IEEE PerCom 2016 / Call for Papers
March 14-18, 2016 - Sydney, Australia


The Fourteenth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive
Computing and Communications, PerCom 2016

## Important Dates

* Paper registration: September 18, 2015
* Paper submission: September 25, 2015
* Notification: November 30, 2015
* Camera ready: January 15, 2016

## Call for Paper

IEEE PerCom, now in its fourteenth 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 and have found their way to 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.

PerCom is going down under to Sydney, famous for such iconic attractions as the
Opera House, Bondi Beach and Harbour Bridge. PerCom 2016 will provide a leading
edge, scholarly forum for researchers, engineers, and students alike to share
their state-of-the art research and developmental work in the broad areas of
pervasive computing and communications. The conference will feature a diverse
mixture of interactive forums: core technical sessions of high quality
cutting-edge research articles; targeted workshops on exciting topics; live
demonstrations of pervasive computing in action; inspiring keynote speeches;
insightful panel discussions from domain experts; and posters representing
emerging ideas.  Research contributions are solicited in all areas pertinent to
pervasive computing and communications, including:
* Innovative pervasive computing applications
* Data management for pervasive computing
* Programming paradigms for pervasive systems
* Architectures, protocols, and technologies for pervasive communications
* Middleware for pervasive services and applications
* Adaptive, autonomic, and context-aware computing
* Participatory and social sensing
* Opportunistic networking and sensing in pervasive systems
* Mobile/wearable computing systems and services in pervasive computing
* Urban and mobile crowd sensing and intelligence
* Energy-efficient and green pervasive computing
* Positioning and tracking technologies
* Sensors and RFID in pervasive systems
* Multimodal sensing and context for pervasive applications
* Reasoning methods for activity recognition
* Smart devices and intelligent environments
* Trust, security, and privacy in pervasive systems
* User interface, interaction, and persuasion
* Context modeling and reasoning
* Cognitive computing in pervasive systems
* Virtual immersive communications
* Pervasive computing aspects of social networks
* Social and economic models for pervasive systems
* Pervasive technologies for healthcare

### 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 2016
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).

## Submission Guidelines

Submitted papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for
publication. Also, they must show a significant relevance to pervasive computing
and networking. Only electronic submissions in PDF format will be considered.
Papers must be 9 pages or less, including references, figures and tables (at
least 10pt font, 2-column format).

The IEEE LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, as well as formatting instructions,
can be found here (http://www.computer.org/portal/web/cscps/formatting).

All papers will be managed electronically through EDAS

Submitted papers will undergo a rigorous review process handled by the Technical
Program Committee. Additional author names cannot be added after acceptance. The
best paper will receive the prestigious Mark Weiser Best Paper Award. Top
selected papers will be considered for a special issue of the Elsevier journal
of Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC).

## Organising Committees

Contact: percom2016@gmail.com

### General Chairs

* Mohan Kumar, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
* Aruna Seneviratne, NICTA, Australia

### Technical Program Chair

* Christian Becker, Universität Mannheim, Germany

### Vice Technical Program Chairs

* Frank Dürr, University of Stuttgart, Germany
* Jamie Payton, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
* Daniele Riboni, University of Milan, Italy

