Deadline Extended: 5th International Workshop on Information Quality and Quality of Service for Pervasive Computing (IQ2S)

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                IQ2S 2013: The 5th International Workshop on
Information Quality and Quality of Service for Pervasive Computing 

                               in conjunction with 

                                IEEE PERCOM 2013
                San Diego, California, March 18-22, 2013

                 Workshop website:

Pervasive computing enables computers to interact with the real world
in a ubiquitous and natural manner. Quality of service (QoS), related
to transmission delay, bandwidth, or packet loss, has been studied in
various building blocks in pervasive computing, e.g., different QoS
mechanisms are presented for wireless or wired networks; and the
notion of computational QoS is used for parallel processing. Emerging
pervasive computing systems, however, are application-driven and
mission-critical and the existing QoS notions to do not really match
their needs. Quality of Information (QoI) or Information Quality (IQ)
of sensor-originated information relates to the fitness of the
information for a sensor-enabled application. Harnessing and
optimizing QoI of information derived from sensor networks will be key
to bringing together information acquisition and processing systems
that support the on-demand information needs of a broad spectrum of
smart, sensor-enabled applications such as remote real-time habitat
monitoring, utility grid monitoring, environmental control,
supply-chain management, health care, machinery control, intelligent
highways, military intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance
(ISR), border control, and hazardous material monitoring, just to
mention a few.

QoI touches every part of the end-to-end flow of sensor-derived
information, from the sensors themselves and the observation data they
produce to the various fusion layers that process these data and
eventually to the applications (and their users) that use them. For
example, sensor-generated information is used as the basis for
determining context at varying levels of accuracy and fidelity, in a
hierarchical fashion, with lower-layer context effectively serving as
a virtual sensor stream for higher-layer context determination. The
effectiveness of actions taken by the applications using this
information serves as the ultimate assessor of the quality and
value-add provided by the entire sensor-enabled application. For
example, an action may be highly effective achieving all its
anticipated goals, partially effective, or entirely ineffective.
Complementing traditional provisioning of QoS with QoI for pervasive
computing is challenging and difficult due to the
resource-constrained, dynamic and distributed nature of the system,
vulnerabilities under security attacks, and the lack of a design
approach that takes into account the different types of resources and
their inter-dependencies. Novel mechanisms are required in pervasive
computing which should integrate QoI, network QoS, computational QoS,
security, and a user's Quality of Experience (QoE), which will be
influenced by the application goals and the pervasive environment in
which the application is utilized.

The objective of this workshop is to provide a forum to exchange
ideas, present results, share experiences, and enhance collaborations
among researchers, professionals, and application developers in
various aspects of QoI and QoS in wireless sensor networks used for
pervasive computing.

Original papers addressing both theoretical and practical aspects of
QoI and QoS provisioning in pervasive computing are solicited. Papers
describing experience on real prototype implementations are
particularly welcome. Topics of interest addressing the challenging
joint aspects of QoI and QoS include:

* Joint QoI- & QoS-driven system design and architectural principles

* Network services (time sync, QoS) for target/event detection,
localization, tracking and classification

* QoI-aware wireless sensor networking

* Energy-efficient data fusion, sensor fault analysis, sensor data

* QoS for task mapping and scheduling

* Coordinated QoS for cross-layer, cross-application, and cross-node
integration (including QoI-QoS integration)

* Query optimization for event processing in pervasive environments

* Data and query models for QoI-aware event processing

* Adaptive QoI and QoS under dynamic environments

* Trust, security, privacy, and data provenance issues in QoI and QoS

* QoI characterization, representation, performance metrics, and

* QoI and QoS for emerging pervasive computing applications

* Models of semantics and context in QoI-aware applications

* Market-based mechanisms to influence QoI

* Quality of Experience (QoE) issues for pervasive applications

* Value of information (VoI) and quality of action for sensor/actuator

* Prototype test-bed design, implementation, and field trials


The submitted paper should be in the IEEE conference format and should
be no more than 6 pages in length. The paper should not be previously
published or currently under review elsewhere. All submissions will be
peer-reviewed and selected based on their originality, merit, and
relevance to the workshop. Accepted papers will be published by the
IEEE Computer Society Press in the combined PerCom 2013 workshops
proceedings. At least one author of each accepted paper must register
and attend the workshop to present the paper. Selected papers with
high qualities will be invited to submit to a Journal special session.
For example, selected papers from IQ2S 2012 are currently being fast
tracked for publication in the PMC journal.

Paper submission link:
Formatting guidelines:


	Sajal K. Das, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
	Tarek Abdelzaher, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA

	Boleslaw Szymanski, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
	Prithwish Basu, Raytheon BBN, USA

	Amotz Bar-Noy, City University of New York
	Chatschik Bisdikian, IBM
	Joel Branch, IBM
	Eyuphan Bulut, Cisco
	Ahmet Camtepe, Technical University Berlin
	Mike Dean, Raytheon BBN
	Ramesh Govindan, USC
	Koushik Kar, RPI
	Juong-Sik Lee, Nokia Research Lab
	Ananthram Swami, US Army Research Lab
	Ewa Niewiadomska Szynkiewicz, Warsaw Polytechnic
	Zijian Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
	Aylin Yener, Penn State University

	Buster Holzbauer, RPI

	Paper submission: December 10, 2012 [Final Extension]
	Author notification: December 21, 2012
	Camera-ready version due: Late January, 2013

Received on Friday, 23 November 2012 15:11:48 UTC