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PICom (W/SS) 2018 : The 16th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing (Workshops/Special Sessions)


When Aug 12, 2018 - Aug 15, 2018
Where Athens, Greece
Submission Deadline May 20, 2018
Notification Due Jun 10, 2018
Final Version Due Jun 30, 2018

Call For Papers


IEEE PICom 2018
The 16th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing (PICom 2018)

Athens, Greece, 12-15 August 2018

Sponsored by IEEE, IEEE Computer Society and IEEE Technical Committee of Scalable Computing (TCSC)

PICom 2018 Call for Workshops and Special Session Proposals

Over the last fifty years, computational intelligence has evolved from logic-based artificial intelligence, nature-inspired soft computing, and social-oriented agent technology to cyber-physical integrated ubiquitous intelligence towards Pervasive Intelligence (PI). The International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing (PICom) is intended to cover all kinds of these intelligent paradigms as well as their applications in various pervasive computing domains. PICom-2018 will be held on 12-15 August 2018 in Athens, Greece, co-located with IEEE CyberSciTech 2018, IEEE DASC 2018 and DataCom 2018. It aims to bring together computer scientists and engineers, to discuss and exchange experimental and theoretical results, work-in-progress, novel designs, and test-environments or test-beds in the important areas of Pervasive Intelligence and Computing.

We are soliciting proposals for Workshops and Special Sessions that are two important parts of PICom 2018. Workshops and special sessions provide opportunities for focused discussions on selected topics related to Pervasive Intelligence and Computing and are a great addition to the main conference. They allow exploring topics that will not be fully addressed during the main conference as well as to encourage in-depth discussion of technical and application issues in subjects within the conference scope.

Topics of interests include, but are not restricted to:
- Deep Learning and Deep Computation
- Big Data and Smart Data
- Brain-inspired Computing
- Crowd Souring and Intelligence
- Social Intelligence and Computing
- Agent-based Computing
- Ubiquitous Intelligence
- Cyber-Physical Computing
- The Internet of Things
- Cloud of Things and Cloud of Sensors
- Embedded HW, SW & Systems
- Pervasive Devices and RFIDs
- Wearable Devices and Applications
- Sensor Technology and Networks
- Pervasive Networks/Communications
- Edge and Fog Computing
- Mobile Edge Computing (MEC)
- Device Virtualization
- Privacy, Security and Trust
- Context-Aware Computing
- Mobile Data Mining
- Ubiquitous Data Mining
- Activity Recognition
- Cloud Computing
- Services for Pervasive Computing
- Smart Cities and Smart Homes
- Intelligent Social Networking
- Pervasive Technologies for ITS
- HCI for Pervasive Computing
- Mobile Data Modeling
- Middleware for Pervasive Computing
- Intelligent/Smart IoT
- Programming Abstractions for IoT
- Semantic Analysis

The proposals should contain the following information:
- The title of the Workshop/SS, including both full name and abbreviation
- The scope and objectives (up to 1 page)
- Short bios of the key organizers
- Brief plans for dissemination (e.g., how to advertise the Workshop/SS or possible submissions to special issues of journals), procedures for selecting papers (including the expected number of accepted papers), and the expected number of participants
- A tentative website/URL of the proposed Workshop/SS (optional)
- If the proposed Workshop/SS has been previously organized, please also briefly describe its history (e.g., number of submissions and accepted papers, attendance, etc.)

Acceptance will be based on an evaluation of the workshop/SS topic, its relevance to the main conference, the expected audience, and the proposers ability to lead a successful event.

A single pdf file with all the material described above should be submitted via email to the Workshop and Special Session Chairs (please see the contact information below) by the deadline. Please use “PICom 2018 Workshop/SS Proposal as the email subject. Accepted proposals should follow strictly the important dates, particularly paper notification and camera-ready dates listed below.


Regular Paper Submission Due: April 30, 2018
Wksp/SS/Poster Paper Due: May 20, 2018
Authors Notification: June 15, 2018
Camera-ready Submission & registration: June 30, 2018

For accepted proposals, organizers are responsible for composing the corresponding Workshop/SS program committees, advertising call for papers, reviewing submissions, and planning the final program. PICom 2018 Workshop/SS Chairs will assist the organization and ensure their quality and success. The PICom Congress organizer will provide facilities including the paper submission systems, working notes printing, meeting rooms, coffee breaks, lunches, proceedings preparation, etc.

A Workshop/SS paper should be 5-6 pages, following the same Paper Submission Guidelines as the main Congress papers. Each paper should be reviewed at least by two reviewers in the corresponding fields. All accepted Workshop/SS papers will be included in the proceedings published by IEEE-CS Conference Publishing Services in IEEE-DL and EI index.

Note that each workshop or special session should include at least 4 papers, otherwise it will be canceled. The accepted papers in a cancelled Workshop/SS may be moved to another Workshop/SS, or to a main Congress track if they fit the quality requirement. The registration requirement and procedure for Workshop/SS papers will be determined by PICom 2018 Organizing Committee, and the registration fee will be paid directly to PICom 2018. The registration fee can be waived for a Workshop/SS’s main organizer if there are more than 10 accepted papers.
We are looking forward to receiving your exciting proposals.

Workshop and Special Session Chairs
Tie Qiu, Dalian University of Technology, China
Andreas Panayides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

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