IEEE 2014 FirstInternational Workshop on Ubiquitous Mobile Cloud (UMC 2014)

One day between June27 and July 2, 2014, at Hilton Anchorage, Alaska, USA 
within IEEESERVICES 2014





Mobile devices are nowthe most convenient and ubiquitous interface for accessing informationservices. The advanced sensing capabilities of these devices enable them toeffectively observe, analyze and understand thecontext of the current environment and thus are used as service providers.However, the resource constraints of mobile devices limit the type and scale offunctionality that can be offered by mobile applications/services. Mobile cloudpromises to bridge the gap between limited resources and increasing demands offuture mobile applications through an elastic resource provisioning model. Thisconvergence between cloud computing technologies and the convenience of mobiledevices offers improved performance of mobile systems and superior userexperience. The topic of ubiquitous mobile cloud draws on inspirational ideasfrom many diverse domains including cloud computing, wireless technologies,context-aware computing, mobile commerce, location-based services, andvehicular networks.


The UMC workshop isintended to create a platform for researchers, developers, and practitioners incurrent mobile cloud and ubiquitous computing from academia, industry, andservice providers to share and discuss their ideas, experiences, challenges, andpractical implementations related to ubiquitous mobile cloud. We encourage highquality submissions addressing current challenges and proposing novelresearch directions. We invite technical research papers, industrial papers,position papers, and tool demonstration papers.


List of topics include, but are notlimited to:


·        Mobile cloudarchitectures and applications

·        Mobility support forubiquitous cloud computing

·        Mobile cloud services

·        Mobile cloud data andstorage architectures

·        Software architectureand design of mobile cloud

·        Mobile socialnetworking

·        Applications of mobilevehicular cloud

·        Context management inubiquitous mobile cloud

·        Collaborative mobilecloud computing

·        Mobile sensing BigData: paradigms and techniques

·        Localizationmechanisms and algorithms

·        Computationoffloading: strategies and techniques

·        Performance evaluationof mobile cloud techniques and models

·        Reliability,availability, and scalability in ubiquitous mobile cloud

·        Energy and resourceoptimization in mobile cloud

·        Quality of Service (QoS) studies

·        Software definednetworks

·        Privacy and securityprotections

·        Virtualization andprogramming infrastructures


Important Dates

Submission of research papers due: April 15, 2014
Notification of paper acceptance: April 22,2014
Submission of camera-ready papers: May 1,2014
Workshop date: One day between June 27 and July 2, 2014

Paper submission

Papers should be written in English. Manuscripts should be no more than 8pages, double column, IEEE style including tables,figures and references. Please use either Word or LaTex templatesand instructionsprovided by IEEE. Papers must besubmitted by April 5, 2014.  To register andsubmit paper into the UMC workshop, please follow the instructions: Papers meeting these requirements will be peer-reviewed by atleast three independent reviewers, including a TPC member. Papers must presentoriginal and unpublished work and should not be currently under review by anyother conference or journal. 


Workshop Chairs


Hanan Lutfiyya,University of Western Ontario

Khalid Elgazzar, Queen’s University


Program Committee (tentative):

·        Jennifer Wong (StonyBrook University, USA)

·        Lixia Zhang (UCLA, USA)

·        Liviu Lftode (Rutgers, USA)

·        Hong Lu (IntelLabs, USA)

·        Ashiq Anjum (Universityof Derby, UK)

·        Nidal Nasser (AlfaisalUniversity, Saudi Arabia)

·        Xuan Bao (SamsungResearch America, Silicon Valley, USA)

·        Ayman Abdel-Hamid (Arab Academy For Science,Technology, Egypt)

·        Athman Bouguettaya (RMITUniversity, Australia)

·        Diana Lau (IBMCanada)

·        Ramiro Liscano (University of Ontario Institute ofTechnology, Canada)

·        Anne Kayem (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

·        Mohammad Zulkernine (Queen's University, Canada)

·        Mervat Abu-Elkheir (MansouraUniversity, Egypt)


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