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Call for Papers

PECCS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


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.


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


Pasquale DaponteUniversity of Sannio, Italy
Chenyang LuWashington University in St. Louis, United States
Kim LarsenAalborg University, Denmark
Sandro CarraraEPFL, Switzerland
Markus PollnauUniversity of Twente, Netherlands
António CâmaraYDreams, Portugal
Stephen FaircloughLiverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Utz RoedigLancaster University, United Kingdom


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 will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


PECCS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: peccs.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.peccs.org/


Joaquim FilipePolytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal


César Benavente-PecesUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Andreas AhrensHochschule Wismar, University of Technology, Business and Design, Germany


Antonio Acosta-Jiménez, Universidad de Sevilla / IMSE-CNM-CSIC, Spain
Marco Aiello, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Pedro Albertos, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain
Petr Alexeev, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Alejandro Alonso, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Nirwan Ansari, New Jersey Institute of Technology, United States
Balint Antal, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Neil Audsley, University of York, United Kingdom
Nick Bassiliades, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Johann Bourcier, Université de Rennes 1 / IRISA, France
Florian Brandner, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark
Ramon Brena, Tecnologico De Monterrey, Mexico
Patrick Brezillon, University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC), France
Juan-Carlos Cano, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
De-Jiu Chen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Jiann-Liang Chen, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Tom Chen, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Cesar Collazos, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Diane Cook, Washington State University, United States
Marilia Curado, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Yoginder Dandass, Mississippi State University, United States
Juan Antonio de la Puente, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Franca Delmastro, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Enrico Denti, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Jianguo Ding, University of Skövde, Sweden
Andras Farago, The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
João Ferreira, Universidade do Porto - Faculty of Engineering, Portugal
John Fitzgerald, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Luis Javier García Villalba, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Arnulfo Garza, Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana, Mexico
Alain Girault, INRIA, France
David Greaves, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Klaus Hansen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Niklas Holsti, Tidorum Ltd, Finland
Mark Hoogendoorn, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Peizhao Hu, NICTA, Australia
Manfred Huber, University of Texas at Arlington, United States
Jadwiga Indulska, The University of Queensland, Australia
Ashoka Jayawardena, University of New England, Australia
Thierry Jéron, IRISA / INRIA Rennes, France
Sabina Jeschke, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Zhen Jiang, West Chester University, United States
Gordana Jovanovic Dolecek, Institute INAOE, Mexico
Carlos Juiz, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
Heikki Kariniemi, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Gul Khan, Ryerson University, Canada
Abdelmajid Khelil, Landshut University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Jens Knoop, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
Waldemar Koczkodaj, Laurentian University, Canada
Edmund Lai, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Chang-Gun Lee, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Carlos León de Mora, University of Seville, Spain
Fei Li, Siemens AG, Austria, Austria
Fuhua Lin, Athabasca University, Canada
Claudia Linnhoff-Popien, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany
Giuseppe Lo Re, University of Palermo, Italy
Ahmad Lotfi, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
José Machado, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho, Portugal
Pedro Marrón, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Matthieu Martel, LAMPS - Université de Perpignan, France
Francisco Martins, University of Azores, Portugal
Stephen Mellor, Freeter, United Kingdom
Nirvana Meratnia, University of Twente, Netherlands
John-Jules Meyer, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Jose A. Montenegro, University of Malaga, Spain
Young Moon, Syracuse University, United States
Jogesh Muppala, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Keiichi Nakata, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Jin Nakazawa, Keio University, Japan
Brian Nielsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Shuichi Oikawa, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Andrea Omicini, Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, Italy
Nir Oren, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
George Perry, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Vincenzo Piuri, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Christian Poellabauer, University of Notre Dame, United States
Ramalingam Ponnusamy, Neil Gogte Institute of Technology, India
Antoniu Pop, École Normale Supérieure, France
Peter Puschner, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Sita Ramakrishnan, Retired Acdemic from Faculty of IT, Monash University, Australia
Luís Reis, University of Porto, Portugal
Michele Risi, University of Salerno, Italy
Rosaldo Rossetti, FEUP, Portugal
Sushmita Ruj, University of Ottawa, Canada
Alessandra Russo, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Gunter Saake, Institute of Technical and Business Information Systems, Germany
Manuel Santos, Centro ALGORITMI, University of Minho, Portugal
Johannes Schmitt, ABB Corporate Research Center, Germany
Holger Schwarz, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Behrooz Shirazi, Washington State University, United States
José Simó, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Agusti Solanas, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Pradip Srimani, Clemson University, United States
Yoshiaki Taniguchi, Osaka University, Japan
João Tavares, FEUP - Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Joyce Tokar, Pyrrhus Software, United States
Alicia Triviño, University of Málaga, Spain
Jaco van de Pol, University of Twente, Netherlands
Egon L. van den Broek, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Jari Veijalainen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Ilaria Venturini, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Eric Wade, University of Tennessee, United States
Sheng-De Wang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Matthias Wieland, Daimler AG, Germany
Franz Wotawa, Technische Universität Graz, Austria
Hirozumi Yamaguchi, Osaka University, Japan
Chia-Hung Yeh, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Moustafa Youssef, E-JUST, United States
Chang Yu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Zhiyong Yu, TELECOM SudParis/ Fuzhou University, China
Olivier Zendra, INRIA Nancy - Grand Est, France