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Second International Workshop on
Context-Aware Mobile Systems (CAMS'06)

Montpellier, France, Oct 29 - Nov 3, 2006
In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM'06)

Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag


Following from 2005's very successful workshop, the purpose of the CAMS
06 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.


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 of Interest

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
     * Adaptivity
     * User interfaces for mobile context-aware systems (e.g. for
context representation and manipulation by the user)


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 for regular
papers and 4 pages for position papers. Authors instructions can be
found at:

The paper submission site is located at:

Accepted workshop contributions will be published by Springer-Verlag as
LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) as a part of the workshop
proceedings of the 2006 International On The Move Federated Conferences
(OTM). Registering to the OTM conference and CAMS workshop is a
prerequisite for the paper to be published.

Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically
excludes a paper from the proceedings.


Abstract Submission Deadline	 June 23, 2006
Paper Submission Deadline	June 30, 2006
Acceptance Notification		August 10, 2006
Camera Ready Due		August 20, 2006
OTM Conferences			October 29 - November 3, 2006


     * Annika Hinze
       Department of Computer Science
       University of Waikato
       New Zealand
       Email: [log in to unmask]
     * George Buchanan
       University of Wales Swansea
       United Kingdom
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     * Susanne Boll - University of Oldenburg, Germany
     * Dan Chalmers - University of Sussex, UK
     * Keith Cheverst - University of Lancester, UK
     * Trevor Collins - Open University, UK
     * Gill Dobbie - University of Auckland, New Zealand
     * Tiong Goh - Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
     * John Grundy - University of Auckland, New Zealand
     * Reto Krummenacher - University of Innsbruck, Austria
     * Diane Lingrand - Université Sophia Antipolis, Franc
     * Dave Nichols - University of Waikato, New Zealand
     * Michel Scholl - CNAM-Paris, France
     * Goce Trajcevski - Northwestern University, USA
     * Mark van Setten - Telematica Instituut, The Netherlands
     * Agnes Voisard - Fraunhofer ISST and FU Berlin, Germany

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