### Steering Committee Chair

* Jadwiga Indulska, The University of Queensland, Australia

### Technical Program Committee

* Christer Âhlund, Lulea University of Technology
* Jeannie Albrecht, Williams College
* Oliver Amft, University of Passau
* N. Asokan, Aalto University
* Rajesh Balan, Singapore Management University
* Stefano Basagni, Northeastern University
* Christian Becker, Universität Mannheim
* Michael Beigl, KIT
* Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna
* Claudio Bettini, University of Milan
* Guo Bin, Northwestern Polytechnical University
* Chiara Boldrini, IIT-CNR
* Guohong Cao, The Pennsylvania State University
* Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ
* Paul Castro, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
* Sriram Chellappan, Missouri University of Science and Technology
* Guanling Chen, University of Massachusetts Lowell
* Yiqiang Chen, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of
  Sciences, China
* Harsha Chenji, Ohio University
* Sajal Das, Missouri University of Science and Technology
* Klaus David, University of Kassel
* Debraj De, Missouri University of Science & Technology
* Franca Delmastro, IIT-CNR
* Mario Di Francesco, Aalto University
* Ada Diaconescu, Telecom ParisTech
* Naranker Dulay, Imperial College London
* Frank Dürr, University of Stuttgart
* Lukas Esterle, Klagenfurt University
* Karoly Farkas, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
* Stefan Fischer, University Luebeck, Germany
* Giacomo Ghidini, The University of Texas at Arlington
* Silvia Giordano, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern
  Switzerland (SUPSI)
* Tao Gu, RMIT University
* Jörg Hähner, University of Augsburg
* Qi Han, Colorado School of Mines
* Mahbub Hassan, University of New South Wales
* Urs Hengartner, University of Waterloo
* Henry Holtzman, MIT Media Lab
* Peizhao Hu, Rochester Institute of Technology
* Yu Huang, Nanjing University
* Ali Hurson, Missouri University of Science and Technology
* Jadwiga Indulska, The University of Queensland
* David Irwin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
* Christine Julien, University of Texas at Austin
* Vana Kalogeraki, Athens University of Economics and Business
* Matthias Kranz, University of Passau
* Narayanan Krishnan, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar
* Mohan Kumar, Rochester Institute of Technology
* Vimal Kumar, University of West Florida
* Philippe Lalande, Grenoble University
* Nicholas Lane, Bell Labs
* Janne Lindqvist, Rutgers University
* Xun Luo, Qualcomm, Inc
* Qin Lv, University of Colorado Boulder
* Sanjay Madria, Missouri University of Science and Technology
* Pedro Marrin, University of Duisburg-Essen and Fraunhofer FKIE
* Cecilia Mascolo, University of Cambridge
* Paulo Mendes, Copelabs / University Lusofona, Portugal
* Archan Misra, Singapore Management University
* Iqbal Mohomed, IBM Research
* Luca Mottola, Politecnico di Milano-Italy and Swedish Institute of
  Computer Science (SICS)
* Max Muehlhaeuser, Technical University Darmstadt
* Klara Nahrstedt, University of Illinois
* Daniela Nicklas, University of Bamberg
* Petteri Nurmi, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT
* Joerg Ott, Aalto University
* Andrea Passarella, IIT-CNR
* Jamie Payton, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
* Tom Pfeifer, Technische Universität Berlin
* Dinh Phung, Deakin University
* Claudio Pinhanez, IBM T. J. Watson Research
* Thomas Ploetz, Newcastle University
* Marius Portmann, University of Queensland
* Daniele Puccinelli, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of
  Southern Switzerland (SUPSI)
* Kiran Rachuri, Samsung Research America
* Anand Ranganathan, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
* Daniele Riboni, University of Milan
* Kay Römer, Graz University of Technology
* George Roussos, Birkbeck College, University of London
* Nirmalya Roy, University of Maryland Baltimore County
* Gregor Schiele, University of Duisburg-Essen
* Albrecht Schmidt, University of Stuttgart
* Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani, Missouri University of Science and Technology
* Behrooz Shirazi, Washington State University
* Stephan Sigg, National Institute of Informatics
* Mukundan Sridharan, The Samraksh Company
* Thorsten Strufe, TU Dresden
* Neeraj Suri, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt
* Chiu Tan, Temple University
* Sebastian VanSyckel, University of Mannheim
* Nalini Venkatasubramanian, University of California, Irvine
* Klaus Wehrle, RWTH Aachen University
* Wenyuan Xu, University of South Carolina
* Michael Youngblood, PARC
* Moustafa Youssef, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology (EJUST)
* Zhiwen Yu, Northwestern Polytechnical University
* Franco Zambonelli, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
* Gergely Zaruba, University of Texas at Arlington
* Arkady Zaslavsky, CSIRO
* Yanchao Zhang, Arizona State University
* Marco Zuniga, Delft University of Technology