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Call for Advanced Seminars

The 14th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2013), to be held in Milan, Italy (June 3-6, 2013), solicits Advanced Seminars that would present experiences with, and a vision of, such emerging technologies and address different dimensions of the ever-changing space of mobile data management in the years to come, based on valid research on mobile technology, business or community aspects. In terms of the topics, the ones listed in the MDM 2013 call for papers are all appropriate.

Formatting and Submission Guidelines:

An advanced seminar will be part of the main conference program. The planned length should be indicated in the proposal. The desired duration is 1.5 or 2 hours but could be extended to 3 hours if needed. The scientific and technical level of the materials used in the presentation should balance the breadth and the depth in a manner that will enable an average conference participant to understand the main topics without larger effort.

The proposal for an advanced seminar should be submitted as a PDF document and should contain the following information:

  • Title of the intended seminar
  • Names, affiliations and short biographies of the persons proposing the seminar
  • Duration of the seminar
  • Up to 4 pages of an extended abstract describing the main topic(s) to be presented at the seminar, along with motivation, background, and tentative outline of the major identifiable (sub)units in the presentation
  • Description of what possible special ICT infrastructure may be needed to run the seminar, along with other requirements.

The submissions must be sent as an email-attachment (pdf) to both Advanced Seminar Chairs:

Both chairs are available to answer questions concerning the Advanced Seminars.
Note that the final document of an accepted seminar must be compiled into 2 pages abstract in IEEE format, which will be included into the proceedings of the MDM 2013 conference. The abstracts must adhere to the general formatting guidelines of the proceedings.
At least one of the authors of an accepted proposal will be required to register for the conference. For submissions involving several authors, the one(s) going to actually present at the conference should be indicated in the proposal.


  • Submission of Proposals: January 30, 2013
  • Acceptance notification: February 20, 2013
  • Final Abstract due: March 13, 2013
  • Seminar: June 3-6, 2013

Advanced Seminars Chairs:

  • Takahiro Hara (Osaka University)
  • Thierry Delot (University of Valenciennes)