WORKSHOPS

8th IEEE International Conference on
Pervasive Computing and Communications
PerCom 2010
Mannheim, Germany, March 29 - April 2, 2010

We are happy to announce the following 14 workshops that complement the main conference as well provide a forum for researchers to discuss special interest areas within pervasive computing and communications.



7th IEEE PerCom Workshop on Context Modeling and Reasoning (CoMoRea '10)
Organizers: Jadwiga Indulska, Daniela Nicklas, Anand Ranganathan, and Matthias Wieland

URL: http://www.nexus.uni-stuttgart.de/COMOREA

Context information is a key issue in building pervasive and adaptive applications. This workshop's aim is to advance the state of the art in context modeling and reasoning and also discuss fundamental issues in context processing and management. The goal is to identify concepts, theories and methods applicable to context modeling and context reasoning as well as system-oriented issues related to the design and implementation of context-aware systems. CoMoRea will provide a forum for researchers to present and discuss recent research results and ongoing work. We also include open discussion rounds in our program.


7th International Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services (MUCS 2010)
Organizers: Declan O'Sullivan, Tom Pfeifer, and Burkhard Stiller

URL: http://ubiquitous-management.org/mucs/2010/index.php

Ubiquitous Communications and Services, as evidenced in pervasive computing and smart space applications, present significant management challenges for successful delivery of highly adaptive services across heterogeneous networks, mobile networks, ad-hoc networks, middleware, applications and devices. Such challenges include: managing user centric services and context services, extreme distribution and scalability, extensive system & network & semantic heterogeneity, ad hoc formation and disassociation of systems and services, intelligent support for user centric applications. Today's management systems need to keep pace with the complexity, heterogeneity and automation required by the pervasive computing vision. The MUCS workshop provides a forum for researchers and practitioners to explore the theoretic, technological and organizational challenges, and to present advances in management techniques and technologies, for pervasive computing and smart space applications.


1st IEEE PerCom Workshop on Smart Environments (SmartE 2010)
Organizers: Diane Cook and Michael Weber

URL: http://smarte.eecs.wsu.edu

The IEEE PerCom Workshop on Smart Environments (SmartE) is a forum for researchers and developers in the area of smart environments to present results and discuss ways to advance the field. This workshop will focus on the theme of smart environments, in which smart homes, smart workplaces, and other spaces with which humans interact take on the role of intelligent agents. Smart environments inherently integrate ideas, tools, and expertise from a variety of disciplines including ambient intelligence, middleware, wearable sensors, human-computer interaction, machine learning, and social computing. We will provide an opportunity for researchers to discuss ideas from diverse perspectives in order to more greatly enhance future work in the area.


6th IEEE International Workshop on PervasivE Learning (PerEL 2010)
Organizers: Djamshid Tavangarian and Ulrike Lucke

URL: http://wwwra.informatik.uni-rostock.de/perel2010/

The workshop series on PervasivE Learning (PerEL) aims to address technologies, tools, and architectures for pervasive computing in combination with new types and methodologies of learning, teaching and working. Pervasive learning is a key technology for the e-knowledge society. PerEL 2010 covers both the technical as well as the non-technical aspects of pervasive learning forcing innovative learning environments. Its intension is to assemble outstanding work in order to enable improved pervasive learning arrangements. PerEL 2010 is going to address technologies, algorithms, tools, architectures, and applications as well as pedagogical models and prerequisitions of pervasive learning. We are looking for results of theoretical, empirical, and practical studies. Topics of interest are all aspects of pervasive learning.


6th IEEE PerCom International Workshop on Sensor Networks and Systems for Pervasive Computing (PerSeNS 2010)
Organizers: Giuseppe Anatasi, Silvia Giordano, and Daniele Puccinelli

URL: http://www2.ing.unipi.it/persens/

Wireless sensor networks collect sensing measurements or detect special events, perform node-level processing, and export the combined data from their sensing nodes to the outside world. Sensing, processing and communication are three key elements whose combination in one small device gives rise to countless applications. The focus of this workshop is on how sensor networks can be employed to achieve the vision of pervasive computing, and our goal is to provide a forum to exchange ideas, discuss solutions, and share experiences among researchers and professionals from industry and academia.


