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March 21-25, 2022 - Pisa, Italy
PerCom is the premier scholarly venue in the areas of pervasive computing and communications.
IEEE PerCom is a CORE 2021 A* conference (top 7% of ranked venues)
IEEE PerCom 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of the event series

Detailed information about the scope of events, paper submission process, etc. can be obtained at and also at the URLs given below.


PerCom'22 Industry Track
This year, PerCom continues the dedicated Industry Track. Accepted papers will be published in the PerCom Workshops and other Affiliated Events proceedings. This track will be an opportunity for people associated with industry and academia to present their novel ideas while attracting funding and/or further expanding collaborations. These papers will be presented with focus on research that has direct Industry impact and potential for industry uptake. For this track, important criteria for papers to be submitted to the Industry Track is clear industrial association, either in the form of extensive evaluation of research results in industrial use cases or active participation of industry representatives as co-authors. Having this condition in mind, contributions related to ongoing or finished, but previously unpublished research papers are welcomed. Submissions from a broad spectrum of research fields with common interest in pervasive computing and communications are expected. There will be a Best Industry Track Paper Award to acknowledge and encourage excellence in collaborative industry research. (Paper submission: December 7, 2020)

PerCom'22 Work in Progress
The Work in Progress (WiP) session provides an opportunity to present and discuss new challenges and visions, showcase early research results, and explore novel research directions. Papers (4 pages in the IEEE proceedings format) are expected to report on early or ongoing research on any aspect of pervasive computing and communications. The authors of accepted papers will present their work during the main conference and must register for the conference. (Paper submission: December 12, 2021)

PerCom'21 Demos
The PerCom Demo session provides venue for the latest breakthroughs in pervasive computing to be presented live (according to the COVID-19 local prevention polices) to the research community. Interested authors are invited to submit a working Demo ranging from examples of working prototypes, novel applications, groundbreaking ideas, and live experiments related to PerCom conference. In particular, we encourage demos from industrial researchers who are leading the way in pushing pervasive technology into the hands of the public. A "Best Demo Award" will be presented based on research value, originality, and presentation. (Paper submission: December 5, 2021)

PerCom'22 PhD Forum
The PerCom PhD Forum provides an excellent opportunity for Ph.D. students to present their dissertation research, including work in progress, to the wider pervasive computing and communication community. This meeting offers an opportunity to share experiences with other Ph.D. students and meet with accomplished international researchers and obtain feedback from them. Please refer to the conference website for details. (Paper submission: December 22, 2021)

PerCom'22 Artifacts
In 2022, PerCom will once again provide the opportunity for authors of accepted papers to participate in an Artifact Evaluation (AE) process. This opportunity is open to authors of accepted papers in any of the PerCom tracks, including the main research track of the conference, the demo and WiP tracks, all workshops, and the PhD Forum. Authors who choose to participate will provide supplementary materials as artifacts (tools, applications, data sets, etc.) that will be reviewed solely for functional completeness (e.g., does provided code compile and run as expected; do experimental results match expected results, etc.). Participating authors will be allotted two additional pages in a separate Artifacts section of the proceedings to describe the nature and contents of the artifact package.


IoT-PROD 2022 -- First International Workshop on Internet of Things Pervasive Real-World Deployments
Submission deadline: November 14, 2021

During the last decade the Information Technology ecosystem has been significantly revolutionized by the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) and its quick and pervasive evolution. We will have billions of heterogeneous interconnected devices denoted as “Smart Objects” able to generate and consume a huge amount of data and enabling new forms of cyber-physical interaction between people and things in an increasing number of challenging application scenarios. IoT-PROD’22 aims to provide a forum that brings together authors from the research and industrial communities, standardization bodies, and institutional entities to meet and exchange ideas on recent research, challenges and future directions for IoT real-world deployments in multiple application scenarios. The technical discussion will be focused on the presentation of interoperable, pervasive, secure and scalable solutions able to take advantages of the key enabling technologies for IoT, especially Edge/Fog Computing, Hybrid Cloud architectures, Artificial Intelligence, Human–machine interaction together with Pervasive and Mobile computing approaches.

