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Message from the General Chairs

Message from the General Chairs

We are pleased to introduce the PerCom 2013 workshop proceedings. This volume contains the technical material for the events that accompany the PerCom conference. Following the rich tradition of the conference series, these events include thematic Workshops, a Work-in-Process (WiP) session, a Ph.D. Forum and technical Demonstrations. These events provide valuable forums for discussing ideas in a broad set of technical areas related to the PerCom theme. They also provide an avenue for researchers, students, and practitioners to relate experiences and establish collaborations.

The purpose of PerCom workshops is to provide a venue for presenting novel ideas in a less formal way and in more focused areas than what is typically possible at the main conference. The PerCom Workshops chairs issued a “Call for Workshop Proposals” to the community and oversaw review and selection of the proposals. The PerCom 2013 workshops program includes eleven long-running workshops with well-established popularity and impact on the field. The scope of PerCom workshops continually expands to include areas of new interest to the community. The 2013 program introduced one new workshop:

  • The 1st International Workshop on Cognitive Computing and Communications (CCC 2013)

We want to extend our gratitude to the Workshops Chairs, Urs Hengartner and Gregor Schiele for recruiting a set of high-quality workshops and working with the individual chairs during the selection and publication processes. We also want to acknowledge the individual workshop chairs for their contribution.

This volume also contains papers from the WiP session, and extended abstracts from the Ph.D. Forum and the Technical Demonstrations. The WiP session, organized by Silvia Giordano provides a forum for presentation of novel, ongoing research on any aspect of pervasive computing and communications. The Ph.D. Forum, headed by Mohan Kumar, is sponsored by IBM Research and provides an opportunity for PhD students to present and receive feedback on their dissertation research. The Demonstrations, headed by Dipanjan Chakraborty, Elaheh Bozorgzadeh, and Xun Luo, provide an opportunity for researchers and engineers to present their latest research and working prototypes to the pervasive computing and communications community.

We thank the PerCom community for their support of this premier conference. We hope you enjoy the PerCom accompanying events and are inspired by the ideas found in these papers!

Jadwiga Indulska - PerCom 2013 General Chair
Chatschik Bisdikian - PerCom 2013 Vice General Chair