IEEE Middleware Support for Pervasive Computing Workshop 2010 (PerWare 2010)
Organizers: Gregor Schiele, Anand Ranganathan, Roy Campbell, and Justin Mazzola Paluska

URL: http://perware.uni-mannheim.de

The scale of pervasive computing in terms of the number of devices and services, high-levels of dynamism and context-awareness, the frequent failures, the need for close integration of various technologies, combined with the lack of a single system administrator require middleware services capable of evolving and re-organizing themselves. The goal of this workshop is to invite new innovations in the field of middleware for pervasive computing, bring together researchers and foster discussions for new trends in this area. The workshop aims at addressing issues related to middleware design patterns; middleware for user-centric computing and mobile computing; middleware support for novel pervasive computing application models; adaptable, recoverable, secure and/or fault tolerant middleware platforms, etc.


Pervasive Networks for Emergency Management (PerNEM 2010)
Organizers: Erol Gelenbe, Georgia Sakellari, and Avgoustinos Filippoupolitis

URL: http://san.ee.ic.ac.uk/pernem2010/

The events that took place on 11 September 2001 have brought to the forefront the unique challenges that occur during a crisis, which require effective sensing, communications and decision making with demanding time constraints in highly dynamic environments. Pervasive systems address these requirements by providing decision support to rescuers and evacuees, guaranteeing communications and collecting information that is vital for planning and organising the emergency operation. The PerNEM 2010 workshop focuses on pervasive networked sensing and decision making, both wired and wireless, geared towards emergency management. The workshop addresses leading edge research in these areas through the use of sensing, communication, decision support, simulation tools and modelling methods with focus on system design, optimisation and experimental evaluation.


SECurity and SOCial Networking (SESOC 2010)
Organizers: Refik Molva, Melek Onen, Thorsten Strufe, and Gene Tsudik

URL: http://www.sesoc.org

Future pervasive communication systems aim at supporting social and collaborative communications: the evolving topologies are expected to resemble the actual social networks of the communicating users and information on their characteristics can be a powerful aid for any network operation. New emerging technologies that use information on the social characteristics of their participants raise entirely new privacy concerns and require new reflections on security problems such as trust establishment, cooperation enforcement or key management. The aim of this workshop is to encompass research advances in all areas of security, trust and privacy in pervasive communication systems, integrating the social structure of the network as well.


1st International Workshop on the Web of Things (WoT 2010)
Organizers: Guinard Dominique, Vlad Trifa, and Erik Wilde

URL: http://www.webofthings.com/wot/

The WoT workshop aims at extending the Internet of Things to the Web of Things, which means to looks beyond establishing mere connectivity by seamlessly integrating things (e.g sensor/actuator networks, embedded devices, consumer electronics, RFID enhanced objects, etc.) to the Web. We especially encourage participants to look at the specific issues of loose coupling, massive scale, interoperability and heterogeneity in the context of pervasive computing. Specifically, the goal of the workshop is to look at the problems and research issues that can be identified when thinking "out of the box" of most pervasive computing applications, which often assume a homogeneous and centrally managed infrastructure that supports some specific applications scenario. Looking at the Web level, it becomes necessary to consider new constraints and design issues, and while certain scenarios might not map well to Web concepts, the opportunities and economies of scale available at Web scale make it very interesting to carefully examine how to eventually get to a "Web of Things".


The Sixth International Workshop on Mobile Peer-to-Peer Computing (MP2P 2010)
Organizers: Chih-Lin Hu, Ying Cai, and Hong Va Leong

URL: http://mpclab.ce.ncu.edu.tw/mp2p2010/

The advance of modern wireless and mobile communications enables mobile users with broadband access to participate in peer-to-peer (P2P) services anywhere and anytime. Mobile networks have special characteristics, such as highly variable connectivity, location-dependency, energy and resource sensitivity, communication asymmetry, high bandwidth expense, and so on. New techniques are required to leverage mobile P2P computing for efficient and reliable applications and services. The MP2P 2010 Workshop, as a continuing forum, is to gather scientists and engineers together to foster collaboration and sparkle discussion on various aspects of mobile P2P, including but not limited to, mobile user scenarios, overlay design, development and deployment, mobile data dissemination, mobile database management, and location-based information services, in various network environments such as Wi-Fi, mobile ad hoc, vehicular, cellular and/or large-scale heterogeneous networks.