TELMED 2022 -- First Workshop on Telemedicine and e-Health Evolution in the New Era of Social Distancing
Submission deadline: November 14, 2021

The TELMED Workshop will cover the design, realisation and assessment of innovative computing, networking, and communication technologies as enablers to improve and sustain the access to various services all supporting remote health care. These technologies can answer these new challenges, stimulating the introduction of new products, systems, devices, and tools for ensuring a continuous, efficient, and effective health monitoring and medical assistance. The objective is to support patients at their home as well as caregivers and sanitary operators during their everyday management of patients, and citizens accessing primary care. Accordingly, the perspective of medical care is a change of the paradigm “patient-to-the-hospital” into the new paradigm “hospital/doctor-near-to-the-patient”, bringing doctor and care close to the patient, also locally providing tools for the advanced diagnostics.
The TELMED workshop invites and calls for participation both representatives of academia and industry across the world interested in discussing on the last evolution of Telemedicine and e-Health to answer to new societal needs in the era of social distancing ensuring an easy and safe access to primary care, improving the quality of life of the citizens.

PerVehicle 2022 -- Fourth International Workshop on Pervasive Computing for Vehicular Systems
Submission deadline: November 14, 2021

4th International Workshop on Pervasive Computing for Vehicular Systems (PerVehicle 2022) aims to provide researchers and practitioners a forum for presenting and discussing research challenges on pervasive and mobile computing technologies for intelligent vehicular systems. Vehicular systems have become more significant for our society. For example, connected vehicles will provide new network architectures and middleware to enable new pervasive applications like intelligent platooning, cooperative optimization of traffic flows, automated vehicles and intelligent vehicle-pedestrian safety systems. In addition, drones and UAVs will bring new concepts and ideas for smart mobility and society. Pervasive computing technologies including wireless networking, mobile and distributed computing, sensor systems, ambient intelligence, and smart devices, will play more important roles in designing, managing and realizing intelligent, smart vehicular systems. The main focus of this workshop is on such pervasive and mobile computing for/by vehicular systems.

COMOREA 2022 -- 18th Workshop on Context and Activity Modeling and Recognition
Submission deadline: November 14, 2021

We hereby invite you to submit a paper to the 18th Workshop on Context and Activity Modeling and Recognition (CoMoReA). This workshop’s aim is to advance the state of the art in context modeling and reasoning and 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. Among the many context-aware applications, this workshop particularly solicits submissions on novel approaches for Human Activity Recognition (HAR) based on context information derived from sensor data.

ARDUOUS 2022 -- Sixth International Workshop on Annotation of User Data for Ubiquitous Systems
Submission deadline: November 14, 2021

Data annotation plays a major role in the development of modern pervasive systems which support users through situation-aware reasoning. It is essential in both, designing and training such systems to recognise and reason about the situation. Furthermore, data labelling and its quality are important for validation and overall performance estimation of context-aware applications. With pervasive systems relying increasingly on large datasets for designing and testing models of users’ activities, data labelling is becoming a major concern for the community. Additionally, it becomes important to develop standards and normalisation methodologies for transferability of annotated data across different applications.
This workshop focuses on experiences with existing tools, datasets and annotation approaches in real-world use cases, including negative outcomes and the reflection of possible resolutions of the related problems.
The main topics are: (1) The role and impact of annotations in designing pervasive applications. (2) The process of labelling, and the requirements to produce high quality annotations. (3) Tools, interfaces and automated methods for annotating user data, especially weekly supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods. (4) Methods for standardisation and normalisation in annotation practices.
The goal of the workshop is to bring these topics to the attention of researchers from interdisciplinary backgrounds.

