Call for Research Track Papers

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.

Continuing its history, MDM 2021 seeks submissions of original research contributions at the intersection of mobile computing and data management. Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

  • Mobile Cloud Computing and Data Management in the Mobile Cloud
  • Data Management for Internet of Things (IoT) and Sensor Systems
  • Data Management for Augmented Reality Systems
  • Data Management for Connected Cars, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Smart Spaces
  • Mobile Crowd-Sourcing and Crowd-Sensing
  • Mobile Data Analytics
  • Behavioural/Activity Sensing and Analytics
  • Mobile Location-Based Social Networks
  • Mobile Recommendation Systems
  • Context-aware Computing for Intelligent Mobile Services
  • Middleware and Tools for Mobile and Pervasive Computing
  • Theoretical Foundations of Data-intensive Mobile Computing
  • Data Stream Processing in Mobile/Sensor Network
  • Indexing, Optimisation and Query Processing for Moving Objects/Users
  • Location and Trajectory Analytics
  • Security and Privacy in Mobile Systems
  • Routing, Personalized Routing, Eco-Routing, Routing for Electrical Vehicles
  • Transportation-As-A-Service, Mobility-As-A-Service
  • Innovative Applications driven by Mobile Data

Submission Guidelines

  • Page limit:
    • Regular Papers: 10 pages, including all figures, tables, and references.
    • Short Papers: 6 pages, including all figures, tables, and references.
  • Please use the following URL for paper submissions:
  • All submissions need to follow IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Manuscript Formatting Guidelines. See templates here.

Note that a paper exceeding the page limit in the respective category may be rejected without review. If there are any appendices, they are counted within the page limit.

Submission of a meaningful abstract by the abstract deadline is a precondition for paper submission.

Important dates

Paper Registration and Abstract Deadline: January 17, 2021 February 1, 2021
(anywhere on earth)
Paper Submission Deadline: January 23, 2021 February 6, 2021
(anywhere on earth)
Notification of Paper Acceptance: March 31, 2021
Camera-ready Deadline: April 24, 2021 May 14, 2021
(anywhere on earth)



All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Mobile Data Management and included in the IEEE Xplore® digital library