Call for Papers


 The 3rd IEEE PerCom International Workshop on Crowd Assisted Sensing
 Pervasive Systems and Communications (CASPer 2016)
 In conjunction with the 14th IEEE International Conference on 
  Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2016)
 Sydney, Australia
 March 14-18, 2016


With smart­phones in their pockets, more than 1 billion people now
have immediate access to sensing, computation, and connectivity, and
this makes it possible to harness the power of the crowd to collect
and share data about their surroundings and experiences on a massive
scale. Crowdsensing/crowdsourcing is a novel data collection paradigm
that leverages this vast mobile sensor network, expanding the scope of
research endeavours and allowing civic issues to be addressed, without
the need to purchase specialized sensors or install and maintain
network infrastructure. Data collected using such applications may
come from unexpected yet interesting and valuable sources, and may
allow the data to come from previously inaccessible locations and

CASPer 2016 provides a forum for discussion, debate, and collaboration
focused on ideas, trends, techniques, and recent advances in
crowdsensing and crowdsourcing. We invite original research
contributions that advance the state of the art as well as position
papers that pose a new direction or present a controversial point of
view. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

Algorithms to handle, process, and visualize large-scale
crowdsensing/crowdsourcing data sets

Data integrity, security, privacy, and provenance for
crowdsensing/crowdsourcing data

Trust and reputation systems for crowdsensing/crowdsourcing

Determining and assessing Quality of Information for
crowdsensing/crowdsourcing data

Crowd­assisted (human-in-the-loop) approaches to analyzing
crowdsensing/crowdsourcing data

Context modeling and reasoning in crowdsensing/crowdsourcing

Incentive mechanisms for participation in crowdsensing/crowdsourcing

Supporting crowdsensing/crowdsourcing in heterogeneous networks

Crowd assisted pervasive systems and communications

Novel use of sensors for crowdsensing/crowdsourcing applications

Energy-­efficient mechanisms for crowdsensing/crowdsourcing

Programming abstractions and middleware for crowdsensing/crowdsourcing

Novel large­scale and enterprise crowdsensing/crowdsourcing

Paper Submission

Accepted papers will be published in the IEEE PerCom Workshop
Proceedings. Authors will submit through EDAS. Submissions are limited
to a maximum length of 6 pages and must adhere to IEEE format (2
column, 10 pt font). Templates are available via the workshop website.

Please note: as per IEEE PerCom policy, each accepted paper requires a
full PerCom registration (no registration is available for workshops

Important Dates
Submission deadline: November 27, 2015
Author Notification: January 2, 2016
Registration Deadline: January 15, 2016
General Chairs
Imre Lendak, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Zhiwen Yu, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Programme Chairs

Luke Dickens, University College London, UK
Tony Tie Luo, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Publicity Chair
Waldir Moreira, COPELABS, University Lusofona, Portugal

Steering Committee
Károly Farkas, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Luke Dickens, University College London, UK
Miguel Labrador, University of South Florida, USA
Emil Lupu, Imperial College London, UK
Jamie Payton, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Thomas Silverston, The University of Tokyo / JFLI CNRS UMI 3527, Japan