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PECCS 2014 : International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems


When Jan 7, 2014 - Jan 9, 2014
Where Lisbon
Submission Deadline Jul 30, 2014

Call For Papers


Pervasive and embedded computing and communication is a paradigm that aims at providing trustworthy computing solutions and communication services all the time and everywhere. This entails the need for an interdisciplinary field of R&D that combines signal processing with computer hardware and software technologies, and utilizes and integrates pervasive, wireless, embedded, wearable and/or mobile systems. Applications range from ambient intelligence to ubiquitous multimedia, multidimensional signal processing, sensors, robotics, integrated communication systems and nanotechnologies. PECCS will bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the theory and applications in these areas.

Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the proceedings of PECCS. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as technical tutorials, dedicated to technical/scientific topics, are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in lecturing a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat.

Conference Areas

Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



◾Security and Privacy
◾Ambient Intelligence
◾Ubiquitous Computing Systems and Services
◾Human-Computer Interaction
◾Context-Aware Applications
◾Pervasive Health
◾Distributed Intelligent Agents
◾Mobile Computing
◾Ubiquitous Multimedia
◾Location Systems and Technology
◾Pervasive Embedded Networks

◾Time-frequency Analysis
◾Signal Processing in Communications
◾Detection and Estimation
◾Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing
◾Multimedia Communication Systems
◾Remote Sensing and Signal Processing
◾Adaptive Systems
◾Wavelet Signal Processing
◾Digital Filter Design and Implementation
◾Software Simulation
◾Microcontroller Applications

◾Software Architectures
◾Pervasive Embedded Devices
◾Networking and Connectivity
◾Micro and Nanotechnology
◾Real Time Systems
◾VLSI Design and Implementation
◾Low-Power Electronics
◾Embedded Robotics
◾Instrumentation and Measurement
◾Sensors and Sensor Networks
◾RFID Applications

Keynote Speakers

PECCS 2014 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

Paper Submission

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (
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All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).

Important Dates

Conference Date: 7 - 9 January, 2014

Regular Papers

Paper Submission: July 30, 2013
Authors Notification: October 9, 2013
Camera Ready and Registration: October 22, 2013

Position Papers

Paper Submission: September 18, 2013
Authors Notification: October 28, 2013
Camera Ready and Registration: November 12, 2013


PECCS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +44 203 014 8813


The Sana Lisbon Hotel is situated in the Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo (close to Marquês de Pombal), within walking distance of Lisbon historical center and easily reached from Lisbon International Airport or Santa Apolónia and Gare do Oriente Train Stations.

The hotel has eleven meeting rooms which are easily transformed for either small meetings or conferences for up to 900 people.

The modern and elegant decoration of all areas of the hotel have been conceived to create an atmosphere of comfort and tranquility to all guests.
Sana Lisbon Hotel's central location and good access routes are ideal for conferences, business meetings, social events and to explore the best that Lisbon has to offer.

Conference Chair

Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


César Benavente-Peces, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Andreas Ahrens, Hochschule Wismar, University of Technology Business and Design, Germany

Program Committee

Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain
Paul Amer, University of Delaware, United States
Florian Brandner, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark
Jan Broenink, University of Twente, Netherlands
Roy Campbell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
João Canas Ferreira, Universidade do Porto - Faculty of Engineering, Portugal
Juan-Carlos Cano, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
De-jiu Chen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Diane Cook, Washington State University, United States
John Fitzgerald, Newcastle University , United Kingdom
Luis Javier Garcia Villalba, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Niklas Holsti , Tidorum Ltd, Finland
Jadwiga Indulska, The University of Queensland, Australia
Zhen Jiang, West Chester University, United States
Heikki Kariniemi, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Abdelmajid Khelil, Huawei Research, Germany
Jens Knoop, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Jaime Lloret Mauri, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Klaus Marius Hansen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Matthieu Martel, LIRMM-Dali Université de Perpignan & CNRS, France
Parag Mogre, Siemens AG, Germany
Jose A. Montenegro, University of Malaga , Spain
Jogesh K. Muppala, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Brian Nielsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Nir Oren, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Christian Poellabauer, University of Notre Dame, United States
Peter Puschner , Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Christine Rochange, University of Toulouse, France
Johannes Schmitt, ABB Corporate Research Center , Germany
Holger Schwarz, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Behrooz Shirazi, Washington State University, United States
Yoshiaki Taniguchi, Osaka University, Japan
Alicia Triviño, University of Málaga, Spain
Bing Wang, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Sheng-De Wang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Jules White, Virginia Tech, United States
Matthias Wieland, IAAS, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Zhiyong Yu, TELECOM SudParis/ Fuzhou University, France
Chang Wu Yu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan

(list not yet complete)

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