ACM Mobile Commerce Workshop

The First Workshop on Mobile Commerce

In conjunction with
MobiCom 2001:  International Conference

on Mobile Computing and Networking
July 21, 2001, Rome, Italy



The first ACM Mobile Commerce will take place in conjunction with the International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2001) to be held in Rome in July 2001. The workshop will be a day long event on July 21. This is an excellent opportunity to participate in two events covering a wide range of research in mobile and pervasive computing.


This workshop is being held for the first time and it will explore research issues in the intersection of  pervasive computing and electronic commerce. Pervasive computing, covering a broad range of information access methods enabled by mobility, wireless, small embedded systems, and broadband technologies is growing very rapidly. It is also addressing a brand new set of human computer interaction and social computing issues. At the same time, electronic commerce is redefining the way we do business. Business to Consumer (B2C) and Business to Business (B2B) commerce are seem as revolutionizing the economic life. An intriguing set of questions and opportunities arise when one considers what pervasive computing and ad-hoc networks can do for electronic commerce and vice versa. These vistas are now being explored under various names such as P2P, D2D, C2C etc.

This workshop serves as a forum for technologists and visionaries from academia, industry and research labs, to present current research, advanced technology, ongoing prototyping efforts, internals of products, experience reports, case studies, and descriptions of interesting systems. You are also encouraged to submit papers that discuss issues related to HCI, social, legal, and quality of life aspects of m-commerce. The proceedings will be published by ACM.


Authors are encouraged to submit papers describing future vision of significant impact as well as practical technologies of significance and relevance to this area. The scope of the workshop includes, but is not
limited to:


Papers, written in English, should not exceed 3000 words.  Papers must be unpublished and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors should submit papers only in electronic form to in Postscript or pdf. Each submission must be accompanied by the following information: a short abstract, a complete list of authors and their affiliations, a contact person for correspondence, and e-mail addresses.

Electronic Paper Submission 07 May 2001 
Acceptance/Rejection Notification 04 June 2001    
Camera Ready Manuscript 11 June 2001    

 IMPORTANT: Attendance by at least one author is mandatory


General Chair
Murthy Devarakonda
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Program Co-Chairs

Marisa Viveros
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
Anupam Joshi
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Program Commitee