Call for Papers

Ongoing advances in Pervasive Computing technology have delivered interesting hardware platforms that are suitable for city-scale infrastructure deployments, so-called Smart Cities, enabling citizens to tap into the digital resources that surround them anytime and anywhere. Cities and urban areas are an ideal platform for researchers and practitioners to test new technologies, concepts and applications. Yet, despite these possibilities, application developers are still facing a broad range of technical challenges when targeting the city as an application scenario.  

The goal of PerCity is to bring together researchers and practitioners working on systems and applications in the Smart City and the PerCom domains. 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 solicits papers addressing 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

We also welcome papers on novel applications or environments that have a strong Smart City component, especially if those novel applications and environments challenge existing ideas and design techniques.


Submissions of papers are solicited in the IEEE proceedings format. Research papers must be original prior unpublished work and not under review elsewhere. All submissions will be peer-reviewed and selected based on their originality, merit, and relevance to the workshop.

Paper submissions will be handled online. Accepted papers must be presented at the workshop, and will appear in the IEEE PerCom Workshop Proceedings and the IEEE Digital Library. More instructions can be found on the submission details page