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Second International Workshop on

Context-Aware Mobile Systems (CAMS'06)

Montpellier, France, Oct 31 - Nov 1, 2006

In conjunction with OnTheMove Federated Conferences (OTM'06)

Proceedings will be published by Springer Verlag


Following from 2005's very successful workshop, the purpose of the CAMS 06 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 of Interest

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 for regular papers and 4 pages for position papers. Authors instructions can be found at:

The paper submission site is located at:

Accepted workshop contributions will be published by Springer-Verlag as LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) as a part of the workshop proceedings of the 2006 International On The Move Federated Conferences (OTM). Registering to the OTM conference and CAMS workshop is a prerequisite for the paper to be published.

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


  Abstract Submission Deadline   June 15, 2008 Extended until July 7, 2008
Paper Submission Deadline June 30, 2008 Extended until July 7, 2008
Acceptance Notification August 15, 2008
Camera Ready Due August 25, 2008
Registration Due August 25, 2008
OTM Conferences November 9 - 14, 2008


  • Annika Hinze
    Department of Computer Science
    University of Waikato
    New Zealand
  • George Buchanan
    University of Wales Swansea
    United Kingdom


  • Susanne Boll - University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • Dan Chalmers - University of Sussex, UK
  • Keith Cheverst - University of Lancaster, UK
  • Trevor Collins - Open University, UK
  • Gill Dobbie - University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Tiong Goh - Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • John Grundy - University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Reto Krummenacher - University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Diane Lingrand - Universite Sophia Antipolis, France
  • Dave Nichols - University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Michel Scholl - CNAM-Paris, France
  • Goce Trajcevski - Northwestern University, USA
  • Mark van Setten - Telematica Instituut, The Netherlands
  • Agnes Voisard - Fraunhofer ISST and FU Berlin, Germany