Call for Papers and Participation

2nd IEEE Workshop on

Mobile Computing Systems and Applications


February 25-26, 1999
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society's
Task Force on Internetworking (TFIW) and
Technical Committee on Operating Systems (TCOS).
In cooperation with
the USENIX Association and ACM SIGMOBILE.

This past decade has seen the widespread adoption of both portable computing devices and wireless communication networks. However, the integration of these two technologies has yet to occur on a large scale. Achieving pervasive mobile computing will require advances in many areas such as

  • Network and operating system support for mobility
  • Application adaptation to changing conditions
  • Portable computing hardware with networking capability
  • Digital audio and video in mobile environments
  • Performance evaluation of wireless data networks
  • Mobile Internet and Web access
  • Security and privacy
  • Power management

Following the example of the first WMCSA, the goal of this workshop is to foster the exchange of ideas in mobile computing among workers in the field. Attendance will be limited to about 60 participants, based on the position papers submitted. We seek papers that describe ongoing or completed research and development efforts. We are particularly interested in papers that propose new directions, advocate non-traditional approaches, or generate controversy and discussion. Submissions must not exceed 10 pages in length. We will publish a printed proceedings.

A small number of graduate students will be granted a waiver of the registration fee. In return, these students will be asked to take notes at the workshop. Students who wish to be considered for the waiver must send in a brief description of their current research, and an explanation of how participation in the workshop is likely to help them.

WMCSA '99 will take place immediately following and in the same location as the 3rd USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '99).


General Chair

Sumi Helal, U. of Florida

Finance Chair

Mukesh Singhal, Ohio State U.

Publications Chair

Joe Duran, Motorola

Publicity Chair

Jin Jing, GTE Labs

Local Arrangements Chair

Golden G. Richard, III, U. of New Orleans

Program Committee




Mary Baker, Stanford U.
B. Badrinath, Rutgers U.
Ramón Cáceres (Chair), AT&T Labs
Nigel Davies, Lancaster U.
Dave Johnson, Carnegie Mellon U.
Anthony Joseph, U.C. Berkeley
Jay Kistler, FORE Systems
Karin Petersen, Xerox PARC
Steve Pink, Lulea U.
Srini Seshan, IBM Research
Cormac Sreenan, AT&T Labs

Steering Committee



Ramon Caceres, AT&T Labs
Fred Douglis (Chair), AT&T Labs
Sumi Helal, U. of Florida
David Kotz, Dartmouth College
Darrell Long, U.C. Santa Cruz


Send a PostScript or PDF copy of your position papers, at most 10 pages in length, to Applications for student waivers should be sent to the same address.


Submissions due
Acceptance notification
Camera-ready copy due

October 16, 1998
November 23, 1998
December 18, 1998


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