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CAMS 2009 : 4th International Workshop on Context Aware Mobile Systems


When Nov 1, 2009 - Nov 1, 2009
Where Vilamoura, Portugal
Abstract Registration Due Jul 2, 2009
Submission Deadline Jul 5, 2009
Notification Due Aug 5, 2009
Final Version Due Aug 15, 2009
Categories    mobile

Call For Papers


Following from three very successful and popular workshops in 2005 to 2007, the purpose of the CAMS 09 workshop on Context Aware Mobile Systems is again to bring together researchers from diverse communities who are interested in the design of mobile systems that are sensitive to their environment, users and task. We seek contributions from researchers of all backgrounds, in particular mobile systems, context- and location-aware systems, data modelling, middleware and distributed systems, and computer supported cooperative work (CSCW).


Mobile systems can be deployed in a wide range of physical environments to support users in diverse tasks. Advanced mobile systems need to exploit information about the environment in which they are working. This "context awareness" is much more than location awareness alone, or merely the immediate situation. The workshop is focussed on systems that address more sophisticated models of context that use many different aspects. A key aspect of context-aware mobile systems is using models and techniques to adapt the system's behaviour so that it behaves in a manner that is relevant and pertinent to the current context.

The workshop focuses on service design and implementation issues for mobile context-aware systems. Approaches range from modelling of the context, through processing of context, to the architecture through which a context-based system can be implemented. For context sensitive applications to be delivered in the real world, the critical middle layer of the mobile systems needs to be much better understood. In addition, fundamental interaction design, content strategies such as content caching and collaborative mechanisms provide other important areas of research.

Since the third workshop, in 2007, the issues of context in mobile systems have multiplied further. Novel mobile devices such as the iPhone use input mechanisms such as tilt controls and gyroscopic input sensors. Devices now have many state contexts, and enriched mobile communication protocols also permit more sophisticated context services. We welcome contributions that mature earlier CAMS systems and models, and those that address new and emerging issues.


The field of context-aware mobile systems is a new and emerging research topic. We aim to bring together researchers from a wide variety of backgrounds who focus on the design and implantations of CAMS. The workshop will provide a forum that initiates and facilitates communication between different research communities. CAMS will aim to clarify the differing constraints and required functionality in representative applications and identify mutually agreed research questions within the area. Together, participants will explore methods for the evaluation and comparison of context-aware mobile systems. Overall, we seek to cross-fertilise the ideas and innovations of currently unconnected groups.


Topics welcome at the workshop include, but are not limited to:

Data models of context
Data management for mobile context-aware services (e.g. caching, peer-to-peer, indexation, compression)
Process models for context-aware systems (e.g. event-based, communication, selection)
Architecture for mobile context-aware applications
Research questions unique to the mobile context-aware area
User context models and processing
The roles of device and network context
User interfaces for mobile context-aware systems (e.g. for context representation and manipulation by the user)


Abstracts Submission Deadline: June 22, 2009 EXTENDED DEADLINE July 2, 2009 - 23:59 CET
Paper Submission Deadline: June 29, 2009 EXTENDED DEADLINE July 5, 2009 - 23:59 CET
Acceptance Notification: August 05, 2009
Camera ready received: August 15, 2009
Registration Deadline: August 20, 2009
OTM 2009 event: November 1-6, 2009


All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All submissions must be in English. Submissions should be in PDF format and must not exceed 10 pages in the final camera-ready format.

The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Author instructions can be found at:

The CAMS website is found at:

In case of query, or for urther information contact the Co-Chair, George Buchanan at

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