The Fourth International Workshop on Pervasive Smart Living Spaces | PerLS 2020

In conjunction with IEEE PerCom 2020 | March 23–27 | Austin, Texas, USA

The PerLS workshop brings together researchers, industry practitioners, and the community interested in pervasive computing for smart living spaces.

The workshop is organized as a part of the IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication (PerCom) held in Austin, Texas, USA, on 23–27 March 2020. The PerLS workshop will be held on Friday, 27 March 2020.

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Paper submission deadline: December 16, 2019
Author notification due: January 10, 2020
Camera-ready deadline: January 31, 2020
Author registration deadline: See PerCom website for details


Friday, March 27 at 8:30–8:40
PerLS-S0: Opening

Chair: Andreas Jacobsson (Malmö University & Faculty of Technology and Society, Sweden)

Friday, March 27 at 8:40–9:40
PerLS-S1: Sensors and Systems Design for Pervasive Smart Living Spaces

Chair: Mohan J Kumar (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)

Embroidered Inductive Strain Sensor for Wearable Applications. Yulong Liu, Miao Wang, Mengxia Yu, BingYi Xia and Terry Ye (Southern University of Science and Technology, China).

Easy-to-Deploy Living Activity Sensing System and Data Collection in General Homes. Tomokazu Matsui, Kosei Onishi, Shinya Misaki, Manato Fujimoto, Hirohiko Suwa and Keiichi Yasumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan).

Friday, March 27 at 10:00–12:00
PerLS-S2: Detection and Design Technologies for Pervasive Smart Living Spaces

Chair: Keiichi Yasumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)

k-SpecNET: Localization and classification of indoor superimposed sound for acoustic sensor networks. Wei Wang (Unisversity of Twente, The Netherlands); Fatjon Seraj and Paul Havinga (University of Twente, The Netherlands).

Estimation of Walking Direction with Vibration Sensor based on Piezoelectric Device. Shinya Akiyama, Makoto Yoshida and Yumiko Moriyama (Onkyo Corporation, Japan); Hirohiko Suwa and Keiichi Yasumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan).

Cooking Event Detection from Temporal Thermal Condition of Residential Home. Naima Khan and Nirmalya Roy (University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA).

Human-centered Information for Decision-Making Processes of Future Space Designs. Krister Jens (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark); Anooshmita Das (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark); Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard (Aarhus University, Denmark); Jay Sterling Gregg (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark).


Pervasive computing is moving beyond the personal devices to everyday ‘things’ with embedded technology getting smaller and more powerful than ever before. This ubiquitous computing paradigm, commonly also referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT), will provide pervasive access to resources and services, facilitating smart living at homes, cars, buses, schools, universities, and other places. The connected smart things are often intended to improve life quality in terms of safety and security, energy efficiency, work productivity, etc., for users in their living spaces, but they also often aim at supporting a sustainable lifestyle by the use of, for instance, pervasive applications and systems intended to promote health, nutrition, comfort, social relationships, and entertainment.

From both societal, industrial and academic standpoints, a strong interest has evolved in research on pervasive applications and systems intended for smart living. This, in combination with crucial topics, such as middleware methodologies, privacy and security technologies, wearables and user interaction, software architectures, data processing and analytics, context-aware service provisioning, etc., frame the scope of PerLS.

The workshop aims to bring together researchers, industry practitioners, and the community interested in pervasive computing for smart living spaces. Original papers addressing both theoretical and practical aspects of pervasive smart living are welcome. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Novel applications, tools and devices
  • Sensor technologies and systems
  • Middleware methodologies
  • Software architectures and systems
  • Wearables and user interaction
  • Context-aware service provisioning
  • Data processing and analytics
  • Distributed approaches for mobile context data sharing
  • Data and situation visualization
  • Social network applications and analysis
  • Risk evaluation and threat agent modelling
  • Security, trust, and privacy
  • Multi-device collaboration involving wearable devices, smartphones, etc.
  • Pervasive content sharing and media distribution
  • Application and service interoperability issues


Authors are invited to submit regular six-page papers for presentation at the workshop, describing original, previously unpublished work, which is not currently under review by another workshop, conference, or journal. Regular papers should present novel perspectives within the general scope of the workshop.

Workshop papers will be included and indexed in the IEEE digital libraries (Xplore).

Workshop papers should be at most 6 pages in the IEEE template. Papers in excess of page limits shall not be considered for review or publication.

It is a requirement that all authors listed in the submitted paper are also listed in EDAS. The author section of EDAS will be locked after the workshop submission deadline to ensure that conflict-of-interest can be properly enforced during review. If the list of authors differs between the paper and EDAS, the paper may not be reviewed. The authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper must be registered at full rate for that paper to appear in the proceedings and to be scheduled for presentation.

Each accepted workshop paper requires a full PerCom registration (no registration is available for workshops only).

» Submit paper in EDAS


Giuseppe Anastasi, University of Pisa, Italy
Martin Boldt, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Jiannong Cao, Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Franca Delamastro, National Research Council, Italy
Karim Djemame, University of Leeds, UK
Anna Fensel, TI Innsbruck, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Peizhao Hu, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Tadayoshi Kohno, University of Washington, USA
Peter Krogh, Aarhus University, Denmark
Per Linde, Malmö University, Sweden
Alessandra De Paola, University of Palermo, Italy
Francesca Righetti, University of Pisa, Italy
Nirmalya Roy, University of Maryland, USA
Carlo Vallati, University of Pisa, Italy
Luca Zappaterra, Philips Lighting Research, USA


Andreas Jacobsson, Malmö University, Sweden
Mohan Kumar, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, USA
Keiichi Yasumoto, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan


See PerCom’s website.

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