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[Call for Papers] PerCol 2015 : 6th IEEE Workshop on Pervasive Collaboration and Social Networking

August 11th, 2014 by

Mar 23, 2015
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Submission Deadline: Oct 31, 2014
Notification Due: Dec 19, 2014
Final Version Due: Jan 22, 2015

6th IEEE Workshop on Pervasive Collaboration and Social Networking 
PerCol 2015 

in association with IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications 
PerCom 2015 

Pervasive Collaboration is a crosscutting concern in many of today’s pervasive infrastructures and 
systems. It happens in many different forms and technical layers of device‐ and network­‐mediated interaction, such as machine­‐to­‐machine (M2M) communication, interaction among smart home devices, wearable computing, inter­‐vehicle collaboration, as well as at the human layer in the form of participatory sensing, crowdsourcing, or content sharing through social networks. 

Addressing the challenges of these manifold ways of collaboration requires interdisciplinary research 
considering pervasive computing, context awareness, embedded systems, Internet of Things, and social 
networks, leading to a research area called Pervasive Social Computing. Researchers broaden the view 
on pervasive collaboration to include mobile sensor information, remote actuation/control, and mobile 
sensor data management as well as new forms of interaction, e.g. with public displays, wearables or 
among smart things. 

The aim of the PerCol workshop is to bring together researchers from the areas of pervasive computing 
and social computing to explore the possibilities and challenges of future Pervasive Social Computing 
applications. While the primary focus is on pervasive technologies for human­‐to­‐human 
interaction, we also welcome contributions about M2M interaction and coordination, opening a 
perspective of new technologies and applications for Pervasive Social Computing among humans and 
smart devices/things. 

Topics of interest to the workshop include (but are not limited to): 
– Interaction with public displays and smart items 
– Multi­‐device collaboration involving wearable devices, smartphones, etc. 
– Machine­‐to­‐machine and vehicle­‐to‐vehicle communication and coordination 
– Real­‐life use case experiences 
– Infrastructures for pervasive collaboration 
– Frameworks, middleware and development methods for pervasive collaborative and social applications 
– Energy efficient and mobile enabled protocols (device coupling, M2M, real-­‐time collaboration) 
– Pervasive and social context 
– The role of location and proximity for collaborative applications 
– Mobile and pervasive social networking 
– Pervasive presence and awareness 
– Location‐based and pervasive games 
– Pervasive content sharing and media distribution 
– Novel means of pervasive collaboration 
– Approaches and systems for crowdsourcing and participatory sensing 
– Application and service interoperability issues 

Submitted papers must be unpublished and not considered elsewhere for publication. Also, they must show a significant relevance to the workshop topics of pervasive collaboration and social networking. All papers should be in the IEEE format. Papers should be no more than 6 pages in length. All papers will be managed electronically through EDAS. Submitted papers will undergo a rigorous review process handled by the Technical Program Committee. Accepted papers will appear in the PerCom 2015 Workshops proceedings published by IEEE Computer Society Press. 

Papers due by: October 31, 2014 
Paper selections due by: December 19, 2014 
Final papers due to IEEE: January 22, 2015 

Daniel Schuster, TU Dresden, Germany 
Thomas Springer, TU Dresden, Germany 
Markus Endler, PUC Rio, Brazil 

Dries Harnie, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium 
Elisa Gonzalez Boix, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium 
Hyggo Oliveira de Almeida, UF Campina Grande, Brazil 
Li Fei, Technical University of Vienna, Austria 
Luca Foschini, Università di Bologna, Italy 
Marco Mamei, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy 
Marek Kowalkiewicz, SAP Research, USA 
Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany 
Stephan Lukosch, TU Delft, Netherlands 
Daniel Schuster, TU Dresden, Germany 
Thomas Springer, TU Dresden, Germany 
Markus Endler, PUC Rio, Brazil