The Seventh ACM SIGACT/SIGMOBILE International Workshop on Foundations of Mobile Computing

Mobile communication and computing have recently become a vibrant research area due to increasing popularity of mobile devices, emerging mobile technologies and growing number of applications and services. In view of continuously increasing interaction between communication and computing, a number of challenging algorithmic issues arise from unique properties of mobile environments, systems and services, to inform network design.

The ACM FOMC workshop is devoted to cover contributions both in the design and analysis of discrete and distributed algorithms and in the system modeling in the context of mobile, wireless and dynamic networks. In particular, it aims at bringing together the practitioners and theoreticians of the field and is intended to foster cooperation among researchers in mobile computing and in discrete and distributed algorithms. FOMC 2011 will be held in June in San Jose, CA, USA, as part of the ACM Federated Computer Research Conference (FCRC 2011). Previous workshops (under the name DIALM-POMC) had been co-located with the International Conference on Principles of Distributed Computing (PODC), the International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MOBICOM), and the International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC).

Technical papers describing original, previously unpublished research, not currently under review by another conference or journal, are solicited. Contributions are welcome in all areas related to mobile and wireless computing and communications where discrete algorithms and methods are utilized. Specific topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Models of mobility and dynamic networks
  • Algorithmic aspects of mobility, including:
    • autonomous agents
    • dynamic graph algorithms
    • local algorithms
    • distributed optimization
  • Game-theoretic and economic aspects of mobility: incentives and cooperation
  • Cryptographic and combinatorial methods for mobility
  • Gossiping and information diffusion
  • Communication protocols, including routing, multicast and broadcast
  • Scheduling and network capacity
  • Data link protocols: MAC, channel allocation, cognitive radio networks
  • Topology discovery, localization and clock synchronization
  • Location- and context-aware distributed applications, sensor networks
  • Emerging networks, including delay-tolerant networks, mobile social applications, vehicular network
  • Fault tolerance and security
  • Energy saving methods and protocols