Call for Workshop Proposals: PerCom 2021

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Monday, June 1, 2020 to Friday, June 19, 2020

Event Details

The 19th International Conference on Pervasive Computing and
Communications (PerCom 2021), March 22-26, 2021
in Kassel, Germany

IEEE PerCom is the premier conference for presenting scholarly research in pervasive computing and communications. Advances in this field are leading to innovative platforms, protocols, systems, and applications for always-on, always-connected services. In 2021, PerCom will visit Kassel, situated at the geographic center of Germany and a dynamic industrial and cultural city. It is known for its UNESCO World Heritage site 'Bergpark Wilhemshohe' and famous for a leading exhibition of contemporary art 'documenta'.

The PerCom 2021 Organizing Committee invites proposals for one-day or half-day workshops, to be held prior to or immediately after the main conference. The purpose of the workshops is to stimulate discussions on state-of-the-art, emerging, visionary, and also controversial topics. Workshops should be organized to promote lively interaction and plans to promote interaction and discussion must be clearly addressed in the written workshop proposals. The organizers of accepted workshops are required to publicize the workshop through disseminating the call for papers, solicit submissions, conduct the reviewing process, and decide upon the final workshop program. At least one organizer must be physically present at the workshop.

Workshop proposals are solicited in all areas and topics pertaining to research and applications in pervasive computing and communications. Workshops addressing new emerging research directions in pervasive computing and communication are especially welcome. Further, workshops with novel formats, e.g., focused on a specific topic in a tutorial-style fashion, are strongly encouraged. Workshop papers will be included and indexed in the IEEE digital library (Xplore). The page limit for accepted regular workshop papers is 6 pages, including all figures, tables, and references.

Workshop proposals should be submitted (in PDF format) no later than June 19, 2020 by e-mail to, with 'PerCom 2021 Workshop Proposal' in the subject.

Each proposal must include:

1. The workshop title and acronym.
2. The name, address, and a short bio of up to 200 words for each of the workshops' organizers; workshops may have up to three organizers. It is strongly recommended that organizers belong to at least two different institutions.
3. A brief description (up to 1 page) of
a. the technical issues that the workshop will address
b. the reasons the workshop is of interest to the PerCom community
c. a description of the communities/groups the workshop aims to attract
d. a short discussion of related workshops and conferences and an outline of why the proposed workshop is unique.
4. The planned format of the workshop (e.g., keynotes, paper presentations, posters, demos) and duration (e.g., one-day, half-day). You must also provide a well-defined strategy to facilitate lively and interactive discussions.
5. A description of past version(s) of the workshop, including the number of submitted and accepted papers and number of attendees. Please also address any differences between the proposed edition of the workshop and the previous edition(s).
If the workshop is new, an estimate of the expected number of submitted and accepted papers, and of the expected number of attendees.
6. A description of the publicity plan.
7. The names of potential program committee members.
8. The workshop website address (preliminary).
9. A preliminary call for papers.

For more information on the proposal submission requirements, please send an email to

* Workshop proposal submission deadline: June 19, 2020
* Notification: July 10, 2020

* Paper submission deadline: November 9, 2020
* Paper notification date: January 5, 2021

Peizhao Hu, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Stephan Sigg, Aalto University, Finland

Klaus David, University of Kassel, Germany
Jadwiga Indulska, The University of Queensland, Australia