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MCS 2014  

The Fifth International Workshop on Mobile Cloud Computing & Services

Co-located with ACM MobiSys 2014, Bretton Woods, NH, USA

June 16th, 2014

Sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE


Mobile systems are resource-constrained due to their small form factors. It is natural to consider enhancing them with the massively more resourceful data centers that are distant (a.k.a. the cloud) or located close by (a.k.a edge servers). In fact, many of today's mobile applications already leverage the cloud, usually via a client-server model and the web. To some extent, mobile systems have become the user interface of the cloud; and the cloud has become the backend of these mobile systems.

The MCS workshop is intended to be a forum for exchanging new ideas about the synergy and symbiosis of mobile and cloud: new ways to leverage the cloud to serve mobile users and new challenges to the cloud raised by mobile accesses. The scope of the workshop will encompass a broad range of systems and networking topics that explore this synergy between mobile devices and the cloud. The program will include papers selected from the open call for papers by the TPC along with invited contributions that are shepherded by the TPC. Submissions on any topic that is relevant to the mobile-cloud synergy are welcome. Contributions with experimental focus, real-world experience, and system building are particularly encouraged. Suggested topics regarding the mobile-cloud synergy for paper submissions include but are not limited to:

    1. Applications and Services

    2. Context awareness

    3. Data mining and Machine Learning

    4. Economic Considerations

    5. Energy Efficiency

    6. Experience in developing and deploying mobile-cloud services

    7. Networking

    8. Operating system support

    9. Security and Privacy

    10. Programming languages and models

    11. Virtualization

    12. Mobile web