ALPACA 2022 -- First Workshop on Adaptive, Learning Pervasive Computing Applications
Submission deadline: November 14, 2021

The Workshop on Adaptive, Learning PervAsive Applications (ALPACA) provides a forum to foster interaction and collaboration between the research communities of adaptive, learning and pervasive computing systems, raising the awareness about related research efforts and synergies that can be exploited to advance the state of the art.
Adaptive PerCom systems are inherently distributed and composed of possible hundreds of instances that might act autonomously. New approaches are required to achieve global goals while enabling local autonomicity. Relevant work can be found in different areas including autonomic computing, self-adaptive and self-organizing software and systems, multi-agent systems, organic computing, as well as context- and situation-aware systems. We especially welcome researchers working in those research streams. This workshop covers all topics concerning adaptive PerCom systems including fundamental science and theory, levels and architectures, evaluation, verification and validation, simulator/ demonstrators, and application and case studies of adaptive, learning PerCom systems.

PerFlow 2022 -- 2022 International Workshop on Pervasive Information Flow
Submission deadline: November 14, 2021

Internet of Things (IoT) has been attracting attention due to its economic impact and high expectations for drastically changing our societies. Trillion-scale IoT devices including sensors and actuators are being installed in various “things” such as machines, humans, vehicles, buildings, and environments. At the same time, we are facing research challenges on how to effectively, timely and integratedly handle these over trillion flows (which we call Pervasive Flows) gushed from massive devices or heterogeneous pervasive systems. Based on the success of our previous workshops, IFoT 2016, PerFoT 2018 and 2019, and PerFlow 2020 and 2021, the sixth edition, the 2022 International Workshop on Pervasive Information Flow (PerFlow 2022) aims to present and discuss research challenges, design/implementations of new architectures, and experiences on timely processing/distribution of pervasive flows. In addition, interoperability, integration and coordination among different applications, services and devices should be discussed for real- world deployment of pervasive systems handling pervasive flows.

BRAIN 2022 -- Third Workshop on Blockchain Theory and Applications
Submission deadline: November 14th, 2021

Blockchain technology has a great potential to radically change our socio-economical systems by guaranteeing secure transactions between untrusted entities, reducing their cost, and simplifying many processes. Such technology is going to be exploited in many areas like IoT, social networking, health care, electronic voting, and so on.  In particular, blockchain provides an innovative solution to address challenges in pervasive environments, e.g. distributed computing, smart devices, and device-to-device coordination, in terms of decentralization, data privacy, and network security, while pervasive environments offer elasticity and scalability characteristics to improve the efficiency of blockchain operations.
Even if many applications are already leveraging the disruptive potentials of this technology, further research and development are required for several challenging aspects like scalability, efficiency, privacy and support of complex queries, both from a theoretical and practical point of view.
This workshop aims to provide a venue for researchers from both academy and industry to present and discuss important topics on blockchain technology.  The workshop’s goal is to present results on both theoretical and more applicative open challenges, as well as to provide a venue to showcase the current state of existing proposals.

WD2P2 2022 -- First International Workshop on Web 3.0 and Decentralised Data Processing and Storage Platforms
Submission deadline:  November 14th, 2021

The increased adoption of pervasive computing technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) in "smart" environments has resulted in an ever-increasing amount of data. The current data processing and storage models of these data, where much of the controls over them reside with the service providers, exacerbate the issues of privacy and data ownership.
The absence of data residency choice by the user leads to a lack of transparency on the use of user’s data, diminishing the trust in the future development of the digital economy and society at large. Open, decentralised data storage and processing platforms, such as Personal Data Stores (PDS), Decentralised File Storages (DFS) and blockchains, are emerging as an alternative that alleviate the fundamental privacy issues by empowering users to store and control their data in the location of their choosing, establishing data sovereignty. This movement is helped by the next phase of computing platforms referred to as Web 3.0 which is gaining momentum through convergence of enabling technologies, including augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), 5G connectivity/geolocation, IoT and edge computing.
In this workshop, the focus is on findings, advancements, and achievements in the field of decentralised data storage and processing platforms as privacy-enabling technology.

