Call for Advanced Seminars

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 2015 International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2015), to be held in Pittsburg, PA (June 15-18, 2015), 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 research on mobile technology, business or community aspects.

The list of topics for the Advanced Seminars is the same as the ones in the calls for Research papers.

Formatting and Submission Guidelines

An advanced seminar will be part of the main conference program, occupying one or two full sessions (1.5 or 3 hours). The planned duration 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 balance the breadth and the depth in a manner that will enable an average conference participant to understand the main topics, and appreciate the results/findings presented.

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 Vladimir Oleshchuk (

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 two pages extended abstract, which will be included into the proceedings of the MDM 2015 conference. The abstracts must adhere to the general formatting requirements for the proceedings and at least one of the authors of an accepted proposal will be required to register for the conference and present the work.

Important dates

  • Submission of Proposals: January 15, 2015
  • Acceptance notification: February 15, 2015
  • Final Extended Abstract due: March 10, 2015
  • Seminar: June 15-18, 2015
  • Paper Abstract Submission:
    November 15, 2014
    December 1, 2014
  • Paper Submission:
    November 22, 2014
    December 15, 2014
  • Industry Track Paper Submission:
    December 07, 2014
    December 15, 2014
  • Workshop Proposal Submission:
    October 20, 2014
  • Seminar/Tutorial Proposal Submission:
    January 15, 2015
  • Demo Proposal Submission:
    January 15, 2015
    January 30, 2015
  • PhD Forum Contribution Abstract Submission:
    February 20, 2015
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Organization contact
Vladimir Zadorozhny
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Phone: +1 412 624 9411

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