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MS 2015 : 4th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services


When Jun 27, 2015 - Jul 2, 2015
Where New York, NY, USA
Abstract Registration Due Feb 15, 2015
Submission Deadline Feb 28, 2015
Notification Due Apr 15, 2015
Final Version Due Apr 30, 2015

Call For Papers

MS 2015 Call for Papers

Sponsored by IEEE Computer Society
The 4th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services (MS 2015)

The HotTopics of MS 2015: Real-world Solutions and Growing Ecosystems
MS 2015 organizing committee invites you to participate in the 3rd edition of MS, to be held on June 27-July 2 2015, New York city, USA.

Regular Theme of MS 2015: Wearable Technology and Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications

Wireless and ubiquitous connectivity have enabled mobile computing and Internet access on the go as a life-enhancing and indispensable experience of modern life. More than 50 billion devices, in more than 200 device types, will likely be connected to the Internet by 2020 as integral components of a new generation of high-value application services for consumers and enterprises. API-defined mobile services have become essential ubiquitous services consumption and delivery enablers for many industries and government organizations worldwide. The 2015 IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services (MS) aims at providing an international forum that is dedicated to exploring different aspects of mobile services (from business management to computing systems, algorithms, and applications) and to promoting technological innovations in research and development of mobile services, including, but not limited to, wireless & sensor networks, mobile & wearable computing, mobile enterprise & eCommerce, ubiquitous collaborative & social services, machine-to-machine & Internet-of-things clouds, cyber-physical integration, and big data analytics for mobility-enabled services.

Mobile Services have been driving Internet innovations and transforming traditional businesses since iOS, Andriod, Windows Phone, and other mobile operating systems were introduced. We are leveraging mobile platforms such as WeChat, QQ, Facebook, Twitter, and others to analyze business opportunities, play games, conduct transactions, collaborate with team members, sell products, build relationships with e-commerce partners, create friend-circles, and manage projects as well as tasks. As an open platform, The HotTopics of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services (IEEE MS 2015) is created to promote real-world solutions and growing ecosystems.

The Hot Tipcs of IEEE MS 2015 invites you to submit practical innovations, solutions, and case studies which include but not limited to the following tracks.
-- Facebook Mobile Services;
-- Twitter Mobile Services;
-- WeChat Mobile Services;
-- QQ Mobile Services;
-- LINE Mobile Services;
-- WhatsApp Mobile Services;
-- Google Mobile Services (e.g. Google Maps, Youtube, Google+);
-- SnapChat Mobile Services;
-- Skype Mobile Services;
-- Instagram Mobile Services;
-- Innovations of Mobile Operating System (e.g. Andriod, iOS, Windows Phone).

The HotTopics of IEEE MS 2015 has a dedicated submission system "2015 IEEE MS - HotTopics" powered by Please choose one of the above tracks for "Main topic" when you submit your abstracts and 8-page papers. All papers will be peer-reviewed by the program committee of IEEE MS 2015.

In addition, the regular conference theme of MS 2015 is wearable technology and Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications. Topics of Interest include, not limited to:

- Mobility identity & access mechanism
- Context- and location-aware middleware
- Agent technologies in ubiquitous, wearable, and mobile services
- Messaging, media streaming, and event management middleware for mobile devices
- Mobility API integration, brokerage, and management
- Mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) and mobile app platform
- Reliability, availability, serviceability, scalability, and disaster recovery for mobile services
- Knowledge acquisition, discovery, matching, composition, and analytics for mobile services

- Software architectures, programming framework, and operational models for mobile services
- Asset and configuration management of mobile devices
- Data management & integration for mobile services
- Big data analytics for mobility-enabled services
- Queries, transactions, and workflows in mobile services
- Performance & capacity management for mobile services
- Security & performance healthcheck for mobile services
- Service catalog, SLA, and compliance management for mobile services
- DevOps and operations management for mobile services

User experience
- User interfaces and usability for mobile applications and services
- Multimodal interfaces (speech, video kinetic, tactile)

- IoT-enabled services & industrial transformation (e.g., connected vehicles, clinical remote monitoring, assisted living, building automation, traffic management, asset management, etc.)
- IoT-enabled management of the physical world
- Innovative mobile, ubiquitous, and wearable applications
- Mobile social networking
- Ubiquitous collaborative & social services
- Mobile Web
- Services based on ad hoc and sensor networks
- Community based computing
- Personal-area services and applications

- Security and privacy in mobile services
- Trust models for mobile services
- Localization and tracking
- Application-level energy management for mobile devices

Under the umbrella of the IEEE 2015 World Congress on Services (SERVICES 2015), MS 2015 will co-locate with the following service-oriented sister conferences: the 7th IEEE 2015 International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2015), the 11th IEEE 2015 International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2015), the 21th IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS 2015), and the IEEE International Congress on Big Data (BigData 2015). The five co-located theme topic conferences will all center around "services," while each focusing on exploring different aspects (web-based services, cloud-based services, services innovation lifecycle, mobile services, and Big Data-based services).