*LESS 2022 -- First Workshop on Serverless Computing for Pervasive Cloud-Edge-Device Systems and Services
Submission deadline: November 14th, 2021

The rise in popularity of serverless/FaaS has led many researchers to wonder whether this concept can be applied also outside of cloud computing. *LESS (StarLESS) is a unique opportunity to challenge the current serverless design and platforms, with issues specific to decentralized and pervasive systems, applications, and services. The workshop will attract serverless experts from networking, virtualization, and cloud computing. Specific topics of interest of *LESS ‘22 include (but are not limited to):serverless computing in edge, fog, and cloud architectures; serverless computing for pervasive systems, applications, and services; protocols for distributed serverless computing; serverless computing in emerging communication patterns, e.g., 6G; Function-as-a-service (FaaS) for pervasive applications; artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with/for serverless computing; performance evaluation of serverless computing in pervasive scenarios; modelling, analysis, and simulation of pervasive systems using serverless computing; prototypes and real-life experiments involving serverless computing for pervasive systems; technical-economic analysis of serverless/FaaS for pervasive computing business cases.

WristSense 2022 -- Eighth Workshop on Sensing Systems and Applications Using Wrist Worn Smart Devices
Submission deadline: November 14th, 2021

The main goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners to share innovative ideas, discuss challenges, and brainstorm potential solutions to open research problems related to the domain of wrist-worn smart devices. Using sensors, computation resources, and communication interfaces available on smartwatches and smart bands, it is possible to capture information about the device user, perform computation to infer the user’s activities and their context, and communicate these to a smartphone or the cloud. These wrist-worn smart devices represent a perfect platform to conduct research on human activity and behavior. They introduce opportunities for exploring new research problems, such as efficient classification and computation on the wearable device, offloading of computation from the user’s watch to the phone or the cloud, enhancement of user experience, smart notification management, physical activity sensing, behavior modeling, and data analysis.
In this workshop, we will focus on two key areas: (1) Wellness and Digital Health using wrist worn devices. (2) Industrial and Factory Applications using wrist-worn devices.

SPT-IoT 2022 -- 6th Workshop on Security, Privacy and Trust in the Internet of Things
Submission deadline: November 14th, 2021

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a novel design paradigm, envisioned as a network of billions or trillions of "Things" communicating with one another. The heterogeneous nature of the IoT as well as the computational constraints of many of the building blocks of the IoT make security, privacy and trust an extremely challenging problem to solve on one hand, while security, privacy and trust play a critical role for most, if not all, applications of IoT in domains such as surveillance, healthcare, security, transport, food safety, manufacturing, logistics and supply chain management. The IEEE Percom workshop on Security, Privacy and Trust for IoT aims to provide a forum that brings together researchers from academia as well as practitioners from industry, standardization bodies, and government to meet and exchange ideas on recent research and future directions for the IoT with a specific focus on IoT security, privacy and trust. The technical discussion will be focused on the communications and network security aspects of IoT and the key enabling technologies for IoT, especially M2M communications and networking, RFID technology and Near Field Communications (NFC), the challenges to security, privacy and trust presented and novel approaches to solving these challenges.

PerFail 2022 -- First International Workshop on Negative Results in Pervasive Computing
Submission deadline: November 14th, 2021

Not all research leads to fruitful results, trying new ways or methods may surpass the state of the art, but sometimes the hypothesis is not proven or the improvement is insignificant. But failure to succeed is not failure to progress. PerFail 2022 aims to create a platform for sharing insights, experiences, and lessons learned when conducting research in the area of pervasive computing, systems and networking. Works that shed light on unconvincing results, underperforming experiments, unconventional/controversial results and "hard-to-publish" works are welcome, provided they share insights and lessons learnt from these experiences. We also invite submissions from experienced researchers that recounts post-mortem of experiments/research directions they have failed in the past (e.g. in a story-based format). With this workshop, our aim is to normalize the negative outcomes and inherent failures while conducting research in pervasive computing, systems and networking, and provide a complementary view to all the success stories in these fields.

