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IEEE Mobile Cloud 2015 : The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Cloud Computing

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Link: http://mobile-cloud.net/
 
When Mar 30, 2014 - Apr 3, 2015
Where San Francisco, CA, USA
Submission Deadline Nov 15, 2014
Notification Due Jan 9, 2015
Final Version Due Jan 31, 2015
 

Call For Papers

IEEE Mobile Cloud 2015 - Call for Papers

The 3rd IEEE International Conference on
Mobile Cloud Computing, Services, and Engineering
http://mobile-cloud.net/
San Francisco, CA, USA, March 30 - April 3, 2015

Annual Theme: MOBILE SENSORS MEET BIG DATA

* IMPORTANT DATES
- NEW DEADLINE FOR FULL PAPER SUBMISSION: November 15, 2014 !!!
- NEW DEADLINE FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: November 15, 2014
- Tutorial proposal submission: December 1, 2014
- Review notification: January 9, 2015
- Camera-ready submission and conference registration: January 31, 2015
- Conference: March 30 - April 3, 2015

* SCOPE
In the recent years, cloud computing has cultivated the outsourcing of computing resources like IT infrastructures, service platforms, and software. With the emergence of ultra-fast 4G mobile networks and highly-featured smartphones, tablets, and wearable computing devices(e.g., with always growing sensing capabilities), the prerequisites are now met for bringing cloud computing to the mobile domain. While first commercial products are restricted to the sharing of files, contacts, and calendars among different devices, more sophisticated applications still have to be developed. Future applications of mobile cloud computing will take advantage of the many sensors available on mobile devices, enable new utilization of their generated big data, and have an impact on almost all activities of our social and business life, and include, but are not limited to, mobile marketing, social networks, smart cities, health care, and business processes.

This symposium will provide a great platform to allow researchers and professionals in the industry to exchange their latest research results and development activities on mobile cloud computing and services. The primary objective is to share research ideas and results, emerging industry technologies, and latest advances. The symposium solicits original technical papers (full papers and position papers, see below), not previously published and not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Topics of interest, in particular targeted to the annual theme, include, but are not limited to:

* TRACK 1: Mobile Cloud Computing Models, Architectures, and Platforms
- Mobile cloud computing models, infrastructures, and approaches
- Resource management, provisioning, and migration
- Mobility modeling, management and measurement techniques
- Mobility-aware cloud data/streams and associated retrieval/processing techniques
- Mobile cloud security architectures, security policy enforcement, service models (e.g., BYOD, secure offloading, access control, trust platform, and e-commerce models, etc.)
- Secrecy, privacy, authentication, and integrity issues in mobile clouds
- Mobile multimedia content delivery, transferring, and migration
- Green computing in networking and mobile computing and clouds
- User-oriented mobile clouds (mobile community/private/public/ad-hoc clouds)
- Mobile big data computing models
- Mobile crowd collaborating models and associated platforms

* TRACK 2: Mobile Cloud Infrastructure and Service Models
- Mobile Software-as-a-Service (MSaaS),
- Mobile Data-as-a-Service (MDaaS),
- Mobile Platform-as-a-Service (MPaaS)
- Mobile Infrastructure-as-a-Service (MIaaS)
- Mobile Network-as-a-Service (MNaaS)
- Mobile-based Testing-as-a-Service (MTaaS)
- Mobile multimedia and mobile social community services

* TRACK 3: Engineering Mobile Cloud-based Systems
- Modeling, analysis, design methods, and tools
- Innovative infrastructures, architectures, and middlewares
- Bridging the gap between mobile and cloud optimized usage, e.g., via edge gateway-based architectures for integrating cloud and mobile localities
- Resource collaboration and management for mobile clouds
- Monitoring solutions and evaluation techniques
- Mobile testing tools and techniques
- Resource-effective quality of service on mobile clouds and applications
- Mobile-to-cloud protocol optimizations and mobile cloud-specific resource scheduling
- Knowledge engineering and data mining techniques
- Virtualization of mobile device resources, e.g., storage and wireless networking

