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Rome, Italy          24 - 26 February, 2012
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:



  • 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
  • Microcontroller Applications
  • 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
  • RFID Applications
  • VLSI Design and Implementation
  • Low-Power Electronics
  • Embedded Robotics
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Sensors and Sensor Networks

Keynote Speakers

Jay Lee, University of Cincinnati, U.S.A.
Kin K. Leung, Imperial College, U.K.
Juan Carlos Augusto, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, U.K.
Joseph Sifakis, Verimag, France
Pedro José Marrón, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


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/). SciTePress is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
A post-conference Special Issue of the Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing (ISSN: 1868-5137 / Springer) is planned for publication of an extended version of a restricted number of original high quality papers presented during PECCS 2012.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index).


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Conference Chair

Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal

Program Co-chairs

César Benavente-Peces, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Falah Ali, Sussex University, U.K.

Program Committee

Gergely Acs, INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France
Marco Aiello, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Oliver Amft, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
Emmanuelle Anceaume, IRISA / CNRS, France
Iain Bate, University of York, United Kingdom
Paolo Bellavista, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Italy
Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy
César Benavente-Peces, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Shuvra Bhattacharyya, University of Maryland, United States
Fernando Boavida, CISUC - Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra, Portugal
Indranil Bose, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India
Tamal Bose, Virginia Tech, United States
Ivona Brandic, Vienna UT, Austria
Roy Campbell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Marcos Antonio Cavenaghi, UNESP - Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
Tom Chen, Swansea University, United Kingdom
Yuh-Shyan Chen, National Taipei University, Taiwan
Diane Cook, Washington State University, United States
Marilia Curado, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Suprakash Datta, York University, Canada
Franca Delmastro, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Ke Deng, The University of Queensland, Australia
Jianguo Ding, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Wanchun Dou, Nangjing University, China
Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece
Ibrahiem El Emary, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
Jeffrey Evans, Purdue University, United States
Andras Farago, The University of Texas at Dallas - Richardson, United States
Arnulfo Alanis Garza, Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana, Mexico
Arjan J. C. van Gemund, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
David Greaves, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Dongbing Gu, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Aseem Gupta, Freescale Semiconductor Inc., United States
Jörg Hähner, Universität Augsburg, Germany
Robert Harle, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Hans L. Hartnagel, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Paul Havinga, Universiteit Twente, Netherlands
Wenbo He, University of New Mexico, United States
Urs Hengartner, University of Waterloo, Canada
Peizhao Hu, NICTA, Australia
Tohru Ishihara, Kyoto University, Japan
Zhen Jiang, West Chester University, United States
Hai Jiang, Arkansas State University, United States
Vana Kalogeraki, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Abdelmajid Khelil, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Julie Kientz, University of Washington, United States
Xenofon Koutsoukos, Vanderbilt University, United States
A. Kshemkalyani, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Hien Le, Norwegian University of Science and Technology - Trondheim, Norway
Yann-Hang Lee, Arizona State University, United States
Henry Leung, University of Calgary, Canada
Jian Li, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Weifa Liang, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Martin Lukasiewycz, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Carlo Mastroianni, Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, National Research Council, Italy
Jaime Lloret Mauri, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Florian Michahelles, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
S. F. Midkiff, Virginia Tech, United States
Neeraj Mittal, The University of Texas at Dallas – Richardson, United States
Parag Mogre, Siemens AG, Germany
Frédéric Le Mouël, INRIA/INSA Lyon, France
Jalal Al Muhtadi, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Jogesh K. Muppala, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Paulo Novais, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Nir Oren, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Georgios Papadimitriou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Terry R Payne, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
George Perry, University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
Vincenzo Piuri, University of Milano, Italy
Sabri Pllana, Universität Wien, Austria
Christian Poellabauer, University of Notre Dame, United States
Sita Ramakrishnan, Monash University, Australia
Giuseppe Lo Re, Università Degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Bernhard Rinner, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Tapani Ristaniemi, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Sushmita Ruj, University of Ottawa, Canada
Peter Schaffer, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Chris Schmandt, MIT Media Lab, United States
Johannes Schmitt, Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany
Dietmar Schreiner, University of Technology Vienna, Austria
Holger Schwarz, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Zary Segal, University of Maryland, Baltimore County - UMBC, United States
Jie Shao, The University of Queensland, Australia
Agusti Solanas, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Neeraj Suri, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Ken Takeuchi, University of Tokyo, Japan
Yoshiaki Taniguchi, Osaka University, Japan
Vittorio Trecordi, ICT Consulting, Italy
Steve Uhlig, Technische Universität Berlin (TUB)/Deutshe Telekom Laboratories, Germany
Sheng-De Wang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Bing Wang, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Jules White, Virginia Tech, United States
Matthias Wieland, IAAS, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Jizhong Xiao, City University of New York, United States
Guanhua Yan, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Chih-Wei Yi, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Hee Yong Youn, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Chang Wu Yu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan
Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia, United States