International Workshop on
of Pervasive Services
29, 2006, Lyon, France
with the IEEE
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the downsizing of computers and electronic appliances of various types,
of them featuring communication capabilities, we enter a new
era where the communication becomes quasi permanent and ubiquitous.
pervasive communication will extend along three dimensions:
the machine-to-machine dimension,
the human-to-machine dimension,
the human-to-human dimension.
these dimensions have been existing for decades.
What is new is their strong interaction, due to a high degree of
which will create a new kind of interface allowing more natural,
modes of communications, towards what is called ”ambient
intelligence” (c.f. Riva
goals of this workshop are to identify the specificities of the related
regarding software engineering problems:
- proof of correctness,
- possibly need for new
programming paradigms (for instance: convergence of autonomous agents
and aspects-oriented programming paradigms).
We strongly hope to bring together ideas and experiments
and give a solid contribution to these new directions of research.
any inquiry please contact Pascal
include, but are not limited to:
1. Emerging programming
paradigms for development:
advanced autonomous agents techniques, aspects-oriented approaches,
advanced reflective approaches in object-oriented environments, others.
2. Theoretical means:
ideas and works towards solid theoretical foundations for these
problems of software engineering for services where the material
support of the user interaction is essentially unstable. Like other
areas of research where computer sciences and networks are intimately
linked, the formalisation of theoretical questions is of great
interest, including and not restricted to:
Middleware and architecture:
- computability (declination
or application of the traditional
reference to graphs problems for complexity theory to embedded
- temporal logics for the
modelisation of reliability and security problems in communicating
undoubtedly the middleware and architectures have key roles in the
development of pervasive services. We are mainly interested in
questions about virtual machines. Are there techniques, ideas,
experimental results to assure more secured and reliable systems which
support the execution of distributed services on mobile devices?
User interaction in a futuristic point of view:
- This includes systems
improving the usage of new interaction modalities and techniques that
help specify or validate developments on existing programming
- Of course, all Java-based
solutions are interesting, especially in the areas of recent Java
Specification Requests directly connected to multimedia, advanced
interaction with users and M2M (machine to machine).
- Solutions based on non Java
environments are welcome.
which new problems are induced by the goals that pervasive services
expect to achieve, i.e. give to the users the ability to live in a new
kind of computerised computing environment in such a way that
surrounding seems to be very much reacting and more both sensitive and
includes software engineering problems, solutions and
methodologies for the development of interactive controlling gear in
the wide range of possibilities from mobile phones keyboards to virtual
reality mechanisms and devices.
are particularly interested in the generalisation of experimental
results on light mobile devices enriched with new interactive
mechanisms (3D mobile augmented reality, etc)
are invited to submit original manuscripts, which should be written in
English and with a very precise and concise presentation of no more
than 6 pages in IEEE double-column format. Authors are
invited to send their manuscripts as an attachment
(PDF format) by email to the Workshop contact organizer Pascal
Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to
register and present the paper.
Publication of selected papers
can be provided in a special journal issue of IEE Software. We will
decide upon additional workshop
proceedings after the submission is closed.
Submission of papers: May 15th,
Notification of acceptance: May 31st, 2006
Workshop date: June 29, 2006
France Telecom, France (contact organizer, pascal.cherrier
France Telecom, France (daniel.stern
University of Bonn, Germany (muegge
Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium (wdmeuter
University of Chile, Chile (etanter
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