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IEEE Pervasive Computing Call for Papers

Environmental Sustainability

First decisions: 4 August 2008
Revisions due: 5 September 2008
Final Acceptances: 15 October 2008
Issue to press: December 2008
Author guidelines:
Submission address:

Environmental sustainability is rapidly emerging as an important and
timely topic for pervasive computing research, motivated by increased
awareness of issues such as global warming, depletion of natural
resources, and e-waste. The creation, use, and disposal of large
quantities of pervasive technologies such as sensors and mobile devices
have strong implications for resource consumption and waste production.
How can pervasive computing systems be designed so that they are
environmentally sensitive from a material perspective? Further,
pervasive technologies can be a powerful means of informing and
influencing sustainable action and decisions by individuals, businesses,
governments, and other organizations. How can pervasive computing
systems be designed to support and persuade environmentally sustainable
practices and behaviors?

This special issue provides a forum for cutting-edge work on pervasive
technologies that are designed, deployed, or implemented in an
environmentally responsible manner, as well as pervasive technologies
that promote environmentally responsible actions.


Example topics for this special issue include but are not limited to the

    * design for technology re-use, re-purposing, or lifetime extension;
    * sensor network applications that support the efficient use or
protection of natural resources;
    * grass roots sensing empowering local populations to track and act
on information about pollution, traffic, or other conditions relating to
    * analysis and decision making tools for gathering and presenting
information that supports sustainable choices by individuals or businesses;
    * the use of pervasive computing to support sustainability-related
behavior change;
    * novel systems, devices, or interfaces that support stewardship of
the natural environment;
    * social networking tools that support environmentally friendly
    * new business models that promote sustainable use of pervasive
    * lessons learned from, conceptual frameworks, and methods for
integrating sustainability into pervasive computing;
    * qualitative or quantitative studies of sustainable practices;
    * user studies examining how pervasive technologies mediate,
redefine, or otherwise influence sustainable behaviors;
    * low-power hardware; and
    * resource-efficient system design

Submissions should be 4,000 to 6,000 words long and should follow the
magazine's guidelines on style and presentation. All submissions will be
peer-reviewed in accordance with normal practice for scientific
publications. Submissions should be received by 23 June 2008 to receive
full consideration.

In addition to full-length submissions, we also invite work-in-progress
submissions of 250 words or less (submit to [log in to unmask]) These
will not be peer-reviewed but will be reviewed by the Department Editor,
Anthony Joseph, and, if accepted, edited by the staff into a feature for
the issue. The deadline for work-in-progress submissions is 1 November 2008.

Guest Editors:

Jennifer Mankoff, Carnegie Mellon ( [log in to unmask])
Allison Woodruff, Intel Research ( [log in to unmask])
Maria Ebling, IBM Research ([log in to unmask])
Armando Fox, UC Berkeley ( [log in to unmask])
Beverly Harrison, Intel Research ([log in to unmask])
Tim Kindberg, HP Labs, Bristol ( [log in to unmask])

Jennifer Mankoff, Assistant Professor [log in to unmask]
NSH 2504A, x268-1295, Human Computer Interaction Institute, CMU

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