Pervasive 2009: Call for Papers and Workshop Proposals

             Call for Papers and Workshop Proposals
			    Pervasive 2009
		 The Seventh International Conference
			on Pervasive Computing
			     Nara, Japan
			   May 11-14, 2009

Pervasive 2009, the Seventh International Conference on Pervasive
Computing, will be held May 11-14, 2009 in Nara, Japan.  This annual
conference provides a premier forum for researchers to present their
latest results in all areas related to architecture, design,
implementation, application and evaluation of pervasive computing as
it becomes increasingly integrated into our lives.

Call for Pervasive 2009 Workshops

The Pervasive 2009 Workshop Co-Chairs and Organizing Committee invite
proposals for the workshop program of the 7th International Conference
on Pervasive Computing.  Workshops provide a forum for discussing
areas of special interest within pervasive computing with like-minded
researchers and practitioners.  Workshops afford participants the
opportunity to examine an area with a selected focus in an open
environment for the free exchange of perspectives.  The day-long
workshops will be held prior to the main conference on Monday, May 11,
2009.  For details of the main conference see: .

Important Workshop Dates:

 - October 24, 2008: Workshop proposals deadline (23:59 EST)
 - November 17, 2008: Notification of acceptance/rejection of workshop
 - November 24, 2008: Workshop calls posted online by the Co-Chairs
 - February 10, 2009: Workshop position papers deadline
 - March 1, 2009: Notification of acceptance/rejection of position papers

Workshop Organization:

Pervasive workshops are dynamic and intimate forums in which to
explore and discuss topics in depth.  We therefore encourage having an
international team of organizers for a workshop who are from different
institutions and represent a variety of perspectives.  We aim for a
balanced workshop program offering a diverse set of themes.  Because
of the unique opportunity for discussion this forum offers, we
encourage workshop plans that emphasize interactive components, group
activities, and discussion over those that focus on individual talks.

Organizers should be active themselves in the field in which they
propose a workshop.  All listed organizers are expected to attend
those workshops they are organizing; i.e., do not include a potential
organizer who may not be present at the workshop.  Any change to the
workshop organization team must be submitted in writing at least ten
days prior to the position paper deadline for individual workshops
(January 31, 2009).  No changes to the workshop organization team can
be made after this date to ensure that potential participants
submitting position papers to workshops are aware of the final
organization team.

Please feel free to discuss ideas for a workshop proposal by email
with the workshop chairs prior to submission.

Proposal Submission Process:

Please email your proposal to the Workshop Co-Chairs, Yasuyuki Sumi
and Elaine M. Huang (

Pre-Proposal Submission Inquiries:
Please feel free to contact the Workshop Co-Chairs, Yasuyuki Sumi and
Elaine M. Huang, if you would like to discuss a workshop proposal

We solicit workshops in all areas related to Pervasive Computing.  In
particular we would like to encourage workshops focused on new and
emerging research directions, novel and highly innovative themes,
real-world topics including industrial and medical issues, system or
interaction topics and interdisciplinary themes.

Proposal Content:

1. A cover page including:
   - Workshop title
   - Name, affiliation, postal address, and e-mail address for each
   - Identification of the primary contact person(s)

2. Background and Motivation: What is the overall topic of the
   workshop?  Why is this topic of particular interest at this time?
   If the workshop has been organized in the past at Pervasive or
   other conferences, please give details of previous instances
   (venue, URL) and describe why it should be held again and how it
   will extend and build upon previous ones.

3. Objectives: What are the objectives that the workshop aims to
   achieve?  Objectives may include but are not limited to (a)
   targeting a predefined set of focus questions, (b) presenting
   alternate views on a particular issue that is of concern to the
   Pervasive Computing community and attempting to resolve the issue,
   (c) identifying priorities for new directions of research, and/or
   (d) initiating the appropriate collaborations and building
   community around a theme of interest. If you have a plan to produce
   a book or a journal special issue as a result of your workshop,
   please indicate these plans.

4. Format: Give a description of the proposed workshop format,
   including the target number of participants, planned activities
   (such as introductions, invited talks, breakout group activities,
   demos, general discussion), as well as how these activities address
   the workshop objectives.  Preference will be given to proposals for
   activities designed to fuel discussion and interaction among
   participants; workshops consisting solely of paper presentations
   are discouraged.  Provide a preliminary schedule with estimated
   times.  Design your schedule for a length of 6 hours (full-day
   workshop) with a lunch break and two coffee breaks.

