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PEC is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


Pervasive and embedded computing is a paradigm that aims at providing trustworthy computing techniques, technologies and services with high availability and ubiquously. This entails the need for an interdisciplinary field of R&D combining signal processing techniques with appropriate computer hardware and software technologies as well as devices, and utilizes and integrates pervasive, wireless, embedded, wearable and/or mobile systems. PEC will bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the theory and applications in these areas providing the opportunity to share current and ongoing investigations.as well as starting joint developments. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the proceedings of PEC. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. There will be both oral and poster sessions.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Smart Devices, Mobiles, Cards, and Networks
  • Security and Privacy
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Wearable Computers
  • Wearable Intelligence
  • Pervasive Health


  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Context-Aware and Mobility-Aware Systems
  • Context-Aware Applications
  • Indoor Positioning Technologies and Techniques
  • Location Systems and Technology
  • Mobile Computing
  • Ubiquitous Computing Systems and Services
  • Ubiquitous Multimedia


  • Distributed Intelligent Agents
  • Networking and Connectivity
  • Pervasive Embedded Networks
  • Reconfigurable Computing
  • Sensors and Sensor Networks
  • Service Architecture Models
  • Topology Control


  • Embedded Robotics
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Low-Power Electronics
  • MEMS
  • Micro and Nanotechnology
  • Microcontroller Applications
  • Pervasive Embedded Devices
  • RFID Applications
  • VLSI Design and Implementation


  • Embedded Systems in Multimedia
  • Energy Management
  • Multicore and Multiprocessor Embedded Systems
  • Real Time Systems
  • Real-Time and Multimedia Services
  • Software and Hardware Architectures for Embedded Systems


PEC 2018 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 29 - 30 July, 2018

Paper Submission: April 3, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
May 14, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 28, 2018 (expired)

Paper Submission: May 7, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification:
June 5, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
June 18, 2018 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: March 28, 2018 (expired)

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: June 7, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: June 20, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration 2018-07-02 12:00:00 AM

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: March 28, 2018 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: June 22, 2018 (expired)

Demo Proposal: June 22, 2018 (expired)

Panel Proposal: June 22, 2018 (expired)


PEC Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
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Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: peccs.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.pec.peccs.org/


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César Benavente-PecesUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Mohammad ObaidatUniversity of Jordan, Jordan and Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan


Luis GomesUniversidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal


Andreas Ahrens, Hochschule Wismar, University of Technology, Business and Design, Germany
Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain
Falah Ali, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Emmanuelle Anceaume, IRISA / CNRS, France
Anders Andersen, UiT The Arctiv University of Norway, Norway
Konstantin Avrachenkov, Inria Sophia Antipolis, France
Siegfried Benkner, University of Vienna, Austria
Mladen Berekovic, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Germany
Marian Bubak, AGH University of Science and Technology Krakow, Poland / University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tomas Bures, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Roy Campbell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Mario Cannataro, University of Catanzaro, Italy
Marcos Cavenaghi, Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada
Chip Chang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Henry Chen, Wright State University, United States
Jiann-Liang Chen, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Tom Chen, Swansea University, United Kingdom
De-Jiu Chen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Albert Cheng, University of Houston, United States
Jen-Shiun Chiang, Tamkang University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Antonio Corradi, University of Bologna, Italy
Juan Antonio de la Puente, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Jianguo Ding, University of Skövde, Sweden
Karim Djemame, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Mircea Dragoman, National Research and Development Institute in Microtechnology, Romania
Atilla Elci, Aksaray University, Turkey
Andras Farago, The University of Texas at Dallas, United States
Csilla Farkas, USC, Columbia, United States
Karthik Ganesan, Oracle, United States
Luis Javier García Villalba, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Martin Glavin, NUI Galway, Ireland
Raffaele Gravina, University della Calabria, Italy
Phalguni Gupta, IIT Kanpur, India
Jörg Hähner, Universität Augsburg, Germany
Arne Hamann, Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
Seongsoo Hong, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Pao-Ann Hsiung, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Arshad Jhumka, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Zhuo Jin, University of Melbourne, Australia
Ilhem Kallel, Enis: National School of Engineers – University of Sfax, Tunisia
Mohand-Tahar Kechadi, University College Dublin, Ireland
Rainer Keller, Hochschule Esslingen, University of Applied Science, Germany
Gul Khan, Ryerson University, Canada
William Knottenbelt, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Christos Kyrkou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Yuan-Cheng Lai, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Edmund Lai, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Marco Lanuzza, University of Calabria, Italy
Kim Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Konstantin Läufer, Loyola University Chicago, United States
Yann-Hang Lee, Arizona State University, United States
Claudia Linnhoff-Popien, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany
Matthieu Martel, LAMPS - Université de Perpignan, France
Goran Martinovic, J.J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia
Peter Marwedel, TU Dortmund, Germany
Samy Meftali, Uniuversite de Lille 1 - INRIA, France
Daniel Menard, UEB, INSA/IETR, France
Pascale Minet, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, France
Farshad Moradi, Aarhus University, Denmark
Marco Morana, University of Palermo, Italy
Wolfgang Müller, Universität Paderborn, Germany
Hamid Naji, Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Francesca Palumbo, Università degli Studi di Sassari, Italy
Ioannis Papaefstathiou, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Davide Patti, University of Catania, Italy
Dirk Pesch, University College Cork, Ireland
Antonio Pietrabissa, Univ. Rome Spienza, Italy
Vincenzo Piuri, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Christian Poellabauer, University of Notre Dame, United States
Emanuel Popovici, University College Cork, Ireland, Ireland
Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, University of Connecticut, United States
Montserrat Ros, , Australia
Manuel Roveri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Yeonseung Ryu, Myongji University, Korea, Republic of
Behrooz Shirazi, Washington State University, United States
Nicolas Sklavos, University of Patras, Greece
Arne Skou, Aalborg University, Denmark
Anna Squicciarini, Pennsylvania State University, United States
Pradip Srimani, Clemson University, United States
Luca Sterpone, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Theo Theocharides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Esteban Tlelo-Cuautle, INAOE, Mexico
Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Alicia Triviño, University of Málaga, Spain
Yuh-Min Tseng, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan, Republic of China
Genoveva Vargas-Solar, LIG Laboratory, France
Ilaria Venturini, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy
Gregg Vesonder, Stevens Institute of Technology, United States
Krishnamurthy Vidyasankar, Memorial University, Canada
Sara Vinco, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Gai-Ge Wang, Ocean University of China, China
Sheng-De Wang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Huai-Min Wang, National University of Defense Technology, China, China
Sotirios Xydis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Laurence Yang, St Francis Xavier University, Canada
Mustafa Yavuz, University of Waterloo, Canada
Chia-Hung Yeh, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Chih-Wei Yi, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Chang Yu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Sherali Zeadally, University of Kentucky, United States
Olivier Zendra, INRIA Nancy - Grand Est, France
Haibin Zhu, Nipissing University, Canada
Zeljko Zilic, McGill University, Canada