Proposal Deadline: 13 April 2006

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 1 May 2006

EDITOR: David Taniar, PhD., Monash University, Australia

Encyclopedia represents a publication where concepts from a specific domain is consolidated and published as one. Encyclopedia provides opportunities for authors to publish their conceptual ideas through short articles without going through extensive performance evaluation process like conference papers or journal papers.

Volume 1 of the Encyclopedia of Mobile Computing and Commerce (EMCC) has attracted more than 100 articles in a wide range of field covering from mobile business to mobile health, and from mobile wireless network to mobile entertainment. We are now soliciting new articles for the second volume. Due to the nature of short articles of up to 3,000 words per article, authors may submit a few short articles in one encyclopedia. For further details on the Encyclopedia of Mobile Computing and Commerce, please visit the encyclopedia website at http://users.monash.edu.au/~dtaniar/encyclopedia/.


Recent advances in wireless technology have led to mobile computing, a new dimension in data communication and processing. Mobility is perhaps the most important market and technological trend in information and communication technology. With the advent of new mobile infrastructures providing higher bandwidth and constant connection to the network from virtually everywhere, the way people use information resources for work and business is being radically transformed.

Whilst technological developments and standardization processes proceed at a rapid pace, many business challenges pertaining to the deployment of value added services remain unresolved. This encyclopedia presents current trends in mobile computing and their potential use in business and commerce. It also includes research challenges and innovative in mobile computing and commerce.

Representative topics include but are NOT limited to the following:

1. Mobile Information Systems

-          Enterprise modeling and business process re-engineering

-          Evaluation and management of mobile information systems

-          Context and location awareness

-          Content personalization and tailoring based on context

2. Mobile Commerce and Mobile Business

-          Frameworks for M-Business models

-          M-Business management and innovation strategy

-          M-Business and public regulatory policy

-          Adoption and diffusion of M-Business

3. Mobile Enterprise implications for Society, Business and Security

-          National security applications of mobile computing

-          Mobile applications via industry sector

-          Mobile web enterprise systems and services

-          Security, privacy, authorization, and billing

4. Mobile Service Technologies

-          XML-based mobile services

-          Mobile agents

-          Interface design and usability

-          Mobile portals

5. Mobile to Consumer Applications

-          Mobile banking, Mobile investing and marketing

-          Mobile shopping, Mobile ticketing, Mobile e-payments

-          Mobile passports, Mobile record keeping

-          Mobile games

6. Mobile Applications for the Extended Enterprise

-          Mobile information systems applications in organizations

-          E-services in mobile information systems

-          Mobile databases and mobile data mining

-          Public sector and public safety use and development of mobile technologies

7. Enabling Technologies

-          Wireless LANs, 3G & 4G technologies, ZigBee

-          Ubiquitous and pervasive computing

-          Enabling technologies for mobile commerce and mobile working

-          Emerging Technology (Grid, P2P, Pervasive, Embedded Computing)

8. Enabling Applications

-          Corporate and personal email

-          Instant messaging

-          Mobile chat

-          M-Learning

9. Mobile Multimedia

-          Mobile multimedia applications and services

-          Wireless and mobile multimedia network management

-          Regulatory and societal issues of mobile multimedia

-          Personalization, privacy and security in mobile multimedia

10. Mobile Security

-          Security for mobile devices

-          Security for mobile networks

-          Fraud detection and prevention

-          Identity fraud

11. Mobile Education

-          Mobile learning experiments and results

-          Effectiveness of mobile learning

-          Accessibility issues for mobile education

-          Models for mobile education

Proposal and Submission Procedure

Proposal submission should clearly outline the intention of the paper, and be submitted according to the submission procedure below. Minimum requirement for proposal must include:

  1. Proposed Title
  2. Author(s)
  3. Affiliation
  4. Contact details of author(s)
  5. Abstract of the proposed short article (minimum 1 paragraph)

Upon submission of proposal, proposal will be reviewed but feedbacks will only be given if there are significant issues. Otherwise, a paper ID will be assigned to the proposed paper, and the proposed content will be considered accepted if a paper ID has been assigned.

Full papers will be around 1500 to 3500 words. Layout and formatting requirements can be found at the encyclopedia URL at http://users.monash.edu.au/~dtaniar/encyclopedia/. Paper format for all submissions is either word or pdf.

Important Dates

14 April 2006: Proposal submission deadline

1 May 2006: Full paper submission deadline

2007: Publication of encyclopedia

* If paper ID has been assigned, the proposed topic is accepted.

* Authors are encouraged to submit their proposal early to ensure proposed topic corresponds to encyclopedia EMCC.

Submission and Inquiries

Submission of proposal should be emailed to: Jen.Goh@infotech.monash.edu.au

Inquiries can be sent directly to the editor at: David.Taniar@infotech.monash.edu.au

Further information can be found at: http://users.monash.edu.au/~dtaniar/encyclopedia/

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