Workshop on
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Pervasive Computing Design

held in conjunction with
PerCom 2011
Seattle, Washington, USA
March 25, 2011

Important dates
Paper submission deadline:  October 30, 2010 Submission deadline extended to November 7, 2010
Authors notified: December 21, 2010
Camera ready papers due: January 28, 2011.  Instructions for submitting camera-ready papers are available on the main conference site.  The deadline is listed as 00:00:00 EST on January 28, and at least one author must register before the paper can be uploaded.

Workshop: Friday, March 25.   The workshop has been combined with the PerEL workshop.  PerDesign will be a special session within PerEL.

Workshop purpose
The purpose of this workshop is to address the need for interdisciplinary design of pervasive computing systems.  In pervasive computing, computing and sensing elements are seamlessly integrated with everyday objects. Ideally, the products are so seamlessly integrated into the environment that they disappear, both physically and cognitively; there are no “interfaces” for the devices in the room but instead they proactively adapt to the needs and intentions of the users.
    But achieving this ideal of seamless integration requires more than engineering a technology problem.  The devices must also be culturally acceptable, economically viable, and aesthetically pleasing. Consequently, successful pervasive computing products require a balance of computing, design, and business expertise throughout their development phases.  Without this collection of expertise, the product will likely fall short in a critical technical, functional, or market requirement. This workshop will bring together a body of practitioners, researchers and educators who are making inroads into interdisciplinary pervasive computing design.

Workshop Committee
Co-chairs: Tom Martin and Lisa McNair, Virginia Tech
Committee:  Eloise Coupey, Ed Dora, Virginia Tech

Call for papers

Paper submissions:   

Authors are requested to submit original papers of no more than 6 pages in standard IEEE two-columnn proceedings style. (Templates can be found here.) Submissions must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers must be submitted in PDF format using the workshop's EDAS site.  Accepted papers will be published as part of the PerCom workshop proceedings by the IEEE Computer Society Press.  For accepted papers, at least one author is expected to register for and attend the workshop to present the paper in order for the paper to appear in the IEEE Digital Library. 

Last updated on 19 January 2011
by Tom Martin