dynamism and heterogeneity are some of the properties that
differentiate pervasive computing from traditional distributed
systems. Most traditional distributed systems are unaware of
context, are static, and are composed of homogeneous devices.
As a result, the assumptions underlying traditional middleware
infrastructures differ from the ones for pervasive computing.
In a pervasive computing environment, issues such as mobility,
disconnection, and dynamic introduction and removal of
devices, and merging of the physical environment with the
computational infrastructure are common and affect the
underlying middleware infrastructure. Furthermore, different
devices might be connected to different networks, with
different latency and bandwidth. As a result, the middleware
must provide mechanisms for handling disconnections,
addressing fault tolerance, and adapting to a number of issues
related to diversity including heterogeneous device resources.
The scale of pervasive computing in terms of the number of
devices and services, combined with the lack of a single
system administrator, the associated dynamism, and frequent
failures require autonomous middleware services capable of
evolving and self-healing.
addresses the issues related to the design and implementation
of middleware services for pervasive computing. The workshop
focuses on the challenges associated with pervasive computing
and identifies common paradigms and design decisions that
affect most middleware designers.
Since its first
installment in 2004, PerWare has successfully gathered the
principal practitioners and their experiences under one roof
to discuss their findings and move the state of the art
forward. We look forward to continue this tradition in PerWare
Call for Papers
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The design of
middleware services to support pervasive computing is
extremely challenging, posing new requirements for ease of
deployment, handling of heterogeneity and scale, resilience to
failure, application support and creation, and incremental
deployment and evolution. Facing these challenges is a
community-wide effort, necessitating the pooling of our
resources and experiences in order to develop new paradigms
and techniques. The goal of this workshop is to foster the
research community working in this field. The workshop aims to
gather the principal practitioners and their experiences under
one roof to discuss their findings and move the state of the
art forward. The workshop solicits papers addressing the
Middleware design patterns for pervasive
2. Middleware support for novel pervasive
computing application models.
3. Middleware support
for user-centric computing.
4. Middleware platforms
for mobile devices.
5. Adaptable, recoverable,
secure and fault tolerant middleware for pervasive
6. Metrics for evaluating pervasive
computing middleware infrastructures.
In order to
ensure a high-quality technical session, submissions must
cover one of the topics above, and should not exceed six
pages. Furthermore, we will prioritize experience papers
describing lessons learnt from built systems, including
information about approaches that did and did not work,
unexpected results, common abstractions, implementation of
real-world scenarios, and metrics for evaluating pervasive
computing middleware infrastructures.
papers are solicited in the IEEE proceedings format .
Research papers must be original prior unpublished work and
not under review elsewhere. All submissions will be
peer-reviewed and selected based on their originality, merit,
and relevance to the workshop.
will be handled online.
must be presented at the workshop, and will appear in the
IEEE PerCom Workshop Proceedings. If you have any
questions, please email us at perware at gmail dot
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Al-Muhtadi, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.
Campbell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Ranganathan, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA.
Schiele, University of Mannheim, Germany.
Abad, ESPOL, Ecuador.
Handte, University of Stuttgart,
Hill, Indiana University,
Kortuem, University of Lancaster,
University of Texas at Arlington, USA.
University of British Columbia, Canada.
Mostefaoui, Open University, UK.
Umar Saif, LUMS,
Yamazaki, NTT DoCoMo,