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3rd International Workshop MOBILITY IN DATABASES AND DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS in conjunction with the 11th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA'2000) Call for Paper
Keywords: dexa database

Together with wireless communication technologies portable computers and personal digital assistants (PDA) provide a pervasive base for mobile computing. As the mobile computing technology matures, millions of people will become mobile users communicating with one another and accessing various information resources. In business environments, the ability to access critical data regardless of location and time is even more crucial because corporate data must be available to applications running on mobile workstations. On the other end of the spectrum, database and distributed systems are instrumental in managing distributed information resources in fixed and wireless network environments. Interoperability and standardization have become the major features. However, existing DBMS and distributed systems lack the mechanisms for dynamically changing the environment where applications execute and the way they communicate over a heterogeneous network. Mobile computing therefore involves mobility of users, hardware, software and data. The focus of this workshop is on mobility issues in distributed systems and databases. The objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners with mobile networking background, database research interests, advanced applications and distributed computing systems research and development skills to discuss all aspects of emerging mobile computing paradigm. Both the theoretical papers and papers reporting implementation and practical results are solicited. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to: * Data models for mobile information systems * Impact of mobility in distributed applications * Theoretical frameworks for mobility * Software architectures for mobile distributed computing systems * Wireless communications support for mobile applications * Infrastructure for mobile computing research * Object oriented technologies for mobile computing * Mobile database management and mobility-aware data servers * Operating system support for mobile computing * Mobile transaction and workflow management & models * Management of network & mobile computers heterogeneity * Data & process migration, replication and recovery * Mobile agents and code * Distributed mobile objects * Wireless multimedia systems * Mobile access to Internet services * User interface management for mobile information systems * Resource allocation and management in mobile computing environment

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11.02.2000  submission deadline
  24.03.2000  notification of acceptance
  01.05.2000  camera-ready copies
  06.09.2000  workshop 6.9.2000 - 9.9.20000