7th Workshop on Pervasive Information Systems (PIS 2021)


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.

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, Department of Information Systems, University of Minho, Portugal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
•    Manuel Filipe Santos, Department of Information Systems, University of Minho, Portugal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
•    Kostas Kolomvatsos, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Program Committee:

André Luiz Lins de Aquino, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Christos Anagnostopoulos, University of Glasgow, UK
Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain
Fabio A. Schreiber, Politecnico Milano, Italy
Helia Guerra, University of the Azores, Portugal
Karolina Baras, University of Madeira, Portugal
Luis Mendes Gomes, University of the Azores, Portugal
Mónica Pinto, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Muhammad Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Panagiota Papadopoulou, University of Athens, Greece
Rajeev Kumar Kanth, University of Turku, Finland
Ricardo Queirós, P. Porto, Portugal
Sergio Ilarri, University of Zaragoza, Spain

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