Distributed and Pervasive Systems Group

Institute of Computer Science, University of Tartu


The Distributed and Pervasive Systems (DPS) Group conducts cutting edge research that focuses on challenges surrounding the development of systems for distributed networking and pervasive sensing. Of particular interest is the design, development, and exploitation of these systems for scientific investigations. Key research challenges addressed by the group include:

  • Energy-efficiency of resource constrained devices
  • Trade-offs for sensor data quality and collaborative sampling (crowdsensing)
  • Automation of distributed pervasive systems
The group is lead by Associate Professor, Huber Flores.


Our group is organizing IEEE PerCrowd 2021

PerCrowd 2021 (co-located with PerCom 2021) is the 4th International Workshop on Context-awareness for Multi-device Pervasive and Mobile Computing. PerCrowd will be held in Kassel. Germany.

HotPOST 2020 program is online!

We have a nice program for HotPOST 2020 (Co-located with INFOCOM 2020). Two technical sessions and one keynote entitled "Computation Distribution in a Cloud-Edge Architecture for IoT Applications"

We are presenting our latest research on aquatic plastic sensing in MobiSys DroNet 2020

Our paper PENGUIN proposes a monitoring solution to detect and classify plastic pollutants in aquatic environments using Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV)s.

We got a full paper accepted in ACM UbiComp/IMWUT

UbiComp 2020 is the International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. UbiComp will be held in Cancun, Mexico.

PerCrowd 2020 program is online!

Our PerCrowd workshop got a nice program. One keynote about fulfilling the Promise of Mobile Device Crowds by Prof. Mostafa Ammar (Georgia Tech, USA), two technical sessions in Multi-Device Systems, and a panel about Edge Intelligence.

Our research in thermal imaging got featured in ACM SIGMOBILE GetMobile Magazine.

Our work aims to estimate energy of devices whose battery is not detachable.

We are contributing in the technical organization of IEEE HotPOST 2020

HotPOST 2020 (co-located with INFOCOM 2020) is the 12th International Workshop on Hot Topics in Pervasive Mobile and Online Social Networking. The workshop will be held in Beijing, China.