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FOMC 2012 : The Eighth ACM SIGACT International Workshop on Foundations of Mobile Computing


Conference Series : Foundations of Mobile Computing
When Jul 19, 2012 - Jul 19, 2012
Where Madeira, Portugal
Abstract Registration Due Apr 28, 2012
Submission Deadline Apr 30, 2012
Notification Due May 28, 2012

Call For Papers

NOTE: The deadlines for the abstract registration (now April 28) and paper submission (now April 30) have been extended.


FOMC 2012 Call for Papers

The Eighth ACM SIGACT International Workshop on
Foundations of Mobile Computing
(Formerly known as DIALM-POMC)

Madeira, Portugal
July 19, 2012
[Co-located with PODC 2012]

Conference Site:

NEW: The workshop now offers a position paper track that solicits descriptions
of creative and compelling new research directions.



Abstract Registration due: April 25, 2012
Paper submission due: April 27, 2012
Notification of acceptance: May 28, 2012
Workshop date: July 19, 2012



The area of mobile communication and computing is fast becoming a critical
topic of research due to the ubiquity of mobile devices, emerging mobile
technologies, and the growing number of applications and services. Given the
continuously increasing interaction between communication and computing, a
number of novel and challenging algorithmic issues arise from the unique
properties of mobile environments to inform network design.

The ACM FOMC workshop is devoted to covering contributions both in the
design and analysis of discrete and distributed algorithms and in the system
modeling in the context of mobile, wireless and dynamic networks. In particular,
it aims at bringing together practitioners and theoreticians of the field and is
intended to foster cooperation among researchers in mobile computing and in
discrete and distributed algorithms.

FOMC 2012 will be held on July 19 in Madeira, Portugal, co-located with the
ACM Symposium on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC 2012). Previous
workshops (under the name DIALM-POMC through 2010) have been co-located
with PODC, the International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking
(MOBICOM), and the International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC).

In this year's FOMC workshop, submissions can now be submitted to one of
*two* tracks:

* The regular papers track solicits technical papers describing
original, previously unpublished research, not currently under review by
another conference or journal.

* The new position paper track solicits descriptions of creative and
compelling new research directions concerning the convergence of
discrete/distributed algorithms and mobile computing.

FOMC covers all areas related to mobile and wireless computing and
communications where discrete algorithms and methods are used. Specific
topics include, but are not limited to:

* Models of mobility and dynamic networks
* Algorithmic aspects of mobility, including:
- autonomous agents
- dynamic graph algorithms
- local algorithms
- distributed optimization
* Game-theoretic and economic aspects of mobility: incentives and
* Cryptographic and combinatorial methods for mobility
* Gossiping and information diffusion
* Communication protocols, including routing, multicast and broadcast
* Scheduling and network capacity
* Data link protocols: MAC, channel allocation, cognitive radio networks
* Topology discovery, localization and clock synchronization
* Location- and context-aware distributed applications, sensor networks
* Emerging networks, including delay-tolerant networks, mobile
social applications, vehicular network
* Fault tolerance and security
* Energy saving methods and protocols


Authors must submit their papers electronically, following the guidelines
available on the FOMC web page. Submissions for the regular paper track
must be no longer than 10 pages on letter-size paper using at least 11-point
font and 1-inch margins. Submissions for the position paper track must be no
longer than 6 pages on letter-size paper using at least 11-point font and 1-inch
margins. The page restrictions do not include figures, tables, and references.
Additional details may be included in a clearly marked appendix, which will be
read at the discretion of the program committee.


The selection of presentations will be based on peer-review by program
committee members. The proceedings of the workshop will be published
by the ACM.



* Chen Avin, Ben Gurion University
* Costas Busch, Louisiana State University
* Keren Censor-Hillel, MIT
* Andrea Clementi, U. di Roma Tor Vergata
* Shlomi Dolev, Ben Gurion University
* Sándor Fekete, Tech. U. Braunschweig
* Paola Flocchini, University of Ottawa
* Jie Gao, Stony Brook University
* Leszek Gasieniec, University of Liverpool
* David Ilcinkas, CNRS & University of Bordeaux
* Ralf Klasing, CNRS & University of Bordeaux
* Fabian Kuhn (Chair), U. Lugano & U. Freiburg
* Christoph Lenzen, Weizmann Institute
* Calvin Newport (Chair), Georgetown U.
* Pekka Orponen, Aalto University
* Sriram Pemmaraju, University of Iowa
* Nicola Santoro, Carleton University
* Paul Spirakis, University of Patras
* Jukka Suomela, University of Helsinki
* Subhash Suri, UC Santa Barbara
* Maxwell Young (Publicity), Nat. U. Singapore


* Fabian Kuhn (Chair), U. Lugano & U. Freiburg
* Calvin Newport (Chair), Georgetown U.
* Maxwell Young (Publicity), Nat. U. Singapore


* Maurizio Bonuccelli, University of Pisa
* Errol L. Lloyd, University of Delaware
* Nancy Lynch, MIT
* Thomas Moscibroda, Microsoft Research
* Andrea Richa, Arizona State University
* André Schiper, EPFL
* Arunabha Sen, Arizona State University
* Nitin Vaidya, U. Illinois at Urbana Champaign
* Jennifer Welch, Texas A&M

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