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Industrial Track Call for Papers

The 2013 International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2013), to be held in Milan, Italy solicits innovative papers related to industrial applications of mobile data management, solutions towards real-world problems, complex commercial mobility and data management solutions and systems in ubiquitous, mobile, cloud and social computing. In addition, it also solicits submissions on innovative applications and experiences in applying advanced research tools and techniques towards myriad of real-world problems in the MDM area.

Over the last decade, the amount of mobile data available has exploded, and the use of it has changed significantly. Data from mobile users, even anonymized, is a significant strategic asset for companies. At the same time, legislation and user expectations raise significant hurdles to the use of the data, which must be met.

The industrial track will focus on the use of data management in mobile systems, such as the use of Hadoop, MapReduce, and other advanced database techniques for data mining; mobile data collection and sensing; applications of data mining such as movement and demographic tracing; user, business and legal requirements for anonymization and privacy of mobile data and how to reconcile conflicting requirements; tools and techniques for crawling, processing, visualization and analysis of mobile datasets, and data management issues related to emerging mobile applications like crowdsourcing.

We also encourage papers coming out of European Union funded projects, new mobile service trials, deployment experiences, real-world lessons.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Context-aware computing and location-based services
  • Data management in sensor and mobile ad hoc networks
  • Data management in mobile peer-to-peer networks
  • Data management in the mobile cloud
  • Data mining for mobile applications
  • Data replication, migration and dissemination in mobile environments
  • Data stream processing in mobile/sensor networks
  • Mobile data management in SmartCity environments and applications
  • OS and middleware for mobile and pervasive computing
  • Indexing and query processing for moving objects
  • Security and privacy issues for ubiquitous systems
  • Data stream security for mobile application deployments
  • Web data processing and security on mobile devices
  • Mobile data in Power and Energy Sector
  • Pervasive data management middleware and services
  • Transactions and workflows in mobile environments
  • Location and trajectory data management, mining, learning
  • Publish/subscribe and query processing middleware for mobile data
  • Mobile cloud computing
  • Mobile semantic data management
  • Mobile multimedia information management
  • Human-centric activity recognition and exploitation
  • Augmented reality systems, data issues
  • Managing pervasive data, sensor data streams and user devices
  • Lesson learned from mobile data service trials and practical deployments
  • People-centric mobile sensing networks and smart urban spaces
  • Mobile data in the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Mining/Management of community sensing/participatory sensing data
  • Mobile social applications and services
  • Green and sustainable energy-aware mobile data management
  • Data management in intelligent transportation systems

Formatting and Submission Guidelines:

Papers should be submitted to Industry Track chairs using easychair submission site. Submitted papers must be formatted according to the IEEE camera-ready format. Details are available at the MDM 2013 “Submissions” page.

We are accepting two types of papers:

  1. Regular papers: These submissions should be no longer than 8 pages.
  2. Extended Abstracts: These submissions should be no longer than 4 pages.

The page limits includes paper title, authors and affiliation, abstract, body, figures, and bibliography.


  • Paper submission: December 20, 2012 January 7, 2013 23:59 PST (GMT-8)
  • Acceptance notification: February 13, 2013
  • Camera-ready paper submission: March 13, 2013

Industry Track Chairs:

  • Dipanjan Chakraborty (IBM Research)
  • Massimo Valla (Telecom Italia)

Industrial Track TPC:

  • Sumit Mittal, IBM Research India
  • Zhixian Yan, Samsung Research America, USA
  • Luca Costabello, INRIA
  • Martin Bauer, NEC Laboratories Europe
  • Rafael Gimenez, Barcelona Digital Centre Tecnologic
  • Michele Stecca, Università di Padova
  • Cristina Fra, Telecom Italia S.p.A.
  • Salil Kanhere, University of New South Wales
  • Francesco Calabrese, IBM Research Dublin
  • Lipyeow Lim , University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Hoyoung Jeung, SAP Next Business and Technology
  • Tridib Mukherjee, Xerox Research

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