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CloudCAT 2011

MSC 2011


The 1st International Workshop on Mobile Social Networking and Cloud Computing (MSC 2011)
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 :

In the last decade, the rapid growing of network technology introduces the concept of applying social services on Internet and produces a new generation network – the social network, which abstracts the connections beyond physical host to the really human. As the social network websites attract tremendous users to communicate, interact, and connect with each other in every second. The potential of social network is impossible to be ignored. Since social network comes with a large amount of possible applications and has different characteristics of information generation and transmission. There exists several challenges and design issues that need to be overcome and integrated with different kinds of network technologies. Among those popular integrated network technologies, cloud computing represents a paradigm shift from existing IT infrastructure to using the services of software applications, computing and storage over wide-area distribution networks. This trend is being empowered by drastic performance improvement of the IT infrastructure components together with key innovations in the way cloud computing infrastructure is built, such as virtualization, distributed computing, multi-core processors, service-oriented architectures. Social networking and cloud computing technology have taken more and more attention in recent years. This workshop strives to foster state-of-the-art research pertaining to social networking and cloud computing, especially for mobile services, in the area of advanced technologies and innovative applications.

Goals :

International Workshop on Mobile Social Networking and Cloud Computing (MSC 2011) is a forum to bring together business people, researchers, scientists, software architects, and industry professionals to discuss innovative ideas and diverse topics on the advance of mobile social networking and cloud computing. 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:

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 e-mailed to sucoms2011.msc2011@gmail.com . 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. MSC 2011 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:
Han-Chieh Chao                       National Ilan University, Taiwan
Kwang-Cheng Chen                  National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Sy-Yen Kuo                              National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Hsu-Chun Yen                          National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Workshop Co-Chairs:
Der-Jiunn Deng                         National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
Chun-Cheng Lin                        National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Lei Shu                                     Osaka University, Japan

Program Committee :
Chien-Liang Chen                     Aletheia University, Taiwan
Rung-Shiang Cheng                   Kun Shan University, Taiwan
Jen-Wen Ding                           National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan
Weidong Huang                        CSIRO ICT Center, Australia
Chih-Heng Ke                           National Quemoy University, Taiwan
Hak-Lae Kim                            Samsung Electronics, Seoul Korea
Jong-Hyouk Lee                        INRIA, France
Weicheng Lin                            National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan
Wan-Yu Liu                              Aletheia University, Taiwan
Weifeng Sun                              Dalian University of Technology, China
Hung-Lung Wang                      National Taipei College of Business, Taiwan
Zhangbing Zhou                         Institute TELECOM & Management SudParis, France
Chuan Zhu                                 Hohai University, China

For further information on MSC 2011, please contact the workshop co-chairs at cclin321@nctu.edu.tw

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