CFP - Mobiquitous 2008

The Fifth Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: 
 Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous 2008)

      July 21-25, 2008, Dublin, Ireland

Sponsored by ICST
Technically-sponsored by Create-Net

Workshop proposals: March 1, 2008
Paper registration: March 8, 2008
Paper submission: March 15, 2008
Notification of acceptance: May 4, 2008
Camera-ready version: May 18, 2008

Combinations of mobile and ubiquitous computing are becoming increasingly 
present in our daily life.  Through the use of mobile devices embedded in the 
surrounding physical environment, users can be provided with transparent 
computing and communication services at all times and in all places. The 
complexity of providing such services stems from the fact that the 
communication devices and the objects with which they interact may both be 
mobile. Their implementation requires advances in wireless network technologies
and devices, development of infrastructures supporting cognitive environments, 
discovery and identification of ubiquitous computing applications and services,
and an understanding of the cross-layer interactions between all of these 
components. The Fifth Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous 
Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous 2008) will provide a 
forum where practitioners and researchers coming from many areas involved in 
ubiquitous solutions design and deployment will be able to interact and 
exchange experiences needed to build successful ubiquitous systems. Areas 
addressed by the conference include systems, applications, service-oriented 
computing, middleware, networking, agents, data management and services, all 
with special focus on mobility and ubiquitous computing. 

Technical papers describing original, previously unpublished research, not 
currently under review by another conference or journal, are solicited. 
Technical papers clearly identifying how the specific contributions fit to an 
overall working system are particularly of interest. Topics include, but are 
not limited to, the following:
- Ubiquitous architectures, systems and applications
- Wearable computing and personal area networks
- Wireless technologies (Bluetooth, ZigBee, 802.15.x, WiFi, WiMAX)
- Wireless Internet access in ubiquitous systems
- Ad hoc and sensor network support for ubiquitous computing
- Reconfigurability and personalization of wireless networks
- Wireless/mobile service management and delivery
- Security, privacy and social issues of mobile and ubiquitous systems
- Service and knowledge discovery, matching and composition mechanisms
- Location-based services and tracking in ubiquitous environments
- Context- and location-aware applications
- Agent technologies in ubiquitous, wearable, and mobile systems
- Context modeling, services and frameworks
- Toolkits, testbeds, development environments, and languages for ubiquitous 
- Rapid prototyping of ubiquitous applications
- Ontologies for mobile and ubiquitous computing
- Mobile and ubiquitous data management and processing
- Data replication, migration and dissemination in ubiquitous environments
- Queries, transactions and workflows in mobile and ubiquitous environments
- Multimodal interfaces (speech, video kinetic, tactile)

Paper submission will be handled electronically (see the conference web page 
for details). Authors should prepare an Adobe Acrobat PDF version of their 
full paper. Papers must not exceed 10 pages double column (US Letter size, 
8.5 x 11 inches) including text, figures and references. The font size must be
at least 10 points.

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the international technical
program committee. Accepted papers will be published in the conference 
proceedings. Papers of particular merit will be proposed for publication in 
the ACM/Kluwer Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) journal.

Several workshops will be run in conjunction with the conference. The purpose 
of these workshops is to discuss work in progress and explore opportunities 
for new research related to mobile and ubiquitous systems. Proposals for 
workshops should be at most four pages in length and should be submitted to 
the workshop co-chairs by March 1, 2008.

General Chair
Vinny Cahill, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Steering Committee Chair
Imrich Chlamtac, Create-Net

Program Chair
Liviu Iftode, Rutgers University, USA

Workshop Co-Chairs
Christian Becker, Universitat Mannheim, Germany
Fabian E. Bustamante, Northwestern University, USA

Posters Chair
Dean Eckles, Nokia Research, USA

Demonstrations Co-Chairs
Tatsuo Nakajima, Waseda University, Japan
Alan Messer, Samsung Electronics, USA

Publicity Co-Chairs
Cristian Borcea, NJIT, USA
Siobhán Clarke, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Ichiro Satoh, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Jean Bacon, University of Cambridge, UK
Christian Becker,  Universitat Mannheim, Germany
Cristian Borcea,  New Jersey Institute of Technology
Roy Campbell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Guohong Cao, Penn State University
Dean Eckles, Nokia Research, USA
Jonathan Engelsma, Motorola, Inc.
Joseph B. Evans, University of Kansas, USA
Tao Gu, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Jonna Hakkila, Nokia Research, Finland
Y. Charlie Hu, Purdue University
Jadwiga Indulska, University of Queensland, Australia
Jussi  Kangasharju,  University of Helsinki, Finland
Sharad Mehrotra, University of California at Irvine
Alan Messer, Samsung Electronics, USA
Scott Midkiff,  Virginia Tech
Daniel Mosse', University of Pittsburgh 
Matt Mutka, Michigan State University
Tatsuo  Nakajima, Waseda University, Japan
Jason Nieh, Columbia University
Jong Hyuk Park,  Kyungnam University, Korea 
Kishore Ramachandran, Georgia Tech
Tinku Rasheed, Create-Net
Stefan Saroiu, University of Toronto, Canada
Ichiro Satoh,  National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Mahadev Satyanarayanan, Carnegie Mellon University
Mukesh Singhal, University of Kentucky
Anand Tripathi, University of Minnesota

Received on Tuesday, 15 January 2008 18:44:38 UTC