AMCIS2006

Mobile Services
Minitrack Page Editor:

Qusay H. Mahmoud
Computing & Information Science
University of Guelph, Canada

Last modified: Nov 20/2006

AMCIS 2006

Minitrack on Mobile Services

Sponsored by SIGeBiz

Submission deadline: March 1, 2006

Submit your paper(s) here


Call for Papers

The nature of the wireless Internet will be different from simply accessing the Internet wirelessly. Users with handheld wireless devices, being mostly mobile, have different needs, motivations and capabilities from wired users. Mobile services are mobile/wireless computing applications and services that can be either pushed to user's handheld wireless devices (push mobile services) or downloaded and installed, over the air, on handheld wireless devices (pull mobile services). The explosive growth of the handheld wireless devices market, however, is stimulating the computing research community to clone almost any technology developed for desktop networked computers to handheld wireless devices connected to a wireless network. Wireless networks are, however, unreliable and suffer from low bandwidth and have a greater tendency for network errors. In addition, wireless connections can be lost or degraded by mobility. As a result, future intelligent mobile services must be designed from the ground up by taking fully into account the new design dimensions made accessible by the new technologies. This emerging field poses new challenges to the research community such as faster time-to-market, quality of wireless information, security concerns, and others.

This mini-track aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in the fields of information systems, computing, networking, and mobile and wireless computing to discuss most recent research findings and to further promote on-going research on mobile services. The mini-track is concerned with the foundations of mobile services, design and architectural issues, middleware, security and privacy issues, agents for mobile services, discovery protocols, and interaction of mobile services. Each potential participant should submit a paper that exposes a new problem, advocates a specific solution, or reports on actual experience.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Novel mobile services and applications
  • Push and pull mobile services
  • Wireless Web services
  • Analysis and design of mobile services
  • Security and privacy issues in mobile services
  • Location-dependent mobile services
  • Content personalization
  • Discovery protocols for mobile services
  • Databases for mobile services
  • XML for mobile services
  • Semantic services
  • Middleware for mobile services
  • Agents for mobile services
  • Mobile digital broadcasting

Deadline: The deadline for submitting papers is 23:59EST March 1, 2006. To receive feedback on the suitability of your paper for this minitrack (an important step), please submit your abstract to me via email (qmahmoud@cis.uoguelph.ca) by 23:59EST, February 1, 2006. Notifications will be sent on April 15, 2006. Camera ready copies are due May 15, 2006. See AMCIS'06 website for more details.

Copyright Information: Submission of a paper to the conference represents the author's agreement to allow AIS to publish the paper in any written or electronic format for distribution to all interested parties in perpetuity with or without compensation to AIS and without compensation to the author. The parties understand that the author is granting a nonexclusive license and all copyrights remain the property of the author

How to submit papers: All submissions are to be made through the electronic submission and review system managed by AIS. Please visit AMCIS'06 website for more details.

Note: Submission of a paper to the conference represents the author's agreement to allow AIS to publish the paper in any written or electronic format for distribution to all interested parties in perpetuity with or without compensation to AIS and without compensation to the author. The parties understand that the author is granting a nonexclusive license and all copyrights remain the property of the author.

Minitrack Chairs:
Dr. Qusay H. Mahmoud
Department of Computing and Information Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
EMail: qmahmoud@cis.uoguelph.ca

Dr. J.P. Shim
Department of Management and Information Systems
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS, USA
Email: jshim@cobilan.msstate.edu

Sungmin Park
School of Information Systems, Computing and Mathematics
Brunel University
Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH, UK
Email: Sung.Park@brunel.ac.uk