In conjunction with the 7th International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM'06)
May 13, 2006, Nara, Japan (Deadline Extended!)

Japan is known as one of the most competitive market for mobile phone services. High performance mobile phones, combined with 3G high speed data links, enable to provide variety of 'rich' contents services, e.g. downloading music and pedestrian navigation services, over mobile phone network. Therefore Japan is the suitable place to launch a workshop for discussions on the issues of mobile contents and their underlying software. Therefore, we invite you to the 1st workshop on tools and applications on mobile contents (TAMC) which will be held in conjunction with MDM'06.


Mobile contents are the contents designed for usage at mobile terminals, especially mobile phones. Creating and handling mobile contents efficiently needs various techniques due to the limitation of resources, e.g. processing power, memory and communication bandwidth, available in the mobile terminals. Various research activities have lunched to develop such technique and to implement tools and applications. Some have already developed splendid results and applied for commercial services. Typical examples of such services are navigational service for pedestrians, song search service from its melody and downloading whole music under DRM. Furthermore, current research includes developing P2P platforms such as JXTA or agent platforms such as one based on FIPA to enable the mobile phone as nodes of such network. Some are also considering the possibilities using mobile terminal as grid nodes. We think that providing place to discussing the recent results of these activities is the key for accelerating the researches in this field.
The workshop hence invites interested experts to share their new ideas, and discusses research agenda towards the tools and applications on mobile contents and how the participants can collaborate along that line.

Relevant topics

Topics of interest for this workshop include but are not limited to the following:

1. Communication Middleware for Mobile Contents

* P2P Network
* Grid Computing
* Mobile Agent
* Ad-hoc Network
* Web Services
* Groupware

2. Mobile Content Data Management

* Mobile Contents Search Techniques and Engines
* Efficient Encoding/Decoding Techniques
* Data Trans-coding Techniques

3. Terminal as Ubiquitous Tool

* Context-aware Services
* Object Name Resolution Services
* Location based Services

4. Light-weight Browser Implementations

* HTTP Browser
* Graphics Browser
* Document Conversion Systems/Browsers

5. Applications

* Navigation systems
* Authentication systems
* Broadcast/Communication Integrated Systems
* Video and Audio Streaming
* Video and Audio Messaging

Important Dates

Deadline for indication of interest:
January 30, 2006
February 11, 2006
Deadline Extended:
February 06, 2006
February 13, 2006
Notification of acceptance:
March 13, 2006
Deadline for camera-ready (PDF) version:
March 30, 2006
May 13, 2006

Submission Details and Contact

Authors are invited to submit electronically original papers in PDF format to: . Papers should not exceed 8 pages double column including figures and tables and MUST be formatted according to standard IEEE 8.5x11 proceedings format (LaTeX formatting macros, Word format). Papers have to present original, English-language research contributions not concurrently submitted elsewhere. The paper abstract should contain title, author name(s), and keywords. Abstract submission is mandatory. For more information, contact workshop organizers at

( Printable version of this CFP is HERE in PDF format )

Workshop Co-chairs

Masayoshi Ohashi KDDI, Japan
Hiroshi Shigeno Keio University, Japan

Program Committee

Michael Berger Siemens, Germany
Norihiro Ishikawa NTT Docomo, Japan
Michiaki Katsumoto NiCT, Japan
Atsushi Koike KDDI R&D Laboratories, Japan
Hiroshi Mineno Shizuoka University, Japan
Jun Munemori Wakayama University, Japan
Satoshi Nishiyama KDDI R&D Laboratories, Japan
Masashi Saito Mitsubishi Electric, Japan
Tsuyoshi Takagi Future University-Hakodate, Japan
Norio Yamaguchi Vodafone K.K., Japan
Adam Wierzbicki Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Poland

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