Call For Papers

Important Dates
  • Paper Registration:
    Sep. 18th, 2015
  • Paper Submission:
    Sep. 25th, 2015
  • Notification:
    Nov. 30th, 2015
  • Camera Ready:
    Jan. 15th, 2016

IEEE PerCom, now in its fourteenth year, is established as the premier annual scholarly venue in the areas of pervasive computing and communications. Pervasive computing and communications have evolved into highly active areas of research and have found their way to many current commercial systems, due to the tremendous advances in a broad spectrum of technologies and topics including wireless networking, mobile and distributed computing, sensor systems, ambient intelligence, and smart devices.
PerCom is going down under to Sydney, famous for such iconic attractions as the Opera House, Bondi Beach and Harbour Bridge. PerCom 2016 will provide a leading edge, scholarly forum for researchers, engineers, and students alike to share their state-of-the art research and developmental work in the broad areas of pervasive computing and communications. The conference will feature a diverse mixture of interactive forums: core technical sessions of high quality cutting-edge research articles; targeted workshops on exciting topics; live demonstrations of pervasive computing in action; inspiring keynote speeches; insightful panel discussions from domain experts; and posters representing emerging ideas.
Research contributions are solicited in all areas pertinent to pervasive computing and communications, including:

  • Innovative pervasive computing applications
  • Data management for pervasive computing
  • Programming paradigms for pervasive systems
  • Architectures, protocols, and technologies for pervasive communications
  • Software evolution and maintenance in pervasive systems
  • Middleware for pervasive services and applications
  • Adaptive, autonomic and context-aware computing
  • Participatory and social sensing
  • Opportunistic networking and sensing in pervasive systems
  • Mobile/wearable computing systems and services in pervasive computing
  • Urban and mobile crowd sensing and intelligence
  • Energy-efficient and green pervasive computing
  • Positioning and tracking technologies
  • Sensors and RFID in pervasive systems
  • Multimodal sensing and context for pervasive applications
  • Reasoning methods for activity recognition
  • Smart devices and intelligent environments
  • Trust, security and privacy issues in pervasive systems
  • User interface, interaction, and persuasion
  • Context modeling and reasoning
  • Cognitive computing in pervasive systems
  • Virtual immersive communications
  • Pervasive computing aspects of social networks
  • Social and economic models for pervasive systems
  • Pervasive technologies for healthcare

Workshops and Affiliated Events

A number of workshops will be held in conjunction with the main conference. Workshop papers will be included and indexed in the IEEE digital libraries (Xplore) along with papers from the main conference. As in the past, PerCom 2016 will also feature a PhD Forum, Work-in-Progress Posters, and Live Demonstrations.

Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for publication. Also, they must show a significant relevance to pervasive computing and networking. Only electronic submissions in PDF format will be considered. Papers must be 9 pages or less, including references, figures and tables (at least 10pt font, 2-column format).

The IEEE LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, as well as formatting instructions, can be found here.

All papers will be managed electronically through the EDAS submission site.

Submitted papers will undergo a rigorous review process handled by the Technical Program Committee. Additional author names cannot be added after acceptance. The best paper will receive the prestigious Mark Weiser Best Paper Award. Top selected papers will be considered for a special issue of the Elsevier journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC).

For additional information contact the PerCom 2016 organizing committee at

Please be sure to view the Important Dates page.