Workshop on People Centric Sensing and Communication (PCSC 2013)

at IEEE CCNC 2013

Las Vegas, NV, Jan, 2013

Sponsored by the IEEE ComSoc Sub-TC on Human-Centric Communication

Preliminary Program


The 1st Workshop on People Centric Sensing and Communication (PCSC 2013) will be held in conjunction with IEEE CCNC 2013, Jan 11-14, 2013, in Las Vegas, NV, USA.

Networked consumer devices are equipped for personal and environmental sensing, collection, and delivery of sensed information. The workshop addresses a range of research issues involving networking, sensing, data collection, aggregation and processing, knowledge discovery in sensing data, security/privacy, scalability, contextual/situational adaptation and dynamics.

PCSC invites scientists, engineers and decision makers from government, industry and academia to present technical papers on their research and development results in areas of people-centric sensing and communication including but not limited to the following topics:


  • People-centric sensing techniques, technologies, and applications (hardware sensor design and development included)
  • Participatory sensing
  • Smart phone sensing
  • Urban sensing
  • Bio-medical sensing
  • Mixed sensor networks and people-centric sensing
  • SensorWeb
  • Sensor overlays
  • Mobility
  • Mobile social networks and sensing
  • Mobile healthcare and sensing
  • Platforms and architectures
  • Scalability
  • Context awareness
  • UI/UX
  • Privacy and security
  • Data storage and management
  • Situation awareness and management
  • Journal Special Issue

    Selected papers from the workshop will be considered for a journal special issue on People Centric Sensing that is being organized by the workshop chairs.

    Guidelines for Submission

    Papers are max 5 pages in length and conform to the IEEE conference format. Paper submissions are via EDAS (see the conference web site later). Papers receive at least 3 independent reviews from workshop TPC.

    Important dates:

  • Sept 1, 2012 - Papers due
  • Oct 1, 2012 - Author notification
  • Oct 15, 2012 - Camera ready copy
  • Organizers

    John Buford (Avaya Labs Research, USA)
    Raghu Ganti (IBM T J Watson Research Center, USA)
    Hosub Lee (Samsung Electronics, Korea)

    Technical Program Committee

    Mario Kolberg, U. of Stirling, UK
    Emiliano Miluzzo, AT&T Research, USA
    Thanasis Papaioannou, EPFL, Switzerland
    Yi Shang, U of Missouri, USA