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MoCSoP 2013 : First Workshop on Mobile Cloud and Social Perspectives


When Sep 11, 2013 - Sep 11, 2013
Where Malaga, Spain
Submission Deadline Jun 9, 2013
Notification Due Jul 14, 2013
Final Version Due Aug 4, 2013
Categories    cloud computing   mobile computing   social networks

Call For Papers

First Workshop on Mobile Cloud and Social Perspectives. MoCSoP 2013
September 11th, 2013. Málaga – Spain

Workshop Proceedings published in Springer’s Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS)

Co-located with the Second European Conference on Service-Oriented and Cloud Computing. ESOCC 2013


In recent years Cloud Computing has emerged as one of the most active research topics. Many efforts have been invested in research to propose new technologies that provide IT solutions in different modalities, i.e. IaaS, PaaS or SaaS, always based on the utility-computing business model. Thus, Cloud Computing has been recognized not only as a technological innovation but also as an IT market and business innovation.

While the general consensus establishes that the larger the company adopting the cloud alternative is, the larger are the benefits provided by this paradigm, real experiences of large companies massively adopting Cloud Computing are still needed. Companies manifest their intention and willingness to move to the cloud but they are still at the stage of studying its potential and actual benefits. This could cause doubts about the real potential of Cloud Computing. However, since millions of people already consume cloud services like Dropbox, Facebook, etc., one can argue that Cloud Computing is here to stay. Although these services are small and structurally simple, the magnitude of their success is reaffirmed by their figures. As an example, in 2012 Google's revenue amounted to 50.2 billion Dollars Dollars, and in October 2012 Facebook reached its first billion users.

Such massive consumption of cloud services takes place in a context in which 25% of the global network traffic is generated from mobile devices. Smartphones and tablets are reaching, and even in some cases surpassing, the capabilities of laptops and desktop computers. In 2016 the network traffic generated from mobile devices is estimated to reach 50%. Such traffic is expected to be dedicated to cloud services consumption such as video streaming, email and instant messaging or social media access. So, the interest on the development of cloud computing in the context of mobility is undeniable.

However, the great interest in this type of services contrasts with the simplicity of their technological foundations. In most cases, their architectures consist in a client (mobile app) interacting with a server (cloud service) which, depending on its logic, interacts with other clients. It seems as though there is still plenty of room for improvement in the technological richness of these architectures to offer services and applications that allow for more complex interactions with servers or even directly between clients. This is just the starting hypothesis of this workshop in which we would like to face questions such as what kind of new services could be proposed? Are new communication protocols needed to manage them? How could the exposure of services in the mobile context be managed? What are the social perspectives of cloud computing in the mobile context? What is the impact on personal privacy in this context? Who owns the generated data? Several other questions come in mind, that provide a broad field for research in the coming years.


The workshop encourages the participation of multidisciplinary researchers and practitioners from both industry and academia. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

New infrastructures
· Protocols to manage mobile communications in the cloud
· Protocol for Mobile-to-Mobile communications through cloud infrastructures
· Providing Cloud Computing services on mobile devices

New services
· Cloud services to manage mobile devices
· Managing Collaboration between mobile devices
· Service architectures for complex mobile apps
· Modelling Cloud Mobile Applications
· Managing device heterogeneity in Complex Mobile Cloud Apps

New abilities
· Novel abilities of mobile devices for the cloud
· Novel cloud applications involving mobile devices
· Quality of Service for Mobile Applications in the cloud context

Social perspectives
· Business models of cloud computing in the mobile context
· Privacy in the Cloud Mobile Context
· Social perspectives of Cloud Computing involving Mobile Devices
· Development of scenarios that benefit from Cloud Computing services on mobile devices
· Cloud Enabled Mobile Devices for Sustainability (or sustainable living)


MoCSoP¹2013 tries to provide a venue where researchers and practitioners on the above topics can meet, exchange ideas and problems, identify some of the key issues related to Mobile Cloud and its Social Perspectives, and explore together and disseminate possible solutions. To enable lively and productive discussions, attendance will be limited to 20 participants, and submission of a position or research paper (8 to 10 number of pages) is required.

Submitted papers should describe authors¹ knowledge and experience in the field of the Mobile Cloud and Social Perspectives. However, submissions are not only possible in the form of full or technical papers describing authors¹ research and their results. On the contrary, submissions describing work-in-progress, positions statements or open questions and participants¹ expectations on the workshop are strongly encouraged. Hence, we suggest that papers contain a specific final section named Open Issues in which the authors identify a number of (typically three or five) open questions in their work that cause them special problems or that they think relevant for the rest of the community.

Submitted papers must be written in English following the LNCS Template Papers can be submitted electronically in PDF format via the EasyChair website (
). All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the program committee.

At least one author of each accepted paper must register and participate in the workshop. Registration is subject to the terms, conditions and procedure of the main ESOCC conference (


The workshop will be divided into two different sections. The first section will be devoted to papers presentation. Each paper presentation will be followed by a discussion in which the main open issues pointed out by the paper will be identified.

During the second section the open issues will be discussed and grouped by the audience. Then, for each resulting group, the researchers (attendants or not) interested in its topics will be identified. The aim is to identify potential collaboration groups sharing objectives, results, references, etc. Finally, people interested in the different topics will be asked to identify the next steps (tasks) to be done regarding to these topics. The aim is to draw a map of how the different topics will evolve during the next year and the potential results that could be expected for the next MoCSoP edition.

Papers will be published after the workshop in a joint volume in Springer’s Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series. Additionally, and depending on the soundness of the contributions presented in the workshop, the publication of a special issue on an international scientific journal will be considered. If so, participants will be invited to submit an extended paper after the workshop, in which they may describe in length their research activities in the field, (also including more detail on the technical aspects). Extended papers must take into account the discussions and conclusions of the workshop, and should try to address some of the raised open issues.


Paper submission deadline June 9th, 2013
Notification of acceptance: July 14th, 2013
Final version due: August 4th, 2013
Workshop: September 11th, 2013


Organizing Committee

Muhammad Ali Babar IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
Marc Jansen University of Applied Sciences Ruhr West (Germany)
Dana Petcu West University of Timisoara (Romania)
Tommi Mikkonen Tampere University of Technology (Finland)
Juan M. Murillo University of Extremadura (Spain)

Program Committee

Mohammad Ali Babar IT University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
Lars Bollen University of Twente (The Netherlands)
Carlos Canal University of Málaga (Spain)
Elisabetta Di Nitto Politehnica Di Milano (Italy)
Adam Giemza University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
Marc Jansen University of Applied Sciences Ruhr West (Germany)
Tomi Männistö University of Helsinki, Helsinki (Finland)
Tommi Mikkonen Tampere University of Technology (Finland)
Juan M. Murillo University of Extremadura (Spain)
Dana Petcu West University of Timisoara (Romania)
Ivan Porres Åbo Akademi University, Turku, (Finland)
Ulf Schreier Hochschule Furtwangen University (Germany)

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