Energy Awareness and Conservation through Pervasive Applications

9 June 2009

Workshop at Pervasive 2010
17th  of May 2010

Call for Position Papers

Energy conservation is a growing area of interest for pervasive computing. Recently the problem of conserving energy through involvement of consumers has become topical. The multidisciplinary challenges for pervasive applications are numerous, including pervasive sensing of energy consumption, energy efficient infrastructures for sensing energy and users, and designing engaging applications that do not disrupt but support everyday activities.

This workshop follows a number of previous workshops on sustainability as a general theme at Ubicomp and Pervasive conferences. This is the first workshop focused on energy awareness and conservation that brings together research excellence from Far East (Japan) and Europe.

This workshop follows a number of previous workshops on sustainability as a general theme at Ubicom, Pervasive conferences. This is the first workshop focussed on energy awareness and conservation that brings together excellence of research from Far East (Japan with the co-organisation of University of Waseda) and Nordic Europe.

Workshop topics and objectives:

  • Pervasive sensing of energy consumption. How to analyze detailed electrical devices data but also connecting it to people’s actions? How to model the domain to inform the design of software and analysis of data?
  • Energy efficient infrastructures for sensing energy and users. The energy efficient design of such application is key to ensure the feasibility of conservation projects. The problem is how to sense, communicate , and compute in this area in an energy efficient way?
  • Pervasive interfaces including natural/ambient and mobile applications. What interface technologies and platform best deliver energy awareness applications?
  • Informed design of applications. Understanding people awareness cognitive models and social practices. How to design engaging applications that do not disrupt but support everyday activities?

Submission Guidelines
Who should attend: This full-day workshop will be of interest to researchers, designers and
practitioners concerned with energy awareness in ubiquitous and pervasive systems.
Participation in the workshop requires the submission of a position paper.
Submission format: Position Papers can be up to 6 pages in LNCS format
Submission address: submit to pervasive.workshop@energyawareness.eu

Important dates
1st of February 2010 Deadline for position paper submission
8th of March 2010 Notification of accepted posters
31 March 2010  Final version of papers
17th of May 2010 Full Day Workshop

After the workshop

Position papers will be invited to submit longer version for a special issue in a journal.

Organizers

  • Adj. Prof. Giulio Jacucci, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Finland
  • Prof. Tatsuo Nakajima, Waseda University, Japan
  • Prof. Marko Turpeinen, KTH, Sweden
  • Prof. Luciano Gamberini, University of Padova, Italy
  • Prof. Anna Spagnolli, University of Padova, Italy

The workshop is sponsored by the EU ICT BeAware Project, www.energyawareness.eu