NEW EXPANDED FOCUS including whole system design, cloud computing, and pervasive computing platforms. Position papers welcome!

Technical Program

9:00am - 10:00am (around)

Session 1: Middleware Again

The Changing Role of Pervasive Middleware: from Discovery and Orchestration to Recommendation and Planning. Gabriella Castelli, Marco Mamei, Franco Zambonelli, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Context as a Service - Requirements, Design and Middleware Support. Michael Wagner, Roland Reichle, Kurt Geihs, University of Kassel, Germany

10:00am - 10:30am

Coffee Break

10:30am - 12:00pm

Session 2: The Network is the Problem, Not the Solution

Programming Language Support for Routing in Pervasive Networks. Tomohiro Suzuki, Kevin Pinte, Tom Van Cutsem, Wolfgang De Meuter, Akinori Yonezawa, The University of Tokyo, Japan and Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

InterX: A Service Interoperability Gateway for Heterogeneous Smart Objects. Hyunho Park, Byoungoh Kim, Yangwoo Ko, Dongman Lee, KAIST, Korea

Selection and Publication of Network Interface Cards in Multihomed Pervasive Computing Devices. Alberto Cortés-Martín, Carlos Garcia-Rubio, Celeste Campo, Estrella García-Lozano, Alicia Rodriguez-Carrion, University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Lunch Break

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Session 3: Borrowing from Other Fields

Embracing the Cloud for Better Cyber Security. Craig Aaron Shue, Brent Lagesse, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Distributed Context-Aware Visualization. Harald Sanftmann, Nazario Cipriani, Daniel Weiskopf, Universität Stuttgart, Germany

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Coffee Break

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Session 4: Open Panel Discussion

Topic: Is the App Store Pervasive Computing?


Designing systems to support pervasive computing poses many challenges due to new requirements for system creation, deployment, configuration, scaling, and maintenance. The goal of PerWare is to explore these challenges through practical and buildable solutions.

PerWare solicits position papers that focus on system building in pervasive computing, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  1. Platforms for pervasive computing
  2. Operating system and distributed systems support for pervasive computing
  3. Software engineering techniques for pervasive computing (including design patterns, metrics, and application models)
  4. Adaptable, recoverable, and fault tolerant pervasive computing systems
  5. Resource and energy efficient pervasive systems
  6. Security and privacy of pervasive computing
  7. Management, configuration, and deployment of pervasive systems
We also welcome papers on novel applications or environments that have a strong systems component, especially if those novel applications and environments challenge existing ideas and design techniques.

Systems presented at PerWare need not be fully built or evaluated; they need only provoke discussion.


Submissions of papers are solicited in the IEEE 8.5x11 conference format and must not exceed six pages. Research papers must be original prior unpublished work and not under review elsewhere. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and selected based on their originality, merit, and relevance to the workshop.

Paper submissions will be handled online. Note that one week prior to submission, papers must be registered with their title, authors and abstract. To register and submit a paper, please follow this link: online submission.

Accepted papers must be presented at the workshop, and will appear in the IEEE PerCom workshop proceedings and the IEEE Digital Library. At least one author must have a full registration for the conference (there is no workshop only registration) and present the paper. Failure to do so will result in the paper not being included in the IEEE Digital Library.


Workshop Organizers

  • Gregor Schiele, Universitaet Mannheim, Germany
  • Justin Mazzola Paluska, Massachusetts Institute of Techn. (MIT), USA
  • Anand Ranganathan, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
  • Roy Campbell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Technical Program Committee

  • Cristina Abad, ESPOL, Ecuador
  • Jalal Al-Muhtadi, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
  • Marcus Handte, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Soraya Kouadri Mostefaoui, The Open University, UK
  • Brent Lagesse, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA
  • Rodger Lea, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Verena Majuntke, Universitaet Mannheim, Germany
  • Alan Messer, Samsung
  • Hubert Pham, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
  • Kenichi Yamazaki, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan


If you have any questions regarding the workshop, feel free to contact us at: