IEEE Pervasive Computing Call for Papers Environmental Sustainability
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 23 June 2008
First decisions: 4 August 2008
Revisions due: 5 September 2008
Final Acceptances: 15 October 2008
Issue to press: December 2008
Environmental sustainability is rapidly emerging as an important and timely topic for pervasive computing research, motivated by increased awareness of issues such as global warming, depletion of natural resources, and e-waste. The creation, use, and disposal of large quantities of pervasive technologies such as sensors and mobile devices have strong implications for resource consumption and waste production. How can pervasive computing systems be designed so that they are environmentally sensitive from a material perspective? Further, pervasive technologies can be a powerful means of informing and influencing sustainable action and decisions by individuals, businesses, governments,
and other organizations. How can pervasive computing systems be designed to support and persuade environmentally sustainable practices and behaviors?
This special issue provides a forum for cutting-edge work on pervasive technologies that are designed, deployed, or implemented in an environmentally responsible manner, as well as pervasive technologies that promote environmentally responsible actions.
Example topics for this special issue include but are not limited to the following:
- design for technology re-use, re-purposing, or lifetime extension;
- sensor network applications that support the efficient use or protection of natural resources;
- grass roots sensing empowering local populations to track and act on information about pollution, traffic, or other conditions relating to sustainability;
- analysis and decision making tools for gathering and presenting information that supports sustainable choices by individuals or businesses;
- the use of pervasive computing to support sustainability-related behavior change;
- novel systems, devices, or interfaces that support stewardship of the natural environment;
- social networking tools that support environmentally friendly actions;
- new business models that promote sustainable use of pervasive devices;
- lessons learned from, conceptual frameworks, and methods for integrating sustainability into pervasive computing;
- qualitative or quantitative studies of sustainable practices;
- user studies examining how pervasive technologies mediate, redefine, or otherwise influence sustainable behaviors;
- low-power hardware; and
- resource-efficient system design
Submissions should be 4,000 to 6,000 words long and should follow the magazine’s guidelines on style and presentation. All submissions will be peer-reviewed in accordance with normal practice for scientific publications. Submissions should be received by 23 June 2008 to receive full consideration.
In addition to full-length submissions, we also invite work-in-progress submissions of 250 words or less (submit to email@example.com) These will not be peer-reviewed but will be reviewed by the Department Editor, Anthony Joseph, and, if accepted, edited by the staff into a feature for the issue. The deadline for work-in-progress submissions is 1 November 2008.
Author guidelines: www.computer.org/pervasive/author.htm
Submission address: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pc-cs
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