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CfP: Workshop on Managing Context Information in Mobile and Pervasive Environments (MCMP-05)

From: Roberto García González <roberto.garcia@upf.edu>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 17:56:12 +0100
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CfP for the First International Workshop on
Managing Context Information in
Mobile and Pervasive Environments
(MCMP-05)
May 09, 2005, Ayia Napa, CYPRUS

http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~mkhedr/MCMP05

in conjunction with MDM 2005
http://www2.cs.ucy.ac.cy/mdm05/


Submissions deadline: December 22nd, 2004

MCMP'05 - Call for Papers
-------------------------

General description

The workshop addresses these challenging issues focusing on exploring 
novel methods to manage context information targeting pervasive and 
mobile environments. The main aim of the workshop is to provide 
application developers with facilities (middleware, infrastructures, 
agent systems, etc.) that facilitate the development and deployment of 
context-aware applications in pervasive environments.

Technical issues

The increasing popularity of mobile devices, such as laptops, mobile 
phones, and personal digital assistants, and advances in wireless 
networking technologies are enabling new classes of applications 
targeting environments characterized by being dynamic, mobile, 
reconfigurable, and personalized spontaneously. These applications and 
their targeted environments raised challenging problems to application 
developers, as they have to be aware of the variations in the execution 
context such as location, time, users’ activities, and devices’ 
capabilities in order to tune and adapt applications’ intended 
functionalities.

Developing and managing these types of applications that are 
context-aware would be extremely hard, tedious, and error-prone if not 
supported by management facilities capable of acquiring, modeling, 
manipulating, reasoning, and disseminating context information. This is 
because application developers would have to deal with these issues in a 
proprietarily manner and consequently would be distracted from the 
actual requirements of the applications they are developing on one side 
and would hinder the interoperability of these context-aware 
applications on the other side.

Unfortunately, current networking, computing, and management 
technologies do not fully support such model of automated adaptability 
based on context. For example, if a mobile user today wants to use the 
computing resources of a new environment, he has to manually or through 
an administrator figure out how to continue his activities using the 
local resources of that new environment and in such a way that resembles 
his usual actions in his home environment. This is unacceptable in 
pervasive computing environment since it will not scale smoothly with 
the increasing number of services, unpredicted user mobility, and 
frequent changes in the environment context.

This workshop addresses these challenging issues focusing on exploring 
novel methods to manage context information targeting pervasive and 
mobile environments. The main aim of the workshop is to provide 
application developers with facilities (middleware, infrastructures, 
agent systems, etc) that facilitate the development and deployment of 
context-aware applications in pervasive environments.

The workshop solicits papers addressing the following topics:

- Novel algorithms for acquiring and disseminating context from
physical and logical sensors.
- Middleware, infrastructures and agent systems support for the
management of context information in pervasive environments.
- Innovative approaches for modeling, reasoning, storing, and
manipulating context information.
- Management of context information in deterministic and
non-deterministic pervasive environments.
- Facilities to provide persistence services based on context.
- Exploiting new types of context information such as network-,
social- and system-related context and approaches for managing
these new types of context.
- Managing multiple environments and processes of exchanging context
among these environments.
- Methods of leveraging Internet service providers from passive
carriers to Context-oriented service providers addressing large
scale pervasive environments.
- Service discovery and invocation based on context.
- Activity-based computing and its relation to the context aware
mobile computing.
- Context aware Mobile database transactions and query processing.
- Metrics evaluating the effectiveness of generalized management
techniques for context information.

The workshop format will be focused around submission of research papers 
of no more than ten pages. Please submit your papers in PDF format by 
email to (mkhedr@site.uottawa.ca, wathiq.Mansoor@zu.ac.ae).

Papers will be reviewed by at least three members of the program 
committee. The review process will be based upon identifying the 
veracity of the state-of-the-art statement and the relevance and 
potential of the submitted papers to contribute to the elaboration of 
managing context information in pervasive and mobile environments.

Important Dates

Submissions: December 22nd, 2004
Notification: January 22nd, 2005
Camera-ready: February 22nd, 2005
Workshop: May 9th, 2005
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