1st International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems (PECCS) (PECCS)

Venue: Algarve

Location: Algarve, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Mar 05, 2011 End Date/Time: Mar 07, 2011
Registration Date: Oct 21, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Oct 21, 2010
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Conference Name: 1st International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems (PECCS)

Venue: Algarve, Portugal

Event Date: 5-7 March, 2011

PECCS 2011 will be held in conjunction with VISIGRAPP 2011
Registration to PECCS allows free access to the VISIGRAPP conference


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 utilizes and integrates pervasive, wireless, embedded, wearable and/or mobile technologies. Intelligent software systems and technologies involving some sort of digital signal processing are present in many applications. Embedded and ubiquitous computing and communication systems are now invading every aspect of our daily life and are expected to profoundly change our life in the near future. The availability of small, low-cost, and low-power sensors, radios, and microcontrollers has triggered a huge wave of research in networked embedded sensing systems. The currently emerging cyber-physical systems community emphasizes the integration of actuation and control, leading to the need for secure, private, and reliable computing and communication services. 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

PECCS 2011 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.
Paper Submission

Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. The initial submission must have between 3 to 13 pages otherwise it will be rejected without review. Please check the paper formats page so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web ought to be used for all submitted papers. The preferred submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.

Papers that are out of the conference scope or contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews. Please read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism.

Remarks about the on-line submission procedure:
1. A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. This means that is necessary to remove the authors personal details, the acknowledgements section and any reference that may disclose the authors identity.
LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC/DOCX/RTF format are accepted.
2. The web submission procedure automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author.

Paper submission types:
Regular Paper Submission
A regular paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. It does not necessary means that the acceptance is as a full paper. It may be accepted as a "full paper" (30 min. oral presentation) , a "short paper" (20 min. oral presentation) or a "poster".

Position Paper Submission
A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topic areas. The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster", i.e. a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as "full paper".

After the reviewing process is completed, the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before the camera-ready submission.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
Indexation by INSPEC, DBLP and Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index is awaiting confirmation.
Important Dates

Conference Date: 5 - 7 March, 2011

Regular Paper Submission: October 21, 2010

Authors Notification (regular papers): December 22, 2010

Final Regular Paper Submission and Registration: January 12, 2011


Available soon.

Conference Chair

Joaquim Filipe, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal

Program Chair

César Benavente-Peces, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Program Committee

Available soon.

PECCS Secretariat

Address: Av. D.Manuel I 27A 2ºesq.
2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal

Tel.: +351 265 520 185

Fax.: +44 203 149 592

e-mail: peccs.secretariat@insticc.org

Web: http://www.peccs.org/