Demo session

The PerCom Demo session provides a venue for the latest breakthroughs in pervasive computing to be presented live to the community. Demos ranging from examples of working prototypes, novel applications, groundbreaking ideas, and live experiments related to PerCom are all welcome.

In particular, we encourage demos from industrial researchers who are leading the way in pushing pervasive technology into the hands of the public.

A Best Demo Award will be chosen based on research value, originality, and presentation at the conference.


Areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Context-aware computing
  • Smart devices (IoT) and their integration in pervasive systems
  • Mobile/wireless computing systems and services
  • Pervasive computing for smart infrastructures (e-energy, e-mobility etc.)
  • Energy-efficient and sustainable pervasive computing
  • Opportunistic communication for pervasive systems
  • Sensing and actuation for pervasive systems
  • Trust, security and privacy solutions for pervasive systems
  • Novel user interfaces and user interaction in pervasive systems
  • Anticipatory Computing
  • Wearable computing systems

Submission Guidelines

  • The demo proposals will be peer-reviewed. The evaluation criteria include: (1) extent and significance of a prototype conveying new research ideas or compelling novel applications; (2) relevance to pervasive computing and communications; (3) potential impact on the community; (4) quality of the system implementation; (5) quality of presentation.
  • Prospective contributors are expected to submit a demo proposal in the form of a short technical paper (no more than 3 pages) using the PerCom formatting guidelines ( The short paper must illustrate the research contribution of the demonstration, the practical setup, and the technical requirements. Accepted short demo papers will be included in the PerCom proceedings.
  • Demo proposals must be submitted through the EDAS submission site (
  • At least one author of each accepted demo proposal is required to register and present their demo at the conference.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: December 19th, 2016 (extended deadline!)
Acceptance Notification: January 5th, 2017
Camera-ready Deadline: January 13th, 2017
Conference Date: Mar. 13th - 17th, 2017

IEEE PerCom 2017 Demonstration Chairs

  • Guoliang Xing, Michigan State University, USA
  • Petteri Nurmi, University of Helsinki and Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Finland