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Call for Papers

Pervasive 2002 - International Conference on Pervasive Computing

August 26-28 2002, Zurich, Switzerland

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Relentless progress in basic Information Technologies (IT) - microprocessors, memory chips, integrated sensors, storage devices, and wireless communication systems - continues to bring ever smaller, lighter, and faster systems-on-a-chip. As a result, beyond large hosts, PCs, and laptop computers, IT systems are now invading every aspect of life to the point that they are disappearing inside all sorts of appliances or can be worn unobtrusively as part of clothing and jewelry. This explosive spread of IT can be compared to the spread of electric motors over the past century but promises to revolutionize life much more profoundly than elevators or electric car windows ever did. At the same time, pervasive computing poses profound challenges including technical, safety, social, legal, political, and economic issues.

The objective of this conference will be to present, discuss, and explore latest technical developments in the emerging field of pervasive computing as well as potential future directions and issues. Leaving aside low-level hardware and transmission technology topics as well as peripheral socio-economic aspects, the conference will focus on technical infrastructure and application issues. It will include presentations, panel discussions, poster sessions, and demos on subjects like:

Proceedings (containing the full papers) will be published by Springer-Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series. Extended or revised versions of selected papers will also be published in a special issue of the Personal and Ubiquitous Computing journal. Advice for authors and instructions for submitting a paper, poster or demo may be found at

Important Dates
Demo proposals due June 19, 2002
Short paper submissions due (extended!) June 22, 2002
The submission deadline for short papers is past and reviewing has ended.
Authors of accepted short papers have been notified electronically.

Conference Committee

General Chair Mahmoud Naghshineh, IBM Research
Program Chair Friedemann Mattern, ETH Zurich
Program Committee Emile Aarts (Philips Research Laboratories), Arndt Bode (TU Munich), Gaetano Borriello (University of Washington and Intel Seattle Research Lab), Dave DeRoure (University of Southampton), Oliver Haase (Bell Labs Research), Stefan Hild (IBM Research), Dirk Husemann (IBM Research), Pertti Huuskonen (Nokia), Alan Jones (AT&T Laboratories Cambridge), Kazuhiko Kato (University of Tsukuba), Tim Kindberg (HP Laboratories), Kazushi Kuse (IBM Research), Gerald Maguire (KTH Stockholm), Joachim Posegga (SAP Corporate Research), Apratim Purakayastha (IBM Research), Jun Rekimoto (Sony), Kurt Rothermel (University of Stuttgart), Larry Rudolph (MIT), Bernt Schiele (ETH Zurich), Bill Schilit (Xerox Palo Alto Research Center), Roy Want (Intel Research)

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