a one day workshop in conjunction with PERVASIVE 2004
Second International Conference on Pervasive Computing 2004
April 20, Radisson SAS Palais Hotel, Vienna, Austria

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Workshop Overview

The technology of pervasive computing is now ready for a large-scale everyday use. Such a widespreading may have a strong impact on society and environment, by the way equipments and technical infrastructures for everyday life will be designed, and by the way the social and environmental issues of technology will be managed. Despite the promising facilities it will bring on, pervasive computing has indeed some darks sides, which must be early taken into account if we want to achieve a sustainable development. The goal of the workshop is then to bring together interdisciplinary contributors for enabling to set up the foundations of a sustainable pervasive computing. People from any discipline concerned by pervasive computing deployement (e.g. from computer science, business, urbanism, architecture, mobility, health care and medicine, energy, waste management, ethics, technology assessment, law, etc), and interested in sharing their works, experiences, or ideas for reaching this goal are welcome to the workshop. Two aspects will be considered :

  1. Analysis and evaluation of the implications of pervasive computing for the society and the environment; This aspect may involve points of view on pervasive computing coming from humanities and technology assessment, together with computer science and concerned application fields for including topics like the following (non limited list): - social opportunities and risks: privacy, security, cultural aspects, digital divide, rebound effects; - health opportunities and risks: physiological impacts, cognitive impacts, rebound effects; - environmental opportunities and risks: e-waste, energy demand, rebound effects.
  2. Design and applications for a sustainable pervasive computing. This aspect may be handled through contributions coming from the various engineering fields concerned by the applicative issues of pervasive computing (including computer science) for addressing topics like the following (non limited list): - e-business: supply chain management, transport efficiency, privacy; - mobility: traffic management, security, energy efficiency; - smart building: architecture, energy efficiency; - urbanism: urban planning, public infrastructure; - health care: personal health monitoring, hospital management, surgery applications.


8.30-9.30 Registration

Session 1

Sustainable Development and Pervasive Computing

9.30-10.00:Mahshid Sotoudeh: Links between Sustainability and Technology Development (invited talk)
10.00-10.30:Andreas Köhler, Claudia Som: Effects of pervasive computing on sustainable development

10.30-11.00Coffee break

Session 2

Environment, Health and Privacy Issues

11.00-11.20:Philipp Kräuchi, Andreas Köhler, Günter Grossmann: Electronic Waste in an Age of Pervasive Computing
11:20-11.40:Jean-Marc Seigneur: Towards Trustworthy Eco Computing
11.40-12.00:Jürg Fröhlich, Niels Kuster: Is there a Need for Additional Studies for the Risk Assessment of Pervasive Computing ?
12.00-12.30:Johann Cas : Privacy in Pervasive Computing Environments - A Contradiction in Terms ?

12.30-14:00 Lunch break

Session 3

Design Issues for a Sustainable Pervasive Computing

14.00-14.20:Vassilis Kostakos, Eamonn O'Neil: Designing Pervasive Systems for Society
14.20-14.40:Andry Rakotonirainy: Sustainable Context-Aware Programming for Automotive Applications
14.40-15.00:Shiva Chetan, Anand Ranganathan, Roy Campbell: Towards Fault Tolerant Pervasive Computing

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

Session 4


16.00-16.15: Vlad Coroama, Norbert Höckl: Pervasive Insurance Markets and their Consequences
16.15-16.30:Michèle Courant, Ambros Lüthi: Pervasive Computing and Sustainable Development: a case study in Mobility Management
16.30-17.30:Concluding Panel


Concluding Panel with Danielle Bütschi, Michèle Courant, Mahshid Sotoudeh

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Call for Papers

The workshop is expected to include papers describing either scientific research related to technology evaluation or design, as well as applicative issues, and experiments. Authors from the different concerned domains are invited to submit original contributions under the form of 1 to 2 pages abstracts. Some abstracts will be selected for long presentations. Their authors will be required to provide a full paper version of 6 to 8 pages length.

Submissions of papers are sollicited in the IEEE transaction format.

Papers must be not under review elsewhere. All submissions will be selected based on their quality and relevance to the workshop.

All papers will be published in a technology assessment or academic series.

Submissions, in PDF format, must be emailed to spc2004@unifr.ch. Please include the authors' names and affiliations in the email body. You will receive a confirmation within 24 hours.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline : January 29, 2004  February 15, 2004
  • Notification of acceptance :February 16, 2004  February 25, 2004
  • Only for selected long paper. Full version due : March 15, 2004.

Program Committee

  • Siegfried Behrendt, Institue for Future Research and TA, Berlin (Germany)
  • Danielle Bütschi, TA-Swiss (Switzerland)
  • Michèle Courant, University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
  • Lorenz Hilty, EMPA (Switzerland)

Scientific Committee

  • Irma Alm, Chalmers University (Sweden)
  • Siegfried Behrendt, Institute for Future Research and TA, Berlin (Germany)
  • Dominique Boullier, University of Technology of Compiègne (France)
  • Danielle Bütschi, TA-Swiss (Switzerland)
  • Michèle Courant, University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
  • Lorenz Hilty, EMPA (Switzerland)
  • Béat Hirsbrunner, University of Fribourg (Switzerland)
  • Albert Kündig, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
  • John Stewart, University of Technology of Compiègne (France)
  • Walter Peissl, Institute of Technology Assessment, Vienna (Austria)


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