IEEE 4th International Conference on Mobile Services 2015 - Coimbra Satellite Session

June 3, 2015, Coimbra, Portugal

Wireless and ubiquitous connectivity have enabled mobile computing and Internet access on the go as a life-enhancing and indispensable experience of modern life. More than 50 billion devices, in more than 200 device types, will likely be connected to the Internet by 2020 as integral components of a new generation of high-value application services for consumers and enterprises. API-defined mobile services have become essential ubiquitous services consumption and delivery enablers for many industries and government organizations worldwide.
The 2015 IEEE International Conference on Mobile Services (IEEE MS 2015) aims at providing an international forum that is dedicated to exploring different aspects of mobile services (from business management to computing systems, algorithms, and applications) and to promoting technological innovations in R&D of mobile services, including, but not limited to, wireless & sensor networks, mobile & wearable computing, mobile enterprise & eCommerce, ubiquitous collaborative & social services, machine-to-machine & Internet-of-things clouds, cyber-physical integration, and big data analytics for mobility-enabled services. The IEEE MS 2015 Coimbra Satellite Session will be an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to discuss all mobile services topics and plan future collaborations.

List of Topics

Topics of interest of MS 2015 include, but are not limited to:

  • Mobility identity & access mechanism
  • Context- and location-aware middleware
  • Agent technologies in ubiquitous, wearable, and mobile services
  • Messaging, media streaming, and event management middleware for mobile devices
  • Mobility API integration, brokerage, and management
  • Mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) and mobile app platform
  • Reliability, availability, serviceability, scalability, and disaster recovery for mobile services
  • Knowledge acquisition, discovery, matching, composition, and analytics for mobile services
  • Software architectures, programming framework, and operational models for mobile services
  • Asset and configuration management of mobile devices
  • Data management & integration for mobile services
  • Big data analytics for mobility-enabled services
  • Queries, transactions, and workflows in mobile services
  • Performance & capacity management for mobile services
  • Security & performance healthcheck for mobile services
  • Service catalog, SLA, and compliance management for mobile services
  • DevOps and operations management for mobile services
[User Experience]
  • User interfaces and usability for mobile applications and services
  • Multimodal interfaces (speech, video kinetic, tactile)
  • IoT-enabled services & industrial transformation (e.g., connected vehicles, clinical remote monitoring, assisted living, building automation, traffic management, asset management, etc.)
  • IoT-enabled management of the physical world
  • Innovative mobile, ubiquitous, and wearable applications
  • Mobile social networking
  • Ubiquitous collaborative & social services
  • Mobile Web
  • Services based on ad hoc and sensor networks
  • Community based computing
  • Personal-area services and applications
  • Dependability and Security
  • Service-Oriented Architecture support for mobile services
  • Trust models for mobile services
  • Localization and tracking
  • Application-level energy management for mobile devices

Important Dates

  • Full Paper Submission Due Date: April 19, 2015 (extended!)
  • Decision Notification on papers (Electronic): April 30, 2015
  • Camera-Ready Copy & registration Date: May 8, 2015

Paper Submission

We invite high-quality English-language submissions of regular research papers, roadmaps, visionary papers, experience reports, industrial/academic reflections, and tool demos. Submissions must follow the IEEE CS proceedings style as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines and accepted manuscripts must be under 4 or 8 pages (download Word templates or LaTeX templates).
All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by 3 reviewers. Accepted and presented papers from the Coimbra Satellite Session will appear in the proceedings of the IEEE 4th International Conference on Mobile Services 2015 (MS 2015) at New York, USA which will be indexed by EI in IEEE Xplore. At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register to the IEEE 4th International Conference on Mobile Services 2015 (MS 2015), New York, USA. It is expected that the author will do a paper discussion at Coimbra, Portugal on June 3, 2015 as well as a formal paper presentation at New York, USA on June 27 – July 2, 2015. Selected papers will be invited for extension and inclusion in a special issue of a related journal.


Satellite Session Chairs
  • Marilia Curado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Nuno Laranjeiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Arrangements and Publicity Chairs
  • Naghmeh Ivaki, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • João Vilela, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Program committee (under construction)
  • Andrea Ceccarelli, University of Florence, Italy
  • Carlos Baquero, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Domenico Cotroneo, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
  • Eduardo Coelho Cerqueira, Federal University of Pará, Brazil
  • Francesco Buccafurri, Mediterranean University of Regio Calabria, Italy
  • Ivan Ganchev, University of Limerick, Ireland / Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, Bulgaria
  • Marco Serafini, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
  • Maria João Nicolau, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Noélia Correia, University of Algarve, Portugal
  • Nuno Garcia, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
  • Pedro Brandão, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Rossitza Goleva, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Rui Aguiar, University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Vincent Naessens, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Vinicius Cunha Borges, Federal University of Goiás, Goiânia-GO, Brazil
  • Xabiel Paneda, Universidad de Oviedo, Gijon, Spain


The IEEE Mobile Services 2015 (IEEE MS 2015) Coimbra Satellite Session will be held at the Department of Informatics Engineering of the University of Coimbra, in the center of Portugal. The beautiful city of Coimbra is located 120 km south of Porto, 195 km north of Lisbon. It is set by the Mondego River, about 40 km east of Figueira da Foz, a neighbour coastal city with several beaches, summer and seaport facilities on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Although it served as the nation's capital during the High Middle Ages, it is better known for its university founded in 1290. The University of Coimbra is the oldest university in Portugal and was the only university in the Portuguese speaking world until the 20th century, being nominated as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in June 2013. Given the atmosphere of the University, Coimbra is also a Science and Technology city. It features one of the leading science based incubators of Europe, the Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN), which has been awarded the price for The Best Science Based Incubator at the 2010 Science Based Incubation Conference. Some technology-based Coimbra University spin-offs are innovative businesses with a considerable success in the world market.

The IEEE MS 2015 Coimbra Satellite Session will be an opportunity to discuss all mobile services related topics, with presentations of research papers, and also the opportunity to hear about use cases to be presented and discussed with industrial companies working in challenging mobile services applications. It will be an important opportunity to meet fellow researchers and industry engineers, and to plan future collaborations.

The city of Coimbra

University of Coimbra

Department of Informatics Engineering

Hotel information: To be published soon!


Please contact Nuno Laranjeiro if you have any question or comment!