The First International Workshop on Pervasive Computing Systems and Infrastructures (PCSI)
Held in conjunction with TridentCom 2009
Washington DC, USA, April 2009

Pervasive Computing (or Ubiquitous Computing) is an information model that enables data to be accessed and processed anytime and anywhere. Basically, various practical issues such as physical limitation and cost-benefit tradeoffs make pervasive computing model a natural choice for implementation of complicated applications. These applications usually involve computing facilities and network devices with dramatically different processing power, energy constraints, and networking technologies, thereby demanding seamless integration of various domains in an efficient manner. A typical example is wireless Internet access from mobile users. Recent demand for pervasive computing includes body sensor networks that enable remote health monitoring of patients.  

While many pervasive computing models and protocols have been proposed to enable the integration of various computing and networking domains, a much less attention is given on the design and implementation of such systems and infrastructures in real applications. Without real implementation, it is difficult to evaluate the performance of existing models and protocols and discover further issues for additional improvement.

This workshop features all recent advances in pervasive computing systems and tools, with an focus on building and performance evaluation of infrastructures and testbeds. We would like solicit original papers from both academia and industry on the following (but not limited to) topics: 

  • Pervasive Computing Infrastructures and Testbeds
  • Pervasive Wireless Networking Infrastructures
  • Pervasive Multimedia System Infrastructures
  • Pervasive Wireless Mesh Network Infrastructures
  • Pervasive Sensor Network (especially RFID and Body Sensor Networks) Infrastructures
  • Pervasive Healthcare and Telemedicine Infrastructures

Tentative Schedule
Papers due:                       December 31, 2008

Acceptance Notification:         January 25, 2009
Camera-ready papers:     February 15, 2009