Call for Papers


The PURBA 2011 Workshop fosters discussions covering topics such as (but not limited to):

  • Pervasive computing applications for urban planning and design
  • Mining of data collected from urban networks e.g. transportation, energy
  • Urban mobility and geo-localization
  • Multi-source urban information integration
  • Real-time urban information processing
  • City-related knowledge infrastructure and computational models
  • Case studies and applications of mixed urban sensing and mining
  • Analysis of social networks in urban space
  • Middleware for mobile urban computing
  • Context-aware systems for urban space
  • Smart cities
  • Intelligent transportation system
  • Urban application demos and visualizations
  • Wireless sensor networks, mobile devices, and social network sensing
  • Security, privacy, reputation, and trust issues in urban computing
  • Impact of pervasive technologies in urban space e.g. social, economical, and psychological


The IBM Best Student Paper Award will be presented at the Workshop.


All contributions must be submitted as PDF files. The workshop accepts manuscripts in LNCS format (up to 8 pages). Papers should be submitted to EasyChair-PURBA2011. Visionary and position papers are encouraged. All contributions must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers and judged on originality, technical correctness, relevance, and quality of presentation by the Program Committee. All accepted submissions must be presented during the workshop.

Selected extended papers will be considered for possible fast track publication in the Pervasive and Mobile Computing (PMC) journal published by Elsevier. Note, that extended papers must provide significant additional material compared to the workshop submission.

Any questions and queries should be directed to:

Call For Papers in PDF

Important Dates

Full paper submission (EXTENDED) Friday, February 11, 2011
Author Notification Friday, March 25, 2011
Camera ready Friday, April 1, 2011
Workshop Sunday, June 12, 2011