6th Pervasive Information Systems (PIS 2020)


Century 21 brings new challenges for information systems, and it provides a new technology era. New Information Technology (IT) artifacts are embedded in more than one place. They provide innovative services in ways unthinkable in the last century. The constant need for faster and more accurate transactions and, in some cases, it is imperative having information anywhere and anytime driven the information system towards the use of innovative technologies and practice. This shift in the viewpoint of Information Systems (IS) is commonly referred as pervasive computing.

Pervasive computing deals with non-traditional computing devices that merge seamlessly into the physical environment.

Pervasive Information Systems (PIS) brought new challenges and constitute an emerging class of Information Systems. IT is gradually diffused in the physical environment, capable of accommodating the user needs and desires. This trend led to the development of new information appliances. Nowadays the IT (irrespective whether it comprises of computers, small sensors, or other communication means) is focused on monitoring the activities of humans, processing and communicating this information to other sources and in omnipresent intervention inside the society. This new class of IS enables new interaction, and the introduction of new elements in multiple dimensions covering different IS domains and features, such as human computer interaction, sensoring, ubiquity, and software.

In fact, PIS redefine the way of we interact with computers by introducing new system's capabilities and input features. PIS support a multitude of heterogeneous device types that differ regarding size, shape (more diverse, ergonomic, and stylistic) and functionality (mobile phones, laptops, PDAs, sensors, and so on), providing continuous interaction which moves computing from a localized tool to a constant presence. Furthermore, the participating elements of a pervasive system are highly embedded in the physical environment. This implies that they will inevitably interact with the existing architecture of the environment.

A pervasive environment is rich in information which can be used by its occupants to enhance the quality of their work and life. By adopting PIS, the information can be created, managed, distributed and consumed more efficiently, leading to more advanced interactions among users and the environment anywhere and anytime. These new artifacts are embedded in the physical space, working together to sense and communicate user related and environmental information and in an unobtrusively way support the decision process, user tasks, and activities.

PIS extend this paradigm by introducing a set of novel characteristics into the society. This workshop aims to discuss topics related to PIS, evaluate the importance for the society and the creation of new knowledge overcoming temporal and local barriers. Scientifically, this workshop should be focused on demonstrating how it is possible to take advantages from this new sort of information systems and which kind of solutions can be developed in order to support the decision-making process anywhere and anytime.


List of topics of interest

We seek novel, innovative, and exciting work in areas including but not limited to:

•         Decision Support Systems;

•         Interoperability and Pervasiveness;

•         IOT – Internet of Things

•         Life-styling pervasive solutions;

•         Mobile and ubiquitous solutions;

•         Pervasive Business Intelligence;

•         Pervasive environments and software architectures;

•         Pervasive Information Systems Applied to society solutions (e.g. Healthcare, Finances, Education, Government);

•         Pervasive Intelligent Decision Support Systems;

•         Pervasive Intelligent Systems;

•         Pervasive Systems Based on Cloud Computing;

•         Pervasiveness and Security in Information Systems;

•         Progressive Web Apps

•         Sensor-based systems;

•         Ubiquitous Data Mining;

•         Ubiquitous devices in the storage, update, and transmission of data.

•         Usability and acceptability of pervasive system;

•         Web 3.0 and Web 4.0


Organizing Committee

Carlos Filipe Portela - Invited Assistant Professor

Address: Department of Information Systems, University of Minho, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal

Phone : +351 253 510319, Fax: +351 253 510300, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Manuel Filipe Santos - Associate Professor

Address: Department of Information Systems, University of Minho, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal

Phone : +351 253 510306, Fax: +351 253 510300, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Kostas Kolomvatsos - Senior Researcher

Address: Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 15784, Athens, Greece

Phone: +302107275127, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Program Committee

Achilles D. Kameas, Hellenic Open University, Greece

Alexandre Santos, University of Minho, Portugal

António Abelha, University of Minho, Portugal

Arminda Guerra e Lopes, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal

Christos Anagnostopoulos, University of Glasgow, UK

Christos Tjortjis, Int'l Hellenic University, Greece

Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain

Daniele Riboni, University of Milano, Italy

Dimitrios Pezaros, University of Glasgow, UK

Fabio A. Schreiber, Politecnico Milano, Italy

Filipe Mota Pinto, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal

Frederico Lopes, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Frederique Laforest, Télécom Saint-Etienne, France

Gabriel Pedraza Ferreira, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia

Jarosław Jankowski, West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin, Poland

José Machado, University of Minho, Portugal

Karolina Baras, University of Madeira, Portugal

Manuele Kirsch Pinheiro, University of Paris 1, France

Nuno Marques, New University of Lisboa, Portugal

Panagiota Papadopoulou, University of Athens, Greece

Paulo Cortez, University of Minho, Portugal

Sergio Ilarri, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Somnuk Phon-Amnuaisuk, Institut Teknologi Brunei, Brunei

Spyros Panagiotakis, Technological Educational Institution of Crete, Greece

Teh Phoey Lee, Sunway University, Malaysia

Vassilis Papataxiarhis, University of Athens, Greece

Víctor Hugo Medina García, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia

Jesus Ibanez, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Portugal

José Luis da Silva, University of Madeira, Portugal

Lina Maria Pestana Leão de Brito, University of Madeira, Portugal

Marisa Cohn, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Mónica da Silva Cameirão, University of Madeira, Portugal

Pedro Campos, University of Madeira, Portugal

Vassilis Kostakos, University of Madeira, Portugal

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