* TRACK 4: Enabling Technologies
- Embedded mobile platforms and technologies for mobile clouds
- Energy-saving wireless communication technologies
- Novel mobile middleware
- Innovative mobile platforms and client technologies
- Urban (crowd) sensing and smart sensor platforms
- Emergent barcode/RFID/NFC-based mobile technologies
- Mobile cloud data centers and storage/persistency technologies
- Mobile cloud networking, communication, and tunneling technologies

* TRACK 5: Disruptively Innovative Applications
- Next generation mobile applications enabled by the cloud
- Cloud-based mobile media systems and social networks
- Smart mobile SaaS on clouds
- Mobile virtual and physical interactions and mobile enabled virtual reality
- Mobile context-aware services and computing for clouds
- Cloud-based mobile commerce applications and systems
- Location-aware mobile applications on clouds
- Cloud-based mobile app stores and environments
- Human-centered applications based on wearable computing devices relating to clouds
- Intuitive user interfaces for cloud-based mobile applications

* TRACK 6: Surveys and Experience Reports
- State-of-the-art survey reports
- Comparison and analysis reports
- Research reviews on emergent topics in mobile clouds
- Research case studies and experimental reports
- Industry reports on experience and lessons learned

* ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
General Chairs:
- Sato Hiroyuki (University of Tokyo, Japan)
- Dijiang Huang (Arizona State University, USA)
- Axel Kuepper (TU Berlin/Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Germany)

Program Chairs:
- Paolo Bellavista (University of Bologna, Italy)
- Xiaoyan Hong (University of Alabama, USA)
- Toru Kobayashi (Nagasaki University, Japan)

Workshop and Tutorial Chair:
- Prasad Calyam (University of Missouri, USA)

Local Chair
- Jerry Gao (San Jose State University, USA)

Publicity Chairs
- Carlo Giannelli (University of Bologna, Italy)
- Younghee Park (San Jose State University, USA)
- Carlos Becker Westphal (UF Santa Catarina, Brazil)

Proceedings Chair
Andrea Hahn (TU Berlin/Telekom Inn. Labs, Germany)

Web Chair
- James Wu (San Jose State University, USA)

* PAPER SUBMISSION
The length of camera-ready papers will be limited to 10 pages (also positions papers presenting relevant work-in-progress in the area are welcomed, length limitation = 6 pages).
All papers should be prepared using the IEEE format, please see
http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html
Each paper will be reviewed by at least three TPC members. Authors must submit their manuscripts using the EasyChair conference system, please follow this EasyChair link
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ieeemobilecloud2015

* PAPER PUBLICATION
All accepted papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press (EI-Index) and included in IEEE Digital Library. For publication, each accepted paper is required to be registered at full rate by one of its authors and presented at IEEE Mobile Cloud 2015.
Selected papers (extended versions) will be published in journals, such as a Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, the Journal of Internet Technology (SCIE indexed), Journal of Communications, International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (IJSEKE-SCI indexed), and International Journal of Handheld Computing Research.

* WORKSHOP/TUTORIAL PROPOSALS SUBMISSION
IEEE Mobile Cloud 2015 will host multiple one-day or half-day workshops in conjunction with the main conference; topics of interest include any major research area associated with mobile cloud middleware and applications, as well as relevant large-scale experiences (from academic/research projects) in the field. The proposed workshops should focus on creating discussions among participants as well as community building. A workshop proposal should contain at least the following information:
* Name and possible acronym of the workshop
* Motivation and rationale for the workshop
* Draft call-for-papers, including introduction and topics of the workshop

IEEE Mobile Cloud 2015 seeks half-day tutorial proposals, which should provide clear and focused teaching material covering new and emerging topics related to the main conference. A tutorial proposal should describe concisely the content, importance, and timeliness of the tutorial, as well as the targeted potential audience.
Workshop and tutorial proposals must be submitted via email to the Workshop and Tutorial Chair Prasad Calyam (mobilecloud15wst.chair@gmail.com).

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