IEEE PerCom International Workshop on the Impact of Human Mobility on Pervasive Systems and Applications (PerMoby 2012)

IEEE PerCom International Workshop on the Impact of Human Mobility on Pervasive Systems and Applications (PerMoby 2012) in conjunction with PerCom 2012 (
March 19-23, Lugano, Switzerland

The key components of many pervasive systems and applications are already deployed in the form of ubiquitous commercial products carried by humans. Human mobility makes it possible for such key components to interact, promoting cooperation and sharing of content, services and resources. Smartphones, tablet PCs, and other personal devices act as mobile computing elements able to gather information about the surrounding environment according to the mobility of users.

In other situations these devices operate as mobile nodes of the computing and/or networking infrastructure, where interaction and communication occur opportunistically. The goal of PerMoby is to explore the impact of human mobility on the achievement of the pervasive computing vision. The focus is on pervasive applications, systems, and protocols where mobility plays an active role in achieving the end goals.

Original papers addressing both theoretical and practical aspects of human-centric applications and systems are solicited. Papers describing prototype implementations and deployment of such applications and systems are particularly welcome. The submission of papers on controversial issues is also encouraged.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
– pervasive systems and applications based on (or influenced by) human mobility
– mobile phone sensing applications and systems
– opportunistic and participatory sensing, and anything in between
– opportunistic computing
– pervasive systems with humans in the loop
– wearable sensing systems
– mobility models
– distributed computing approaches that rely on human mobility
– impact of human mobility on wireless communication
– green pervasive applications that leverage human mobility
– mobility aware protocols
– opportunistic networking

Papers should contain original material and should not be previously published or currently submitted for consideration elsewhere. Manuscripts are limited to a maximum of 6 pages in IEEE conference format. Accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press in the combined PerCom 2012 Workshops Proceedings and will appear on IEEE Xplore. At least one author of each accepted paper must register and attend the workshop to present the paper. There is no workshop-only registration. An oral presentation at the workshop is strictly required. Failure to present the paper at the workshop will result in the withdrawal of the paper from the proceedings as well as from IEEE Xplore. Paper submission will be via EDAS (further details will be available on the workshop website).

– Submission deadline: October 30, 2011
– Notification of acceptance: December 21, 2011
– Camera ready: Late January, 2012

Daniele Puccinelli, University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Switzerland Alessio Vecchio, University of Pisa, Italy


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