3rd International Workshop on Context-awareness for Multi-device Pervasive and Mobile Computing (Co-located with PerCom 2020) Austin, Texas, USA


Multi-device computing is an emerging research area that is potentiated by the large diversity of devices that proliferate every aspect of our daily lives. By detecting a multi-device context for harnessing collaborative and opportunistic resources in proximity, it is possible to reduce the cost of executing computational tasks in the constrained resources of devices, and to extend the presence of pervasive devices beyond their egocentric and isolated computing behavior.

The impact of multi-device computing has also found many applications in everyday settings, for which they were not initially conceived, such as continuous multi-device experience for users, formation of collaborative multi-device infrastructure, multi-device remote control systems and multi-device autonomous interactions, among others. The goal of PerCrowd 2020 is to explore the impact of multi-device context in self-organizing and opportunistic computing. More in detail, The goal of this workshop is to explore the use and effect of contexts on multi-device environments to facilitate communication and cooperation among multiple devices.

Original papers addressing theoretical, practical, and technical aspects of opportunistic and self-organizing multi-device systems are solicited. Papers describing prototype implementations and deployment of such applications and systems are particularly welcome. The submission of informative surveys of the state of the art as well as position papers on controversial issues is also encouraged. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Context-aware multi-device systems and applications, e.g., cross-device sensing, sampling and computation
  • Resource extension of pervasive and mobile applications, e.g., screen sharing, collaborative augmentation of resources
  • Opportunistic and autonomous multi-device interactions, e.g., extending smart devices with pervasive drones
  • Self-organizing multi-device groups, e.g., devices moving as a group
  • Algorithms to reduce task complexity via collaborative multi-device groups
  • Pervasive computing applications harnessing opportunistic multi-device contextual factors, e.g., location, proximity, underutilized times, etc.
  • Usage models for multi-device computing, e.g., incentive models, stability models, decision making models, and privacy models.
  • Users experiences towards multi-device systems and applications
  • Socio economic models for multi-device computing, e.g., battery life cost, computation cost, storage cost, networking cost, etc.
  • Infrastructure, architectures, and platforms for multi-device systems, as well as, emerging applications for multi-device environments.
  • Integration of multi-device systems on the move with proximal infrastructure on the move, e.g., cloudlets
  • Lessons and experiences of evaluating context-awareness for multi-device systems and applications

Papers should contain original material and not be previously published or currently under consideration elsewhere. Manuscripts must be limited to 6 pages in IEEE 8.5x11 conference format, and formatted in accordance with the IEEE Computer Society author guidelines. Accepted papers will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press in the combined PerCom 2020 Workshop Proceedings and will appear on IEEE Xplore. At least one author of each accepted paper must register and attend the workshop to present the paper. There is no workshop-only registration. An oral presentation at the workshop is strictly required. Failure to present the paper at the workshop will result in the withdrawal of the paper from the Proceedings as well as from the IEEE Xplore.

Editorial follows-ups

Extended versions of the selected workshop papers will be considered for possible fast track publication in well-known journals. Candidate journals are, e.g., IEEE Internet of Things Journal

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: November 11, 2019 , Extended: November 20, 2019
  • Acceptance notification: December 20, 2019
  • Camera ready due: January 31, 2020 (FIRM)
  • Workshop: Friday, March 27

Guidelines to authors

PerCrowd'20 invites researchers and industry practitioners to submit up to 6 pages papers in IEEE 8.5x11 conference format, and formatted in accordance with the IEEE Computer Society author guidelines. The IEEE template can be downloaded here.

Submission is through EDAS. Click here to submit your paper