Call for Workshop Proposals

MDM 2018 aims at providing specialized workshops where researchers and practitioners will have an opportunity to explore in a more focused manner, the specific interests of mobile data management. In addition to sharing experience, workshops are intended to provide a fertile ground for discussing possibly-controversial ideas.

We invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with MDM 2018 – tentatively scheduled to take place on June 25 – as preamble to the main conference. An important aspect that potential organizers should take into consideration is precisely the formatting – both in terms of scope and presentations’ organization – so that the main objectives identified above are catered to.

Workshops Guidelines

Upon notification of acceptance of the proposal, workshop organizers are required to:

- Follow up with announcements and calls for contributions on difference forums and mailing lists.
- Manage the reviewing process, both in terms of coordinating the PC members and ensuring resolving controversial submissions.
- Collaborate with Proceedings Chairs for ensuring timely completion of the camera-ready copies.
- Determine the final program of the respective workshop.

All accepted workshop papers will be published through IEEE Computer Society and the length of a regular workshop papers is limited to 6 pages – however, the organizers may accept even shorter papers with prior notice to the workshop chairs.

Tentative milestones for individual workshops

Submission of Workshop Papers: Mid March 2018
Acceptance Notification: Mid April 2018
Camera Ready Submission: April 27, 2018

Submission guidelines for workshop proposals

Proposals are limited to 4 pages and they need to include:

- Title and Acronym for the workshop
- Concise description of the workshop scope/theme along with a (tentative) list of topics
- Names and contact info for the organizers
- Preliminary list of (potential) PC members
- Important milestones for the workshop (announcements, submission, etc.)
- Proposed duration (half-day or full-day workshop)
- Bio-sketches of the organizers
- If the organizers have had such/similar workshops held in the past, a brief history-description

Important Dates:

- Proposal submission: January 8, 2018
- Notification of acceptance: January 22, 2018

Please submit the workshop proposals as a pdf attachment to an email sent to the workshop chairs. Please make sure to put both co-chairs as recipients. Be sure to include details on the scope of the workshops, expected number of submissions and presentations, format of the workshop, and the expected registration count in your proposals.

Workshop Co-Chaisr

Karl Aberer, EPFL, Switzerland (

Maria Luisa Damiani, University of Milan, Italy (