CfP: Mobile Commerce 2005 (WMCS 05)

                            Call for Papers

                The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on
                     Mobile Commerce and Services

                   July 18-19, 2005, Munich, Germany

                        in conjunction with the
 IEEE International Conference on Electronic Commerce (IEEE CEC 2005)


             Paper submission deadline: February 14, 2005

While wired E-Commerce has been accepted and used widely in recent years
and become significantly important in our daily life, mobile
commerce (M-commerce) is still an emerging discipline that is currently
experiencing massive growth rates. The success of M-Commerce is
basically dependent on the development and acceptance of new wireless
technologies over 3G and 4G networks as well as intelligent service
platforms on mobile devices. However, to fully exploit the high growth
potentials of M-commerce there is a strong need to adopt existing
E-commerce approaches for wireless networks and to develop new
sophisticated mobile applications to meet the needs of mobile
subscribers, for
example in the areas of financial transactions, mobile marketing and
gaming, as well as location and context-aware services. Compared with
traditional wired E-commerce, wireless networks and mobile devices
impose additional constraints, challenges, and requirements on building
M-commerce platforms and applications, for example content adaptation,
security and privacy issues, and mobile payment mechanisms.=20

The Second IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Commerce and Services
(WMCS) brings together researchers, scientists, software
architects, and industry professionals with the aim of discussing and
exchanging innovative ideas and research work in M-commerce and
services. The topics for submissions include but are not limited to the
following fields:

- Novel M-commerce applications and services
- Location and context-aware M-commerce services
- Service platforms for supporting M-commerce (mobile web enterprise)
- Brokerage and service discovery mechanisms
- Middleware, mobile components, and agent technologies supporting
- Platforms for client applications in mobile devices (J2ME, Symbian)
- Digital Rights Management
- Wireless security problems & solutions, and mobile privacy
- Mobile payment solutions, systems and platforms
- New wireless multimedia technologies and platforms for M-commerce
(e.g., DVB-H)
- Inter-organizational service provisioning (business models and their
- Wireless advertising solutions, systems and platforms
- Mobile entertainment applications, services and platforms for digital
mu-sic, videos and games
- Case-studies and experiences (experience reports)

Authors are invited to submit original and significant research
contributions in the aforementioned areas. All submissions will be
peer-reviewed by
the members of the international program committee. It is planned to
publish the proceedings in the Springer Lecture Notes in Computer
Science ( In addition, a selection of the best
papers will be published in a special issue of "Electronic Commerce
and Applications".=20
Full papers must not exceed 16 pages and conform to the LNCS style. We
accept papers in PDF and PS format. Authors should submit a full
paper via EDAS, see and for details.

Important Dates
Paper submission: February 14, 2005
Paper notification: March 31, 2005
Camera-ready papers: April 30, 2005
Workshop Date: July 18-19, 2005

Workshop Chairs
Claudia Linnhoff-Popien (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany)
Axel K=FCpper (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany)=20
Jerry Gao (San Jos=E9 State University, USA)

Program Committee
Uwe Baumgarten (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
Michael Berger (Siemens Corporate Technology, Germany)
Bernard Burg (Hewlett Packard Laboratories, USA)
Monique Calisti (Whitestein Technologies AG, Switzerland)
Heikki Helin (TeliaSonera, Finland)
Thomas Hess (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany)
Winfried Lamersdorf (Hamburg University, Germany)
Jonathan C.L. Liu (University of Florida, USA)
Seng Loke (Monash University, Australia)
Tom Pfeifer (Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland)
Norman M. Sadeh (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Simon Shim (San Jose State University, USA)
John Shepherdson (BT Group, UK)
Burkhard Stiller (University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Swit-zerland)
Thomas Strang (German Aerospace Center)
Reima Suomi (Turku School of Economics and Business Administration,
Upkar Varshney (Georgia State University, USA)
Ron Vetter (University of North Carolina, USA)

Axel K=FCpper
Mobile and Distributed Systems Group
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Oettingenstr. 67
D-80538 Munich, Germany

Received on Wednesday, 22 December 2004 11:29:14 UTC