried by humans. Human mobility makes it possible for such key components to interact, promoting cooperation and sharing of content, services and resources. Smartphones, tablets, and other personal devices act as mobile computing elements able to gather information about the surrounding environment according to the mobility of users. In other situations these devices operate as mobile nodes of the computing and/or networking infrastructure, where interaction and communication occur opportunistically. The goal of PerMoby is to explore the impact of human mobility on the achievement of the pervasive computing vision. The focus is on pervasive applications, systems, and protocols where mobility plays an active role in achieving the end goals.

SeSoc: The 6th IEEE International Workshop on Security and Social Networking, March 28
So far, Online Social Networks are self-contained, walled garden services, with a centralized omniscient provider that collects and shares PII selectively with customers and affiliates. The amount of information gathered about the users in the case of Web-based SNS has already been extensive -- but this information even consists of detailed location traces and preference information, given by the frequency of check-ins at visited establishments and comments annotated to them, in this new paradigm. The problems of security and privacy in such a surveilled, pervasive communication environment hence are becoming more and more crucial. The aim of SESOC 2014 hence is to encompass research advances in all areas of security, trust and privacy in pervasive communication systems with a special focus on the social aspects of the services.

CROWDSENSING: The 1st International Workshop on Crowdsensing Methods, Techniques, and Applications, March 24
With phones in their pockets, millions of people have access to sensing, computation, and connectivity, making it possible to harness the power of the crowd to collect and share data about their surroundings and experiences on a massive scale. Crowdsensing is a novel data collection paradigm that leverages this vast mobile sensor network, making it possible to expand the scope of research endeavors and address civic issues. This new data collection paradigm introduces several research challenges, including the need for usable and transparent privacy controls, incentive mechanisms, and approaches that transform large-scale user-generated data sets into meaningful information. This workshop provides a forum for discussion, debate, and collaboration focused on ideas, trends, techniques, and recent advances in crowdsensing.

SIPC: The 3rd International Workshop on the Social Implications of Pervasive Computing for Sustainable Living, March 24
The mobile, sensory and embedded technologies associated with pervasive computing are progressively approaching levels of sufficient accuracy, dependability and suitable cost for real world deployment and entry into everyday life. A topic that has recently gained significant/growing interest among researchers of pervasive systems is sustainability, or to be precise, the challenges brought by achieving sustainable living through pervasive technologies. While many technologies have already been developed quite successfully from a technological perspective, their social impact and adoption are still understudied. In light of this, the intention of this workshop is to focus on and explore the social implications of pervasive computing for sustainable living, and asks the question: is pervasive computing for sustainability 'socially straightforward'?

PerCol: The 5th International Workshop on Pervasive Collaboration and Social Networking, March 28
The 5th workshop on Pervasive Collaboration and Social Networking (PerCol) addresses the research field at the intersection of pervasive computing and social computing. We are interested in various types of human-to-human interaction with pervasive devices like mobile social networking, crowdsourcing, collaborative apps, location-based games, interaction with public displays and collaborative augmented reality. While this is an application-driven research field, we also welcome research on the foundations of Pervasive Social Computing like middleware and development methods, rich presence, pervasive social context, social signal processing, cloud support for collaborative mobile systems and robust and energy-efficient communication in pervasive scenarios.

PerCity: The 1st International IEEE Workshop on Pervasive Systems for Smart Cities, March 24
The ongoing advances in Pervasive Computing technology have delivered interesting hardware platforms that are suitable for city-scale infrastructure deployments. In addition, the success of mobile communication devices and mobile broadband connectivity enables citizens to tap into the digital resources that surround them anytime and anywhere. Yet, application developers are facing a broad range of technical challenges when targeting the city as an application scenario, e.g. with respect to scalability, interoperability, robustness, user involvement, safety and privacy, etc. The goal of PerCity is to explore these challenges and to bring together researchers and practitioners working on systems and applications in the Smart City domain. We will discuss novel and innovative Smart City applications, system software and architectures addressing the challenges of Smart City systems and to gather positive and negative experiences from existing small or large-scale deployments.

SCI: The 2nd International Workshop on Social and Community Intelligence, March 28
Social and community intelligence (SCI) defines a new paradigm that aims at revealing the individual/group behaviors, social interactions, as well as community dynamics (e.g., city hot spots, traffic jams) by mining the digital traces left by people while interacting with cyber-physical spaces. The digital traces are generated mainly from three information sources: Internet and Web applications, wireless sensor networks, mobile/wearable devices. The scale and richness of the multimodal, mixed data sources present us an opportunity to compile the digital footprints into a comprehensive picture of individual’s daily life facets, transform our understanding of our lives, organizations and societies, and enable completely innovative services in areas like human health, public safety, city resource management, environment monitoring, and transportation management. This workshop aims to provide an international forum for the discussion of challenges in the fields of SCI, including theoretical studies, practical issues, emerging technologies and applications.

PD-Apps: The Workshop on Developing Applications for Pervasive Display Networks, March 28
With significant reductions in the cost of large LCD screens, public displays are proliferating in urban spaces. It is not hard to imagine that they will soon be networked and connected over the Internet, constituting a novel and powerful communication medium pervasive display networks open to a wide range of applications and content. The aim of the workshop is to bring together experts from a variety of domains, i.e., UbiComp, HCI, Software Engineering, User Experience, and Public Displays to exchange ideas and discuss opportunities and challenges in creating applications for pervasive display networks. Overall, the goal of the workshop is to setup a meeting point for the people working on pervasive display networks as well as to create a common understanding and set the goals and challenges for further research on the topic of developing applications for pervasive display networks.

MUCS: The 11th IEEE Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services, March 28
Ubiquitous Communications and related Services have seen rapid development over the past decade, now presenting both users as well as providers with significant management challenges ranging from service delivery over heterogeneous networks to semantic interoperability between different service offerings. Today’s management systems struggle to maintain operational requirements and to address structural as well as technological advances in pervasive communications. MUCS 2014 provides a platform for researchers and practitioners to address and discuss challenges and proposed solutions to the management of ubiquitous communications.

IQ2S: The 6th International Workshop on Information Quality and Quality of Service for Pervasive Computing, March 28
Complementing "traditional" provisioning of Quality of Service (QoS) with Quality of Information (QoI) for pervasive computing is challenging and difficult due to the resource-constrained, dynamic and distributed nature of the system, the weakness under security attacks, and the lack of a design approach that takes into account the different types of resources and their inter-dependencies. Novel mechanisms are required in pervasive computing which should integrate QoI, network QoS, computational QoS, security, and a user's Quality of Experience (QoE), which will be influence by the application goals and the pervasive environment in which the application is utilized. The objective of this workshop is to provide a forum to exchange ideas, present results, share experience, and enhance collaborations among researchers, professionals, and application developers on various aspects of QoI, QoE and QoS for pervasive computing in network contexts including wireless, mobile and sensor networks.