Call for Workshops

IEEE PerCom, now in its seventeenth 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; they have found their way into 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.

The PerCom 2019 Workshop Committee invites proposals for one-day or half-day workshops affiliated with the conference. The purpose of the workshops is to provide a venue for presenting novel ideas in a less formal and typically more focused area than the main conference. Note that PerCom workshops are expected to stimulate discussions on state-of-the-art, emerging, visionary, and perhaps controversial topics. Workshops should be organized to promote such lively interaction. Plans to promote interaction and discussion should be clearly addressed in the workshop proposals. The organizers of accepted workshops are required to announce the workshop and call for papers, solicit submissions, conduct the reviewing process, and decide upon the final workshop program. At least one organizer must be physically present at the workshop.

Workshop proposals are solicited in all areas and topics pertaining to research and applications in pervasive computing and communications. Workshops addressing new emerging research directions in pervasive computing and communication are especially welcome and encouraged. Workshop papers will be included and indexed in the IEEE digital libraries (Xplore). The page limits for accepted regular workshop papers are 6 pages, including all figures, tables, and references.


Proposal Submission Guidelines

Each workshop proposal must include:

  1. The workshop title and acronym.
  2. The name, address, and a short bio of up to 200 words for each of the workshops’ organizers; workshops may have up to three organizers, and should have organizers from at least two different institutions.
  3. A brief description (up to 1 page) of the technical issues that the workshop will address, and the reasons why the workshop is of interest to the PerCom community at this time. Please also include a short discussion of related workshops and conferences and outline why the proposed workshop is unique.
  4. The names of potential program committee members.
  5. Description of the communities/groups the workshop aims to attract.
  6. The planned format of the workshop, including a strategy to facilitate lively and interactive discussions.
  7. If applicable, a description of past version(s) of the workshop, including: number of submitted and accepted papers and number of attendees. Please also clarify the differences between the proposed edition of the workshop and previous edition(s).
  8. If the workshop does not have any past history, an estimate of the expected number of submitted and accepted papers, and of the expected number of attendees.
  9. A description of the publicity plan.
  10. A preliminary call for papers.
  11. The workshop website address (preliminary).


Submission Guidelines

Workshop proposals should be submitted (in PDF format) no later than *** June 1, 2018 *** by e-mail to the PerCom 2019 Workshop Co-chairs: with "PerCom 2019 Workshop Proposal" in the subject. Workshops will be held immediately prior to, or immediately after, the main conference.

Important Dates

Workshop proposals: June 1, 2018
Notification: June 22, 2018

Tentative Schedule for Workshops

Deadline for Workshop Papers: November 10, 2018
Notification of Workshop Papers: December 22, 2018

Workshop Chairs

Takahiro Hara, Osaka University, Japan
Delphine Reinhardt, University of Göttingen, Germany
Nirmalya Roy, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA