3rd International Workshop on

Context-Aware Mobile Systems (CAMS´07)

Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, Nov 30, 2007


Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag


Following from two very successful and popular workshops in 2005 and 2006, the purpose of the CAMS 07 workshop on Context Aware Mobile Systems is again to bring together researchers from diverse communities who are interested in the design of mobile systems that are sensitive to their environment, users and task. We seek contributions from researchers of all backgrounds, in particular mobile systems, context- and location-aware systems, data modelling, middleware and distributed systems, and computer supported cooperative work (CSCW).


Mobile systems can be deployed in a wide range of physical environments to support users in diverse tasks. Advanced mobile systems need to exploit information about the environment in which they are working. This .context awareness. is much more than location awareness alone, or merely the immediate situation. The workshop is focussed on systems that address more sophisticated models of context that use many different aspects. A key aspect of context-aware mobile systems is using models and techniques to adapt the system.s behaviour so that it behaves in a manner that is relevant and pertinent to the current context.

The workshop focuses on service design and implementation issues for mobile context-aware systems. Approaches range from modelling of the context, through processing of context, to the architecture through which a context-based system can be implemented. For context sensitive applications to be delivered in the real world, the critical middle layer of the mobile systems needs to be much better understood. In addition, fundamental interaction design, content strategies such as content caching and collaborative mechanisms provide other important areas of research.


The field of context-aware mobile systems is a new and emerging research topic. We aim to bring together researchers from a wide variety of backgrounds who focus on the design and implantations of CAMS. The workshop will provide a forum that initiates and facilitates communication between different research communities. CAMS will aim to clarify the differing constraints and required functionality in representative applications and identify mutually agreed research questions within the area. Together, participants will explore methods for the evaluation and comparison of context-aware mobile systems. Overall, we seek to cross-fertilise the ideas and innovations of currently unconnected groups.


Topics welcome at the workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Data models of context
  • Data management for mobile context-aware services (e.g. caching, peer-to-peer, indexation, compression)
  • Process models for context-aware systems (e.g. event-based, communication, selection)
  • Architecture for mobile context-aware applications
  • Research questions unique to the mobile context-aware area
  • User context models and processing
  • Adaptivity
  • User interfaces for mobile context-aware systems (e.g. for context representation and manipulation by the user)



All submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of expression. All submissions must be in English. Submissions should be in PDF format and must not exceed 10 pages in the final camera-ready format.

The final proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science). Author instructions can be found at:


The paper submission site is located at


Failure to comply with the above formatting instructions for submitted papers will lead to the outright rejection of the paper without review.

Failure to commit to presentation at the conference automatically excludes a paper from the proceedings.


Annika Hinze
Department of Computer Science
University of Waikato
New Zealand
Email: a.hinze@cs.waikato.ac.nz

George Buchanan
University of Wales Swansea
United Kingdom

Program Committee Members

  • Pilar Herrero - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • George Buchanan - Swansea University
  • Trevor Collins - Open University
  • Keith Cheverst - Lancaster University
  • Dan Chalmers - University of Sussex
  • Gill Dobbie - University of Auckland
  • Tiong Goh - Victoria University Wellington
  • Annika Hinze - University of Waikato
  • Reto Krummenacher - University of Innsbruck
  • Johan Koolwaaij - Telematica Instituut
  • Diane Lingrand - Université Sophia Antipolis, Nice
  • Gero Muehl - Technical University, Berlin
  • Michel Scholl - CNAM Paris
  • Goce Trajcevski - North-Western University
  • Katarzyna Wac - Université de Genève