First IEEE PerCom Workshop on Pervasive Healthcare (PerHealth 2010)
Organizers: Franca Delmastro and Archan Misra

URL: http://cnd.iit.cnr.it/perhealth2010

While the past few years have witnessed significant technological advances in pervasive and mobile health management, further work is needed to build technologies and system architectures that can improve the Quality of Life of patients and reduce medical errors and costs. Specifically, advances in wearable computing and wireless sensors networks have paved the way to new definitions of e-health systems, moving from telemedicine to the integration of existent specialized medical technologies with pervasive wireless networks. However, to develop efficient, reliable, and complete pervasive healthcare systems, a multi-disciplinary approach is needed to support wearable and mobile technologies, with special attention to medical and patient requirements in terms of accuracy, reliability, non-intrusiveness and user acceptance. These aspects involve many research areas, like wearable computing, ubiquitous connectivity, context-awareness, sensor data fusion, artificial intelligence, expert systems, databases and user-friendly interfaces. PerHealth aims to provide a forum for the interaction of these multiple areas as an important chance to discuss and understand what aspects have to be considered to provide effective pervasive healthcare systems.


Workshop on Communication, Collaboration and Social Networking in Pervasive Computing Environments (PerCol 2010)
Organizers: Markus Endler, Thomas Springer, and Daniel Schuster

URL: http://www1.inf.tu-dresden.de/~ts2/PerCol/

The rapid rise of online social communities has created a new paradigm for personal networking. In a logical - and rapid progression - many social communities are now going mobile, using smart phones or other wireless devices instead of the PC. A 2006 report from ABI Research titled Mobile Social Communities says that the mobile social community numbers around 50 million users globally and that by 2011 the number will reach 174 million. In combination with pervasive computing technologies mobile social networks will have a high impact on the way of communication and collaboration in pervasive computing environments. The goal of the PerCol workshop is to present the most recent research achievements in systems design, experimental evaluations and practical experiences in the named field. It should provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss formal aspects, middleware platforms and services, protocols and mechanisms, applications and case studies in the context of communication, collaboration, and social networking in pervasive computing environments.


The 6th IEEE Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Networking (PWN10)
Organizers: Ben Lee, Martin Mauve, and Chansu Yu

URL: http://academic.csuohio.edu/yuc/PWN10/

Wireless connectivity, mobility support, location awareness, and integration of wireless networks to the Internet are important enabling technologies for pervasive computing and communications. With the advent of inexpensive wireless solutions, such as WiMesh, WiFi, Bluetooth, and ZigBee, a number of challenges arise when these protocols are applied to wireless PAN, home networking, wireless LANs, and wireless sensor and mesh networks. This workshop seeks papers describing significant research contributions to the theory, practice, and evaluation of wireless networks for pervasive computing.


The Second International Workshop on Information Quality and Quality of Service for Pervasive Computing (IQ2S 2010)
Organizers: Chatschik Bisdikian, Sajal Das, Qi Han, and Holger Karl

URL: http://www.iq2s.org

Pervasive computing provides an exciting paradigm for supporting anywhere anytime services. It is built on the tremendous advances of a broad spectrum of technologies including wireless communication, wireless and sensor networking, mobile and distributed computing, as well as signal and information processing. Pervasive computing enables computers to interact with the real world in a ubiquitous and natural manner. Quality of service (QoS), related to transmission delay, bandwidth, or packet loss, has been studied in various building blocks in pervasive computing, e.g., different QoS mechanisms are presented for wireless or wired networks; the notion of computational QoS is used for parallel processing. The emerging pervasive computing, however, is application-driven and mission-critical and the existing notions of QoS are not sufficient. Quality of Information (QoI) or Information Quality (IQ) of sensor-originated information relates to the fitness of the information for a sensor-enabled application. Harnessing and optimizing QoI of information derived from sensor networks will be key to bringing together information acquisition and processing systems that support the on-demand information needs of a broad spectrum of smart, sensor-enabled applications such as remote real-time habitat monitoring, utility grid monitoring, environmental control, supply-chain management, health care, machinery control, intelligent highways, military intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance (ISR), border control, and hazardous material monitoring, just to mention a few.,

 

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