2nd International Workshop on Pervasive Networks for Emergency Management

03/19/2012 - 00:00
03/19/2012 - 23:59

After a successful first PerNEM workshop in 2010, we are delighted to announce a second version of the workshop in conjunction with IEEE PerCom 2012.
The events that took place on 11 September 2001 have brought to the forefront the unique challenges that occur during a crisis, which require effective sensing, communications and decision making with demanding time constraints in highly dynamic environments. Pervasive systems address these requirements by providing decision support to rescuers and evacuees, guaranteeing communications and collecting information that is vital for planning and organising the emergency operation. This workshop focuses on pervasive networked sensing and decision making, both wired and wireless, geared towards emergency management. PerNEM 2012 addresses leading edge research in these areas through the use of sensing, communication, decision support, simulation tools and modelling methods with focus on system design, optimisation and experimental evaluation.

PerNEM will bring together contributions which include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Networked sensors for emergency management
  • Pervasive middleware for emergency management
  • Architectures and Systems for Emergency Management Applications
  • Decentralised algorithms for pervasive systems
  • Self-aware and self- adaptive network design and evaluation
  • Network self-healing, security and self-defence
  • Energy efficiency in pervasive networks
  • Wireless Networks for emergency support
  • Mobile sensors for disaster monitoring
  • Wireless Protocols for Emergency Management
  • Networked robotics for wireless communications
  • Emergency Communication Systems
  • Pervasive emergency management systems
  • QoS in critical communications
  • Adaptive Routing for Emergency Situations

Selected papers will be considered for publication in a Special Issue of the Computer Journal.


Paper submission: Oct 30, 2011

Author notification: Dec 21, 2011

Camera-ready due: Jan 27, 2012

Workshop date: March 2012