IBM Ph.D. Forum on Pervasive Computing and Communications

PerCom 2016 will host the Ninth 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 workshop co-located with the PerCom conference with a mock thesis committee present 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 are encouraged to submit extended abstracts. Submissions that are substantially similar to presentations from 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 Technical Program Committee to ensure quality and relevance. Authors of accepted submissions are expected to travel to PerCom 2016 to be held in Sydney, Australia during March 14 -18, 2016 to participate in the Ph.D. Forum Workshop and to present a poster at the PerCom 2016 conference. Standard PerCom 2016 registration fees apply. Participants who are current full-time students are eligible for the student registration fee. US-based students can apply for a NSF travel grant (see PerCom website).  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. At the workshop, a mock thesis committee will be on site to provide constructive technical comments to each presenter. Another 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.

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 two-page submission must be received by no later than November 27th, 2015. 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 2016). In case of acceptance, the length of the camera-ready paper will be limited to three pages. All manuscripts must be registered and submitted electronically through the EDAS submission site. EDAS submission site.

Important Dates

Extended abstract submission deadline: November 27 th, 2015
Notification of acceptance: January 6th, 2016
Camera-ready paper due: January 15th, 2016
Conference Dates: March 14th – March 18th, 2016


Time Paper Title/Item Speakers
8am to 8.30am
Arrival and Coffee/Tea
8.30am to 9am Welcome and Opening Remarks PhD Forum Organizers: Qi Han and Seng W. Loke
9am to 10am Invited Speaker 1: E-Health Oriented Pervasive Computing Prof. Yiqiang Chen and Prof. ChuanYan Miao
10am to 10.30am Morning Coffee
10.30am to 11am Chaining the Secret: Pre-shared Key Chain for Security in Pervasive Computing Jiyong Han
11am to 11.30am Unobtrusive Human Localization and Activity Recognition for Supporting Independent Living of the Elderly Wenjie Ruan
11.30am to 12pm Localization of Wireless Sensor Networks Using a Mobile Beacon Izanoordina Ahmad
12pm to 1pm Lunch
1pm to 2pm Invited Speaker 2: The Title, Abstact, and Introduction: How Important are They? Prof. Mahbub Hassan
2pm to 2.30pm Collaborative Streaming of on Demand Videos for Mobile Devices Mingyang Zhong
2.30pm to 3pm Transient Data Stream Management Scheme for Data Mining in Mobile Cloud Computing Environments Muhammad Habib ur Rehman
3pm to 3.30pm Afternoon Coffee
3.30am to 4pm Data Driven Feedback for Optimized and Efficient Usage of Decentralized Air Conditioners Milan Jain
4pm to 4.30pm Mining Changes in Mobility Patterns From Smartphone Data Amin Sadri

Ph.D. Forum Chair

Qi Han, Colorado School of Mines, USA,

Seng Loke, La Trobe University, Australia,

Technical Program Committee

Yong Cui, Tsinghua University, China

Yiqiang Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Song Guo, University of Aizu, Japan

Na Yu, QualComm Research, USA

Alan Marchiori, Bucknell University, USA

Paul Castro, IBM Research, USA

Moustafa Youssef, EJUST, Egypt

Peizhao Hu, University of Rochester, USA

Arkady Zaslavsky, CSIRO, Australia

Dinh Phung, Curtin University of Technology, Australia

Eiko Yoneki, University of Cambridge, UK

Stefan Poslad, University of London, UK

George Roussos, University of London, UK

Andrew Rice, University of Cambridge, UK

Dian Tjondronegoro, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Judy Kay, University of Sydney, Australia

Michael Sheng, University of Adelaide, Australia