The Second International Workshop on Pervasive Smart Living Spaces | PerLS 2018

In conjunction with IEEE PerCom 2018 | March 19–23 | Athens, Greece

The PerLS workshop brings together researchers, industry practitioners, and the community interested in pervasive computing for smart living spaces.
The workshop is organized as a part of the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication (PerCom) held in Athens, Greece, on March 19–23, 2018.

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Paper submission deadline: November 11, 2017
Author notification due: December 23, 2017
Camera-ready deadline: January 15, 2018
Author registration deadline January 15, 2018
Workshop date: TBA!


Pervasive computing is moving beyond the personal devices to everyday ‘things’ with embedded technology getting smaller and more powerful than ever before. This ubiquitous computing paradigm, commonly also referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT), will provide pervasive access to resources and services, facilitating smart living at homes, offices, cars, buses, schools, and other places. The connected smart things are often intended to improve safety and security, energy efficiency, work productivity, etc., for users in their living spaces, but they also often aim at supporting a sustainable lifestyle by the use of, for instance, pervasive applications and systems intended to promote health, nutrition, comfort, social relationships, and entertainment.

From both industrial and academic stand points, a strong interest has evolved in research on pervasive applications and systems intended for smart living. This, in combination with crucial topics, such as, middleware methodologies, privacy and security technologies, wearables and user interaction, software architectures, data processing and analytics, context-aware service-provisioning, etc., frame the scope of the intended workshop.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers, industry practitioners, and the community interested in pervasive computing for smart living spaces. Original papers addressing both theoretical and practical aspects of pervasive smart living are welcome. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Novel applications, tools and devices
  • Sensor technologies and systems
  • Middleware methodologies
  • Software architectures and systems
  • Wearables and user interaction
  • Context-aware service provisioning
  • Data processing and analytics
  • Distributed approaches for mobile context data sharing
  • Data and situation visualization
  • Social network applications and analysis
  • Risk evaluation and threat agent modelling
  • Security, trust, and privacy
  • Multi-device collaboration involving wearable devices, smartphones, etc.
  • Pervasive content sharing and media distribution
  • Application and service interoperability issues


Authors are invited to submit regular six-page papers for presentation at the workshop, describing original, previously unpublished work, which is not currently under review by another workshop, conference, or journal. Regular papers should present novel perspectives within the general scope of the workshop.

All accepted papers will be included in the PerCom proceedings and published by the IEEE.

Papers may be no more than 6 pages in length. Papers in excess of page limits shall not be considered for review or publication. All papers must be typeset in double-column IEEE format using 10pt fonts on US letter paper, with all fonts embedded. The IEEE LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, as well as related information, can be found at the IEEE Computer Society website. Submissions must be made via EDAS.

It is a requirement that all authors listed in the submitted paper are also listed in EDAS. The author section of EDAS will be locked after the workshop submission deadline to ensure that conflict-of-interest can be properly enforced during review. If the list of authors differs between the paper and EDAS, the paper may not be reviewed. The authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper must be registered at full rate for that paper to appear in the proceedings and to be scheduled for presentation.

Each accepted paper will require a full PERCOM conference registration (no registration is available for workshops only).

Submission link:


Dr. Martin Boldt, Blekinge Institute of Technology

Ms. Alessandra De Paola, University of Palermo

Dr. Franca Delmastro, IIT-CNR

Mr. Karim Djemame, University of Leeds

Dr. Peizhao Hu, Rochester Institute of Technology

Dr. Peter Krough, Aarhus University

Dr. Nirmalya Roy, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Dr. Carlo Vallati, University of Pisa

Dr. Luca Zappaterra, Philips Lighting


Andreas Jacobsson, Malmö University, Sweden
Mohan Kumar, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, USA
Delphine Reinhardt, University of Bonn and Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany


See PerCom’s website.

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