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13th International Conference on Mobile Data Management. July 23-26, 2012, Bengaluru, India.

Call for Advanced Seminars

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The MDM series of conferences, since its debut in December 1999, has established itself as a prestigious forum for exchanging innovative and significant research results pertaining to various issues in Mobile Data Management. The term mobile in MDM has been used from the very beginning to encompass many different application domains in which the mobility aspect is among the key ingredients – from problems related to effective use and communication management of various wireless and portable devices, to efficient management of spatio-temporal queries and events detection. The MDM conference provides unique opportunities for researchers, engineers, practitioners and developers to familiarize themselves with new ideas, techniques and tools, as well as to exchange different experiences.

The remarkable advancements in portable and mobile computing devices and the development of myriad of sophisticated sensors are changing the way we interact with our environment. This has led to an unprecedented explosion in the generation of mobile data. While skillful management and analysis of such data may enable countless attractive services and novel applications, it imposes formidable challenges as well. New technologies such as mobile cloud computing, crowdsourcing and next generation wireless networks are but few examples of recent developments which are both addressing some of the existing challenges in mobile data management and analytics, and bringing about novel ones.

The 2012 International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2012), to be held in Bangalore, India (July 23-26, 2012), solicits Advanced Seminars that would present experiences with, and a vision of, such emerging technologies and address different dimensions of the ever-changing space of mobile data management in the years to come – based on valid research on mobile technology, business or community aspects.


Examples of Possible Topics (Note: the list is just indicative and by no means exhaustive)

  • Mobile devices and data analytics
  • Mobile crowdsourcing
  • Mobile cloud computing
  • Ubiquitous computing: Are we there already?
  • Body networking and mobile computing
  • Green mobility/Mobile data for green computing
  • The future of context-aware services?


Formatting and Submission Guidelines:

An advanced seminar will be part of the main conference program occupying one or two full sessions (1.5/3 hours). The planned length should be indicated in the proposal. We plan to include into the conference program up to three advanced seminars. The scientific and technical level of the materials used in the presentation should be balance the breadth and the depth in a manner that will enable an average conference participant to understand the main topics without larger effort.

The proposal for an advanced seminar should be submitted as a PDF document and should contain the following information:

  • Title of the intended seminar
  • Names and affiliations of the persons proposing the seminar
  • Duration of the seminar
  • Up to 4 pages of an extended abstract describing the main topic(s) to be presented at the seminar, along with motivation, background, and tentative outline of the major identifiable (sub)units in the presentation
  • Description of what possible special ICT infrastructure may be needed to run the seminar, along with other requirements.

The submissions must be sent as an email-attachment (pdf) to both Advanced Seminar Chairs:

Goce Trajcevski ( and Nilanjan Banerjee (

Both chairs are available to answer questions concerning the Advanced Seminars. Note that the final document of an accepted seminar must be compiled into a one page abstract, which will be included into the proceedings (Vol. 2) of the MDM 2012 conference. The abstracts must adhere to the general formatting guidelines of the proceedings ( At least one of the authors of an accepted proposal will be required to register for (and present at) the conference.


Important Dates:

  • Submission of Proposals: February 27, 2012
  • Acceptance notification: March 15, 2012
  • Final Abstract due: March 30, 2012
  • Seminar:  July 23-26, 2012


MDM Advanced Seminar Co-chairs:

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  • Abstract Submission: December 12, 2011, 23:59 PT
  • Paper Submission: December 12, 2011, 23:59 PT
  • Acceptance Noification: February 20, 2012
  • Camera-ready due: April 27, 2012
  • Conference: July 23 to July 26, 2012
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