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CITS 2015 Special Session 2015 : Special Session on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing


When Jul 15, 2015 - Jul 17, 2015
Where Gijon, Spain
Submission Deadline Apr 30, 2015
Notification Due May 30, 2015
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2015

Call For Papers

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CITS 2015 Special Session on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
Dates and Location: 15-17 July 2015, Gijon, Spain.


Paper submission: April 20, 2015
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2015
Camera ready version: May 31, 2015


Pervasive Computing, also known as Ubiquitous Computing, is a hot multidisciplinary area spanning many aspects of computer science and engineering. Its main focus is on methods and algorithms that enable devices embedded in the environment of daily living to transparently self-organize in network structures in an autonomous manner and use those infrastructures in order offer to the end-user services that continuously adapt to the user's context. The networking infrastructure is typically low-cost and utilizes energy efficient wireless technologies so as to enable seamless interaction and service provisioning.

Among the chief challenges in the area is the fact that a Pervasive Computing system must efficiently embed computing and sensing hardware in off-the shelf, low-price devices, so as to enable market penetration and user acceptance. Computing and sensing infrastructure of these devices must be designed with energy efficiency in mind, so as to extend the lifetime of the device as much as possible. A Pervasive Computing system also has special demands from the underlying networking environment. Energy efficient networking hardware and software must be developed for such systems. The networking protocol design should also target efficient operation in bandwidth-restricted environments, as well as in environments where the bandwidth alters dynamically, as such are the environments which Pervasive Computing systems must address. Moreover, an additional need for concerns the means of communication between devices and their users. The transparent integration of Pervasive Computing into everyday life calls for entirely different device User Interfaces, mainly based on voice and image input. Last but not least, privacy issues are also a big concern. As pervasive computing systems will be used in all aspects of human life, addressing security and privacy is vital to pave the way for the acceptance of such systems.

The aim of this Special Session organized in the context of CITS 2015, is to highlight selected recent advances in the field of Pervasive Computing. We encourage submission of both theoretical and application-oriented research papers that span - but are not limited to - the following topics:

* Networking for ambient intelligence
* Context and situation -awareness in pervasive systems
* Middleware for pervasive networking
* Pervasive network management
* Energy-aware protocols for pervasive networking
* Pervasive networking applications
* Positioning and tracking in pervasive networks
* Privacy and security in pervasive networks
* Experiences in deploying pervasive networks
* Pervasive social computing
* Energy management in pervasive devices
* Pervasive wearable computers, RFIDs, sensor technology
* Pervasive innovative HCI design


Papers should be written in English with a maximum paper length of 5 printed pages (10-point font, A4 size paper) including figures. For your submission you can use the standard IEEE Transactions templates for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats found at: (Remember: A4 size)

Papers must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF) format, using the following EDAS link:

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. At least one author of accepted papers is required to register and attend the conference. The paper review and requirements of this special session will be exactly as the main CITS 2015 conference and acceptance ratio will abide by this in the main CITS 2015 conference.


Petros Nicopolitidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University, Greece

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