MCS 2010

The 1st ACM Workshop on Mobile Cloud Computing & Services: Social Networks and Beyond

Co-located with ACM MobiSys 2010, San Francisco, USA. June 15, 2010.

With support from NOKIA Logo and Intel Logo

Paper submission deadline: April 9, 2010 (extended) by 11:55 pm ET

Call For Papers

Mobile phone applications are exploding in popularity, and can strongly benefit from services and resources offered by cloud computing.  This workshop seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners interested in the intersection of mobile computing and cloud computing.  The scope of the MCS workshop will encompass system and networking topics such as mobile cloud computing platforms and services, mobile social networks, device virtualization, notification services, data mining services and location services. 

Mobile phone applications demand greater resources and improved interactivity for better user experience. Resources in cloud computing platforms such as Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, and Google AppEngine are a natural fit to remedy the lack of local resources in mobile devices.  Mobile cloud computing refers to an infrastructure where data storage and data processing happen outside of the mobile device enabling a new class of applications previously not possible, e.g. context-aware mobile social networks.  Mobile cloud computing is poised to become a disruptive force in the mobile world.

While prior work on thin client related research is relevant, the availability of cloud computing resources on a pay-as-you-go basis, the advances in virtualization, the emergence of LTE and WiMAX, IEEE 802.11n and 60 GHz, and mobile application programming platforms create a new set of rich problems that require re-thinking old issues with a new lense.

Suggested topics for paper submissions include but are not limited to:

  • Mobile cloud computing programming model
  • Mobile social networks: applications and experiences, system design and architecture
  • Data services and architectures
  • Cloud-assisted energy management of mobile devices
  • Mobile device virtualization
  • Fairness and isolation of mobile devices in the cloud
  • Large scale mobile cloud applications
  • Data privacy and security
  • High availability and reliability
  • Economic considerations in offering mobile cloud computing services
  • Distribution of resources and computation between mobile devices and the cloud
  • Data mining and machine learning in mobile cloud computing
  • Context-aware services and computing

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: April 9, 2010 (extended) by 11:55 pm ET
  • Notification of acceptance: May 3, 2010
  • Final camera-ready paper: May 17, 2010

Submission Instructions

Authors are invited to submit original papers that are not being considered for publication in any other forum. Manuscripts would be submitted in PDF format using the ACM camera-ready templates available at  In addition to the full-length research papers (limited to 8 pages), the workshop invites vision papers (limited to 5 pages). Authors submitting vision papers should identify such papers with the title starting with “Vision: ”.

We highly encourage industrial participation.

Please submit your papers via the following link.

Please send questions and feedback to rhan AT cs dot colorado dot edu and/or erranlli AT research dot bell-labs dot com