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12th International Conference on Mobile Data Management: MDM 2011 Workshops 6 June, 2011, Luleå, Sweden

The MDM series of conferences, since its debut in December 1999, has established itself as a prestigious forum for the exchange of innovative and significant research results in mobile data management. The term mobile in MDM has been used from the very beginning in a broad sense to encompass all aspects of mobility – aspects related to wireless, portable and tiny devices. The conference provides unique opportunities for researchers, engineers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore new ideas, techniques, and tools, and to exchange experiences. As we progress into the next decade of the conference, we are witnessing improvements in sensing, tracking, and in the continued miniaturization of computing devices. The new powerful smart phones, the abundance of large rich mobile data and the coming of age of the cloud computing paradigm is opening up new avenues for research and exploration that impact larger and larger communities of humans. In this new era the problems of seamless execution over the new computing infrastructure that encompasses smart phones, mobile sensors and cell phones, of scalable data management, of access to services, of intelligent and autonomic management of architectures, systems, algorithms and security threats, are becoming of paramount importance.

Following the MDM tradition, MDM 2011 workshops will provide participants with opportunities to discuss and explore emerging areas of mobile data management with fellow students, researchers, and practitioners. The goals of the workshops are to establish a common understanding of a certain aspect, to share experiences,  foster research communities,  learn from each other, identify open problems and/or  explore directions for future research. Note that the workshops are expected to provide significant room for controversial and stimulating discussions. The organisation of the workshop should thus take care of planning the correct presentation format to enable such kind of lively interaction. Plans to address this point should already be clear at the workshop proposal stage.

Workshops are tentatively planned to be held prior to the conference, i.e., on June 6th. Publication of accepted workshop papers will be through IEEE Computer Society. The page limits for accepted regular workshop papers are 6 pages, including all figures, tables, and references, and 3 pages for short papers.

Submission Instructions:

Workshop proposals should be no longer than 5 pages and must include:

  1. The Workshop title and acronym.
  2. A summary of no more than 250 words describing the theme(s) of the workshop.
  3. A more detailed description of the workshop activities, specific goals and plan, and explanations of why the workshop is a good match with MDM 2011.
  4. The names, addresses, and a short bio (up to 200 words) of the organizers (up to three).
  5. The names of potential program committee members.
  6. If applicable, a description of past versions of the workshop, including number of submitted and accepted papers, and number of attendees.
  7. The expected number of participants and the means of soliciting participation.
  8. A description of the publicity plan.
  9. A tentative Call for Papers of the workshop, including the workshop website address.

Acceptance of workshop proposals will be determined by the MDM 2011 workshop co-chairs. Email your proposal in PDF format to the Workshop Co-Chairs with “MDM Workshop Proposal” as the subject line by the submission deadline. Please feel free to contact the workshop chairs in case of any questions or suggestions.

Important Dates:

  • Submission of Workshop Proposals: October 8th, 2010.
  • Acceptance Notification of Workshop Proposals: October 15th, 2010
  • Tentative Schedule for Workshops:

  • Deadline for Workshop Papers: January 14th, 2011
  • Notification of Workshop Papers: March 4th, 2011
  • Deadline for Camera Ready Papers: April 4th, 2011
  • Workshop date: June 6th, 2011

MDM Workshop Co-Chairs:

Daniela Nicklas -- -- (Universität Oldenburg, Germany)
Egemen Tanin -- -- (University of Melbourne, Australia)