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Call for Research Papers

The MDM series of conferences, since its debut in December 1999, has established itself as a prestigious forum for the exchange of innovative and significant research results in mobile data management. The term mobile in MDM has been used from the very beginning in a broad sense to encompass all aspects of mobility - aspects related to wireless, portable and tiny devices. The conference provides unique opportunities for researchers, engineers, practitioners, developers, and users to explore new ideas, techniques, and tools, and to exchange experiences.

The 2013 International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2013) is to be hosted by Università degli Studi di Milano in its historic palaces and gardens in the very center of Milan, Italy. Original research contributions related to all aspects of mobile data management are solicited. Based on quality criteria, accepted submissions will be selected as full papers, short papers, and poster papers.

We invite submissions of original research contributions and industrial papers as well as proposals for workshops. Conference also features Tutorials, Panels, PhD Forum.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Adaptability and stability of pervasive computing systems and services
  • 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
  • OS and middleware for mobile and pervasive computing
  • Indexing and query processing for moving objects
  • Query processing and optimization for mobile users
  • Resource advertising and discovery techniques
  • Theoretical foundations of data-intensive mobile computing
  • OS and middleware for mobile and pervasive computing
  • Security and privacy issues for ubiquitous systems
  • Data stream security for mobile sensor networks
  • Web data processing and security on mobile devices
  • Mobile Web 2.0
  • Pervasive data management middlewares 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
  • Data management of mobile/ephemeral social network services
  • People-centric mobile sensing networks and smart urban spaces
  • Mining/Management of community sensing/participatory sensing data
  • Data management middlewares and services in converged networks
  • Mobile social applications and services
  • Green and sustainable energy-aware mobile data management
  • Cyber-physical mobility and data management
  • Data management in intelligent transportation systems

Formatting and Submission Guidelines:

Submissions of research papers are limited to 10 pages. In addition to the regular full-length papers, the Program Committee may accept some as poster papers which will be requested to be shortened. All submissions will be refereed for quality, originality, and relevance by the Program Committee.


  • Abstracts Due: November 12, 2012 November 26, 2012 23:59 PST (GMT-8)
  • Full Papers: November 19, 2012 December 3, 2012 23:59 PST (GMT-8)
  • Author Notification: February 13, 2013
  • Final Versions Due: March 13 , 2013

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