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  *   Paper Registration: September 15, 2017
  *   Paper submission: September 22, 2017

The Sixteenth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and

PerCom 2018 (
Athens, Greece, March 19-23, 2018<http://airmail.calendar/2018-03-19%2012:00:00%20GMT>


IEEE PerCom, now in its sixteenth 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; they have found their way into 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 2018 will be held in Athens, the capital city of Greece and one of the
most historic cities in Europe. PerCom 2018 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; insightful keynote speeches;
panel discussions from domain experts; and posters of emerging ideas.

Research contributions are solicited in all areas pertinent to pervasive
computing and communications, including:
  * Advances in pervasive 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; applications of device-to-device coordination.
  * Theories, models, and algorithms: context modeling and reasoning; adaptive
    and context-aware computing; activity recognition; programing paradigms;
    applied machine learning; cognitive computing techniques.
  * Domain-specific challenges and novel applications: urban/mobile
    crowdsensing & intelligence; pervasive technologies for healthcare;
    cyber-physical pervasive computing; innovative pervasive computing
  * Intersections of pervasive computing with: social networks; opportunistic
    networks; Internet of things; sensor networks; RFID systems; big data.
  * New techniques for user-level concerns : participatory and social sensing;
    trust, security, and privacy; user interface, interaction, and persuasion;
    social networking and pervasive computing.
  * 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.

Contributions can be analytical, empirical, technological, methodological, or a
combination of these. Papers reporting strong systems engineering contributions
backed by solid and appropriate evaluations are strongly encouraged. The impact
of the contributions should be demonstrated in the context of pervasive
computing and communications. Papers applying known techniques from other
fields must clearly demonstrate substantial novelty or pervasive computing

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
2018 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).

Important Dates
Paper Registration: September 15, 2017<http://airmail.calendar/2017-09-15%2012:00:00%20BST>
Paper submission: September 22, 2017<http://airmail.calendar/2017-09-22%2012:00:00%20BST>
Notification: December 12, 2017<http://airmail.calendar/2017-12-12%2012:00:00%20GMT>
Camera Ready: January 12, 2018<http://airmail.calendar/2018-01-12%2012:00:00%20GMT>

Submission Guidelines
Submitted papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for
publication. Also, they must show a significant relevance to pervasive
computing and communications. Guidelines for preparing and submitting the
manuscript will be made available on the conference website. Submitted papers
will undergo a rigorous review process handled by the Technical Program

Organizing Committee
General Co-Chairs
George Roussos, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University, Greece

Program Chair
Gergely Záruba, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Vice Program Co-Chairs
Brent Lagesse, University of Washington, Bothell, USA
Flora Salim, RMIT University, Australia
Gregor Schiele, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Workshops Co-Chairs
Petteri Nurmi, University of Helsinki, Finland
Daniele Riboni, University of Cagliari, Italy

Additional Information
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