Call for Papers

Research contributions are solicited in all areas pertinent to pervasive computing and communications, including:

  • Advances in pervasive systems and infrastructures: middleware systems and services; large-scale data management for pervasive computing; clouds, cloudlets, and fog computing; device-to-device coordination; Internet of Things; sensor and actuator networks; experiences from real-world deployments.
  • Theoretical and analytical models and algorithms: context modeling and reasoning; adaptive and context-aware computing; activity recognition; programing paradigms; applied machine learning; cognitive computing techniques.
  • Domain-specific challenges and novel applications: pervasive technologies for healthcare, sport, smart homes and buildings, smart manufacturing (Industry 4.0), smart cities; innovative pervasive computing applications in such domains.
  • Intersections of pervasive computing and communications with other research areas: social networks; urban/mobile crowd sensing & intelligence; opportunistic networks; big data.
  • New techniques for user-level concerns: participatory and social sensing; trust, security, and privacy; user interfaces, interaction, and persuasion; blockchain and smart contracts.
  • Technological innovations: architectures, protocols, and technologies for pervasive communications; mobile and wearable computing systems and services; smart devices and intelligent environments; cognitive and reconfigurable hardware; positioning and tracking technologies.

Contributions can be analytical, empirical, technological, methodological, or a combination of these. Papers reporting strong systems engineering contributions backed by solid and appropriate evaluations are strongly encouraged. The impact of the contributions should be demonstrated in the context of pervasive computing and communications. Papers applying known techniques from other fields must clearly demonstrate substantial novelty or pervasive computing impact.

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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 2019 will also feature a PhD Forum, Work-in-Progress posters, and live demonstrations. Please visit the conference website for details.

Best Paper Award

The best paper will receive the prestigious Mark Weiser Best Paper Award. Papers of particular merit will be considered for a special issue of the Elsevier journal of Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC).