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[PVS-ANNOUNCE] [DMSS 2015] CFP - July 6, 2015 - Larnaca, Cyprus


The 2015 IEEE International Workshop on Distributed Mobile Systems &
Services (DMSS 2015)
July 6, 2015 - Larnaca, Cyprus

in Conjuction with the The IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications
(ISCC 2015)

The sophistication of today?s mobile applications and services demands
resources beyond the capacity of mobile devices to support advanced
functionality and offer better user experience. Mobile distributed
computing has emerged as a discipline of distributed systems research and
practice towards support for mobility and limited resources. Recently,
Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) promises to augment the capability of mobile
devices through provisioning of computational resources on demand. MCC
enables resource-constrained mobile devices to offload some or all of
their processing and storage requirements to the cloud infrastructure. The
continuous revolution in wireless communication technologies also
unleashes the full potential of mobile distributed systems, where data
transfer and communications between mobile devices and supporting
computing infrastructures are increasingly improving.

The scope of DMSS will extend beyond traditional cloud and mobile
computing technologies to encompass emerging distributed cloud
technologies and networking infrastructures. For example, federated mobile
clouds, information-centric networking architectures, mobile service
platforms based on Web OS, HTML5, mobile crowdsourcing and crowdsensing
approaches, resource allocations, privacy and security techniques in
mobile communications, etc.

The DMSS workshop is intended to create a platform for researchers,
developers, and practitioners in current mobile cloud computing from
academia, industry, and service providers to share and discuss their
ideas, experiences, challenges, and practical implementations related to
MCC technologies and mobile services. We encourage papers that address
current challenges and propose novel research directions. Both position
and work-in-progress papers are also welcomed.

The topics of interest include, but not limited to:

 - Distributed mobile applications
 - Mobile cloud architectures
 - Crowdsensing and crowdsourcing approaches
 - Quality of information and management in crowdsensing
 - Location-based mobile cloud services and applications
 - Software architecture and design of mobile services
 - Offloading strategies and techniques
 - Performance evaluation of MCC techniques and models
 - Reliability, availability, and scalability in distributed mobile systems
 - Energy and resource optimization in mobile systems
 - Quality of Service (QoS) studies
 - User experience and interface design
 - Privacy and security protections
 - Virtualization and programming infrastructure
 - Ubiquitous and pervasive services
 - Context-aware architectures in distributed mobile systems
 - MCC-based social networking and communications
 - Applications of vehicular networks, V2V and V2I communications

Important Dates

Submission of research papers due: March 30, 2015
Notification of paper acceptance: April 15, 2015
Submission of camera-ready papers: April 20, 2015
Workshop date: July 6, 2015

Paper submission

Papers should be written in English. Manuscripts should be no more than 7
pages, double column, IEEE style including tables, figures and references.
Note that accepted papers up to 6 pages in the IEEE double column
proceedings format will be published with no additional charge. Please use
either Word or LaTex templates and instructions provided by IEEE. Papers
must be submitted by March 30, 2015 using EDAS (http://edas.info/N19539).
Papers meeting these requirements will be peer-reviewed by at least three
independent reviewers, including a TPC member. Papers must present
original and unpublished work and should not be currently under review by
any other conference or journal. To submit a paper, please follow the
instructions on the workshop Web site.

The Workshop Proceedings will be part of the ISCC 2015 Proceedings and
will be available on IEEE Xplore.

Organizing Committee

Program Co-Chairs:
Gul Agha, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Hossam Hassanein, Queen's University, Canada
Khalid Elgazzar, Queen's University, Canada

Publicity Chair:
Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK