• The 9th International ACM Conf. on Management of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES'17) From 7-10 November 2017, Bangkok - Thailand

  • Paper Submission Deadline: May 20th, 2017

  • Several Special Tracks/Workshops are organized

  • Several interesting topics are addressed (Big data, web, intelligence, security)

  • Several keynotes will be provided during the conference

Description and Objectives

Recent advances in mobile cloud computing and ubiquitous computing have resulted in rapidly changing associated ecosystems. As users grow more demanding in terms of services, applications, performance and content, the smartphones still lack local resources. Cloud computing platforms such as Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, and Google App Engine are a natural response to this need for computing resources, scalability, security and manageability. The various concepts of mobile cloud and ubiquitous computing provide a brand new opportunity for the development of mobile cloud technologies, applications, and ecosystems.

Solutions scaffolded with mobile cloud computing as the foundation underpin the need for building new context-aware experiences utilizing mobile content and hardware, cloud based data, sensor integration and cloud-based services. This can facilitate the creation of a new breed of applications, user experiences, and containing ecosystems.

With this workshop we will provide an opportunity for academic and industry professionals to present and discuss the latest research in the area. We also expect that the workshop will be a foundation for further research and technology improvements to build upon in this important subject.


Topics to be discussed in the workshop include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Ecosytems for mobile cloud computing
  • Next generation mobile applications enabled by cloud computing
  • Context-aware services and computing
  • Service design and architecture
  • Mobile cloud computing software development platforms
  • Data and information management
  • Distribution of resources and computation in mobile cloud ecosystems

Paper Submission

The submitted paper should be at most 8 ACM single-space printed pages. Please use the following templates to generate your PDF: MS Word and Latex.

Papers that fail to comply with length limit will be rejected. Submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least 3 peer reviewers. After the preliminary notification date, authors rebut by evidence and arguments all reviewer inquiries and their comments. Based on the rebuttal feedback, reviewers notify authors with the final decision. Selection criteria will include: relevance, significance, impact, originality, technical soundness, and quality of presentation. Preference will be given to submissions that take strong or challenging positions on important emergent topics related to Digital Ecosystems. At least one author should attend the conference to present the paper.

The workshop papers will be published in the conference Proceedings and indexed by the ACM Digital Library and DBLP.

Paper submission is available online via: EasyChair for MEDES 2017 website.

Important Dates

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Track Chairs

  • Tor-Morten GrønliWesterdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology, Norway (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Gheorghita (George) Ghinea, Brunel University, United Kingdom (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Muhammad Youna, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Program Committee

Markus Alexy, ABB, Germany

Frederic Andres, Japan

Irfan Awan, University of Bradford, UK

Edgar Costa, University of Brasilia, Brazil

Jarle Hansen, Systek, Norway

Andreas Biorn Hanssen, WOACT, Norway

Wu-Yuin Hwang, National Central University, Taiwan

Raghava Muakamala, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Gebremariam Mesfin, Brunel University, UK

Rajkumar Kannan, Bishop Heber College, India

Sahel Alouneh, German Jordanian University, Jordan

Walid Karam, University of Balaband, Lebanon

Mof Otoom, Yarmouk University, Jordan

Rainer Herpers, Bonn-Rhein Sieg University, Germany

Enrique Arias, University Castilla La Mancha, Spain

Pardis Pourghomi, American University of the Middle East, Kuwait

Tacha Serif, Yeditepe University, Turkey

Johnson P. Thomas, University of Oklahoma, USA

Mohammed Younas, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Daniel Rodriguez Garcia, University of Alcala, Spain


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