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******************   Deadline extdended to March 17th *****************


                        International Symposium on

                      Mobile Information Technology

                          for Emergency Response


                 May 29-30, 2008, Sankt Augustin, Germany


Workshop Web Page:
http://www.mobile-response.org

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Call for Extended Abstracts (5 pages)

Deadline: March 17th, 2008, 23:59 CEST
Notification: April 20th, 2008
Submission of camera-ready paper (10 pages): May 10th, 2008


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Scope

Following the success of Mobile Response 2007, we’d like to announce 
the continuation of this event in 2008 and invite paper submissions 
to Mobile Response 2008, the International Symposium on Mobile 
Information Technology for Emergency Response. 
The gap between the great potential benefit that usable mobile IT 
could yield in the domain of emergency response and the specific 
design challenges for such technologies in this particularly 
demanding domain was the foundation of our decision to create a 
new venue for researchers and practitioners from different 
disciplines. Mobile Response 2008 aims at a focussed exchange on 
how mobile information technology can be effectively used to the 
benefit of emergency response. The symposium will present the 
latest approaches and technical solutions in the area of mobile 
information technology for emergency response planning and execution. 
We invite participation from research, industry and public rescue 
organizations to enable an in-depth discussion of the opportunities 
and drawbacks of new digital technologies for emergency response.


Symposium Topics

* Mobile and wearable computing
* Context-aware applications
* Geographic information systems and location-based services
* Rescue operation management and decision support systems
* Multimedia and multimodal communication systems
* Requirements, design and empirical foundations
* System support for cross-organizational cooperation
* Critical infrastructure protection
* Strategies for involving the general public
* Information systems for environmental monitoring


Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts of not more than 
5 pages reporting research contributions, practice and experience, 
or novel applications. All contributions submitted to Mobile 
Response 2008 must be original, unpublished work. Contributions must 
be written and presented in English. Accepted final papers should not 
exceed 10 pages. Please submit your contributions to the following 
address in electronic form: [log in to unmask]  

It is planned to publish proceedings again in Springer’s Lecture 
Notes in Computer Science.

For the Proceedings of Mobile Response 2007 see:
http://www.springer.com/east/home?SGWID=5-102-22-173779169-0


Important Dates

Submission of extended abstracts: March 17th, 2008
Notification of acceptance: April 20th, 2008
Submission of camera-ready paper: May 10, 2008


Symposium Co-Chairs

Jobst Löffler, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany
Markus Klann, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany


Program Committee

Susanne Boll, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Marcos Borges, University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Luca Chittaro, University of Udine, Italy
Otthein Herzog, TZI Bremen, Germany
Renato Ianella, National ICT, Australia
Matthias Jarke, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Chris Johnson, University of Glasgow, UK
Rainer Koch, University of Paderborn, Germany
Joachim Köhler, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany
Martha  Larson, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Michael Lawo, TZI Bremen, Germany
Paul Lukowicz, University of Passau, Germany
Andreas Meissner, Fraunhofer IITB, Germany
Bernard Pavard, University of Toulouse, France
Ioannis Pitas, University of Thessaloniki, Germany
Elaine Raybourn, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
Gerhard Rigoll, TU Munich, Germany
Luiz M. A. Santos, Fraunhofer IGD, Germany
Albrecht Schmidt, University Duisburg Essen, Germany
Bartel Van de Walle, University of Tilburg, Netherlands
Stefan Wrobel, Fraunhofer IAIS, Germany
Volker Wulf, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany

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