This is the home page of the 1st International IEEE Workshop on Pervasive Systems for Smart Cities. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 12th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2014) in Budapest, Hungary on March 24-28, 2014.


Cities and urban areas are an ideal platform for researchers and practitioners to test new technologies, concepts and applications. In Europe and the US, the population living in urban areas accounts for more than 75 percent. As a consequence, applications that are targeting urban areas can positively impact a significant fraction of the population. In addition, the majority of the planet’s resources are consumed in cities. This, in turn, creates a significant potential for reducing the environmental impact of mankind by enhancing and optimizing the physical infrastructure digitally.

The ongoing advances in Pervasive Computing technology have delivered interesting hardware platforms that are suitable for city-scale infrastructure deployments. In addition, the success of mobile communication devices and mobile broadband connectivity enables citizens to tap into the digital resources that surround them anytime and anywhere. 

Yet, despite these possibilities, application developers are still facing a broad range of technical challenges when targeting the city as an application scenario.  The intention behind this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on systems and applications in the Smart City domain. The goal is to discuss novel and innovative Smart City applications, system software and architectures addressing the challenges of Smart City systems and to gather positive and negative experiences from existing small or large-scale deployments. 


PerCity addresses relevant topics, including - but not limited to - the following: 

  • Smart City systems and platforms
  • Experiences from real-world experiments and deployments
  • Smart City applications, e.g. from the public transport or environmental control areas
  • End user involvement, acceptance and user support aspects
  • Participatory sensing and processing
  • Internet of Things, Web and Linked Data technologies for Smart Cities
  • Sensor, Actuators and their networking in Smart Cities
  • Safety, security and privacy for Smart City applications
  • Scalability of Smart City systems and beyond (Smart Regions / Countries)
  • Adaptable, recoverable, and fault tolerant Smart City systems
  • Management, configuration, and deployment of Smart City infrastructures