EmotionAware 2022 -- Sixth International Workshop on Emotion Awareness for Pervasive Computing Beyond Traditional Approaches
Submission deadline: November 14th, 2021

An important goal of pervasive computing is to seamlessly integrate devices into the users’ everyday life, and explore various approaches to understand the behavior of the users and their surrounding environment. Human emotions are one of the most attractive sources of information for pervasive computing. While there have been contributions targeting some of these challenges, there are still unsolved problems. The proposed workshop in its sixth year will explore the challenges of sensing, modeling, and detecting emotions, using embedded sensors in smartphones, wearable devices, and pervasive sensors (e.g. RF sensors). In this sixth edition, we will make an emphasis on new sensor technologies and non-intrusive everyday devices.
We invite to this workshop unique contributions addressing these challenges. Emotion Aware 2022 aims to facilitate collaboration among research groups working on emotion recognition for pervasive computing.

HCCS 2022 -- Third Workshop on Human-Centered Computational Sensing
Submission deadline: November 14, 2021

The third edition of the Human-Centered Computational Sensing (HCCS’22) Workshop at PerCom 2022 aims to advance and promote research about how unobtrusive observation of human beings’ cognitive, behavioral, physiological, and contextual data is increasingly enabling new computing experiences. The workshop will additionally stimulate dialog about the implications of computational sensing for society. Traditionally, sensors have been understood narrowly as physiological measurements often captured with wearable devices. This workshop adopts a broader, human-focused view, envisioning sensing as time-evolving measurable data directly linked to individuals and, by extension, to their communities. With this understanding, sensing involves human reactions and interactions observed in spoken, written, or signed language, eye gaze, facial and bodily expressions, social networks, geospatial patterns, and other such human-generated data. Advances in multimodal human data acquisition and fusion have the potential to significantly impact all areas of human life - productivity, health and well-being, training and education, human-computer interaction, accessibility, safety and security, as well as gaming, sports, and entertainment. Authors are invited to submit technical or theoretical papers for presentation at the workshop, describing original, previously unpublished work presenting novel perspectives within the general scope of the workshop.

PeRConAI 2022 -- First Workshop on Pervasive and Resource-Constrained Artificial Intelligence
Submission deadline: November 14th, 2021

PeRConAI will focus on solutions suitable for advancing towards a truly pervasive and liquid AI enabling edge devices, regardless of their available resources, to accomplish both training and inference under full, weak or no supervision.
Differently from the cloud context where AI systems can rely on known and controllable high-performance compute infrastructures, the design of edge AI systems must leverage the collaboration of several heterogeneous devices working in a highly dynamic context both in terms of data and connectivity.
Although some advancements in the development of solutions suitable for training and running pervasive AI, the real realization of a distributed AI vision requires the following open questions to be answered: (1) How to design, train, and optimize advanced machine learning (ML/DL) models in pervasive contexts where edge devices have limited resources (i.e., computational power, storage, and energy)? How to implement and optimize distributed ML/DL systems on small devices that can collaboratively exploit local data while preserving privacy? (2) How to move from heavily supervised edge ML/DL systems to weakly supervised or unsupervised systems by also leveraging unlabeled data? (3) How to enable pervasive ML/DL systems running on limited devices to adapt to possibly evolving contexts?

PerAwareCity & WSCC 2022 – Joint Workshop on Pervasive Smart Sustainable Cities
Submission deadline: November 14th, 2021

Smart cities, together with sustainability and circular economy, form a significant part of current research and are an ideal platform for testing new technologies, concepts, and applications, while use-cases like the digital twin have brought forth additional challenges and opportunities in pervasive computing. In many cases, a multi-disciplinary approach is required for implementing systems for smart circular cities, and such aspects are at the core of this workshop. The workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners working on systems and applications in the Smart City domain and solicits papers addressing several topics, including: a) Smart City systems and platforms, b) Smart Cities as systems of systems, c) IoT, edge/fog, and cloud computing for smart and circular cities, d) Experiences from real-world applications, experiments, and deployments, e) Smart City pilots/applications, f) Applications of AI for smart cities, g) IoT, Web and Linked Data technologies for Smart Cities, h) Cyber-physical systems and society, i) Security, and privacy for Smart Cities, j) Citizen science and aspects related to smart cities and circular economy, k) Digital Twins for Smart Cities, l) Behavioral change for sustainability. The workshop is organized in collaboration with the IEEE STC on Smart and Circular Cities.

Suranga Seneviratne | Lecturer - Security
The University of Sydney
Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science

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