Call for papers

Green computing in the context of cloud and pervasive computing is a newly-emerging research field in computer science and engineering. Pervasive computing and cloud computing are two promising paradigms in human's daily life. With the exponential growth in the deployments of techniques in pervasive computing and cloud computing, both of them have to face the critical issues on energy consumption, for example, controlling the energy consumed by the large-scale cloud datacenters, and prolonging the battery life of mobile devices in pervasive computing and Internet of Things (IoT). Therefore, new architectures, systems and related techniques, such as mobile cloud computing (MCC), software-defined networking (SDN) and hybrid cloud services, are being developed to make the computing in cloud datacenters and in pervasive wireless devices more productive and energy efficient, for shaping a "Green" world in the future. 

GPC 2018 is the next event in a series of highly successful events focusing on pervasive and environmentally sustainable computing. In the last years, the conference has been successfully held and organized all over the world: Taichung, Taiwan (2006), Paris, France (2007), Kunming, China (2008), Geneva, Switzerland (2009), Hualien, Taiwan (2010), Oulu, Finland (2011), Hong Kong (2012), Seoul, Korea (2013), Wuhan, China (2014), Plantation Island, Fiji (2015), Xi’an, China (2016), and Coast, Italy (2017).

Topics of interest 

GPC 2018 welcomes original and innovative paper submissions from the academia, industry, and government, describing theoretical advances, system designs, implementations, and experimentations on the following topics, but not limited to:

● Ubiquitous communications and networks.

● Sensor, ad hoc networks, mobile agents and networking.

● Multimedia communications, machine to machine communications.

● Cloud, cluster, and grid computing.

● Mobile, peer-to-peer, and pervasive computing.

● Service-oriented computing.

● Multi-core systems, parallel and distributed systems.

● Internet of things, and cyber physical systems.

● Social network and services.

● Energy-efficient computing, communication, and virtualization architectures and protocols.

● Instrumentation and measurement studies on energy-efficient systems.

● Energy-aware mobile cloud systems and largue-scale applications.

● Monitoring, sensing, control, and management of energy-aware systems.

● Innovative technologies for robustness and reliability of energy-aware systems.

● Trade-offs between performance, energy, and other resources in cloud sites and pervasive computing.

● Light weight and efficient cryptography, communication, and mobile apps.

● Modeling and control of variability in demand and supply of green energy sources.

● Integration, scheduling, and management of renewable energy sources.

● Programming models, tools, and environments for and pervasive computing and energy-efficient systems.

● Data analytics for pervasive computing and energy-efficient systems.

● Machine learning for pervasive computing and energy-efficient systems.

● Semantic web, semantic grid, metadata and ontology related to cloud computing and pervasive computing.

● Security and privacy for cloud computing and pervasive computing.

● Economy and business models for cloud computing and pervasive computing.

● Service Level Agreements (SLAs) guarantee for customers in cloud computing.

● Incentives and innovative pricing for the management of cloud resources.

● Grid and pervasive applications, including e-Science, e-Business, smart city, etc.


The conference proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Series.

Special Issues on mainstream scientific journals (e.g. IEEE Trans. Human-Machine Systems, ACM Trans., Intelligent Systems and Technology) will be devoted to the conference topics. Selected high-quality papers will also be included in Pervasive and Mobile Computing via fast track.

We offer Springer sponsorship for GPC 2018 by providing an amount of EUR 1,000, to be put behind a GPC 2018 Best Paper Award.