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--- Call for Proposals to host MUM 2013 (12th International Conference on
Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia) ---

Submission deadline: Sep 30, 2012.

The Steering Committee of the International Conference on Mobile and
Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM) calls for proposals to host MUM 2013, the 12th
conference in the series.

MUM 2012 ( will be held in Ulm, Germany, on December
3-6, 2012, with paper submission deadline on August 31, 2012.

MUM has established itself as a well-known annual international conference,
which brings together experts from both academia and industry for a fruitful
exchange of ideas and discussion on future challenges in a comfortable and
effective single track conference format. MUM is typically organized in late
November or early December and with submission deadline in late August or
early September provides a fast track for presenting latest research
results. MUM is organized in co-operation with corresponding ACM SIGs and
conference proceedings are archived in the ACM Digital Library.

MUM is dedicated to being an international conference, which rotates between
all three areas of the globe (Europe/Africa, the Americas and Asia/Pacific).
As two most recent conferences (will) have been held in Asia (MUM 2011 in
Beijing, China) and Europe (MUM 2012 in Ulm, Germany), respectively, MUM
2013 would prefer sites in the Americas. However, overall proposal substance
has priority over plain location.

A proposal is expected to address the following issues (please structure the
proposal accordingly):

1. Conference location (international travel connections should be

2. Conference venue(s) (conference facilities should be highlighted, the
hall allocated to the main conference track should have at least 150 seats,
additional smaller rooms are needed for tutorial and workshops, all public
facilities should be covered with a proper WiFi network for Internet

3. Tentative dates when the conference can be held (possible overlap with
competing conferences should be reported).

4. Short biographies of key persons (general chair(s), PC chair(s), local
arrangements chair(s), other chairs, proper distribution of geographies and
expertise should be pursued, note that full PC is not expected to be named).

5. Proposed conference structure with daily scheduling (main conference
(single track), tutorials, workshops, special tracks/sessions, demos,
doctoral colloquium, pre/post conference social program etc.) While a
proposal is most welcome to follow the structure of past MUM conferences,
innovative modifications are encouraged and should be highlighted.

6. Proposed conference timeline with key dates (1st CFP distributed, 2nd CFP
distributed, submission deadlines, reviews due, notification of acceptance,
camera ready version due, registration deadline).

7. Preliminary budget (itemized cost estimate, itemized funding plan
including projected registration fees and potential sponsorship). Please
note that the local arrangement chair(s) assume(s) full financial
responsibility for the conference.

8. Overview of local arrangements (hotel block reservations including a
low-cost option, conference publicity and marketing, conference website,
paper submission system, handling of credit card payments, student
volunteers, pre/post conference social program, etc.)

9. Description of planned ACM co-operation (identification of SIGs whose
co-operation will be sought, see

The proposal should be submitted as a PDF file via email to the chair of the
MUM Steering Committee, Timo Ojala ([log in to unmask]), by September 30,
2012. The Steering Committee will make its decision by October 31, 2012, to
be announced at MUM 2012 in Ulm. The Steering Committee reserves the right
to correspond with bidders during the review process and to negotiate with
the winning proposal about the details of the conference.

The MUM steering committee comprises of the following chairs of previous MUM
Marios Angelides, Brunel University, UK
Jon Crowcroft, University of Cambridge, UK David Doermann, University of
Maryland, USA Jonna Häkkilä, University of Oulu, Finland Lambros Lambrinos,
Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus Natasa Milic-Frayling, Microsoft
Research Cambridge, UK Timo Ojala, University of Oulu, Finland (chair)
Michael Rohs, University of Hannover, Germany Enrico Rukzio, Ulm University,
Germany Mikael Wiberg, Umeå University, Sweden Arkady Zaslavsky, CSIRO,

Previous MUM conferences:
MUM 2012: Ulm, Germany
MUM 2011: Beijing, China
MUM 2010: Limassol, Cyprus
MUM 2009: Cambridge, UK
MUM 2008: Umeå, Sweden
MUM 2007: Oulu, Finland
MUM 2006: Stanford, USA
MUM 2005: Christchurch, New Zealand
MUM 2004: College Park, USA
MUM 2003: Norrköping, Sweden
MUM 2002: Oulu, Finland

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