5. Soliciting Submissions: Indicate how you plan to attract
   submissions and/or participants.  Tactics may include creating a
   workshop web page, circulating a call to relevant mailing lists,
   and publicizing your workshop at other relevant venues.

6. Selecting Participants: Indicate how you plan to select
   participants and contributions to the workshop. Describe the
   relevant criteria and/or review process that will be used to select
   position papers. Indicate if you are planning to have a program
   committee to help with the organization/review process or whether
   reviewing and selection will be conducted solely by the organizers.

7. Organizers: Give short descriptions of each of the organizers'
   background and interests related to pervasive computing and the
   specific workshop topic.

Workshop Selection:

Workshop proposals will be peer-reviewed by the Co-Chairs and a
committee of experts based on the criteria described above.  We aim to
select a diverse set of workshops and avoid having multiple workshops
on overlapping themes.  Organizers of selected workshops will be asked
to produce a Call for Position Papers to describe the workshop to
potential participants and solicit submissions.

Workshop Support:

The Pervasive 2009 conference will support the workshops in the
following ways:

 - Announce accepted workshops via the Pervasive 2009 email
   distribution list
 - Publicize abstracts of workshops on the Pervasive 2009 Web site and
   point to individual workshop URLs
 - Provide private rooms and A/V equipment for each workshop

Workshop Co-Chairs:

Yasuyuki Sumi (University of Kyoto, Japan)
Elaine M. Huang (Motorola Labs, USA)

Call for Papers

Papers and notes due October 17, 2008, 5pm (PST)

This annual conference provides a premier forum for researchers to
present their latest results in all areas related to architecture,
design, implementation, application and evaluation of pervasive
computing as it integrates into our lives.

Pervasive 2009 will include a highly selective single-track program for
technical papers describing original and unpublished research advancing
the state of the art in mobile and pervasive computing, including but
not limited to the following topics:

    * Technologies and devices for pervasive computing
    * Software aspects including middleware and operating systems for
pervasive computing
    * Tools, infrastructures, architectures and techniques for
designing, implementing & deploying pervasive computing systems
    * Applications of pervasive computing technologies
    * Interfaces and modes of interactions between people and pervasive
computing devices, applications or environments
    * Evaluations and evaluation methods, for assessing the impact of
pervasive computing devices, applications or environments
    * Privacy, security, trust & social issues and implications of
pervasive computing

The conference will be accepting both full (18 page LNCS) and more
succinct shorter 'Notes' (up to 8 LNCS page papers). All papers will be
selected on their individual merit based on a peer review by the TPC and
external expert reviewers. Accepted papers must be presented at the
conference. See author guidelines for more information:

Note that papers should not have been previously published or be
concurrently under submission for publication for any other conference,
journal,workshop or other publication with an ISBN, ISSN, or DOI number.
Critical Dates

    * October 17, 2008, 5pm (PST) Full Papers and Notes due
    * December 14, 2008 Notifications
    * February 14, 2009 Camera Ready due
    * May 11, 2009 Conference

For more information, contact:
Conference Co-Chairs

    * Hide Tokuda, Keio University and Michael Beigl, TU Braunschweig

Program Co-Chairs

    * A.J. Brush, Microsoft Research, Adrian Friday, Lancaster
University and Yoshito Tobe, Tokio Denki University

Organising committee

    * Jakob Bardram, IT University of Copenhagen
    * Louise Barkhuus, University of California, San Diego
    * Alastair Beresford, University of Cambridge
    * Barry Brown, University of California, San Diego
    * Roy Campbell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    * Tanzeem Choudhury, Dartmouth College
    * Sunny Consolvo, Intel Research
    * Alois Ferscha, University of Linz
    * Patrik Floréen, University of Helsinki
    * Hans Gellersen, Lancaster University
    * Gillian Hayes, University of California, Irvine
    * Jeffrey Hightower, Intel Research
    * Elaine Huang, Motorola Labs
    * Antonio Krüger, University of Münster
    * Paul Lukowicz, University of Passau
    * Masateru Minami, University of Tokyo
    * Jin Nakazawa, Keio University
    * Shwetak Patel, University of Washington
    * Matthai Philipose, Intel Research
    * Aaron Quigley, University College Dublin
    * Bernt Schiele, TU Darmstadt
    * Albrecht Schmidt, University of Duisburg-Essen
    * James Scott, Microsoft Research
    * Abigail Sellen, Microsoft Research
    * Yasuyuki Sumi, Kyoto University
    * Tsutomu Terada, Kobe University
    * Kristof Van Laerhoven, TU Darmstadt
    * Woontack Woo, GIST

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