NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Although submissions have started coming in, we decided to extend the submission deadline to AUGUST 24 because SIGMOBILE members may have received this CFP just days before the original deadline because the new "in cooperation" relationship with ACM SIGMOBILE started quite late (official approval from ACM HQ is still pending). Non-SIGMOBILE members please feel free to follow the new deadline.

Workshop on Mobile Data Access
November 19-20, 1998, Singapore
in conjunction with
17th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'98) Nov 16-19, 1998, Singapore

In cooperation with ACM SIGMOBILE

This Workshop Web Site:
ER'98 Web Site:

Wireless communication has added a new dimension of freedom to the Internet. It gives people truly ubiquitous access to computing, practically at any time, from anywhere in the world. While mobility is needed in wired networks (e.g., an executive from Tokyo making a presentation at the New York headquarters using his Tokyo office's database), wireless technologies increases the intensity of the needs, opportunities and challenges associated with mobile computing. Indeed, mobile computing technology may bring changes to traditional database issues such as business process, workflow, metadata management, query processing, and transaction management. It also introduces new issues such as mobility semantic modeling, location dependent query, broadcast and multicast techniques, and caching/pre-fetching policies. Moreover, the limitations in bandwidth, battery power and device sizes have to be overcome for mobile computing to proliferate.

This workshop deals with the important aspect of supporting data access over hybrid wireless and wired networks. The topics of interests include but are not limited to those listed below.

Database issues:



Guidelines For Submission

Papers reporting original research, development and applications of prototypes, industrial experiences, technologies and standards are welcome.

Direct correspondence, inquiries and submissions relating to this workshop to:

Prof. Dik L. Lee
Department of Computer Science, HK University of Science and Technology
Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 2358-7017 Fax: (852) 2358-1477 Email:

Important Dates

August 10, 1998 Papers Due
September 25, 1998 Notification of Acceptance
October 16, 1998 Camera-Ready Paper Due


The workshop proceedings will be published in one single volume by World Scientific together with the proceedings of the two other workshops held in conjunction with ER '98.

Program Committee

Dr. Dik Lee
Mon May 11 21:57:18 HKT 1998