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CloudCAT 2011

MSC 2011


The 7th International Workshop on Mobile Commerce and Healthcare Services (WMCS2011)
in cooperation with
The 2nd International Conference on Security-enriched Urban Computing and Smart Grids (SUComS 2011)

September 21-23, 2011, Hualien, Taiwan

Workshop Theme :
The wide deployment of wireless mobile technologies and the significant increase in the number of mobile device users have created a very strong demand for emerging mobile commerce and healthcare services based on today’s wireless network technologies. This trend has provided many new business opportunities and challenges to e-commerce vendors, mobile service providers, mobile content publishers, mobile technology providers and solution integrators. Living in a wireless world changes and enhances people’s life in many ways, such as communications, learning, e-commerce, telemedicine and telehealthcare services. At the same time, businesses and government agencies are confronted with new pressure for technology update, that is, how to provide customers and users with reliable and secure mobile applications and efficient and user-friendly mobile services.
To meet this increasing demand on mobile services, people are looking for innovative ideas to create next generation mobile services and systems. Mobile service has become a very hot research subject in both business and research communities. The major theme of this workshop is to study new business models, emerging mobile technology, and engineering methods to build the next generation of mobile commerce and healthcare services and systems supporting mobile users anywhere at anytime.
Goals :
The 7th International Workshop on Mobile Commerce and Healthcare Services (WMCS2011) is a forum to bring together business people, researchers, scientists, software architects, and industry professionals to discuss innovative ideas and diverse topics on next generation mobile commerce and healthcare services. Using this forum, researchers and practitioners can exchange issues, challenges, new business models and structures, and new technologies and solutions.
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit original and research papers addressing business and technical issues, challenges, solutions, and technologies in building mobile wireless software systems and applications. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the members of the international program committee. Accepted paper will be included in the SUComS2011 workshop proceedings.

Topics of Interest Include But Are Not Limited to the Following:
The topics of interest for WMCS2011 include, but are not limited to, the following:
- M-commerce business:

- M-healthcare technologies and services:

  • RFID middleware design and implementation
  • Health service for elder
  • Tools for design, deployment and evaluation of tag-based systems
  • Tag discovery, management, security, and services
  • Tagging for smart life services

- Mobile enabled and wireless Internet technologies:

  • Mobile computing models, technologies and solutions
  • "Mobile 2.0" and/or Mobile Web 2.0 Technology Extension
  • Context-aware and location-based technologies and solutions for M-commerce/healthcare
  • Enabling technologies (such as RFID, Barcodes) for M-commerce/healthcare
  • Mobile agent, workflow models, and supporting technologies in M-commerce/healthcare
  • Wireless multimedia technologies and platforms for mobile commerce, e.g., DMB, DVB-H, mobile TV
  • Mobile enabled architectures, middleware, components, and agent technologies
  • Mobile security problems, technologies, solutions and privacy
  • Mobile database retrieval techniques, transaction models and caching techniques
  • New mobile client design, architectures, and interaction methods for mobile devices

- Innovative wireless (or wireless Internet) based applications:

  • "Mobile 2.0" and/or Mobile Web 2.0 based applications and experience
  • Mobile-based e-learning and education environments
  • Mobile service middleware and platforms for mobile commerce/healthcare
  • Mobile advertising solutions, techniques, systems and platforms
  • Mobile payment protocols, solutions, service systems and platforms
  • New mobile portals, mobile-based social networks, and marketplaces
  • Ambient intelligent frameworks, platforms, and systems
  • Ubiquitous computing platform and services for mobile users
  • P2P mobile systems and applications 
  • New mobile enterprise systems and applications
  • Mobile digital home environment and intelligence
  • Deployment, experience and lesson learned reports in M-commerce and healthcare.

- Mobile services:

  • Semantic web and services for M-commerce
  • Mobile instant messaging systems and services
  • Mobility discovery, management, and services
  • Mobile brokerage, management, and service mechanisms
  • Mobile entertainment services and platforms for digital music, videos, tickets, and games
  • Deployment, experience and lesson learned reports in M-commerce and services
  • Mobile personalization, mobile service management, and natural language support

Submission :
Original papers that are not published previously or under review by other journals or conferences will be considered. All submitted papers will be evaluated according to their originality, significance, correctness, presentation and relevance. The conference proceedings will be published in  Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) by Springer-Verlag. All submissions must be done through EasyChair at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wmcs2011. The format for submission is PDF or DOC. For format and style guidelines authors should refer to:  http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-7-72376-0 Failure to comply will prevent the paper from appearing in the conference proceedings. Manuscripts will be limited to 10 pages following LNCS conference proceedings style and guidelines. Papers that present novel ideas, criticize existing work, and discuss practical studies and experiments are especially encouraged.
At least one of the authors of each accepted paper must register as a full participant of the workshop to have the paper published in the proceedings. WMCS2011 reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the workshop if the paper is not presented at the conference.

Important Date

Submission Deadline: May 9, 2011
Authors Notification: June 6, 2011
Final Submission and Registration Due: June 20, 2011

Steering Committee Co-Chairs:
Jerry Gao                   San Jose State University, USA
Chien-Chang Hsu       Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

Steering Committee:
Jerry Gao                    San Jose State University, USA
Jingsha He                   Beijing University of Technology, China
Chien-Chang Hsu        Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
Axel Kupper                Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany
Keung Hae Lee            Korea Aerospace University, Korea
Claudia Linnhoff-Popien    Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany
Hsing Mei                    Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

Workshop Co-Chairs:
Hou-Chang Chiu         Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Hsing Mei                    Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

Workshop Program Co-Chairs:
Chia-Mo Lin                Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
Yong-Yi  FanJiang       Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

Program Committee :
Matthias Book             University Leipzig, Germany          
Donggang Cao             Peking University, China                
Narciso Cerpa             University of Talca, Chile                                       
Chih-Min Chao            National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan                    
Rung-Ching Chen         Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan                 
Magdalini Eirinaki         San Jose State University, USA              
Volker Gruhn               University Leipzig, Germany                                  
Chi-Pan Hwang            National Changhua University, Taiwan                  
Jia-Lien Hsu                 Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan        
Gu-min Jeong               Kookmin University, Korea
Keung Hae Lee            Korea Aerospace University, Korea              
Guanling Lee                National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan                         
Xiangwu Meng             Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Katina Michael             University of Wollongong, Australia                              
Sheng-Lung Peng         National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan 
Junho Shim                  Sookmyung Women’s University, Korea
Xiao Su                       San Jose State University, USA
Yi-Jen Su                    Shu-Te University, Taiwan                     
Chiu-Ching Tuan         National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan
Ron Vetter                  UNC Wilmington, USA                                  
Yuan-Kai Wang          Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan        
Sheng-Yuan Yang        St. John's University, Taiwan                          
Qian Wei                   Beijing University of Technology, China
Chia-Hung Yeh            National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan               
Yong Ik Yoon              Sookmyung Women's University, Korea
Xing Zhang                   Beijing University of Technology, China

For further information on WMCS2011, please contact the workshop co-chairs at mei@csie.fju.edu.tw