The 5th International Workshop on Mobile Commerce and Services (WMCS2009) - June 4-6, Qingdao, China

*-------------------------------------  Call for Papers --------------------------------*
The 5th International Workshop on Mobile Commerce and Services (WMCS2009)
in cooperation with 
The 3rd International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering (MUE 2009)
June 4-6, 2009, Qingdao, China
Important Dates:
-Release of Workshop Call for Paper: November 30, 2008
-Workshop Submission Deadline:       January 31, 2008
-Workshop Author Notification:        March 10, 2009
-Workshop Camera-ready:                  March 30, 2009
- MUE2009 and WMCS2009:            June 4-6, 2009
Workshop Theme:
The wide deployment of wireless networks and mobile technologies and the significant 
increase in the number of mobile device users have created a very strong demand for
emerging mobile commerce applications and services based on today˘s wireless
network technologies. This trend has provided many new business opportunities 
and challenges to e-commerce vendors, mobile service providers, mobile 
content publishers and marketplaces, mobile technology providers and solution
integrators. Living in a wireless world changes and enhances people˘s life in 
many ways, such as communications, information sharing and learning, e-commerce
and mobile application services. At the same time, businesses and government agencies
are confronted with new pressure for technology update, that is, how to provide
customers and users with reliable and secure mobile commerce applications 
and efficient and user-friendly mobile services.
To meet this increasing demand on mobile commerce and mobile services, people 
are looking for innovative ideas to create next generation mobile-commerce
applications and service systems. Mobile commerce and services has become a very
hot research subject in both business and research communities. 
The major theme of this workshop is to study new business models, emerging 
mobile technology, and engineering methods to build the next generation of 
mobile commerce service systems supporting mobile users anywhere at anytime.
The 5th International Workshop on Mobile Commerce and Services (WMCS2009) is 
a forum to bring together business people, researchers, scientists, software architects, 
and industry professionals to discuss innovative ideas and diverse topics on 
next generation of mobile-commerce and services. Using this forum, researchers 
and practitioners can exchange issues, challenges, new business models and structures, 
and new technologies and solutions. Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit
original and research papers addressing business and technical issues, challenges,
solutions, and technologies in building wireless-based software systems 
and applications.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the members of the international program
committee. Accepted paper will be included in the MUE 2009 workshop proceedings 
(EI-Indexing) published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.
Topics of Interest Include But Are Not Limited to the Following: 
The topics of interest for WMCS2009 include, but are not limited to, the following: 
(1) M-commerce business:
- M-commerce business models, processes, strategies, and market structure analysis
- Mobile supply chain management
- Pricing and cost analysis of M-commerce services
- Case studies in M-commerce and information services
(2) Mobile enabled and wireless Internet technologies:
- Mobile computing models, technologies and solutions
- "Mobile 2.0" and/or Mobile Web 2.0 Technology Extension
- Context-aware and location-based technologies and solutions for M-commerce
- Enabling technologies (such as RFID, Barcodes) for M-commerce and services
- Mobile agent, workflow models, and supporting technologies in M-commerce
- New wireless multimedia technologies and platforms. e.g. DMB, DVB-H, mobile TV
- Mobile enabled architectures, middleware, components, and agent technologies
- Mobile security problems, technologies, solutions and privacy
- Mobile database retrieval techniques, transaction models and caching techniques
- New mobile client design, architectures, and interaction methods for mobile devices
(3) Innovative wireless (or wireless Internet) based applications:
- "Mobile 2.0" and/or Mobile Web 2.0 based applications and experience
- Mobile-based e-learning and education environments
- Mobile service middleware and platforms for mobile commerce
- Mobile advertising solutions, techniques, systems and platforms
- Mobile payment protocols, solutions, service systems and platforms
- New mobile portals, mobile-based social networks, and marketplaces
- Ambient intelligent frameworks, platforms, and systems
- Ubiquitous computing platform and services for mobile users
- P2P mobile systems and applications  
- New mobile enterprise systems and applications
- Mobile digital home environment and intelligence
- Deployment, experience and lesson learned reports in M-commerce and services 
(4) Mobile services:
- Semantic web and services for M-commerce
- Mobile instant messaging systems and services 
- Mobility discovery, management, and services
- Mobile brokerage, management, and service mechanisms
- Mobile entertainment services and platforms for digital music, videos, tickets, and games
- Deployment, experience and lesson learned reports in M-commerce and services
- Mobile personalization, mobile service management, and natural language support
Original papers that are not published previously or under review by other journals 
or conferences will be considered. All submitted papers will be evaluated according 
to their originality, significance, correctness, presentation and relevance. 
The authors should prepare their final paper according to the instructions in this web
page. Manuscripts will be limited to 6-8 pages following IEEE conference proceedings
style, format, and guidelines. Papers that present novel ideas, criticize existing work, 
and discuss practical studies and experiments are especially encouraged. Please check the given WMCS09 URL for the submission link.
Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings (EI-Index) of the 
3rd International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering (MUE 2009) 
to be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press. At least one of the authors of 
each accepted paper must register as a full participant of the workshop to have the 
paper published in the proceedings.
Workshop Organization:
Workshop Co-Chairs:
Jerry Gao      San Jose State University, USA 
Jingsha He    Beijing University of Technology, China
Workshop Program Co-Chairs:
Hsing Mei     Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
Steering Committee (in alphabetical order):
Jerry Gao,          San Jose State University, USA
Jingsha He,        Beijing University of Technology, China
Axel Kupper,     Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany
Volker Gruhn,    University Leipzig, Germany
Keung Hae Lee, Korea Aerospace University, Korea 
Claudia Linnhoff-Popien, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany
Hsing Mei,          Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
Program Committee (in alphabetical order):
Matthias Book,     University Leipzig, Germany
Donggang Cao,     Peking University, China
Narciso Cerpa,      University of Talca, Chile
Lee Chang,            San Jose State University, USA
Volker Gruhn,       University Leipzig, Germany
Shi-Jinn Horng,     National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Chien-Chang Hsu, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
Chih-Lin Hu,         National Central University, Taiwan
Zhangqin Huang,   Beijing University of Technology, China
Gu-min Jeong,        Kookmin University, Korea
Axel Kupper,          Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany
Kyung-Chang Kim,Hongik University, Korea
Guanling Lee,         National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
Yao-Nan Lien,        National Chengchi University, Taiwan 
Guorui Li,               Beijing University of Technology, China
Katina Michael,      University of Wollongong, Australia
Claudia Linnhoff-Popien, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany
George Roussos,    Bikbeck College, UK
Timothy K. Shih,   National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan 
Junho Shim,           Sookmyung Women˘s University, Korea
Maoqiang Song,     Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Xiao Su,                 San Jose State University, USA
Chuangbai Xiao,    Beijing University of Technology, China
Qianxiang Wang,   Peking University, China       
Ron Vetter,            UNC Wilmington, USA
Yong Ik Yoon,      Sookmyung Women's University, Korea
Wider Yu,             San Jose State University, USA
Jianghua Zheng,    Xinjiang University, China
General Inquires:
For further information on WMCS2009, please contact the workshop co-chairs 
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