Wednesday, October 28, 2009

CFP - "Pervasive Computing and Communications Design and Deployment: Technologies, Trends, and Applications"


Proposal Submission Deadline: November 14, 2009

"Pervasive Computing and Communications Design and Deployment: Technologies, Trends, and Applications"

A book edited by Dr. Apostolos Malatras
University of Fribourg, Switzerland

To be published by IGI Global:


Pervasive computing environments based on the ubiquitous communications paradigm have attracted significant
research interest and have found increased applicability in commercial settings, attributed to the fact that
they provide seamless, customized, and unobtrusive services to their users. Research on pervasive and
ubiquitous computing has been prolific over the past years, leading to a large number of corresponding
diverse software and hardware infrastructures, networking solutions, methodologies, and frameworks.
There exists, therefore, a necessity for an edited collection of articles in this area, in order to
present the most noteworthy current research contributions and provide pointers to pioneering future

Objective of the Book

This book will aim to provide relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings
in the area. The overall objective of this publication is to serve as a reference point for anyone
engaging with pervasive computing and communications from a technological, sociological, or user-oriented
perspective. Since the research stream of pervasive computing has been extremely active and prolific
in terms of results and projects over the last few years, this publication targets at collecting the
aforementioned research output and encompassing and taxonomically organizeing it in a comprehensive book.
The field is quite vast and is dispersed in many disciplines, hence the necessity for a book to collect
and uniformly present all related aspects of pervasive computing and communications

Target Audience

The prospective audience of the proposed publication is mainly professionals, researchers, and students
in informatics and computer science that engage themselves with pervasive computing and communications.
The book will serve primarily as a point of reference handbook to all related technologies, applications
and techniques, as well as an indicator of future and emerging trends to stimulate the interested readers.
Researchers will also benefit from having such a reference book on their field, indicating the main
achievements in the interdisciplinary domain of pervasive computing and the future trends and directions.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Applications and real world case-studies of pervasive computing
* Infrastructures to support the deployment of pervasive computing environments
* Context awareness as an enabler of pervasive environments
* Autonomic technologies and services for adaptive pervasive computing
* Drivers and enablers of the pervasive computing paradigm and its impact
* Advances and technologies in the pervasive wireless communications realm (e.g. UWM, IEEE 802.11n, ZigBee, etc.)
* Interoperable exchange of information in the ubiquitous space of pervasive computing
* Systems, architectures, tools, and middleware approaches to address pervasive
* cC computing implementation
* Software engineering approaches to pervasive computing
* Tools and techniques for testing and evaluating pervasive computing systems
* Usability of pervasive computing technologies
* User adoption of pervasive solutions and approaches
* Evaluation techniques and methods for pervasive applications
* Policy-based and Self- management of pervasive communications
* Privacy and security concerns of pervasive computing solutions
* Future directions and emerging trends in pervasive computing and communications
* Compliance of pervasive and bio-inspired computing paradigms
* Interdisciplinary approaches to pervasive computing
* Ethics of pervasive computing and communications

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 14, 2009, a 2-3 page chapter
proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted
proposals will be notified by December 14, 2009 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter
guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 14, 2010. All submitted chapters will
be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers
for this project.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the
"Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference,"
"Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information
regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released
in 2010.

Important Dates

November 14, 2009: Proposal Submission Deadline
December 14, 2009: Notification of Acceptance
March 14, 2010: Full Chapter Submission
May 30, 2010: Review Results Returned
July 30, 2010: Final Chapter Submission
August 30, 2010: Final Deadline

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically or by mail to:

Dr. Apostolos Malatras
Department of Informatics
Tel.: +41263008474