2nd International Workshop on Programming Methods for Mobile and
Pervasive Systems (PMMPS)

San Francisco, California, USA, June 12, 2011.
Co-located with PERVASIVE 2011


Pervasive mobile computing is here, but how these devices and services
should be programmed is still something of a mystery. Programming mobile
and pervasive applications is more than than building client-server or
peer-peer systems with mobility, and it is more than providing usable
interfaces for mobile devices that may interact with the surrounding
context. It includes aspects such as disconnected and low-attention
working, spontaneous collaboration, evolving and uncertain security
regimes, and integration into services and workflows hosted on the
internet.  In the past, efforts have focused on the form of human-device
interfaces that can be built using mobile and distributed computing
tools, or on human computer interface design based on, for example, the
limited screen resolution and real estate provided by a smartphone.
Much of the challenge in building pervasive systems is in bringing
together users' expectations of their interactions with the system with
the model of a physical and virtual environment with which users
interact in the context of the pervasive application.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers in programming
languages, software architecture and design, and pervasive systems to
present and discuss results and approaches to the development of mobile
and pervasive systems. The goal is to begin the process of developing
the software design and development tools necessary for the next
generation of services in dynamic environments, including mobile and
pervasive computing, wireless sensor networks, and adaptive devices.


Potential workshop participants are asked to submit a paper on topics
relevant to programming models for mobile and pervasive systems. We are
primarily seeking short position papers (24 pages), although full
papers that have not been published and are not under consideration
elsewhere will also be considered (a maximum of 10 pages). Position
papers that lay out some of the challenges to programming mobile and
pervasive systems, including past failures, are welcome.  Papers longer
than 10 pages may be automatically rejected by the chairs or the
programme committee. From the submissions, the programme committee will
strive to balance participation between academia and industry and across
topics. Selected papers will appear on the workshop web site; PMMPS has
no formal published proceedings. Authors of selected papers will be
invited to submit extended versions for publication in an appropriate
journal (under negotiation).

Submissions will be accepted through the workshop web site.

Important dates:

* Submission: 4 February 2011
* Notifications: 11 March 2011
* Camera-ready: 2 May 2011
* Workshop date: 12 June 2011


- Dominic Duggan, Stevens Institute of Technology NJ
- Simon Dobson, University of St Andrews UK

-- Simon

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