PIS - Workshop on Pervasive Information Systems

Century 21 brings new challenges for information systems and it provides a new technology era. New Information Technology (IT) artefacts are embedded in more than one place. They provide innovative services in ways unthinkable in the last century. The constant need of 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 in 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 interacttion, 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 in terms of 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 effectively, leading to more advanced interactions among users and the environment anywhere and anytime. These new artefacts 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 in 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:
• Ubiquitous Data Mining;
• Pervasive Intelligent Systems;
• Pervasive Intelligent Decision Support Systems;
• Pervasive Systems Based on Cloud Computing;
• Decision Support Systems;
• Interoperability and Pervasiveness;
• Pervasive Business Intelligence;
• Sensor-based systems;
• Life-styling pervasive solutions;
• Pervasive environments and software architectures;
• Pervasiveness and Security in Information Systems;
• Mobile and ubiquitous solutions;
• Pervasive Information Systems Applied to society solutions (e.g. Healthcare, Finances, Education, Government);
• Usability and acceptability of pervasive system;
• Ubiquitous devices in the storage, update, and transmission of data.

Journal Publication
The best papers will be selected to be published in the Information Journal Special Issue (Scimago) - "Pervasive Intelligent Data Systems"


Organizing Committee
Carlos Filipe Portela, Department of Information Systems, University of Minho, Portugal
Manuel Filipe Santos, Department of Information Systems, University of Minho, Portugal
Kostas Kolomvatsos, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Program Committee
Alexandre Santos, University of Minho, Portugal
António Abelha, University of Minho, Portugal
Arminda Guerra e Lopes, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco
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
Frederique Laforest, Télécom Saint-Etienne, France
Gabriel Pedraza Ferreira, Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia
Jarosław Jankowski, West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin, Poland
Jesus Ibanez, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute, Portugal
José Machado, University of Minho, Portugal
Karolina Baras, University of Madeira, Portugal
Lina Maria Pestana Leão de Brito, University of Madeira, Portugal
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

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