Call for Participation

The 19th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications PerCom 2021, Kassel, Germany, March 22 - 26, 2021

Sponsored by:

IEEE Computer Society (IEEE TCCC, IEEE TCPP)

Other Sponsors:

National Science Foundation, Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal (ELSEVIER),  University of Kassel

Note: In the light of the international situation of the CoVID-19 pandemic PerCom 2021 will be held as a virtual conference (synchronous ZOOM meeting supported by GatherTown and Slack).

Main Features: 

  •  Two keynote speeches
  •  14 Full Papers and 6 Concise Contributions - see below
  •  Panel discussion session
  •  Best Papers Session
  •  Work-in-Progress Session
  •  Industry session
  •  Demonstration Session
  •  PhD Forum
  •  13 Workshops - see


Preliminary Program Outline

  • March 22: Pre-conference Workshops
  • March 23-25: Main Conference
  • March 23-24: Keynotes
  • March 23 - 25: Industry, Demo and WiP sessions March 23: Best Papers Session, PhD Forum March 25: Panel 
  • March 26: Post Conference Workshops



Keynote 1 

Date: 23 March @15.00 CET

Title: Monitoring People and their Vital Signs Using Radio Signals and Machine Learning

  • Speaker: Prof. Dina Katabi, MIT, USA.

Keynote 2

Date: 24 March @15.00 CET

Title: Indoor Networks with a 6th Sense

  • Speaker: Dr Klaus Doppler, Nokia Bell Labs, USA


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Panel, 25 March @15.00 CET

Panel topic: "Resilience in Urban and Critical Infrastructures: The Role of Pervasive Computing"

Panel Moderator: Prof. Max Muhlhauser, EmergenCity Center, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany


  •  Prof. Christian Oberli, Chile Research Center for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (CIGIDEN), Santiago de  Chile
  •  Prof. Moshe Vardi, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
  •  Dr. Tina Comez, 4TU Resilience Engineering, TU Delft, The Netherlands
  •  Prof. Christoph Holscher, FRS Future Resilient Systems, ETH Zurich / CREATE Singapore 


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Session 1 - Pervasive computing at the edge

  • MASA: Responsive Multi-DNN Inference on the Edge. B. Cox, J.M. Galjaard, A. Ghiassi, R. Birke, L.Y. Chen
  • Density-Based Data Selection and Management for Edge Computing. H. Oikawa, M. Kondo
  • iEdge: An IoT-assisted Edge Computing Framework (concise). H. Lee, S. Lee, Y.C. Lee, H. Han, S. Kang

Session 2 - Learning in pervasive environments

  • FADACS: A Few-shot Adversarial Domain Adaptation Architecture for Context-Aware Parking Availability Sensing. W. Shao, S. Zhao, Z. Zhang, S. Wang, M. S. Rahaman, A. Song, F.D. Salim
  • A Federated Learning Aggregation Algorithm for Pervasive Computing:  Evaluation and Comparison. P. Lalanda, F. Portet, G. Vega, S. Ek
  • Opportunistic Federated Learning: An Exploration of Egocentric Collaboration for Pervasive Computing Applications (concise). S. Lee, X. Zheng, J. Hua, H. Vikalo, C. Julien

Session 3 - Data for pervasive computing

  • Data Collection Utility Maximization in Wireless Sensor Networks via Efficient Determination of UAV Hovering Locations. M. Chen, W. Liang, S.K. Das
  • Lan: Learning to Augment Noise Tolerance for Self-report Survey Labels. S. Lin, L. Faust, N. Chawla

Session 4 - Activity recognition and tracking

  • GAZEL: Runtime Gaze Tracking for Smartphones. J. Park, S. Park, H. Cha
  • Deep Triplet Networks with Attention for Sensor-based Human Activity Recognition. B. Khaertdinov, E. Ghaleb, S. Asteriadis
  • SolAR: Energy Positive Human Activity Recognition using Solar Cells. M.M. Sandhu, S. Khalifa, K. Geissdoerfer, R. Jurdak, M. Portmann

Session 5 - Best Paper Candidates

  • Voltaire: Precise Energy-Aware Code Offloading Decisions with Machine Learning. M. Breitbach, J. Edinger, S. Kaupmees, H. Trotsch, C. Krupitzer, C. Becker
  • The Feasibility of Dense Indoor LoRaWAN Towards Passively Sensing Human Presence. J. Grubel, T. Thrash, D. Helal, R. Sumner, C. Hoelscher, V. Schinazi
  • Consent-driven data use in crowdsensing platforms: When data reuse meets privacy-preservation. M. Brahem, N. Anciaux, V. Issarny, G. Scerri

Session 6 - Sensing

  • HandRate: Heart Rate Monitoring while Simply Holding a Smartphone. K. Jiokeng, G. Jakllari, A.-L. Beylot
  • Characterizing Everyday Objects using Human Touch: Thermal Dissipation as a Sensing Modality (concise). H. Emenike, F. Dar, M. Liyanage, R. Sharma, A. Zuniga, M.A. Hoque, M. Radeta, P. Nurmi, H. Flores
  • Enabling In-Ear Magnetic Sensing: Automatic and User Transparent Magnetometer Calibration (concise). A. Ferlini, A. Montanari, A. Grammenos, R. Harle, C. Mascolo

  Session 7 - Applications

  • Mobility Improves Accuracy: Precise Robot Manipulation with COTS RFID Systems. H. Wang; S. Chen, W. Gong
  • MousePath: Enhancing PC Web Pages through Smartphone and Optical Mouse (concise)). Z. Wang, Q. Huang, Y. Yan, H. Ren. Y. Zhang, Z. Yang
  • Embracing Self-Powered Wireless Wearables for Smart Healthcare (concise). L. Yuan, C. Xiong, S. Chen W. Gong




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EmotionAware -
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PerAwareCity -
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PerDL -
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PerFlow -
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PerHealth -
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PerIoT -
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PerVehicle -
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SmartEdge -
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WristSense -
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