Workshop on People Centric Sensing and Communication (PCSC 2014)

at IEEE CCNC 2014

Las Vegas, NV, Jan 10, 2014

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

Preliminary Program


The second Workshop on People Centric Sensing and Communication (PCSC 2014) will be held in conjunction with IEEE CCNC 2014, Jan 10-13, 2014, 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 2014 focuses on sensing technologies and applications that are human mediated and controlled, including phone-based sensing, sensing via eye-wear and other wearable devices, and vehicle mounted sensing. Issues include emerging technologies, social impact, sensing fabric integration, data collection and fusion, and privacy. Application areas include social networking, news gathering, health, safety, entertainment, gaming, sports, and environment.

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:


  • Phone sensing and applications
  • Sensing using eye-wear
  • Body mounted sensing
  • Mobile cloud infrastructure for mobile sensing
  • Participatory and collaborative sensing
  • Mixed sensor networks and people-centric sensing
  • Mobile sensing for sports and entertainment
  • Sensor overlays and sensor web for mobile sensing
  • Mobile social networks and sensing
  • Mobile healthcare and sensing
  • Context awareness and situation awareness
  • User interface
  • Privacy and security
  • Data storage 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 8, 2013 - Papers due
  • Oct 7, 2013 - Author notification
  • Nov 1, 2013 - 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

    Young Sang Choi, Samsung, Korea
    Hyeonsang Eom, Seoul National University, Korea
    Jason Gu, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
    Mario Kolberg, U. of Stirling, UK
    Thanasis Papaioannou, EPFL, Switzerland
    Thomas Phan, Samsung Research America, USA
    Immanuel Schweizer, TU Darmstadt, Germany
    Vijay Srinivasan, Samsung Research America, USA 
    Yi Shang, U of Missouri, USA
    Zhen Zhao, Comcast, USA