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The Fifth International Conferences on Pervasive Patterns and Applications


May 27 - June 1, 2013 - Valencia, Spain

Call for Papers

The PATTERNS 2013 event, The Fifth International Conferences on Pervasive Patterns and Applications, targets the application of advanced patterns, at-large. In addition to support for patterns and pattern processing, special categories of patterns covering ubiquity, software, security, communications, discovery and decision are considered. As a special target, the domain-oriented patterns cover a variety of areas, from investing, dietary, forecast, to forensic and emotions. It is believed that patterns play an important role on cognition, automation, and service computation and orchestration areas. Antipatterns come as a normal output as needed lessons learned.

PATTERNS 2013 is aimed at technical papers presenting research and practical results, industrial small- and large-scale systems, challenging applications, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific topics, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the topics, short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

Basics on patterns
Design patterns
Pattern identification and extraction
Validate patterns
Patterns’ accuracy
Incomplete patterns
Patterns and noise

Patterns at work
Pattern logics and algebras
Pattern recognition
Pattern matching
Pattern languages
Patterns languages/models pitfalls
Pattern specification/modeling
Pattern validation
Pattern composition
Pattern reuse
Testing in pattern-based designed systems
Manageability and maintenance of pattern-based designed systems

Ubiquity patterns
User mobility patterns
Social networking patterns
Content dependency patterns
Content accessing patterns
Behavioral autonomy patterns
Prediction patterns /behavioral, structure, environment/
Patterns of discovery

Software patterns
Software design patterns
Software reuse patterns
Software quality patterns
Software testing patterns
Software performance, security, and safety patterns
Software management patterns
Patterns for evolving software elements

Security patterns
Security patterns
Patterns of trust
Attack patterns
Authorization patterns
Failed access patterns
Intrusion attempt patterns
Local malware patterns
Distributed malware patterns

System management patterns
Management and control patterns
Monitoring patterns
Correlation patterns
Event patterns
Visualization patterns

Discovery and decision patterns
Search patterns
Data mining for patterns
Query patterns
Knowledge patterns
Behavioral patterns
Reasoning patterns
Decision patterns
Patterns in WWW
Predictive patterns
Mobility patterns
Tracking patterns

Communications patterns
Communication patterns
Propagation patterns
Traffic/routing patterns
P2P and P4P patterns
Configuration change patterns
System abnormal behavior patterns

Domain-oriented patterns
Forensic patterns
Genomic patterns
Image patterns
Voice patterns
Speech patterns
Hand writing patterns
Text-embedded sentiment patterns
Emotion recognition patterns
Site access patterns
Service orchestration
Keyboard typing patterns
Financial/stock patterns
Shopping patterns
Dietary patterns
Global warming patterns
Job market patterns
Stock movement patterns
Investing patterns

Antipatterns and lessons learned
People and project management



Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) December 30, 2012 January 31, 2013
Notification February 19, 2013 March 4, 2013
Registration March 1, 2013 March 18, 2013
Camera ready March 1, 2013 March 31, 2013

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article)

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

We would recommend that you not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 papers per event are recommended, as each paper must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings.

Work in Progress (short paper up to 4 pages long)

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress.  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Posters (poster or collection of 6 to 8 slides)

Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. Acceptance will be decided based on a 1-2 page abstract and/or 6-8 .pdf slide deck submitted through the conference submission website. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. One big Poster and/or the associated slides should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Ideas (2 page proposal of novel idea)

This category is dedicated to new ideas in their early stage. Contributions might refer to PhD dissertation, testing new approaches, provocative and innovative ideas, out-of-the-box, and out-of-the-book thinking, etc. Acceptance will be decided based on a maximum 2 page submission through the conference submission website. The contributions for Ideas will be presented in special sessions, where more debate is intended. The Idea contribution must be comprehensive, focused, very well supported (details might miss, obviously). A 6-8 slide deck should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Ideas explanation page.

Technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

For more information,

Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to


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