Our environment will be soon filled with smart devices and pervasive platforms. However, most systems are not conceived together and not even purchased as monolithic pieces of software and hardware anymore. Different components of end-to-end pervasive systems, built separately, end up sharing the same environment. Thus, because of a lack of standards and cooperation between providers, the deployment of innovative services is today rather anarchic. This results in highly heterogeneous and sometimes incoherent installations, leading to major issues in terms of service efficiency and software maintenance. In addition, most objects in our environment have a significant longer lifetime than usual software applications. While our heating, smart grid, and air conditioning will easily last 20 years, we continuously upgrade application software, the operating system and the underlying hardware in much shorter terms. This reinforces the need for well-established integration solution between heterogeneous pervasive systems evolving at different paces. The purpose of this workshop is thus to bring together academic and industrial researchers to discuss and outline challenges, solutions and roadmap when pervasive systems of systems, possibly with different paradigms and from different epochs, have to interoperate, integrate and coordinate. Precisely, the goal of the workshop is to define and develop architectures, models and algorithms enabling interoperability in pervasive environments. It is also to develop a roadmap for this future research area and establish this workshop as an intellectual magnet for industry and academia to find future integrative, inter-operative, cross-correlated and cross-domain approaches and solutions. We will accept contributions in the below-specified topics, but additional topics related to pervasive systems integration are welcome as well:
Workshop paper submissions: November 11, 2017 Workshop paper notifications: December 23, 2017 Camera ready: January 12, 2018
This workshop solicits unpublished and original work that is not under review at other venues. Workshop papers will be included and indexed in the IEEE digital libraries (Xplore). Each accepted workshop paper requires a full PerCom registration (no registration is available for workshops only) and has to be presented in person at the workshop. Workshop papers can be up to 6 pages in the IEEE conference format.