2nd International Workshop on Pervasive Welfare Solutions (PWS17)

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In conjunction with the 8th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks EUSPN 2017
18-20 September, 2017, Lund, Sweden.

Description

The 2nd International Workshop on Pervasive Welfare Solutions (PWS17) provides an international forum on the latest technologies and research in the field of Pervasive Welfare. Most people have access to some form of mobile devices, and these devices are becoming successively more powerful, and along with expectations, able to do more and more. We are living and working within environments that can support, both computationally and technologically, many ancillary features. Traditionally welfare has not been a key concern for computing systems, however as pervasive spaces become more prevalent, the concept of Pervasive Welfare will become more important. This area highlights the importance of pervasive security, health and wellbeing. Currently, we can utilise RFID tag technologies to indicate security; we can use biometric techniques within both health and security to check for well-being, subsequently, the future for pervasive welfare is very bright.  We have the technology to create pervasive welfare systems ranging from medical facilities to childcare and by incorporating both academic and industry partners we can pave the way to a more pervasive future.

PMS 2017 will be held in Lund, Sweden (18-20 September 2017) in conjunction with the 8th International Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN-2017).

Scope

The aim of the proposed workshop is to enhance profitable discussions between industry and academics on what pervasive welfare techniques, software, methodologies and hardware are being explored.
Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Pervasive Personal Security
  • Environmental Security
  • Pervasive Health Monitoring
  • Ethical, Legal and Social issues within Pervasive Welfare.
  • Pervasive Welfare Architectures
  • Methodologies of Deployment for Pervasive Welfare.
  • Pervasive Welfare Applications
  • Smart Pervasive Welfare
  • Pervasive Welfare and Personalization
  • Location-Based Services for Pervasive Welfare

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: June1st, 2017
  • Notification: June 20th, 2017
  • Final date for camera-ready copy: July 20th, 2017
  • Workshop: September 18th, 2017 – September 20th, 2017

Submission

The page limit for papers should not exceed 6 pages. All papers accepted for workshops will be included in the EUSPN-2017 proceedings, which will be published by Elsevier. The authors must follow Elsevier guidelines as given in EUSPN-2017 website.

The submission processes will be managed by easychair.org. If you have used this system before, you can use the same username and password. If this is your first time using EasyChair, you will need to register for an account by clicking “I have no EasyChair account” button. Upon completion of registration, you will get a notification email from the system and you are ready for submitting your paper. You can upload and re-upload the paper to the system by the submission due date.

The submission page can be accessed here

The selective outstanding papers presented at the workshops, after further revision, will be considered for publication in journals special issues. In case of any problem with submission, please contact the workshop chair for assistance.

All workshops accepted papers will be printed in the conference proceedings published by Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series (on-line). Procedia Computer Sciences is hosted on www.elsevier.com and on Elsevier content platform ScienceDirect, and will be freely available worldwide. All papers in Procedia will also be indexed by Scopus and Engineering Village (Ei). This includes EI Compendex. All accepted papers will also be indexed in DBLP.

Workshop Chairs

Professor Mark Anderson      Organisation:     Edge Hill University

Dr Peter Matthew                  Organisation:     Edge Hill University

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