Call for Papers: MBC 2013
 (4th International Workshop on Mobile Business Collaboration)

October 13, 2013, Nanjing, China
Co-Located with WISE 2013 October 13-25, Beijing, China
 (http://www.wise2013.org/index.html)


MBC 2013 http://software.nju.edu.cn/gjd/mbc2013.htm 
WISE http://www.wise2013.org/ , http://www.wise2013.org/Workshops.html 
Papers must be submitted to: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/MBC2013/  
Proceedings will be published by Springer LNCS

Important dates
Paper submission - July 18th 2013
Author notification - August 18th 2013
Camera ready - Sept 10th 2013

= Aims and Scope = 

The recent advancement of workflow technologies and adoption of the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) has much facilitated the automation of business collaboration within and across organizations to increase their competiveness and responsiveness to the fast evolving global economic environment. The widespread of mobile technologies has further resulted in an increasing demand for the support of Mobile Business Collaboration (MBC) across multiple platforms anytime and anywhere. Examples include supply-chain logistics, group calendars, and dynamic human resources planning. As mobile devices become more powerful, the adoption of mobile computing is imminent. However, mobile business collaboration is not merely porting the software with an alternative user interface, but rather involves a wide range of new requirements, constraints, and technical challenges.

= Topics of Interest = 

This event intentionally seeks scientists, engineers, educators, industry people, policy makers, decision makers, and others who have insight, vision, and understanding of the big challenges in Mobile Business Collaboration. Topics of interest include but are not limited to the theoretical, technical, or empirical aspects of the following:

- Principles, theories, models, challenges, legal, and social issues of MBC
- MBC requirements, design, implementation, and case studies
- Inter- and Intra-organizational integration for mobile platforms
- Mobile databases, services, and workflows
- Multi-databases, federated databases, parallel, and distributed Databases for MBC
- Temporal, spatial, and mobile databases for MBC
- Data mining and knowledge discovery for MBC
- Context and location sensitive applications 
- RFID and sensor data management for MBC
- Service Level Agreements (SLA), quality, and reliability
- Web Services and ontology support for MBC
- Contents management and man-machine interactions for MBC
- Agent based technologies for MBC
- Virtual organizations and supply-chain issues for MBC
- Trust, reputation, security, and privacy in MBC
We strongly encourage submission of papers bridging the research in different fields and promoting mutual exchange and understanding of cross-field research results.

= Publication and Submission Details =

Papers have to present original research contributions not concurrently submitted elsewhere. All manuscripts will be reviewed by members of the program committee based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. All papers accepted by WISE’2013 workshops will be published in a combined volume of Lecturer Notes in Computer Science series published by Springer. All submissions should be in English. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one author will attend the workshop to present the work. Papers should not exceed 14 pages in LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) format (templates): http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html
Papers must be submitted to: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/MBC2013/ 

= General Chairs =
Yi Zhuang, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China
Hua Hu, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China

= Program Chairs =
Jidong Ge, Nanjing University, China
Haiyang Hu, Hangzhou Dianzi University, China

= Program Committee = 
Patrick C. K. Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Dickson K. W. CHIU, Dickson Computer Systems, Hong Kong
Jie Shao, The University of Melbourne, China
Samuel P. M. Choi, The Open University of Hong Kong, HK, China
Eleanna Kafeza, Athens University of Economics and Commerce, Greece
Baihua Zheng, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Edward Hung, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK, China
Ho-fung Leung, Chinese University of Hong, HK, China
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, U.A.E.
Stefan Voss, University of Hamburg, Germany
Cuiping Li, Renmin University, China
Chi-hung Chi, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, China
Stephen Yang, National Central University, Taiwan, China
Ibrahim Kushchu, Mobile Government Consortium International, UK
Hao Hu, Nanjing University, China
Junhua Ding, East Carolina University, USA
Yu Zhou, Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China
Wei Song, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China
Yingzhou Zhang, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Keman Huang, Tsinghua University, China
Huiye Ma, CWI, Netherlands 
Pirkko Walden, Abo Akademi University, Finland
Raymond Wong, National ICT, Australia
Lidan Shou, Zhejiang University, China
Matti Rossi, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
Achim Karduck, Furtwangen University, Germany
Xiangmin Zhou, CSIRO Canberra ICT Center, Australia
Hoyoung Jeung, EPFL, Switzerland
Zaiben Chen, The University of Queensland, Australia
Ruopeng Lu, SAP Research CEC Brisbane, Australia
Quanqing Xu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Mohammed Eunus Ali, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Zhenjiang Lin, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK, China

=Contacts=
Jidong Ge (gjdnju@163.com or gjd@software.nju.edu.cn), Nanjing University, China      
Haiyang Hu (huhaiyang@hdu.edu.cn), Hangzhou Dianzi University, China