Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CfP: PerCoSC 2011 - 1st IEEE PerCom Workshop on Pervasive Communities and Service Clouds

held in conjunction with 9th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications 2011 (PerCom 2011), March 21, 2011, Seattle, USA

Important Dates:

  • October 31, 2010          Deadline for workshop paper submission
  • January 7, 2011              Notification of acceptance
  • January 28, 2011           Deadline for camera ready papers
  • March 21, 2011              PerCom 2011

Workshop Scope and Descriptions
The First IEEE PerCom Workshop on Pervasive Communities and Service Clouds aims to offer researchers, Ph.D. students, and practitioners a forum to present and discuss research advances and challenges related to cloud computing support for pervasive communities. The workshop thus aims to enable the sharing of insights and experiences related to the development and use of cloud computing technologies, often called service clouds, for supporting pervasive communities. Pervasive communities are user communities that are enabled by pervasive computing technologies. Service clouds denote the totality of cloud computing services, applications, platforms, and infrastructure that comply with the service-oriented architecture paradigm. 
Pervasive community services deal with data sensed and collected from the users' physical environments via networked mobile devices. Hence, they support data exchange, communication, and collaboration among mobile users. Pervasive communities of users with mobile devices and network connections have been increasing. Thus, the pervasive technologies to support pervasive communities face new requirements, e.g., related to mobility support, context-awareness, spatiotemporal intelligence, connectivity to communities, information sharing, collaboration, pervasive interaction, and privacy and security issues. However, the computational capabilities of mobile devices remain limited, when faced with pervasive communities who share large data volumes. Cloud computing technologies offer computational resources on a pay-per-use basis and are capable of abstracting technical details from the mobile devices. These technologies thus hold the potential for enabling pervasive community services with varying computing requirements in a cost-effective and scalable manner. Indeed, service clouds may envision future pervasive computing and enables innovative pervasive community services and applications.
Topics of interest include but are not restricted to the following topics:

  • Cloud computing (services, platforms, infrastructure, and standards etc.) for pervasive communities
  • Cloud computing for pervasive technologies
  • User-targeted pervasive, mobile and context-aware services and applications
  • Location-based, temporal, or spatiotemporal services and applications
  • Software architectures for cloud computing and pervasive computing
  • Data modeling and management for cloud computing and pervasive communities
  • Social software and Web 2.0 in cloud computing and pervasive computing
  • Augmented reality for pervasive communities
  • Security and privacy in cloud computing and pervasive communities

Workshop Organizers
Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Christian S. Jensen, University Aalborg, Denmark
Yiwei Cao, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Dejan Kovachev, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Program Committee
Christian Bischof,             RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Daniel Catrein,                  Ericsson Eurolab, Germany
Chang Wen Chen,            University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Michael Granitzer,           Know Center Graz, Austria
Wolfgang Gräther,          Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
Tim Hussein,                      University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Antony D. Joseph,           University of California, Berkeley, USA
Harald Kosch,                     University of Passau, Germany
Wei-Shinn Ku,                   Auburn University, USA
Wang-Chien Lee,             Pennsylvania State University, USA
Mathias Lux,                      Klagenfurt University, Austria
Vincent Oria,                      New Jersey's Science & Technology University, USA
Marc Spaniol,                     Max Planck Institute for Computer Science, Germany
Marcus Specht,                 Open University of the Netherlands, the Netherlands
Markus Strohmaier,        Know Center Graz, Austria
Christian Timmerer,        Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt, Austria
Mark Vorwerk,                 Ericsson Eurolab, Germany
Weichao Wang,                University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Felix Wolf,                           RWTH Aachen University, Germany

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