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IQ2S 2010 : International Workshop on Information Quality and Quality of Service for Pervasive Computing


When Mar 29, 2010 - Apr 2, 2010
Where Mannheim, Germany
Submission Deadline Nov 15, 2009
Notification Due Dec 23, 2009
Final Version Due Jan 29, 2010

Call For Papers

Pervasive computing enables computers to interact with the real world in a ubiquitous and natural manner. It is, in its core, an application-driven discipline encompassing the pervasive acquisition, transportation, processing, and consumption of information from diverse sources, including widespread sensor deployments. Thus, the traditional study of QoS in transporting sensory data in pervasive systems ought to be balanced with the study of QoI in delivering sensor-originated information. Quality of Information (QoI) or Information Quality (IQ) relates to informationÕs level of fitness for a purpose, e.g., when contributing to an applicationÕs utility. Harnessing and optimizing the QoI derived from sensor networks will be key to bringing together effectively the aforementioned acquisition, transportation, processing, and consumption elements that the broad spectrum of smart, information-intensive, sensor-enabled pervasive applications depend on, such as remote habitat monitoring, utility grid monitoring, environmental control, supply-chain management, healthcare, intelligent transportation systems, military intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance (ISR), border control, and hazardous material monitoring, just to mention a few.

The effectiveness of an applicationÕs actions using a piece of information serves as the ultimate measure of the informationÕs quality and value-add; an action may be highly effective achieving all its anticipated goals, partially effective, or entirely ineffective.
Complementing traditional provisioning of QoS with QoI and action effectiveness for pervasive computing is challenging and difficult due to the resource constrained, dynamic and distributed nature of the sensory systems involved, their security weaknesses, and so on. Novel mechanisms and designs are required which integrate QoI with network and computational QoS that take into account the aforementioned challenges while dealing with different types of sensory resources and their inter-dependencies. It is an objective of this workshop to provide a forum to exchange ideas, present results, share experience, and enhance collaborations among researchers, professionals, and application developers working on QoI and QoS in wireless sensor networks for pervasive computing.

The objective of this workshop is to provide a forum to exchange ideas, present results, share experience, and enhance collaborations among researchers, professionals, and application developers in various aspects of QoI and QoS in wireless sensor networks 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
- QoI-aware wireless sensor networking
- Energy-efficient data fusion, sensor fault analysis, sensor data cleansing
- QoS for task mapping and scheduling
- Cross-layer, cross-application, and cross-node integration of QoI and QoS
- Adaptive QoI and QoS under dynamic environments
- Trust, security, privacy, and data provenance issues in QoI and QoS
- QoI characterization, representation, performance metrics, and evaluation
- QoI and QoS for emerging pervasive computing applications
- Value of information and quality of action for sensor/actuator networks
- Prototype test-bed design, implementation, and field trials

*******Submission Instructions*******

Submitted papers should be in the IEEE conference format and no more than 6 pages in length, and 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 2010 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 issue.

*******Important Dates:*******

Paper submission: November 16, 2009
Author notification: December 23, 2009
Camera-ready due: January 29, 2010

*******Workshop Organization*******

General Co-Chairs:
Chatschik Bisdikian, IBM Research, USA
Sajal K. Das, The University of Texas at Arlington and NSF, USA

TPC Co-Chairs:
Qi Han, Colorado School of Mines, USA
Holger Karl, University of Paderborn, Germany

Publicity Chair:
Habib M. Ammari, Hofstra University, USA
Hannes Frey, University of Paderborn, Germany

Webmaster: Wendong Xiao, Institute of Infocomm Research, Singapore

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