Second Phase Call for Workshop Proposals
Pervasive 2010
The Eighth International Conference on Pervasive Computing

Helsinki, Finland
17 - 20 May 2010

Pervasive 2010, the Eighth International Conference on Pervasive Computing, will be held May 17-20, 2010 in Helsinki, Finland. This annual conference is one of the premier forums for researchers to present their latest results in all areas related to architecture, design, implementation, application and evaluation of pervasive computing. The full-day workshop program will be held prior to the main technical programme of the conference on Monday, May 17, 2010. We have taken a much longer lead time for the workshop program development for 2010 with invited workshops and a two phase open call.

Call Two for Workshop Proposals

The Pervasive 2010 Workshop Co-Chairs invite proposals for the workshop program of the 8th International Conference on Pervasive Computing. The accepted workshops from this call will be included in the workshop program alongside the current set of 7 workshops. These workshops include three workshops accepted from the first phase call and four invited workshops. This second phase, and final call for workshops proposals is your opportunity to propose a workshop along these leading workshops and the premier research program in the main conference. For details of the accepted workshops, please see:

Workshops provide a forum for discussing areas of special interest within pervasive computing with like-minded researchers and practitioners. Workshops afford participants the opportunity to examine an area with a selected focus in an open environment for the free exchange of perspectives. For details of the main conference please see

Important Workshop Dates

  • 16 October 2009: 2nd Phase Workshop proposals deadline (23:59 AOL = Anywhere on Earth)
  • 16 November 2009: Notification of acceptance/rejection of workshop proposals
  • 30 November 2009: Workshop calls posted online by the Co-Chairs
  • 1 February 2010: Workshop position papers deadline
  • 1-8 March 2010: Notification of acceptance/rejection of position papers

Workshop Organization

Pervasive workshops are dynamic and intimate forums in which to explore and discuss topics in depth. We therefore encourage having an international team of workshop organizers from different institutions and representing a variety of perspectives. We aim for a balanced workshop program offering a diverse set of themes. Due to the unique opportunity for discussion this forum offers, we encourage workshop plans that emphasize interactive components, group activities, and discussion over those that focus on individual talks.

Organizers should be active themselves in the field in which they propose a workshop. All listed organizers are expected to attend the workshops they are organizing; i.e., do not include a potential organizer who may not be present at the workshop. Any change to the workshop organization team must be submitted in writing by January 22, 2010. No changes to the workshop organization team can be made after this date to ensure that potential participants submitting position papers to workshops are aware of the final organization team.

Please feel free to discuss ideas for a workshop proposal by email with the workshop chairs prior to submission.

Proposal Submission Process

Please email your proposal to the Workshop Co-Chairs, Aaron Quigley and Petteri Nurmi (pervasive2010-workshops-list (at)

Pre-Proposal Submission Inquiries: Please feel free to contact the Workshop Co-Chairs if you would like to discuss a workshop proposal (email: pervasive2010-workshops-list (at)

We solicit workshops in all areas related to Pervasive Computing. In particular we would like to encourage workshops focused on new and emerging research directions, novel and highly innovative themes, real-world topics, system or interaction topics and interdisciplinary themes.

Proposal Content

  1. A cover page including:
    • Workshop title
    • Name, affiliation, postal address, and e-mail address for each organizer
    • Identification of the primary contact person(s)
  2. Background and Motivation: What is the overall topic of the workshop? Why is this topic of particular interest at this time? If the workshop has been organized in the past at Pervasive or other conferences, please give details of previous instances (venue, URL) and describe why it should be held again and how it will extend and build upon previous ones.
  3. Objectives: What are the objectives that the workshop aims to achieve? Objectives may include but are not limited to (a) targeting a predefined set of focus questions, (b) presenting alternate views on a particular issue that is of concern to the Pervasive Computing community and attempting to resolve the issue, (c) identifying priorities for new directions of research, and/or (d) initiating the appropriate collaborations and building community around a theme of interest. If you have a plan to produce a book or a journal special issue as a result of your workshop, please indicate these plans.
  4. Format: Give a description of the proposed workshop format, including the target number of participants, planned activities (such as introductions, invited talks, breakout group activities, demos, general discussion), as well as how these activities address the workshop objectives. Preference will be given to proposals for activities designed to fuel discussion and interaction among participants; workshops consisting solely of paper presentations are discouraged. Provide a preliminary schedule with estimated times. Design your schedule for a length of 6 hours (full-day workshop) with a lunch break and two coffee breaks.
  5. Soliciting Submissions: Indicate how you plan to attract submissions and/or participants. Tactics may include creating a workshop web page, circulating a call to relevant mailing lists, and publicizing your workshop at other relevant venues.
  6. Selecting Participants: Indicate how you plan to select participants and contributions to the workshop. Describe the relevant criteria and/or review process that will be used to select position papers. Indicate if you are planning to have a program committee to help with the organization/review process or whether reviewing and selection will be conducted solely by the organizers.
  7. Organizers: Give short descriptions of each of the organizers' background and interests related to pervasive computing and the specific workshop topic.

Workshop Selection

Workshop proposals will be peer-reviewed by the Co-Chairs and a committee of experts based on the criteria described above. We aim to select a diverse set of workshops and avoid having multiple workshops on overlapping themes. Organizers of selected workshops will be asked to produce a Call for Position Papers to describe the workshop to potential participants and solicit submissions.

Workshop Co-Chairs

Aaron Quigley, University College Dublin, Ireland & HITLab Australia
Petteri Nurmi, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT
Email: pervasive2010-workshops-list (at)