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IEEE PerCom 2017 / Preliminary Call for Papers
March 13-17, 2017 - Kona, Big Island, Hawaii, USA
# The Fifteenth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, PerCom 2017
## Important Dates
* Paper registration: September 23, 2016
* Paper submissions: September 30, 2016
* Notification: December 12, 2016
* Camera ready: January 13, 2017
## Preliminary Call for Papers
IEEE PerCom, now in its fifteenth 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 all the way to Hawaii Big Island, famous for its breathtaking beaches, volcanoes, and natural parks. PerCom 2017 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.
Research contributions are solicited in all areas pertinent to pervasive computing and communications, including:
* Advances in systems and infrastructures.
middleware systems and services; large-scale data management for pervasive computing; clouds, cloudlets, and fog computing; integrations of smartphones in pervasive experiences; device-to-device coordination and self-organising networks; opportunistic networking and sensing
* Technological innovations.
architectures, protocols, and technologies for pervasive communications; mobile and
wearable computing systems and services; smart devices and intelligent environments; positioning and tracking technologies; sensors and RFID; energy-efficient and green pervasive computing
* Domain-specific challenges and novel applications.
urban and mobile crowd sensing and intelligence; pervasive technologies for healthcare; cyber-physical pervasive computing; innovative pervasive computing applications; applications for smart cities
* Models and algorithms.
context modeling and reasoning; adaptive, autonomic, and context-aware computing; activity recognition; opportunistic networking; programming paradigms; cognitive computing; user profiling and personalization in pervasive computing
* New techniques for user-level concerns.
participatory and social sensing; trust, security, and privacy; user interface, interaction, and persuasion; social networking and pervasive computing
Authors should pay special attention to the evaluation of the work. Contributions can be analytical,
empirical, technological, methodological, or even cross-cutting. Evaluations should be appropriate to the type of contribution in terms of metrics and scale. Papers reporting strong systems engineering contributions backed by solid and appropriate evaluations are strongly encouraged.
In all cases, the impact of the contributions should be demonstrated and evaluated in the context of pervasive computing and communications. Papers applying known techniques from other fields must clearly demonstrate substantial novelty in or impact on pervasive computing and communications.
## 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 2017 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 of technical content (10pt font, 2-column format), including text, figures, and tables and up to one additional page for references only.
The IEEE LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, as well as formatting instructions, can be found here (http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html).
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.
## General Chairs
Claudio Bettini, University of Milan, Italy
Matt Mutka, Michigan State University, USA
## Technical Program Chair
Christine Julien, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
## Technical Program Vice chairs
Franca Delmastro, IIT-CNR, Italy
Qi Han, Colorado School of Mines, USA
Amy L. Murphy, Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy
## Steering Committee Chair
Mohan Kumar, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
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