IEEE PerCom 2015 - Call for Participation

Date: Mar 23, 2015 7:00 am – Mar 27, 2015 4:00 pm

Thirteenth IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (IEEE PerCom 2015)

St. Louis, Missouri, USA | March 23 - 27, 2015

Sponsored by:

  • IEEE Computer Society
  • National Science Foundation
  • Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal (Elsevier)
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, USA      

*** Registration Details ***

Main Features:

  • Three Keynote Speeches - see
  • Three NSF Program Directors attending including CISE AD, CPS/CNS Program Directors
  • 15 Full Papers (4 Best Paper Candidates) and 14 Concise Contributions - see below
  • Panel on “Cyber-Physical Systems and Pervasive Computing: Overlap or Divergent?
  • Work-in-Progress Session - see
  • Demonstration Session - see
  • PhD Forum - see
  • N2Women Event
  • Ten Workshops - see

Preliminary Program Outline

  • March 23: Pre-Conference Workshops
  • March 23: N2Women Social Event
  • March 24-26: Main Conference
  • March 24-26: Keynote Talks
  • March 24: Demo and Work-in-Progress Sessions
  • March 24: Welcome Reception
  • March 25: PhD Forum
  • March 25: Conference Banquet
  • March 26: Panel Discussions
  • March 27: Post-Conference Workshops

Keynote Speakers

  • Dr. Maja J. Mataric (Professor and Chan Soon-Shiong Chair in Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Pediatrics, University of Southern California)
    “Socially Assistive Robotics: Personalized Machines that (Provide) Care”
  • Dr. Guruduth S. Banavar (Vice President, Cognitive Computing, IBM Watson Research Center)
    “Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing”
  • Dr. Jim Kurose (Assistant Director, CISE, National Science Foundation)
    “An Expanding and Expansive View of Computing, and Special Role of Pervasive Computing”

Panel Discussions

Topic: Cyber-Physical Systems and Pervasive Computing: Overlap or Divergent?

Moderators: Chenyang Lu (Washington Univ) and Jianong Cao (Hong Kong Polytechnic Univ)


  • David Corman, National Science Foundation, USA
  • Christine Julien, University of Texas Austin, USA
  • Lui Sha, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, USA
  • Franco Zambonelli, Universita' di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

Technical Papers


  • Attelia: Reducing User's Cognitive Load due to Interruptive Notifications on Smart Phones
    T. Okoshi, H. Nozaki, J. Nakazawa, A. Dey, and H. Tokuda
  • Energy Modeling of System Settings: A Crowdsource Approach
    E. Peltonen, E. Lagerspetz, P. Nurmi, and S. Tarkoma
  • WiBreathe: Estimating Respiration Rate using Wireless Signals in Natural Settings in the Home
    R. Ravichandran, E. Saba, K.-Y. Chen, M. Goel, S. Gupta, and S. Patel
  • Mining Relations and Physical Grouping of Building-embedded Sensors and Actuators
    L. Gonzalez and O. Amft


  • We Help You Watch Your Steps: An Unobtrusive Alertness System for Pedestrian Mobile Phone Users
    J. Wen, J. Cao, and X. Liu
  • LaneQuest: An Accurate and Energy-efficient Lane Detection System
    H. Aly, A. Basalamah, and M. Youssef
  • Placer++: Semantic Place Labels Beyond the Visit
    J. Krumm, D. Rouhana, and M.-W. Chang
  • Sensor Use and Usefulness: Trade-offs for Data-driven Authentication on Mobile Devices
    N. Micallef, H. Kayacik, M. Just, L. Baillie, and D. Aspinall
  • Sensor Fault Detection in Smart Home Environments
    J. Ye, G. Stevenson, and S. Dobson
  • Multiple Model Recognition for Near-realistic Exergaming
    Mortazavi, M. Pourhomayoun, S. Nyamathi, B. Wu, S. Lee, and M. Sarrafzadeh
  • Curbing Mobile Malware based on User-transparent Hand Movements
    B. Shrestha, M. Mohamed, A. Borg, N. Saxena, and S. Tamrakar
  • Inviz: Low-power Personalized Gesture Recognition using Wearable Textile Capacitive Sensor Arrays
    G. Singh, A. Nelson, R. Robucci, C. Patel, and N. Banerjee
  • When to Type, Talk, or Swype: Characterizing Energy Consumption of Mobile Input Modalities
    F. Jiang, E. Zarepour, M. Hassan, A. Seneviratne, and P. Mohapatra
  • Understanding the Unobservable Population in Call Detail Records through Analysis of Mobile Phone user Calling Behavior: A Case Study of Greater Dhaka in Bangladesh
    A. Arai, A. Witayangkurn, T. Horanont, X. Shao, and R. Shibasaki
  • DOSE: Detecting User-driven Operating States of Electronic Devices from Single Sensing Point
    K.-Y. Chen, S. Gupta, E. Larson, and S. Patel


