MBC 2013

The 4th International Workshop on Mobile Business Collaboration

To be held in conjunction with WISE 2013

Oct. 13, 2013

Nanjing, China


Full papers submission due: July 18th, 2013

Papers must be submitted to: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/MBC2013/

Proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS

= Aims and Scope =

The recent advancement of workflow technologies and adoption of the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) has much facilitated the automation of business collaboration within and across organizations to increase their competiveness and responsiveness to the fast evolving global economic environment. The widespread of mobile technologies has further resulted in an increasing demand for the support of Mobile Business Collaboration (MBC) across multiple platforms anytime and anywhere. Examples include supply-chain logistics, group calendars, and dynamic human resources planning. As mobile devices become more powerful, the adoption of mobile computing is imminent. However, mobile business collaboration is not merely porting the software with an alternative user interface, but rather involves a wide range of new requirements, constraints, and technical challenges.

= Topics of Interest =

This event intentionally seeks scientists, engineers, educators, industry people, policy makers, decision makers, and others who have insight, vision, and understanding of the big challenges in Mobile Business Collaboration. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the theoretical, technical, or empirical aspects of the following:

¯       Principles, theories, models, challenges, legal, and social issues of MBC

¯       MBC requirements, design, implementation, and case studies

¯       Inter- and Intra-organizational integration for mobile platforms

¯        Mobile databases, services, and workflows

¯        Multi-databases, federated databases, parallel, and distributed Databases for MBC

¯         Temporal, spatial, and mobile databases for MBC

¯        Data mining and knowledge discovery for MBC

¯        Context and location sensitive applications

¯        RFID and sensor data management for MBC

¯        Service Level Agreements (SLA), quality, and reliability

¯        Web Services and ontology support for MBC

¯        Contents management and man-machine interactions for MBC

¯        Agent based technologies for MBC

¯        Virtual organizations and supply-chain issues for MBC

¯        Trust, reputation, security, and privacy in MBC

We strongly encourage submission of papers bridging the research in different fields and promoting mutual exchange and understanding of cross-field research results.

= Publication and Submission Details =

Papers have to present original research contributions not concurrently submitted elsewhere. All manuscripts will be reviewed by members of the program committee based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. All papers accepted by WISE’2013 workshops will be published in a combined volume of Lecturer Notes in Computer Science series published by Springer. All submissions should be in English. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one author will attend the workshop to present the work. Papers should not exceed 14 pages in LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) formathttp://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

Papers must be submitted to: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/MBC2013/  (投稿网站地址)

= General Chairs =

Yi Zhuang, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China

Hua Hu, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China

= Program Chairs =

Jidong Ge, Nanjing University, China

Haiyang Hu, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China

= Program Committee = 

Patrick C. K. Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

Dickson K. W. CHIU, Dickson Computer Systems, Hong Kong

Jie Shao, The University of Melbourne, China

Samuel P. M. Choi, The Open University of Hong Kong, HK, China

Eleanna Kafeza, Athens University of Economics and Commerce, Greece

Baihua Zheng, Singapore Management University, Singapore

Edward Hung, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK, China

Ho-fung Leung, Chinese University of Hong, HK, China

Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, U.A.E.

Stefan Voss, University of Hamburg, Germany

Cuiping Li, Renmin University, China

Chi-hung Chi, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, China

Stephen Yang, National Central University, Taiwan, China

Ibrahim Kushchu, Mobile Government Consortium International, UK

Hao Hu, Nanjing University, China

Junhua Ding, East Carolina University, USA

Yu Zhou, Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China

Wei Song, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

Yingzhou Zhang, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Keman Huang, Tsinghua University, China

Huiye Ma, CWI, Netherlands 

Pirkko Walden, Abo Akademi University, Finland

Raymond Wong, National ICT, Australia

Lidan Shou, Zhejiang University, China

Matti Rossi, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland

Achim Karduck, Furtwangen University, Germany

Xiangmin Zhou, CSIRO Canberra ICT Center, Australia

Hoyoung Jeung, EPFL, Switzerland

Zaiben Chen, The University of Queensland, Australia

Ruopeng Lu, SAP Research CEC Brisbane, Australia

Quanqing Xu, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Mohammed Eunus Ali, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Zhenjiang Lin, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK, China

Important Date

* Full papers due: July 18th, 2013

* Notification to authors: August 18th, 2013

* Camera-ready due: Sept 10th, 2013

* Workshop: Oct. 13th, 2013


Jidong Ge (gjdnju@163.com or gjd@software.nju.edu.cn), Nanjing University, China      

Haiyang Hu (huhaiyang@hdu.edu.cn), Hangzhou Dianzi University, China

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