WMCSA 2000

Call for Papers
Submission Guidelines

Keystone Address


Digest of Proceedings

Location Information
Travel Information
Hotel Information

Organizing Committee
Additional Sponsors

Sponsored by


Call For Papers & Participation

3rd IEEE Workshop on
Mobile Computing Systems and Applications
WMCSA 2000
December 7-8, 2000
Monterey Marriott, Monterey, California, USA

Sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on the Internet (TCI) and Technical Committee on Operating Systems (TCOS). In cooperation with ACM SIGMOBILE and the USENIX Association

The IEEE Workshops on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications have traditionally provided forums for high-quality technical discussions on all aspects of mobile computing. The workshops provide an alternative environment to the major conferences in the field, offering a more relaxed schedule and providing for plenty of interaction among researchers in the area. For WMCSA 2000 we are proposing to focus the workshop discussion on four key issues:

  • Paradigms and platforms for mobile computing. After 5 years of research into platforms to support mobile computing, the jury is still out deciding the correct paradigm for future mobile environments: synchronous or asynchronous, RPC or events, adaptive or transparent, proxy or agent based. The options are plentiful. WMCSA 2000 would like to collect together researchers working in all these areas to determine if there is a single emerging paradigm for programming mobile systems.
  • Mobile computing in smart home and office environments. Home networks and smart environments are proliferating with the emergence of technologies such as HAVi, UPnP and JetSend. Researchers in the field of mobile computing often feel drawn to these areas since they are closely related to visions of ubiquitous computing. WMCSA 2000 aims to consider the relationship between mobile computing and these emerging environments and to develop a blueprint for future research in this area.
  • Interactions between user interface and systems software on mobile devices. In mobile environments users require unprecedented levels of information on how their system is operating. However, there is little research detailing how this information might be collected, how it should be presented to users and how these processes impact on systems design. WMCSA will aim to explore these topics in detail. 
  • Case studies of advanced mobile applications. Interesting application domains are very often the catalysts for major developments in a research field. WMCSA 2000 is targeting papers from researchers at the application level which describe novel applications, present case studies of advanced applications or tackle issues such as design cases and deployment issues. 

We encourage papers that contribute to the community's understanding of the issues in any of the above topics. These issues clearly span many architectural levels and papers describing work at all levels above the MAC layer are welcome. Papers should describe completed or on-going research work and should not have been submitted or published elsewhere. The maximum length for submissions is 10 US Letter pages. The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE and we hope to publish a digest of the workshop discussion and extracts of the papers presented in a relevant journal. All accepted papers will be circulated to attendees in advance. 

To further stimulate discussion, we welcome researchers who would like to demonstrate working prototypes of their systems. If you would like to demo at WMCSA 2000 please send a one page description of your demonstration to the submission address below. You should include a brief overview of the nature of the demonstration, details of any wireless communications equipment used and any connectivity requirements.

WMCSA 2000 will take place in Monterey, CA at the Monterey Marriott. The magnificent Monterey Peninsula has been called one of the greatest meetings of land, sea and sky on earth and is recognized as an ideal vacation and business destination. This beautiful seaside community combines all the charm of small town America with an endless variety of recreational and cultural activities. From historic adobes and landmarks to Fisherman's Wharf and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey has something for everyone.

To encourage a workshop atmosphere, attendance will be limited to approximately 75 delegates. Priority will be given to the authors and co-authors of submitted papers and demonstration proposals, with any remaining places being allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.

Important Dates

Submissions Due
June 16, 2000
Acceptance Notification
August 7, 2000

Camera-ready Copy Due

September 29, 2000
Demonstration Proposals Due
September 1, 2000

Demonstration Acceptance Notification

September 15, 2000
Student Waiver Applications Due
September 15, 2000

Student Waiver Notification

October 1, 2000

Hotel Registration Deadline

October 23, 2000
Workshop Dates
December 7-8, 2000


Submission Information

WMCSA 2000 supports electronic submission only. Please send a PDF (preferred) or postscript copy of your paper, at most 10 US Letter pages in length, to wmcsa2000@comp.lancs.ac.uk. Please ensure the first page of your submission includes an abstract and the address, telephone, FAX and email of the primary contact person. Authors of accepted papers will be required to produce final versions of their paper in camera ready format according to IEEE Press style guidelines. 

Demonstration proposals (maximum one page) and applications for student waivers should be sent to the same address.


WMCSA 2000 has happened!
For information about WMCSA 2002, contact info@wmcsa2002.hpl.hp.com.