  • Targeted Vaccination based on a Wireless Sensor System
    X. Sun, Z. Lu, X. Zhang, M. Salathe, and G. Cao
  • FINE: Frequency-divided Instantaneous Neighbors Estimation System in Vehicular Networks
    L. Kong, X. Chen, X. Liu, and L. Rao
  • Beyond Location Check-ins: Exploring Physical and Soft Sensing to Augment Social Check-in Apps
    K. Rachuri, T. Hossmann, C. Mascolo, and S. Holden
  • Measurement-driven Mobile Data Traffic
    E. Oliveira, A. Viana, N. Purushothama, and C. Sarraute
  • Online Unsupervised State Recognition in Sensor Data
    J. Eberle, T. Wijaya, and K. Aberer
  • CrowdTaster: Maximizing Coverage Quality in Piggyback Crowdsensing under Budget Constraint
    H. Xiong, D. Zhang, G. Chen, L. Wang, and V. Gauthier
  • Joint Segmentation and Activity Discovery using Semantic and Temporal Priors
    J. Seiter, W.-C. Chiu, M. Fritz, O. Amft, and G. Troster
  • Smart Table Surface: A Novel Approach to Pervasive Dining Monitoring
    B. Zhou, J. Cheng, M. Sundholm, A. Reiss, W. Huang, O. Amft, and P. Lukowicz
  • Pervasive Self-powered Human Activity Recognition without the Accelerometer
    S. Khalifa, M. Hassan, and A. Seneviratne
  • Fine-grained Recognition of Abnormal Behaviors for Early Detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment
    D. Riboni, C. Bettini, G. Civitarese, Z. Janjua, and R. Helaoui
  • Covert Channel Attacks in Pervasive Computing
    N. Tuptuk and S. Hailes
  • Acoustic based Appliance State Identifications for Fine Grained Energy Analytics
    N. Pathak, M. Khan, and N. Roy
  • DoppelDriver: Counterfactual Actual Travel Times for Alternative Routes
    D. Kwak, D. Kim, R. Liu, B. Nath, and L. Itode
  • Towards Fine-grained Activity Sensing: Using Infrastructure-provided Context Filters
    V. Subbaraju, S. Sen, A. Misra, S. Chakrabori, and R. Balan

Workshops - See

Monday, March 23

  • CoMoRea: The 11th Workshop on Context and Activity Modeling and Recognition
  • IQ2S: The 7th International Workshop on Information Quality and Quality of Service for Pervasive Computing
  • MUCS: The 12th IEEE Workshop on Managing Ubiquitous Communications and Services,
  • PerCol: The 6th International Workshop on Pervasive Collaboration and Social Networking,
  • PerEnergy: The 1st International Workshop on Pervasive Energy Services
  • SmartE: The 2nd International Workshop on Smart Environments: Closing the Loop

Friday, March 27

  • CASPer: The 2nd International Workshop on Crowd Assisted Sensing Pervasive Systems and Communications (formerly CROWDSENSING)
  • PerNEM: The 5th International Workshop on Pervasive Networks for Emergency Management,
  • PerMoby: The 4th International Workshop on the Impact of Human Mobility in Pervasive Systems and Applications
  • WristSense: Workshop on Sensing Systems and Applications Using Wrist Worn Smart Devices,
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