IEEE Conference on Electronic Commerce

The First IEEE International Workshop
on Mobile Commerce and Services (WMCS)

The wide deployments of wireless networks and the explosive growth in the number of mobile users have created a very strong demand on burgeoning mobile commerce applications and variety of mobile services that deliver contents. According to Nokia, there are 1.4 billion mobile phone users in the world and the number is increasing rapidly. In Europe and Asia, transactions of mobile commerce and services are reaching billions of dollars per year. The First IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Commerce and Services (WMCS) is the forum to discuss innovative ideas in creating cutting edge mobile commerce systems and wireless information services, and to exchange information regarding advancements in practice of mobile commerce and services. The target audiences will be researchers, scientists, software architects, and industry professionals who need to be acquainted with the state of the art technologies and the future trends in mobile commerce and wireless information services. The event will take place in San Diego, California, USA on July 6 2004. IEEE WMCS 2004 will be held in conjunction with The International Conference on Electronic Commerce (IEEE CEC 2004).


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

  • Wireless application system infrastructures for mobile commerce systems and wireless services applications

  • Mobile portals, context-aware and location-based mobile commerce and services

  • Novel mobile commerce applications and mobile services

  • Mobile commerce middleware and frameworks

  • Workflow management and business processing for mobile commerce and information services

  • Agents for mobile commerce and services

  • Mobile database systems and transaction services

  • Security and privacy in mobile commerce and services

  • Mobile payments protocols and systems

  • Mobile web enterprise systems and services

  • Wireless advertising systems and marketing solutions

  • Case studies and first-hand experience reports in mobile commerce and information services


Submissions and Important Dates:

Full papers must not exceed 20 pages printed using at least 11-point type and single spacing. All papers should be in Adobe portable document format (PDF) or PostScript format. The paper should have a cover page, which includes a 200-word abstract, a list of keywords, and author's e-mail address on a separate page. Authors should submit a full paper via electronic submission to All papers selected for this conference are peer-reviewed. The best papers presented in the conference will be selected for special issues of a related computer science journal.

  • Submissions must be received no later than January 17, 2004.
  • Submission extended to January 26, 2004.
  • Authors will be notified of their submission’s status by March 25, 2004
  • Camera-Ready versions must be received by April 2, 2004


Workshop Co-chairs:

Jerry Gao, San Jose State University
Simon Shim, San Jose State University


Program Committee

Michael Berger, Siemens, Germany

Bernard Burg, Hewlett Packard Laboratories, USA

Monique Calisti, Whitestein Technologies AG, Switzerland

Heikki Helin, TeliaSonera Finland

Sang-goo Lee, Seoul National University, Korea

Yen-Jen Lee, Pac-Link Venture, USA

Hui Lei, IBM T.J. Watson, USA

Jonathan C.L. Liu, University of Florida, USA

Seng Loke, Monash University, Australia

Hsing Mei, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan

Venkat Pallapa, Indian Institute of Science, India

Norman M. Sadeh, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Ming-Chien Shan, Hewlett Packard Laboratories, USA

Upkar Varshney, Georgia State University, USA

Ron Vetter, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, USA



Simon Shim