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Demo Proposal

Preliminary Call for Demonstration

IEEE PerCom 2006 will be the fourth annual conference on the emerging area of pervasive computing and communications aimed at providing an exciting platform and paradigm for all the time, everywhere services. This emergence is a natural outcome of the tremendous advances in wireless networks, mobile computing, sensor networks, distributed computing, and agent technologies. PerCom 2006 will provide a high profile, leading edge forum for researchers and engineers alike to present their latest research in the field of pervasive computing and communications. IEEE PerCom 2006 invites proposals for display demonstrations and industrial exhibits. As a high-profile, leading edge forum for researchers and engineers in the field of pervasive computing and communications, PerCom 2006 offers a unique opportunity to showcase and discuss emerging technologies and recent research prototypes with key researchers in the Pervasive Computing domain.


Demo contributions are solicited in all areas of pervasive computing research and applications. Topics include, but not limited to:

- Pervasive computing and communication architectures

- Intelligent environments

- Wearable computers

- Smart devices and smart spaces

- Middleware services and agent technologies

- Wireless Sensor networks and RFID technologies

- Positioning and tracking technologies

- Virtual immersive communications

- Enabling technologies (e.g. wireless BAN, PAN)

- Mobile/Wireless computing systems and services

- Context aware computing

- Autonomic computing and communications

- Programming paradigms for pervasive systems

- User interfaces and interaction models

- Wireless/mobile service management and delivery

- Ad hoc networking protocols

- Resource management in pervasive systems

- Trust, security and privacy issues in pervasive systems


Proposals for Demonstrations

The demonstration session will follow the successful and well received demonstration session of previous PerCom events. Demonstrations will be presented in a designated demonstration slot in the conference program. The number of demos presented will be kept low in order to allow the full attention of the conference participants.


Proposals should clearly state what the demonstrator will show. Demonstrations should either show how pervasive computing applications can be realized with today is emerging technologies or focus on one research aspect which is integrated into a demonstration. A brief but comprehensive description of the demonstration should address the kind of demonstration, e.g., video or prototype presentation, the required technical equipment, e.g. Wireless LAN, a description of the demo presentation, e.g. are visitors involved, is a prototype presented that can be used by visitors, etc. The proposal should place special emphasis on the key contribution, i.e., what will visitors to the demo remember most or have learned after the demo. A good demonstration stimulates discussions and provides insights, e.g. into an application area or how a distinct technology can be used for Pervasive Computing. Demonstration proposals should address these issues in no more than 2 pages with 12pt font. Additionally, the proposal should provide a short bio of the key person submitting the proposal. We also recommend submitting a link to the website of the project and/or organization.


Proposals should be sent via email (with Subject: PerCom 2006 Demo proposal submission) as PDF files to the Demonstration Co-chairs:

- Luciano Bononi Department of Computer Science, University of Bologna, Italy, (bononi@cs.unibo.it)

- Vipul Gupta Sun Microsystems Laboratories, Menlo Park, CA, USA, (vipul.gupta@sun.com)



Important dates

Submission of Proposal: December 20, 2005

Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2006