The technical program of MS 2015 will include The HotTopics, a research track, an application and industry track, and a work-in-progress track. The research track will highlight foundational work that strives to push beyond the limits of existing mobile services platforms and products, including experimental efforts, innovative systems and investigations that identify weaknesses in the existing mobile services models.

The MS 2015 tracks seek original, UNPUBLISHED research papers reporting substantive new work in various aspects of delivering mobile services. Track papers MUST clearly indicate their contributions to the field and properly cite related work in the field, such as those published in the proceedings of ICWS, SCC, CLOUD, SE, SERVICES, APSCC, ECOWS, and related journals including TSC, JWSR, and IJBPIM.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 program committee members. Accepted and presented papers from all MS tracks will appear in the conference proceedings published by IEEE. Extended versions of selected research track papers will be invited for potential publication in the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR), and International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM). Both TSC and JWSR are indexed by SCI and EI [Link]. According to Thomson Scientific, JWSR is listed in the 2008 Journal Citation Report with an Impact Factor of 1.200. The journal ranks #47 of 99 in the Computer Science, Information Systems and ranks #37 of 86 in Computer Science, Software Engineering. TSC's Impact Factor in 2012 is 2.46.

Submitted research and applications and industry track manuscripts will be limited to 8 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages and REQUIRED to be formatted using the IEEE Proceedings template. Submitted Work-in-Progress track manuscripts will be limited to 2 (IEEE Proceedings style) pages. Unformatted papers and papers beyond the page limit will not be reviewed. Electronic submission of manuscripts (in PDF or Word format) is required. Detailed instructions for electronic paper preparation and submission, panel proposals, tutorial proposals, workshop proposals, and review process can be found at conference site.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the conference and present the paper. One Best Paper award and one Best Student Paper award will be granted at MS 2015. The first author of the best student paper must be a full-time student.

If your paper is application or solution oriented, you can consider submitting it to MS 2015 Industry Track. Manuscripts submitted to the Research Track focusing on application or solution descriptions may be recommended to the Applications and Industry Track for further consideration if the session slots are available.

Important Dates:

The HotTopics: 8 pages (IEEE Proceedings style)
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2015
Full Paper Submission Due Date: February 28, 2015
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 15, 2015
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 30, 2015

Research Track: 8 pages (IEEE Proceedings style)
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2015
Full Paper Submission Due Date: February 28, 2015
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 15, 2015
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 30, 2015

Application Track: 8 pages (IEEE Proceedings style)
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2015
Full Paper Submission Due Date: February 28, 2015
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 15, 2015
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 30, 2015

Short Paper Track: 4 pages (IEEE Proceedings style)
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2015
Full Paper Submission Due Date: February 28, 2015
Decision Notification (Electronic): April 25, 2015
Camera-Ready Copy Due Date & Pre-registration Due: April 30, 2015

Review Policy
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About IEEE Computer Society
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About the Technical Committee on Services Computing
Founded in 2003, IEEE Computer Society's Technical Committee on Services Computing (TC-SVC) is a multidisciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Services Computing carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, engineering, standard, literary and educational areas.

Services Computing has become a cross-discipline that covers the science and technology of bridging the gap between Business Services and IT Services. The underneath breaking technology suite includes Web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA), cloud computing, business consulting methodology and utilities, business process modeling, transformation and integration. This scope of Services Computing covers the whole lifecycle of services innovation research that includes business componentization, services modeling, services creation, services realization, services annotation, services deployment, services discovery, services composition, services delivery, service-to-service collaboration, services monitoring, services optimization, as well as services management. The goal of Services Computing is to enable IT services and computing technology to perform business services more efficiently and effectively.

Contact Information
If you have any questions or queries on MS 2015, please send email to ms DOT ieeecs AT gmail DOT com.

Publicity Chair
Zaiwen Feng, University of Wuhan, China
Marcelo Fantinato, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Carsten Binnig, DHBW Mannheim, Germany

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