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Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal          5 - 7 March, 2011
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.
Conference Areas

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:

1. Mobile and Pervasive Computing
2. Digital Signal Processing
3. Embedded Systems Design


  • 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
  • Audio and Speech Processing
  • Remote Sensing and Signal Processing
  • Adaptive Systems
  • Wavelet Signal Processing
  • Digital Filter Design and Implementation
  • Software Simulation

  • Software Architectures
  • Pervasive Embedded Devices
  • Networking and Connectivity
  • Micro and Nanotechnology
  • Real Time Systems
  • RF and Wireless Circuits
  • VLSI Design and Implementation
  • Low-Power Electronics
  • Embedded Robotics
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Sensors and Sensor Networks
Keynote Speakers

Norbert Streitz, Smart Future Initiative, Germany
Bernhard Rinner, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Lech Jozwiak, Eindhoven University of Technology / Euromicro, The Netherlands
Anind K. Dey, Carnegie Mellon University, U.S.A.


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
A short list of presented papers will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in a special issue of IET Software.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI.


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Conference Chair
Joaquim Filipe,  Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Program Chair
César Benavente-PecesUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Program Committee
Gergely Acs, PLANETE Project, INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France
Marco Aiello, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Oliver Amft, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
Emmanuelle Anceaume, CNRS / Institut de recherche en informatique et systèmes aléatoires, France
Plamen Angelov, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Jacob Barhen, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
Iain Bate, University of York, United Kingdom
Shuvra Bhattacharyya, University of Maryland, United States
Fernando Boavida, Cisuc - Centre For Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra, Portugal
Rajendra V. Boppana, CS Department, UT San Antonio, United States
Tamal Bose, Virginia Tech, United States
Ivona Brandic, Vienna UT, Austria
Roy Campbell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Jiannong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
Marcos Antonio Cavenaghi, UNESP - Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
Eduardo Cerqueira, Federal University of Para, Brazil
Han-Chieh Chao, National Ilan University, Taiwan, China
Jian-Jia Chen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Jiann-Liang Chen, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, China
Tom Chen, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Yuh-Shyan Chen, National Taipei University, Taiwan, China
Albert Cheng, University of Houston, United States
Marilia Curado, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Yoginder Dandass, Mississippi State University, United States
Alex Dean, North Carolina State University, United States
Franca Delmastro, National Research Council, Italy
Anind K. Dey, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Jianguo Ding, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Christos Douligeris, Univ. of Piraeus, Greece
Ibrahiem El Emary, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
Andras Farago, The University of Texas at Dallas - Richardson, United States
Hannes Frey, University of Paderborn, Germany
Masahiro Fujita, University of Tokyo, Japan
Matjaz Gams, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Arjan J.C. van Gemund, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
David Greaves, University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory, United Kingdom
Dongbing Gu, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Zonghua Gu, Zhejiang University, China
Song Guo, University of Aizu, Japan
Aseem Gupta, Freescale Semiconductor Inc., United States
Robert Harle, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Paul J.M. Havinga, Universiteit Twente, Netherlands
Zhen Jiang, West Chester University, United States
Hai Jiang, Arkansas State University, United States
Lech Jozwiak, Eindhoven University of Technology/ Euromicro, Netherlands
Rajgopal Kannan, Louisiana State University, United States
Yoshihiro Kawahara, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Polychronis Koutsakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Xenofon Koutsoukos, Vanderbilt University, United States
Srdjan Krco, Ericsson, Serbia
Isabelle Guérin Lassous, Université Lyon I / LIP, France
Hien Le, Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Trondheim, Norway
Yann-Hang Lee, Arizona State University, United States
Jian Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Feifei Li, Florida State University, United States
Weifa Liang, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Javier Lopez, University of Malaga, Spain
Martin Lukasiewycz, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Rabi Mahapatra, Texas A&M University, United States
Martin Maier, INRS, Canada
Carlo Mastroianni, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, National Research Council, Italy
Emanuele Menegatti, Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Florian Michahelles, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Pascale Minet, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, France
Subhas Misra, IIT Kanpur, India
Neeraj Mittal, The University of Texas at Dallas - Richardson, United States
Parag Mogre, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Refik Molva, Eurecom, France
Hiroyuki Morikawa, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Frédéric Le Mouël, INRIA/INSA Lyon, France
Jogesh K. Muppala, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
Simin Nadjm-Tehrani, Linköping University, Sweden
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Behrouz Nowrouzian, University of Alberta, Canada
Petteri Nurmi, HIIT & University of Helsinki, Finland
Mohammad S. Obaidat, Monmouth University, United States
Nir Oren, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
G. I. Papadimitriou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Symeon Papavassiliou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Sobah Abbas Petersen, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway
Peter Petrov, University of Maryland at College Park, United States
Santi Phithakkitnukoon, MIT, United States
Vincenzo Piuri, University of Milano, Italy
Sabri Pllana, Universität Wien, Austria
Christian Poellabauer, University of Notre Dame, United States
Michael J Pont, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Meikang Qiu, University of Kentucky, United States
Sita Ramakrishnan, Monash University, Australia
Giuseppe Lo Re, Università Degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Daniele Riboni, University of Milano, Italy
Bernhard Rinner, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Tapani Ristaniemi, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Michael Rohs, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, TU Berlin, Germany
Nirmalya Roy, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore
Bimal Roy, Indian Statistical Institute, India
Sushmita Ruj, University of Ottawa, Canada
Alessandra Russo, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Peter Schaffer, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Dietmar Schreiner, University of Technology Vienna, Australia
Zary Segal, University of Maryland, Baltimore County - UMBC, United States
Lakmal Seneviratne, King's College London, United Kingdom
Jie Shao, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Behrooz Shirazi, Washington State University, United States
José Neuman De Souza, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil
Ralf Steinmetz, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Neeraj Suri, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Yoshiaki Taniguchi, Osaka University, Japan
Vittorio Trecordi, ICT Consulting, Italy
Ufuk Tureli, West Virginia University, United States
Steve Uhlig, Technische Universität Berlin (TUB)/Deutshe Telekom Laboratories, Germany
Luis Javier Garcia Villalba, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Bing Wang, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Sheng-De Wang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, China
Xinbing Wang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Jules White, Vanderbilt University, United States
Ryan Wishart, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Hongyi Wu, University of Louisiana At Lafayette, United States
Xiaochun Xu, University of Florida, United States
Jingling Xue, University of New South Wales, Australia
Raj Yavatkar, Intel Corporation, United States
Hee Yong Youn, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Chang Wu Yu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan, China
Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia, United States
Liren Zhang, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates