Welcome Message from the Mobilware’16 Organizing Committee
Welcome to the 7th International Conference on MOBILe Wireless MiddleWARE, Operating Systems, and Applications (Mobilware 2016).
The recent advances in wireless communications and the proliferation of powerful mobile devices have enabled smart cyber-physical environments where people and devices can seamlessly interact and where mass-market users are willing to receive/contribute to a wide range of mobile services, everywhere and anytime. A key enabler of these pervasive ubiquitous environments is the advancement of software and middleware technologies in various mobile-related sectors, ranging from effective synergic management of wireless communications to mobility/adaptivity support in operating systems, from horizontal support to crowdsourcing in different application domains to dynamic offloading to cloud resources, only to mention a few.
Within this perspective, this conference aims at attracting relevant international contributors who are actively working in the areas (not exhaustive list) of novel middleware concepts and solutions for mobile devices, mobile middleware enabling machine-to-machine communications, mobile crowdsourcing and people-centric collaborative sensing, as well as middleware for mobile cloud computing (e.g., seamless offloading) and big data scalable processing of mobile sensors-generated datastreams. In addition, the conference is highly open to contributions at the application level as well as in terms of large experimentations and wide-scale deployments, e.g., in the domains of smart space/city applications, wireless sensor networks, vehicular networks, and home networks. Moreover, we have observed emerging and growing interest (as demonstrated also by the received submissions) in emerging topics associated with the opportunity of virtualizing support functions for 5G mobile services, e.g., in terms of impact of IMS, RCS, RCS-e, EPC and LTE on the evolution of mobile middleware.
Given the above scope of primary interests and foci, Mobilware’s main objective is to attract presentations by both researchers and practitioners of their recent results, findings, and achievements in all related components, including the advancement of middleware technologies in various mobile-related sectors, ranging from effective synergic management of wireless communications to dynamic adaptiveness of system software, and from horizontal support of crowdsourcing in different application domains to dynamic offloading on cloud resources. By fostering innovation, one of the central goals of Mobilware is to advance the understanding of and addressing the technical challenges in mobile communications regarding current and future mobile services, applications, and devices for wearable and ubiquitous computing.
This 7th edition of Mobilware has the honor of having a compact but very interesting technical program consisting of two prestigious keynote speeches and 7 full papers accepted from open call (acceptance rate = 55%), covering several aspects of the above sketched mobile middleware landscape. We are happy to have invited renowned researchers to serve on the program committee, providing comprehensive reviews to the submissions. In particular, each individual submission underwent a rigorous review process assisted by program committee members, with each paper that has received at least three reviews.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the program committee members for their dedication to the high quality review process, within a relatively short review cycle. This conference would not have been possible without their support and hard work. We are glad to acknowledge the highly diversified representation of the program committee, with members coming from many different countries over five continents. Besides, we would like to thank the external reviewers enlisted by the program committee members to complete the expert review within an even shorter time period. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the authors, who submitted their valuable research results to the conference, and the attendees participating in the sessions sharing research ideas and working on establishing new long-term relationships and collaborations.
We deeply appreciate the invaluable help of the Steering Committee members, providing assistance and valuable suggestions based on the experience of past editions and on Mobilware history. Last but not least, we would like to thank the EAI Staff and the local arrangement team for their tremendous efforts to ensure of a smooth organization and running of the conference.
Together, we enjoy a memorable event here in Turin, in conjunction with the companion and very promising EAI BodyNets event.
(on behalf of the whole Mobilware 2016 Organizing Committee)
Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy
Jian-Nong Cao, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Technical Program Co-Chairs
Markus Endler, PUC, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Uichin Lee, KAIST, Korea