In the last decade there has been growing interest in mobile technology and mobile networks. As a result, a great number of services are offered to users of mobile phones, which include services in education, communication, transportation, healthcare and the world-wide web.
The fast growth of mobile computing is a result of the fast pace of modern life and people’s need to use their spare time constructively. For example, when people are travelling or waiting in a queue, mobile computing may provide them with the ability to use a computing device even though they are mobile and therefore changing location.
Thus, portability is an important aspect of mobile computing. Other aspects of mobile interaction include device independence as well as independence with respect to time and place in comparison with traditional human-computer interaction using standard personal computers.
Smartphones, as advanced mobile computing devices, offer a variety of functions found on standard PCs, and also offer functions from portable media players, digital photo cameras, video cameras and GPS navigation units. Such devices typically include high-resolution touchscreens, web browsers that can access and properly display multimedia content and dynamic web pages, and wireless data access via Wi-Fi.
All of the above gives rise to the need for successfully providing software, hardware and their corresponding algorithmic and architectural solutions in order to achieve high quality in mobile services offered to people.
The aim of this special issue is to shed light on these needs, and to broaden our understanding of past and potential approaches to mobile computing and mobile technologies used to address them. Thus, potential authors are invited to submit contributions related to the field of mobile computing.
Submissions may be of a theoretical nature, may present mobile computing systems developed by the authors, or may comparatively evaluate alternative methodologies and algorithms that are used within mobile computing systems.
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
- Mobile computing
- Mobile learning
- Mobile interaction
- Mobile agents
- Mobile networks
- Mobile sensors
- Empirical studies
- Mobile system design
- Implementation and evaluation of wireless systems
- Mobile applications
Paper submission: 31 May, 2012
Review results and author notification: 30 June, 2012
Final paper submission: 30 July, 2012